High-Rolling, High-End Glass Residence

September 11th, 2012 by DWM Magazine

While the Las Vegas strip offers a number of interesting and unique glass sites, if you travel outside the city, a number of high-end homes also use glass to obtain an unobstructed view of the strip. Among these is the home of Rick Salter of Custom Home Window & Door. It was completed in 2008 and was designed “with full afternoon sun exposure.”

“The home prominently features our 600 series multi-slide doors (including several units that meet at 90 degrees and then retract), our 900 series hinged doors, and a multitude of our hinged, fixed, and sliding window products,” says Scott Gates, marketing director for Western Window Systems. “Most all of the exterior doors and windows on the home were built by Western. Our company loves this project so much that we often fly in potential customers from other states so they can see the project and our product offering first-hand. Of course, it never hurts that the home is just minutes from the Las Vegas strip!”

Salter and his wife, Kristi, himself designed the home themselves.

“Little to no overhangs were allowed as it could block a neighbor’s city view,” says Salter. “The glass surface represents 62 percent of the surface area of the home.”

With that much glass in use, of course the actual door and window lites are particularly large as well.

“Most of the doors and windows are on a module of 5 foot wide and 11 foot, 6 inches tall,” says Salter. “The door systems are automated with doors-in-motion systems. The doors are on thin line/hidden track and all are pocket doors.”

In addition, the house features three skylights, one of which is more than 20 feet wide.

The home also features a 12-seat theater, nine bathrooms; seven dishwashers, an elevator, three laundry rooms, a full outdoor kitchen and a 65-foot infinity pool.

“The home looks down the fifth fairway of the private DragonRidge Country Club and Golf Course to a full, unobstructed city and strip view,” says Salter.

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