Get views, decks, views and big open spaces at Lennar’s Aventine in Henderson
- Large play lofts
- Open floor plans
- Two-generation homes
On a sloping hillside just outside of Anthem in Henderson is a Lennar new home development with large family homes, including a two-gen model with generous living space, and some lots with views of the Strip.
The place is Aventine, and at last visit had 60-some lots left, some with the view mentioned. This is a Lennar community, which means it’s pretty much a “what you see is what you get” when it comes to the difference between the model and the house you’ll get. Other builders fancy up the models and if you want your house to look at that, you’ll have to pony up for options and upgrades.
Views of the Strip
View lots, however, are not part of the “Everything’s Included” Lennar package. (And, indeed, the models didn’t have the panoramic vista.) This one will set you back perhaps another $300,000. But, as the site agent said, “It’s a million-dollar view and the house is free.”
If that’s on your must-have list and in your budget, Aventine offers big houses, from 2,645 to 4,588 square feet, and ranging in price from a little over $500,000 to a little under $700,000. They come from three to five bedrooms and from two and a half to four and a half bathrooms.
Three of the six offered floor plans are modeled, including the Next Gen “home within a home” and the Atlas, a favorite house of my real estate partner. Unsurprisingly, it’s the biggest and most expensive model.
Community and model details here
Atlas model at Lennar’s Aventine in Henderson
The Atlas has a spacious opening yet keeps the public space together downstairs rather than creating a bunch of walled-off rooms. Still remaining, however, are spaces separated by function and space, like a conversation area off the kitchen/family room, where a small group could chat and visit even with a larger gathering in the main great room.
It also has a house-long covered patio and a yard that’s not huge but big enough for a pool, and the great room opens neatly and smoothly into it. Indoor-outdoor Vegas living fits nicely into this model.
If you like open floor plans and want this much space at the price, the Atlas surely is one you might consider viewing.
Parties are not limited to the first floor here. The long loft on the second floor has room for a pool table and a bar, and it’s big enough that you can actually walk around the table, hang out at the bar with a small crowd without being crammed.
The master is large and comfortable, with adequate closet space (always my wife’s first question) and a spacious bath with a big tub and large, separate shower. Secondary bedrooms are also adequate.
Two-gen Apollo model
Lennar’s two generation house here is the Apollo, which gives the residents of the smaller, add-on suite just about everything they might want for totally separate living except the full kitchen. They have a bedroom, full bathroom and a small living area with a kitchenette that includes a microwave and refrigerator but not an oven. You can heat up and eat here, but no Thanksgiving dinners. It even has its own stacked washer-drier (although I’d use the space for closet; the main house has that).
You can enter the two-gen suite either through a door from the main area or through a separate entrance on the side of the house, with its own walkway and small covered porch. Visitors can come and go without passing through the main part of the house.
The main house enters into a large space that functions as the formal dining room. It’s big enough that in the model sits a large white piano. Unlike the Atlas model, this is separated from the great room/kitchen by a short wall.
Upstairs are a large loft and three bedrooms, including the master, which has a walk-out balcony (a feature we never thought we’d use until we had one). Secondary bedrooms are well separated from the master.
Aries at Aventine in Henderson
The Aries model is smaller but still larger than most Las Vegas homes at 3,470 square feet with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It has a downstairs bedroom with a full bath and a three-car tandem garage.
This model had a fabulous walk deck off the master and the loft atop a patio on the first floor. The master suite takes up more than a third of the upstairs, and it’s all on one side – with a large loft in the middle – so it’s well separated by space and noise from the kids’ rooms on the other side.
The rest of the Aventine in Henderson community
All these houses come with Lennar’s relatively new Wi-Fi certified with the Alexa assistant to dim and raise lights and window coverings – and all the magic that system offers. It’s teched up for today’s electronics.
This community also is gated and has no SIDs or LIDs. Some of the homes that don’t overlook the Strip still have decent views as the development slopes up the hill. There’s a small park in the middle, a nice feature for dog-walkers, and the HOA fee is $50. You don’t get a clubhouse, exercise center, or community pool, but you don’t pay for it either.
If you’re looking for a fairly large family house in this price range, Avetine in Henderson might be worth checking out.
Map to Aventine in Henderson
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