With an eye for the aesthetic, interior designer Cary Vogel, and his business partner and husband Lance Robins, know a thing or two about beauty. The couple, who have lived in Summerlin for 12 years and have operated their company, Interiors by Cary Vogel, for over a decade, have made beautiful scores of homes in the community, the valley and throughout the United States.
Cary and Lance, who met over 33 years ago in New York City and still maintain a residence in the Big Apple, appreciate both the community’s natural and manmade beauty – from well- manicured medians and streetscapes to jaw-dropping views of Red Rock Canyon. They moved to Las Vegas in 1988, right before the mega-resort explosion on the Strip, and haven’t looked back, reveling in the city’s maturation with the addition of arts and culture at The Smith Center and now, professional sports.
Their first home was near W. Sahara where it ended near Hualapai. “It’s hard to believe that vast expanse of open space where we used to walk our dog is now Summerlin,” said Lance.
Today, the couple frequently walks a four-mile loop near their home, they bike ride everywhere, and they take advantage of their neighborhood’s direct access to acres of open space and federally protected lands to the west.
“Every time I pull out of my driveway with a view of the mountains, I have to pinch myself,” said Cary. “Summerlin’s master plan is so thoughtful and well-designed, it maximizes the area’s natural views from multiple vantage points – including our home. Even retaining walls are beautiful in Summerlin” he said.
“If it wasn’t for work, we would rarely leave Summerlin,” said Lance. “But fortunately, many of our clients, who share our appreciation for all things beautiful, live in Summerlin. It’s just one of the reasons we love this community.”
A weekly tradition for Lance and Cary is enjoying breakfast at SkinnyFats at Downtown Summerlin. “Almost all the restaurants we frequent on a regular basis are in Summerlin,” said Cary. “We’re so passionate about good food in beautiful places, we invested in the new Wolfgang Puck Players Locker at Downtown Summerlin.”
‘More than three decades ago, we moved here for a good opportunity, and the city continues to be the land of opportunity for us,” said Cary.
“Even during the pandemic, business is booming, and we are booked well into 2021. As folks have been stuck at home, they are using their homes in different ways and have more time to focus on ways to make their homes true sanctuaries and serve a variety of purposes – from offices to entertainment centers. Even we are surprised at how our business has continued to thrive – despite the virus. Summerlin is indeed a beautiful place that has afforded us a beautiful life. For that, we are most grateful.”