While browsing through Netflix lately, you may have come across Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Running just over an hour, the film follows Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, two executives who left the corporate world behind and embraced a “less is more” approach to life as authors, filmmakers and motivational speakers. They define minimalism as a way to focus on the things in life that bring true freedom and fulfilment.
At the root of the philosophy is a quest to converge efficiency with convenience. The film even draws the world of real estate into the discussion, citing a study that found people tend to spend more time in kitchens and family rooms than dining rooms, living rooms and outdoor porches. This could be why open floor plans have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.
If you’re seeking to embrace minimalism without sacrificing luxury, a high-rise condo could be the ideal solution, especially when living in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Unit 3306 at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is a perfect example of living large without wasting space, designed with one bedroom plus a den and a wide-open living room that merges effortlessly with a stylish kitchen. Sliding doors, built-in furnishings and tech features like Nest thermostats, a Sonos surround-sound system, lutron lighting and automated blinds offer the opportunity to enjoy every inch of the residence at your convenience.
Another strong option is Unit 3601 at Veer Towers. This corner unit also merges the living room, dining room and kitchen space seamlessly, but with the uniqueness of a triangular-shaped floor plan. Two bedrooms are tucked out of the way, but share the rest of the home’s contemporary flair and furnishings.
Making the most of space and efficiency, the Mandarin Oriental and Veer Towers are found at CityCenter and within walking distance of the best dining, entertainment and attractions in Las Vegas. Resort-like amenities include rooftops pools, gyms and business centers, which never go to waste or sit idle since they’re shared by all residents within the building. Both high-rises are proof that luxury and minimalism aren’t mutually exclusive and can go together hand-in-hand.