Designed by local architect Mark Tate, you’ll appreciate the clean and simple modernist lines that echo with a hint of Al Beadle in the classically simple approach to materials and site.
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Camelback Timeless Modern – John Douglas FAIA
June 13th, 2016
This award winning architectural work by John Douglas FAIA represents a timeless desert modern home built for Arizona living. A luxury home created at a sustainable scale, this residence features custom block construction, deep overhangs and a shaded native landscape that is at one with the location. The floorplan offers generous public spaces, secluded patios, and large bedrooms. Soaring ceilings open to the impressive views of Camelback Mountain and the indoor-outdoor connection is unrivaled. Interior finishes include bluestone slate, maple floors and millwork, and exposed block for an enduring and ageless look. This home was recipient of the Environmental Excellence Award, 1996. The Landscape was by Christy Ten Eyck, FASLA.
April 25th, 2016
Buy today and start living the urban lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of…no waiting to enjoy this Downtown Phoenix Loft style condo! Minutes away from Central Avenue and all of the amenities that make the Downtown Phoenix Corridor such an exciting place to be. This loft condo will be the envy of all your friends as you entertain them in the open plan first floor living room/kitchen area. The elegant stamped metal spiral staircase will whisk you up to your own private bedroom loft where you can enjoy the city-light views of the Downtown Phoenix Skyline. Artisan Lofts has superb amenities and great location. With recent updates and superb condition, this one will not last! Hurry!
Earth Sheltered Solar Modern – Scalise Associates Architects
December 7th, 2015
This Modern view home in Fountain Hills offers a panoramic setting coupled with superb efficiency thanks to its innovative design. Partially earth-sheltered, the home was designed and built to provide complete protection from the elements, while the exacting solar orientation creates even natural lighting year round: the home aligns with the Solstice. The Structure is impressive: even the roof offers 24” of insulated structure that acts as a natural barrier to heat gain and allows the home to sit unobtrusively along the hillside. The custom millwork is world class and of the highest quality. The interior finishes offer a mid-century vibe. All images copyright HRM/azarchitecture.com
Rural Modern – South Mountain Loft
May 21st, 2015
As featured on HGTV! Commercial-style construction and Modern Architecture combine in this home to create a Loft-like home for the security conscious all just minutes to Downtown!
Starting life as a very undefined and open space, the Award-winning architects at The Ranch Mine created an open floor plan with luxurious, modern amenities that reflecting an artistic lifestyle while maintaining a proportional sense of home. The security-conscious will find a home where they could live safely and in style: an open floor plan with luxurious, modern amenities.
Designed to be secure, green, ultra-modern and playful, the great room has been redefined with the creation of an internal “stage for living” while the bathrooms and bedrooms remain personal retreats. The “ceiling” of the main space has perforated metal panels on top that diffuse natural light coming in from the surrounding clerestory windows. Climb on top of the structure via a built-in steel-tube ladder and you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the growing Phoenix skyline and mountain sunsets. Color-changing LED lights make the living room appear to float above the concrete floor.
The home offers a spa-like feel that is also super-durable and low maintenance. The Master shower has vertical soft blue mosaic accents that carry the eye up to the tall ceilings. Porcelain wood finish tile clads the tub surround and extend into the shower to become a bench. Color-changing LED lighting highlights all the neutral colors of a space to reflect the homeowners’ moods.
The owners have invested over $300,000 into the high quality design and renovations of this home. The property is estate sized and offers outbuildings, storage, acre + Lot with private well and three car garage. This home was purposely built to offer a very high degree of personal security: details upon personal viewing.
Dreamy Draw Modern! Preserve-Area View Home
May 17th, 2015
Recently constructed, this modern home offers near-new Modern Architecture in a Mountain Preserve Setting. The Asian-inspired Modern elevation suits the desert setting with its deep massing and thoughtful overhangs and balconies, all perfectly sighted to make the most of this view lot. The interiors are serene and fresh, with porcelain floors, designer architectural carpet and custom maple millwork. The chef’s kitchen includes ample storage and easy access abound complete with generous cabinets and honed-finished Ceasarstone “concrete” colored counters. In addition, the home has three large bedrooms and two-car garage on an estate acre lot. Outside you’ll find a beautiful wood deck and stone pool coping. The Pool and Spa combine to make this space at once open and intimate. The home’s details from the natural wood finishes to the Great room fireplace complete the ambiance. Topped off with an outstanding view of Piestewa Peak and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this dreamy-draw area desert setting is an easy drive to anywhere, thanks to it’s easy access to SR51. It’s got it all: location, views and recent construction.
Hacienda Alta – R.T. Evans Architect 1929 Adobe
April 30th, 2015
This historic home is located along the “Adobe Corridor” of Camelback Road adjacent to the original Jokake Inn. Designed by Architect R.T. Evans, it was constructed in 1929 by the grandparents of the current owners. Over 1.5 acres, this property is located on the third tee of the Phoenician Resort’s Canyon Golf Course and offers 3 bedrooms in the main house plus an attached guest casita. The natural desert grounds look out to romantic views of Camelback Mountain that are simply profound. Thankfully this home has been maintained in remarkably original condition, with few unnecessary modifications.
All the original design elements are retained and the details are superb. It is a unique Spanish Eclectic home that contains design elements influenced by Pueblo Revival and Monterey designs of the period. In addition to the massive Adobe Construction of the main house, the interior wood work is mostly original redwood, with hardware intact. The floors are mostly original wood and integral red concrete. The home now offers central HVAC, recently installed.
Architect R.T. Evans is well known for his work in the valley, most notably the adjacent Jokake Inn, the Kellogg House (Now Casa Blanca) and the recently restored Eisendrath House located at Papago Park. This well documented home is a rare survivor in an area known for it’s gracious past and definitive history that married climate, winter visitors, Arcadia-area citrus production and the very early formation of our Valley’s tourist and destination industries. The immediate surroundings offer a deep collection of restored historic adobe homes.
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Modern Desert Luxury – Rammed Earth Construction
January 22nd, 2015
With Rammed-earth and Copper Clad Construction, this Desert Modern home has AIA award-winning Architecture and nearly flawless construction, all on an estate-sized lot with incredible views of Camelback Mountain. Incorporating details fit for any discerning lover of Architecture, the home was designed and built by The Construction Zone to very high standards. A 2.5 Acre view lot guarantees privacy for this generous home with split master suite, four additional bedrooms all with en-suite adjacent baths, attached guest-suite with bath, conveniences and separate entry/patio. The beautifully landscaped site includes a stunning lap pool and spa, finished and stained concrete floors, rift-sawn oak cabinets, fir ceiling, and the finest appliances. Soaring ceilings up to 21ft, fire-features, gated auto court, media/cinema room, office, gourmet euro-style kitchen, world-class materials and finishes complete this very special luxury home.
Modern Architecture and LA-Style combine in this Scottsdale home to create first class interiors and a creative floor-plan second to none! Super-hip finishes and sophisticated details make every day special. Cool smooth white stucco and zinc colored metal roof defines the crisp geometry, while inside, the interiors offer soaring ceilings, exposed wood, glass, concrete and steel in a contemporary setting. The kitchen is Pro-Chef ready: the domain of any gourmet. Entertaining and a relaxed urban lifestyle combine with the beautifully landscaped yard and pool making this the perfect year-round home! Split office/studio loft and guest suite for work/play plus three car garage parking too. McCormick Ranch location combines convenience, schools and style seldom found anywhere near this price; this is one unique and special home, truly a one-of-a-kind delight!
Pinnacle Peak Modern – Al Beadle Architect
June 26th, 2014
This delightful Modern home was design by Architect Alfred Newman Beadle and offers a recent interiors update by Elizabeth Rosensteel Designs. We are delighted to re-introduce it as one of Beadle finest works. Remarkable for its integrity; the home offers four bedrooms plus office in the main house, and an attached two-bedroom guest suite. The original owners fully updated the master suite and the world-class contemporary kitchen is fully modern with Snaidero cabinets and top-tier appliances. In addition to the guest house, there’s abundant storage including 3-car garage and workout room. The deep patio opens to a falling-edge pool, spa and N/S Tennis Court that’s perfect for entertaining. You’ll love this five-acre desert lot with views of Troon, Pinnacle Peak and a vista of city lights.
Some unique history: Originally designed by Beadle, who was given a carte blanche for the design, the home subsequently went unrecognized due to a disagreement regarding finishes. Ironically, the home is a magnificent design from a period in Mr. Beadle’s career that saw some of his most interesting work, and is a wonderful desert modern house that has been brought increasingly in line with the Architect’s original expectations. The Y-shaped plan is highly unique and makes the home a work of landscape art. A home of this caliber and provenance is a rare find, and certainly irreplaceable. ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT – All rights reserved.
Historic Adobe Spanish Colonial
May 29th, 2014
1929 Adobe Colonial home sitting on over half an acre lot. Located in the La Hacienda Historic neighborhood across the street from the legendary Phoenix Country Club. On the first floor you will find a dramatic great room with beautiful wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, butlers pantry, laundry room, quest bedroom, two baths, & a sun room. The second floor offers a large master suite with his & her closets, two spacious bedrooms with jack & jill bath, plus a separate studio. The outside oasis has two entertaining areas, mature fruit trees, climate controlled shop, separate garden house, & two car garage. This charming home was designed by renown architect Henry H Green. Located near cultural events, sports venues, great restaurants, and all that downtown Phoenix has to offer!
Paradise Valley Mid-Century – George Schoneberger, Jr., AIA
April 18th, 2014
This inspired piece of Valley Mid-Century Desert Modern Architecture is nothing less than a work of art. Designed by in 1965 by George H. Schoneberger, Jr., AIA (well known for his wonderful Regency towers, once the highest residential tower in Phoenix), the house is anchored to the gently sloping site on a cast concrete base that visually weights the home. Heavily textured, this home is a study in lasting materiality; Exposed aggregate concrete, wood beams and ceilings, and siding of rare and dramatically beautiful pecky cyprus complete a warm and enduring look.
Vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows allow for a play of light throughout; flagstone and finished concrete floors provide natural warmth. With three bedrooms plus attached guest suite, the property has a commanding view of Camelback Mountain as well city lights in the evening. The pool and spa area includes an adjacent pergola and bath house and there’s three-car carport parking.