The House of Wow and Water
By Buck Wargo Real Estate Millions
It looks more like a resort than a home, but in the luxury hillside development of Ascaya in Henderson it’s served as Stan Gribble’s bachelor pad. Gribble is a 79-year-old, semi-retired real estate developer and investor who’s put the one-story home at 8 Rockmount Court on the market for $15.5 million.
And what a home it is. Designed and built by Sun West Custom Homes, it spans 12,100 feet on more than two acres. It has five bedrooms and a full casita, seven bathrooms and a six-car garage.
There’s a theater room, game room and study. What makes the home stand out more than others in the valley is a pool that measures 5,900 square feet. It comes into view as guests walk through the front door.
The concept behind it is for visitors to see through the windows to the center of the house and into the great room with its 21-foot ceiling to the pool and views of the Strip and beyond, said Sun West owner Dan Coletti.
“Stan and I talked about the water needed to play a big part of the home because Stan loves water in the desert,” Coletti said. “It’s a lot of surface area — being almost 6,000 square feet — but the pool is only 18 inches deep. It’s not a lot of volume, even though it looks like there’s water everywhere.”
Gribble said that’s exactly what he wanted from Coletti because water is the “wow fact in the desert.” The swimming lane is more than 90 feet and that helps with people who like to swim for fitness, said Gribble, who said staying in shape is paramount to him.
The home has an oversized, outdoor basketball court and a spa cold plunge pool that Gribble said helps with recovery and stimulate nerve endings. Cold plunge therapy for athletic muscle healing is kept at 50 to 55 degrees.
And, as for parties, people can access the rear bar from the water, watch television, sit in a sunken fire pit and play on a putting green just outside the pool. There’s even an outdoor kitchen.
From the study, people can look over almost 90 feet of the water before the edge and see the city views beyond.
“Vegas doesn’t have an ocean, but you have the Strip views and at night the views are spectacular,” Gribble said.
About the mansion
Price: $15.5 million
Location: 8 Rockmount Court, Ascaya in Henderson
Size: Single-story, two acres, 12,100 square feet, five bedrooms and a full casita, seven baths and a six-car garage
Features: 5,900-square-foot pool; sunken fire pit; half-court, outdoor basketball court; spa; Jacuzzi; cold plunge pool; outdoor kitchen and bar; putting green; theater
Listing: Dan Coletti, Sun West Custom Homes, which built the home