Project Description

Show Home at The Estates at Reflection Bay

Merlin Custom Home Builders is honored to have built the first custom home at The Estates at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas. It is Lot #7 out of 9 stunning, one-acre lots in an exclusive gated enclave. This extraordinary home was designed by award-winning Architect, Swaback Partners, PLLC.  It is literally on its own peninsula and is located inside the Las Vegas’ Resort Community. The custom home was also featured in Luxury Las Vegas Magazine.

Area: 8,597 sq. ft. 

Levels: Two

Model Name: Waters Edge

Design and Architecture:

The design objective for this home was to create a personal expression of a home with both visual and physical connections to the lake. Set back from the street, it allows for a specific, planned arrival sequence that commences with entry through a custom-designed gate. The experience continues as visitors proceed to the covered entry and the oversized entry door. The home features a layered roof which provides large overhangs for protection from the harsh summer sun and high clerestory windows which allow beautiful natural light to flood the interior. The orientation of the home captures stunning views of the lake, close and distant mountains, and the golf course from all main livable spaces. The entry door is the first of many incredible connections to the lake, overlooking a raised four-sided negative edge spa and a 37-foot-wide negative edge pool. The great room, entertainment/game room and master suite all contribute to the lake experience with large sliding glass doors which expand the interior livable space into an indoor/outdoor experience like no other. The second level features a terrace with spectacular views of the lake and beyond. Each upper level bedroom shares the same amazing views.

Demographic Buyer Profile:

This desert lake house was designed to meet the lifestyle requirements of the buyers, an active couple who enjoy entertaining on a grand scale, both indoors and out. Although they enjoy fine dining on the strip, when at home they delight in cooking in the luxury and utility of the double island gourmet kitchen followed by movie viewing in their custom theater. Weekends entail swimming in the well-finished pool or kayaking, paddle boarding or boating from the private dock.

Master Bathroom:

In the master bathroom, the ultimate spa experience is achieved with a sophisticated 320 square-foot master bathroom that features a double sink vanity, colossal makeup vanity, his and hers water closets, and a luxurious bathing area with a stunning free-standing tub and beach entry shower.  The serene color palette complements the light-filled space and draws the eye toward the full-height windows and lake views beyond.  Quality fittings by Kohler and Newport Brass are paired with Caesarstone quartz countertop surfaces, a custom slab glass shower surround, Italian porcelain, and white oak flooring materials.  Sleek, modern details like the backlit mirrors and full-wrap quartz detail at the vanities add understated complexity, while concealed medicine cabinets and ample linen storage round out the space. 

Outdoor Living Space:

The design objective for this project was to create the essence of a contemporary desert estate through the use of clean, hard-edged minimalism and materials such as concrete and metals. Our goal was to capture what was present and enhance it in order to optimize views and create a private feel with subtle elegance.  Using the lake as the backdrop, we added simple touches that would reflect the look of Lake Las Vegas and the panoramic views of the mountains and golf course from all main livable spaces. With its eclectic color styles and contrasting native beauty, this outdoor living space brings the environment to the forefront of the estate. The experience begins as you enter through the oversized entry door and are greeted with a rear terrace view of the four-sided negative edge spa and 37-foot-wide negative edge swimming pool that brings the Lake to your back door. With plenty of area to move about and gather, this landscape design provides great amounts of visual satisfaction to accommodate everyone’s taste.

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