Architecture that evokes the grand villas of Italy, a lakeside location in the middle of the Nevada desert, a mere 18-mile drive to the Las Vegas Strip – and that’s just for starters.
Palazzo Di Lago is a three-story custom home in the gated South Shore community of Lake Las Vegas. The manmade lake, like much of Las Vegas, was designed to recreate another locale – in this case, Lake Como.
Water plays a central role in the design. A long blue-tile reflecting pool with a fountain sits near the gated entry at the street side of the home. The resort-like backyard has a glass-enclosed water feature that spills into the swimming pool. Beyond that is a private dock with a boat slip.
“The home makes sense in the environment,” Spiegel says. “It’s complementary to the lake.”
And the residence is a rare find. “There are very few homes actually on the lake with direct access,” he says. “And very few built to this level of grandiosity.”
Among the raft of amenities are a full spa area on the lower level complete with a hot tub, heated floors, a wet sauna and a dry sauna; unobstructed views of the lake and Reflection Bay Golf Course, and more than 100 speakers placed throughout the house. But there’s more at every turn.
A false bookshelf in the cherry wood library leads to the home gym, which has outside access. The pantry has a dumb waiter to whisk food and drink up to the primary suite. The laundry room can accommodate four washer/dryers plus a dog wash.
Beyond the portico and arched doorway, a rotunda encloses a circular stairwell with decorative wrought-iron railings. The floors are also served by an elevator.
Details in the nearly 9,800 square feet of living space include cherry wood and travertine floors; custom door hardware and baseboards, and beamed wood ceilings. Glass walls slide away to connect indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The formal dining room sits next to a living area with curved glass pocket doors that open to outdoor patio space. Built-in book shelves flank a central fireplace.
The kitchen features a large marble slab-topped island for prep and eating; Wolf ovens, and Sub Zero refrigerators. It opens to a den with a fireplace.
An eight-seat home theater, a game room with a bar and a wine cellar/tasting room with a roughly 800-bottle capacity are among other spaces.
The primary suite is outfitted with a cast fireplace, a round tray ceiling, a terrace, two closets, dual bathrooms with heated floors, a jetted tub and even a laundry chute. The four other bedrooms are also en suite.
One of the guest rooms has an infinity tub that fills from the ceiling. Additional features in the 11 bathrooms include a $25,000 custom art piece in a powder room, a copper cast sink in another and beveled marble counters.
An outdoor kitchen sits next to the swimming pool, which has a swim-up bar.
The asking price for 34 Grand Corniche Drive, Henderson, Nevada, is $7.95 million.