Story behind record breaking sale Las Vegas

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Real Estate

A lot of fantastic ideas have come to people over cocktail napkins and dinner meetings. And the sale of the Blue Heron designed custom home in the Henderson hillside MacDonald Highland community for $25 million is no different. Vegas Modern 001 was completed in April, listed for $28 million in early June and sold on June 25.

The deal set a new record for the most expensive residential sale in the history of Las Vegas real estate. However, the truth behind the historic transaction and what it means for luxury real estate in Las Vegas goes well beyond the sales price. Four business associates, friends with ambitious goals, spectacular dreams, and the tenacity to manifest an audacious vision no matter the obstacle sit at the heart of this story.

The story began at Henderson’s King's Fish House in January 2016. As realtor Kristen Routh-Silberman recalls, she joined Shelly Stewart, Tyler Jones and Rich MacDonald for dinner. Stewart was head of sales and marketing for custom home builder Blue Heron. Today, she is the firm’s executive sales strategist.

Routh-Silberman, who represented the seller and the buyer, is an agent with Synergy Sotheby's International Realty. She has been marketing and selling real estate in Las Vegas and Henderson since 2007 and topped $100 million in sales in 2020.

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