North Central Modern Luxury – RD Design Architects
September 17th, 2020
Modern Romance? YES! Be prepared to fall in love with this bright, spacious sanctuary! Set on an oversized lot in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Phoenix, this custom contemporary home features bold, intersecting angles, generous use of efficient glass and modern design baked right into its DNA!
With contemporary architecture by RD Design Team, and featuring a full remodel/re-build by 1806/Design, this four bedroom, four-bath home boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, Dual Owner Suites with spacious bathrooms and walk-in closets, two additional bedrooms, dual pane windows, and custom LED lighting. Rich wood finishes throughout include a specialized walnut transformed into custom cabinets by local artisans. Clerestory windows let natural light flood the home. Modern brushed gold faucets from Kohler, Newport and Moen provide an elegant touch.
The incredible “chef’s” kitchen includes generous pantry, Electrolux ICON refrigerator, Thermador gas range, FOUR Thermador ovens, Calcutta Quartz waterfall countertop. There’s beautiful cabinetry, abundant storage, and generous work surfaces.
Stunning bathrooms feature Calcutta Matte floors and walls and Calcutta Quartz countertops. Designer touches such as the MTI Juliet freestanding bathtub make this home extra special. Spacious laundry with plenty of storage.
Outside, custom metal awnings provide shade with walkways, driveway and garage floor all paved with Holland Slate pavers. Minimalist dark-sky outdoor lighting, along with expansive patios for entertaining during cool desert evenings. Lush lawn with mature trees and plenty of room for a pool!
High Tech? This smart home’s climate, security, LED lighting with Leviton Z-Wave dimmers and music are all controlled via touch or voice using Brilliant touch screens, Ecobee thermostats, SmartThings hub, audio-video intercom, commercial-grade Wi-Fi, and built-in Alexa voice services.
No expense or detail has been spared in creating this Modern Luxury Home, irreplaceable at this price! All we can say is WOW!
Turn-Key Patio Home with Fairway Views – North Scottsdale Location
September 11th, 2020
Come and step on the ‘On The Green’ and inside this lock-and-leave in North Scottsdale near Gainey Ranch. This is turn key lifestyle at its best with two bedrooms plus a flexible den, two baths and a two-car garage. Open the front door and be amazed at the vaulted ceilings and tall windows with a green grass view year-round.
This home features very spacious bedrooms, tall ceilings, walk-in closets, and slider exits. The Den is perfect for working from home! This owner has taken meticulous care with newer windows, new irrigation system, newer HVAC system and thermostat, annual termite inspection, and annual roof inspection. Additional features include, plantation shutters, wet bar, fireplace, Corian tops, R/O system, and built-in garage cabinets. Perfect Scottsdale location! This beautiful gated community in Scottsdale Country Club Villages offers a unique patio home with a golf course view of the Starfire Golf Course. Must see!
Sophisticated Modern Living — Biltmore Location!
September 2nd, 2020
Stunning sophisticated renovation, located at Biltmore Courts, by an interior design firm. High quality upgraded finishes throughout, including energy efficient windows and patio door, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, granite counters in kitchen and bathrooms, solid interior doors, Classy closets, custom shutters, and much more! Great private location in this gated community, with mountain preserve views overlooking the community golf course (no golf balls) and a common area with views of the mountains. High ceilings with custom lighting and dimmers. One car garage and a few steps to extensive covered guest parking, pool, tennis courts and gym. Moments away from all the dining and culture that the Biltmore has to offer! Seller would consider selling their furnishings. Always shows perfect!
Custom Contemporary Ranch in Troon North
August 27th, 2020
This contemporary ranch style home was built in 2006 by custom home builder Bernard Dixon for his own family. The home boasts 19+ foot ceilings with copper, glass, stone and wood finishes throughout. A stacked flagstone fireplace anchors the shared living/dining/kitchen space while telescoping window walls on both sides of the room and expansive covered patio integrates the outdoors seamlessly into the homeowners’ daily life. The home is surrounded by over 3,700 SF +/- of covered patio that provides both shade and shelter.
Attention to detail is evident throughout this home. Stained concrete floors flow throughout the entire living space while walnut floors give warmth to the bedrooms. Fresh, neutral paint inside and out lend a clean feel to the entire space. The custom chef’s kitchen includes top of the line appliances as well as beverage/wine refrigerator, massive walk-in pantry, eat-up glass-top bar/island.
The primary bedroom is incredibly spacious and comes complete with a stone fireplace as well as private access to the center courtyard patio. The luxurious primary en suite bath includes a two copper sinks, a huge soaker tub, large walk-in quartzite shower and an expansive walk-in closet with separate laundry. This incredible split floor plan has the primary bedroom and one guest room/office on one side of the home and two additional bedrooms both replete with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets on the other side of the home. A large bonus room is located at the front of the home near the main entry.
The backyard is a true oasis with sparkling Pebble Tec lap pool with built-in spa, outdoor firepit and built-in barbecue grill. Extensive patio areas covered with pavers allow abundant outdoor living possibilities. Oversized 4-car garage is incredibly well-lit and loaded with storage while additional parking exists outside of the garage.
This home is a unique gem for this area, and could not be replicated at this price. If you are looking for a home that allows you to take advantage of indoor/outdoor living in North Scottsdale, this is it. Home is located close to several golf courses as well as miles of multi-use trails located within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Schedule a private showing today!
Modern Urban Townhome – Uptown Location
August 7th, 2020
Stunning Modern Urban townhome with incredible Prairie inspired architectural details. Virtually brand new end-unit with top of the line Bosch Appliances, all stainless and quartz including gas cooktop, a farmhouse sink and refrigerator with drawers. Custom, walk-in the pantry, with pull out spice racks, and has wireless mounted TV for the best chef cook-off shows. Mic drop on this kitchen. Full three bed and three full baths plus a powder room makes this property a standout and very functional for family, visitors, working from home, you name it. No builder grade finishes here — all upgraded wood flooring of Cocoa Bamboo & Walnut Oak with white risers, classic AND gorgeous. The rooftop deck offers outrageous views of Piestewa Peak and all of Downtown. This unit’s CORNER location, upgrades & unobstructed views are priceless!
Stone House Residence – Chen+Suchart Architects
August 1st, 2020
Natural beauty and unique materials combine in this Desert Modern home to create a Zen-like experience for owner and guest alike. A sheltered compound of serenely beautiful structures, the Dillon Residence, or Stone House, offers a timeless mix of Contemporary and Modern design in a courtyard setting uniquely appropriate to the Arizona climate. With a classic Arizona ranch-home as a starting point, the footprint of the home’s original L-shape building was retained for the main house in a massive 2007 remodel, while an addition was built for the Master Suite that envelops a newly defined courtyard. A modern program redesigned the living, dining and family rooms into one larger space that is minimally defined by a kitchen in between. Anchored by a pool on one end, the courtyard incorporates the outdoors into the occupants’ daily experience.
A large gabion wall, comprised of local Salt River rock, serves as a backdrop to the courtyard and creates privacy. Rusted, corrugated metal cladding extends from the roof of the main house to the wall at the Master Suite.
The home offers Guest Bedrooms each complete with en-suite bath and walk-in closets. The home/studio/hobby room doubles as an oversized laundry and there is a separate dog run as well as private guest area courtyards. The separate freestanding Master Suite is accessed off a covered patio for ultimate “destination” privacy. Offering a spa-like retreat there’s ample room for seating as well as an oversized walk-in closet, completely built out with custom storage. The bath is superb with large soaking tub, steam shower and private toilet room with bidet.
The Asian inspired center courtyard is greatly sheltered by mature desert trees surrounding a synthetic grass lawn: The pool and spa are accessed through a custom steel rolling gate. The Kitchen is a mastery of elegance and function with large island with preparation and service sinks. The appliances are first rate professional grade models than will satisfy any chef. The adjacent “butler’s pantry” offers wine/beverage storage and more. There is a large walk-in pantry.
The hidden side-entry garage is immaculate and offers additional built-in storage. The grounds are fully landscaped and feature an array of details seldom found. There’s a tack-room facility converted to conditioned office space, home gym, storage as well as additional covered parking. Recent updates include HVAC updates in 2020 and installation of synthetic turf lawns for easy care and low maintenance. The Location offers super-convenience with easy access to Shea Medical/Health Corridor, Scottsdale Airpark and a fast drive to the 101. The home could not be recreated at the asking price.
About the Architects: Established in 2002, Chen + Suchart Studio offers Architecture, Interiors, and Urban Design services with a commitment to the highest quality of design first and foremost. The investigation of design and architectural ideas involves a rich process informed by programmatic needs, conditions of the site, and attention to the client’s desires.
Historic PV Adobe – Modern Renovation – La Casita de Maria
This charming Adobe home estate in the heart of Paradise Valley features a total renovation and stunning architectural updates, making it one of the most unique homes available today: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a nearly 100-year-old adobe home nestled in the midst of its own desert botanical garden with views of fabled Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Piestewa Peak.
Originally a 1928 adobe guest ranch, this charming complex of adobe structures was named “La Casita de Maria” by the original owners. Today this very special home has been totally renovated, expanded and restored to perfection, most in the last year.
This home was recently reimagined and totally remodeled – faithfully restored to capture its history yet fully updated to include most 21st century amenities. Hidden away in Paradise Valley, this one-of-a-kind home is private, secluded, and secure. Yet, it’s only 12 minutes from Sky Harbor International and minutes to freeway access, restaurants and shopping.
Enter this home and you’ve left the cares of the world behind you. “La Casita de Maria” is unique unto itself: a place to truly call home!
Located on a pristine, 1.35 acre desert parcel with outstanding mountain views, you’ll enjoy a gated and private compound that offers a five bedroom home, separate one bedroom guesthouse, complete with roof deck, resort style pool and an oversized three car garage with shop and storage. This casa has enough patios – one for every day of the week – for easy indoor-outdoor Arizona living/entertaining.
The heart of this magnificent home is the newly added kitchen, a stunning design that blends old with new, certain to meet the demands of any chef with its Pro 48 Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador six-burner, griddle, steam oven and warming drawer range, dishwasher, Miele “plumbed” coffee maker, convenient trash compactor, microwave, and two sinks.
It becomes a special gathering place and a unique connection between original adobe structures. Retractable glass doors pocket open to sheltered patios for generous entertaining. Or pull up to the eat-in kitchen breakfast bar. Cozy informal dining area next to the kitchen includes gas fireplace and relaxed seating.
The owners suite is a charming blend of historic and modern, featuring a contemporary bath with oversized shower and a very generous closet. Enjoy a cozy sitting area, and gas fireplace; en-suite bath includes a “private” water closet, dual vanity and sinks, large master shower with digitally controlled dual shower heads; the closet houses a convenient washer/dryer combination, one of three washer/dryer locations within the home.
Living Room/Salon has room for a baby grand piano, remote controlled gas fireplace, and opens onto patios with Camelback Mountain views. Dining room easily accommodates eight and is perfect for entertaining. It opens onto its own patio for al fresco dining. The attached butler pantry houses its own under-counter dishwasher, soda fridge, ice machine, and wine chiller.
The split plan includes a stunning guest bedroom opening to it’s own patio, a family room/lounge area with gas fireplace that opens to the back yard, and a resort style swimming pool. The family room is the gateway to the home’s main laundry room, garage, convenience “kitchen”, and the “bunk-house”; a two-bedroom suite that includes a sitting area and bath, plus enough room for ranch hands of every description.
There is a one-bedroom detached guest house compete with walk-up roof deck in the territorial style of its day. Site amenities, gas/wood burning fire-pit, two barbecue grills, view deck, gardening area, and garage parking for three cars with shop, storage and additional washer/dryer hook-up.
This award-winning adobe home offers all the charm of 1920’s Arizona with the updated modern flair, reliability and luxury of today. Schedule now to view this amazing home by appointment to qualified buyers, you may never want to leave!
Mid-Century Modern – Contemporary-Ranch Style
July 29th, 2020
Mid-Century Modern Architecture combines with Contemporary Ranch-house Style! This home with superb views at the foot of Camelback Mountain offers exposed Mid-Century block reflecting the 1950’s roots, while vaulted ceilings, generous baths, large master and the 3-Car Garage offers updates of today.
Complete attention to detail and it shows! The owner spared no expense in detailing this home. Inside you’ll find a luxurious master suite and bath, with a walk-in closet like you won’t believe! The split floor plan is a dream: generous bedrooms and designer bath in between. Bonus media/office, oversized laundry dual W/D, integral air-conditioned shop/bike/workout room for every hobby.
A custom “cooks” kitchen awaits with top-of-the-line cooktop and appliances that include THREE built-in beverage/wine coolers, bar space, loads of storage, pantry and eat-up counter center island on leather granite. You find designer details such as hand-scraped Brazilian teak floors, select granite counters and a corner two-sided fireplace! Hidden TV lift cabinet in great room for a fast vanishing trick and there’s tech galore, with built-in speakers, wall mount iPad controls, security, cameras and CAT5 wiring too. Modern fans and Hunter/Douglas blinds add to the detail and frosted and obscure filmed glass for privacy.
This fully landscaped yard is a knock-out with GREAT views of Camelback! Water saving synthetic turf out front, but curl your toes in the natural grass back play yard. Large patios, sparkling heated pool, separate spa, fire-pit lounge, built-in BBQ, cool grass and GREAT views of Camelback! Scottsdale/Arcadia Schools Too! Your Dream Home Awaits!
Spanish Revival Retreat – Barbara Csaki Architect
April 9th, 2020
This Spanish Revival Retreat by Architect Barbara Csaki was fully rebuilt in 2006 on this pristine Paradise Valley lot. You see true artistry upon entering the round speakeasy door w/beamed & vaulted ceilings. The hand finished Venetian plaster, Canterra & imported tile from Spain exude old world elegance. Every corner has romance from the Hermosa Inn blue french doors, the sand cast tile roof, to the private rose garden & the many fireplaces. The home is spacious in every sense from a grand great room & elegant kitchen with exceptional appliances to the massive Master Suite with sitting & fitness rooms. Grounds are a true estate complete with a sport court for tennis/pickle ball, gazebo, swim up pool bar and complete guest house. If you want to have it ALL, within YOUR walls, this is it!
True Mid-Century Modern – Robert J. Peterson, Architect
December 30th, 2019
This home checks ALL the boxes! Million dollar views? Check! Contemporary design? Check! Completely renovated? Check! Paradise Valley Proper? CHECK!
Custom designed Mid-Century Modern home with INCREDIBLE million dollar views! Enjoy sunrise over Camelback’s Monk and sunset over the Preserve with city lights all around.
Open concept with clean aesthetic including original tongue-and-groove ceilings, beautiful modern flooring, white quartz and brushed nickel throughout, wraparound view decks.
This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home has separate guest quarters with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and an entire great room area — truly unique custom design by Robert J. Peterson, architect. One of a kind home, COMPLETELY renovated to modern finishes while keeping all of the atrium, curvature, floating fireplace, corner windows original to the 1966 Post War design. This is one not to miss!
Stunning Whisper Rock Estates Homesite
October 15th, 2019
This large 2.61 Acre homesite has amazing views! It is situated on this North-facing homesite located in the guard gated community of Whisper Rock Estates. The land offered is a private location at the end of a cul-de-sac street.
Let your imagination take hold with nearly an entire acre building envelope. On-site amenities include private 3-acre park: Heated pool & spa, state-of-the-are fitness facility, locker rooms, tennis courts, large turf area and full-time Residential Services Coordinator. Mountain views in every direction!
Desert Contemporary Modern Estate
September 10th, 2019
With a complete 2009 rebuild of this home designed by Riccardo Cattapan from CMDA Design Bureau, this Desert Contemporary design captures the site and the imagination! Nestled on a gentle 5 acre view lot, this home is surrounded by unspoiled natural desert and a unique volcanic boulder field in northeast Scottsdale. The designer is known for his expressive, yet restrained homes and this one is no different: luxurious textures and playful finishes bring joy to every space; natural steel and custom block details connect to our desert with a timeless palette of materials.
The generous interiors offer room for all and an upper view bonus room is complete with walk-out deck of a direct connection to stunning lists, views and Arizona sunsets! The site levels to include abundant lawn and patios spaces, plus a picture-perfect pool, spa and soccer practice field.
Inside you’ll find large public spaces perfect for entertaining or relaxing with friends and family. There is a large private master suite, complete with adjacent exercise room. The split floorpan allows for a private guest suite and seven generous bedrooms all with en-suite baths. The kitchen is a cook’s paradise with abundant workspace, natural light and large walk-in pantry. Car lovers will delight in the oversized 5-car garage with height and storage.
A modern, contemporary compound in a private estate setting, this home offers a Shea-Corridor location that leaves you well connected to all the Valley has to offer. For the active: there’s no end to the easy access to nearby hiking and trails.