A couple from Las Vegas fell so in love with Italy after their vacation – that they decided to recreate a slice of the picturesque country in the backyard of their home.
An area of their unique mansion resembles a charming Italian street, complete with cobblestones, a fountain, cafe tables and store fronts.
Lara and and David Stone, who are now divorced, are selling the 9,800 square foot house that sits on half an acre for $6.5 million.
Although the couple do not have any Italian heritage, the couple were inspired to create the street scene after several visits to the country and falling in love with the place.
Their version of the street, named Via Di Pietra, was created more than a decade ago when their home was being built. The renovations took almost two years to complete.
A couple from Las Vegas fell in love with Italy after traveling there on vacation they decided to recreate a slice of Italy in an alleyway at their home
A portion of the unique property resembles a charming Italian street, complete with cobblestones, a fountain, and cafe tables
The couple were inspired to create the street scene after several visits to the country and fell in love with the place
The street, named Via Di Pietra, was created more than a decade ago when the home was being built, which took almost two years
The area of the home where the street sits was simply a blank empty alleyway and the couple didn’t want to leave it vacant.
Lara’s mother had the idea of painting a mural but the couple decided to take things a step further and recreate an entire street scene.
A cobblestone floor was laid and storefronts were painted onto the walls with real windows placed in front in order to creating an even more lifelike feel.
A ‘restaurant’ complete with a table outside was named Ristorante Jaredino after their son Jared.
The home which sits on half an acre has now been listed for $6.5 million dollars
Aside from the street there is also an extensive pool area to relax in
A floodlit basketball court also sits to one side of the house
The home overlooks the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
A hot tub sits next to the main swimming pool which is bordered by flaming torches
Outdoors, stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape can be enjoyed at a fire pit
The home has more of a resort feel to it than traditional family home
Plenty has been packed into the half-acre lot which sits on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada
Wooden floors run throughout the Las Vegas home with solid mahogany fixtures in the study
The house has a huge basement complete with a wine cellar and wine tasting area
The windows of the restaurant come complete with sliding glass doors which open out into the basement.
A ‘chocolate shop’ sits opposite named Allison Cioccolato, named after the Stones’ daughter, while Chez Andre, named after second son Andy, is a wine and cheese shop. It contains the empty wine bottles the couple have downed over the years.
The street numbers on each of the storefronts pay homage to their children’s birthdays.
The European flavor also flows inside the home replete with dark wood fittings, marble and granite floors and archways.
The house also features a basement complete with a wine cellar and home movie theater with some comfy leather seating.
With the couple no longer together, the Stones have decided to sell up now that their children have also moved away and are in college.
The master bedroom has a comfy seating area and high ceilings making for an airy feel
A wide marble worktop allows for a chance to spread out while cooking in the kitchen
The home’s interior also has European-inspired style with marble flooring
Stunning vistas can be enjoyed through the windows of the home
Immaculate wooden floors run throughout the first level of the home
A fire place will bring warmth on chilly Nevada nights, while sliding patio doors allow for a quick escape outside
There’s plenty of seating including a breakfast bar and banquette seating
There’s plenty of worktop space in a kitchen area, complete with a high-top bar area
Down in the basement a private screening room comes complete with luxury leather seating
The home movie theater’s silver screen is bordered by curtain drapes – ready for a premiere
A winding staircase leads up to the second floor of the home