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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Cher

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC JAMISON COMPOUND INTEREST FOR THOSE WHO WANT PRIVACY, PROTECTION, AND ABOVE ALL, PRESTIGE, SEVERAL BARRIERS TO ENTRY ARE BETTER THAN ONE. TRY AND KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES—IF YOU CAN SEE OVER THEIR FOURTH SECURITY WALL. BY SUSAN STONE When living in a guard gated community just isn't private enough, a few select developments offer enhanced levels of security that can involve passing through up to four gates before residents arrive home —enough to provide even Tony Soprano with a feeling of sanctuary. Each of the distinct neighbor- hoods in The Ridges of Summerlin includes a separate gate but just one, Promontory, has an extra-exclusive enclave called Promontory Point with a third access gate, beyond which dozens of homeown- ers have installed their own (number four) private security barrier. This trend of creating increasingly deep obstacles to residences connotes a higher level of exclusivity, according to Ivan Sher, principal in Shapiro & Sher Group Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties ( "It's like the American Express Platinum versus American Express Centurion. They both get you pretty much what you need, but that Centurion card offers a little bit more prestige," he explains. "A lot of people feel that having the extra set of gates is a higher level of security but even more so, a higher level of prestige." These fourth-gate owners are typically casino executives, celebrities and politicians who value their privacy above all, Sher says. "They will never say 'I want a third gate,' but they will tell me, 'Security is of the utmost importance.' Aside from the privacy aspect, security seems to be the number-one concern for the Do these luxurious compounds in The Ridges look wide-open and accessible? Think again. 70 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM SPACE SURREAL ESTATE

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