Ascaya Residence

Las Vegas, Nevada

Ascaya Residence

Las Vegas, Nevada

This custom, luxury estate home situated in the Nevada desert is the epitome of the ‘contemporary desert’ lifestyle.

Built for the Ascaya residential community, it is a true modernist home, featuring floating roofs, sleek horizontal lines, folding glass doorways, and clerestory windows to let in just the right amount of the long desert sun. Stone, wood, glass, rammed earth, and brushed metal aesthetic elements finish grounding the home in the earthiness of its surroundings.

Project Type

Custom Residential

Project Size

7,000-square-foot custom home


  • 23,000 square-foot lot
  • Four bedrooms
  • Six and a half bathrooms
  • Open concept living, dining, and kitchen space
  • Office
  • Entertainment room
  • Expansive indoor-outdoor space

The Design


Spacious windows with large overhangs allow desert beauty to naturally enter every home’s interior while creating functional shaded spaces outside. And rather than erecting boundaries designed to keep nature out, desert contemporary architecture honors natural beauty by blurring boundaries and bringing the environment into the forefront of the homes’ design. The design was influenced by the notions of arrival, awe, and personal retreat. The focus was on creating zones in the house that fully support the concepts of entertainment, family gathering, and retreat.


The expansive living/dining/kitchen area is the centerpiece of the experience, with walls that open up almost entirely to the infinity pool and valley view. On the opposite side, a spacious ground-floor master suite, set at a right angle to the rest of the house, opens up to the pool and yoga lawn.

Three additional bedrooms and an office occupy the second story above. However, this level can be entirely shut off, allowing the home’s floor to be entirely self-sufficient. The second level acts as a privacy screen, blocking views of the pool and yard. Taken together, the horizontal roof planes atop the three structures form a stepped roofline that echoes the stepped terrain.

Photographer – Ciro Coelho

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