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Canyon Estates New Homes Community

Mathieson Family

“This is our third and last house,” Stephanie Mathieson declares firmly when talking about her family’s home in Canyons Estates.

Stephanie Mathieson and her husband Ray, an emergency room physician, and their young son and daughter Ryland and Rynnsley, are clearly enjoying their choice, Distictive Homes' Mediterranean Villa model - a two-story, 4,683 square foot, six bedroom and 5.5 bath home with a casita on a 19,000 square-foot lot with ample room for their boat. Read more >

Mathieson Family, Canyons Estates Homeowners


Shim Family

Though they live within minutes of the Strip, the Shim family - Robert and Cathy, their daughter Kayla and Robert's mother Jane - is relishing the quiet, privacy and space of their new home in Canyons Estates.

Robert says, "We moved here from another house on a smaller lot. The houses there were also closer together and, when we were in our pool, we'd find the neighbors watching us." Read more >

Shim Family, Canyons Estates Homeowners


Smith Family

When Becky and Ken Smith decided to move to Las Vegas after 20 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they had some very specific requirements to be met in any house before they would buy.

Primary among these requirements was space both indoors and out. Becky Smith explains, "We have an RV and we love it but we've found that many builders don't make allowances for the space needed." Read more >

Smith Family, Canyons Estates Homeowners


HomeShawn Eiferman

Living in Las Vegas is a family tradition for Shawn Eiferman. His father George came here more than 50 years ago. Holding the titles of both Mr. Universe and Mr. America, George Eiferman was a fitness ambassador in Las Vegas, opening gyms and talking the need for fitness and healthy eating long before it was trendy.

Having grown up here -with memories of a new-to-America Arnold Schwarzenegger sleeping on the gym's trampoline - Shawn Eiferman knows the city better than most. A musician, songwriter and entrepreneur, he lives with his son Vaughn, daughter Danielle and his entertainer/entrepreneur girlfriend Dianne Bizzaro in the Distinctive Homes of Las Vegas community of Canyons Estates for very specific reasons... Read more >

Shawn Eiferman, Canyons Estates Homeowners


HomeShawn Eiferman

Just listen to them for a few seconds and it is crystal clear that Nancy and Bob Herald are excited about moving to their new home at Canyons Estates.

Now living in San Diego, the couple is about to retire — he from the local community college; she from the school system — and join most of their relatives here in Las Vegas.

“Our house now is small and since we’re retiring,” Bob explains, “we wanted a larger house. You get more for your money in Las Vegas than you do in San Diego and all of our close relatives are in Las Vegas, so we decided to move"... Read More >

Nancy and Bob Herald, Canyons Estates Homeowners


Taos Estates New Homes Las Vegas


"There were so many custom options that we kind of went crazy and had a great time. Distinctive Homes was very attentive. They provided access to designers who help you with everything. We were able to choose the kind of tile we wanted and even how many inches from the wall the carpeting would be. It was really fun"

The Crawford Family, Taos Estates III Homeowners


“The Taos Estates III made an immediate impression on us, just the exterior alone with the Paver Stone driveway and walk. There was a definite 'wow' factor. All of the features that are included really impressed us.”

Charles, homeowner



“Our beautiful home at Taos Estates III is everything we could have hoped for and more.  We love the loggia in our 2489 plan which looks out over the backyard bringing the natural beauty and serenity of the outdoors into the center of the home.”

Arthur and Sharon, homeowners



“The serenity of Taos Estates allows you to remove yourself from the fast paced environment of the city and provides the perfect tranquil atmosphere.”

Annette, homeowner




Steve and ErinSteve and Erin

“At Taos there is a sense of rural community with the feeling of openness, mixed with modern development and urban amenities.”

Steve & Erin, and son Cooper, homeowners

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