So much better than staying on the strip
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
Sage Design Studios transformed the developer-flattened landscape into a picturesque desert setting with naturalistic undulations, meandering trails,and drought-tolerant shrubs. Image courtesy of Jill Paider . Project Murren Residence Designer Marmol Radziner When Jim Murren, a Las Vegas–based casino executive, approached the Los Angeles firm Marmol Radziner for a modern house to complement his hillside desert lot, he hit an architectural jackpot. Near the main house, James Turrell’s pyramidal Skyspace structure invites visitors into its dark recess for a chance to view the heavens through a perspective-altering cutout. Most of Murren’s museum-quality art collection is inside the house, including a Robert Rauschenberg piece, a set of Andy Warhol prints, and a hologram by Turrell. Image courtesy of Jill Paider . Murren’s previous home was a Palladian-style villa, but houses like that no longer interested him. “They are not forward-looking,” he says. As chairman...
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