Designers add Classic Architectural Flair to Palisades Las Vegas

By Art Nadler to Las Vegas Review Journal
October 12, 2015 – 1:36 pm

It’s fairly common today to see in upscale communities throughout Southern Nevada elegant stone courtyards punctuated by towering bubbling fountains and meandering backyards designed for casual outdoor cooking and entertaining. Back in the late 1990s, these amenities were pretty much only offered in custom homes — until Christopher Homes built 131 semicustom, single-family residences in the Palisades in The Canyons Village at Summerlin. 

J. Christopher Stuhmer, founder and chief executive officer of Christopher Homes of Las Vegas, and his design team consisting of Mark Scheurer of Mark Scheurer Architect from Newport Beach, Calif.; Christine Johnson of Design Tec interior designs of Newport Beach, Calif.; and landscaper Paul Haden of The Collaborative West in San Clemente, Calif.; took the themes of classic architecture and offered five exquisite models that were uniquely different from the traditional stucco homes being built at the time in the Las Vegas Valley.

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