Dive into tranquility at the much-desired Village Fairways community! You’ve heard it before – location, location, location – and this home has it! Prime golf course site, minutes to Scottsdale or hop on the freeway to get to town. Nestled in a beautifully maintained neighborhood with a host of amenities, you’ll find yourself moments from great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Walk to the nearby park. Wonderfully updated and ready for the lucky new owner. Savor breathtaking mountain views, unwind by your private pool, or play a few sets of tennis with friends at the newly refurbished community tennis courts. Showcasing a well-equipped eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, this residence is an entertainer’s dream. Embrace easy-living today with this Phoenix jewel.
4329 E McDonald Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85018
July 29th, 2023
SOLD IN ONE DAY – – WOW! Mid-Century Modern gem transformed by 180 Degrees Design + Build Architects! COMPLETE 2018 Remodel: contemporary interiors, infrastructure updated, systems refreshed. Camelback Mtn & Praying Monk Views throughout this special property. Kitchen of dreams w/ abundant storage, Walnut and European cabs setting off a floating kitchen island. Miele appliances & Caesar Stone tops combine for one elegant cook’s kitchen. Primary Suite its own retreat w/pool views, elegant fixtures, luxury bath finishes, generous storage. EVERY room opens to exterior to enjoy views, pool, mature desert landscape. Right-sized, private & serene. Home offers superb indoor/outdoor settings w/ample sun protection. Cool pool, landscape & sandblasted block help frame the VIEWS! AZ living at it’s best!
Once in a great while a home comes along that has both the charm, vibe and the livability all dialed in – this is one such property. Located just where you want to be… in the heart of “Arcadia meets Paradise Valley” with access to all things PV, Arcadia and the Camelback Corridor. The Camelback Foothills Neighborhood views are fairly spectacular and really draw you into your setting.
In addition to the stunning interiors you’ll find this home offers a beautiful indoor/outdoor connection. The entire 1/3 acre property has mature desert xeriscape that plays off the best of Arizona. Deep overhangs classically clad in wood and metal provide shelter from the Arizona sun. Rich sand blasted block speaks volumes of the character of this home and the stories yet to unfold… Enjoy!
Weiss Residence – Will Bruder FAIA – Award Winning Hillside Architecture
March 20th, 2023
Award Winning Hillside architecture by world renown Arizona Architect, Will Bruder FAIA. Originally designed and built for the Weiss Family, this very special home is nestled into a spectacular hillside Mummy Mountain lot overlooking the Paradise Valley Country Club and beyond. The home is anchored to the site using native rock and playfully reaches into the landscape using steel cantilevers. The home blends into the land using a palette of materials that include copper, glass, steel, concrete, and native stone. Widely considered one of Bruder’s best residential designs; the home offers both privacy and sweeping views. A versatile floorplan and “right-sized” spaces make this a forever home. Nearly irreplaceable at today’s costs, this represents an amazing value and opportunity to own an expressively detailed design by the master, “Arizona School” Architect. Every day is a celebration of light, form, material, and a deep connection to nature.
Built using native- site sourced rock, glass, copper, and weathered steel integrating the home into the surrounding desert scape, cantilevered from the rocky hillside.
Inside, the kitchen opens onto the living and dining areas, the laundry and walk-in pantry both have views looking right at the mountain. The kitchen, walk-in pantry, and laundry room all stare into the desert canyon. The decks and gathering spaces offer sweeping views of the Valley as well as Paradise Valley Country Club.
For outdoor entertaining Bruder devised a man-made “cliff-bluff”, a raised patio area that contains the pool and fire-pit looking out to the Phoenix skyline, Camelback’s Praying Monk and the Phoenix Mountains to the North.
Two significant outcroppings of the mountain were left intact, allowing the mountain to extend into the entry way and the primary bathroom’s shower structure as a celebration of nature. The home was a hands-on event with Wendell Burnette (FAIA) serving as project coordinator and construction manager.
At the rear of the home which faces into the mountain’s careful excavation, created a narrow yard area running the full length of the home, a rare find in hillside building.
CAVE CREEK CHARMER
August 3rd, 2023
ORIGINAL OWNER! Don’t let the front deceive you, this home is situated on a large 1/3 acre lot in Tatum Highlands! The backyard features a large play pool with pebble tec finish, travertine backsplash, water features. long covered patio, pavers, firepit, artificial turf and so much more! Plenty of room on the side of the house – you could add an RV gate and park your toys. This beautiful family home has 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and a den downstairs that is perfect for working from home. The kitchen was just remodeled recently with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, kitchen island, quartz countertops, and is light and bright and has a large walk-in pantry. You will enjoy the beautiful real wood floors, and new carpet in the bedrooms. Cave Creek School District and a perfect location, just north of Desert Ridge and City North. Easy commute to the 101 freeway, and many hiking and biking trails nearby at Apache Wash Trailhead. Plenty of storage in the garage with parking for 2 cars, and ample space on the side for bikes, shelves, tools, etc. This home has been meticulously taken care of by the Owner. Put this home on your list as a must see!
Discover unmatched luxury in this 720 sq ft renovated mid-century condo, ingeniously designed to feel twice its size. Architect Hayes McNeil masterfully blends style and function with an ultra-efficient kitchen and built-in platform bed, featuring a dual-view LCD TV. A curtain and hinge door maximize space and flow. The north-facing balcony captivates with city views, thanks to a collapsible sliding glass door that merges indoor and outdoor living. High-end fixtures, Light Rail access, and proximity to trendy restaurants, wine bars, events, and parks make this neighborhood desirable. The Embassy, a mid-century masterpiece with concrete construction and a pool, adds character to the area. Experience spacious high-rise living, brilliantly crafted by architects like McNeil.
Dialogue House – Wendell Burnette Architects
September 27th, 2022
Phoenix offers a handful of signature designs that define contemporary Desert Modern Architecture; this home designed by Wendell Burnette is one of the finest! A piece of contemporary modern architecture newly offered with a price adjustment!
A superb balance of mass, materials, light, scale and perforation perfectly placed on a native landscaped, gentle hillside slope. Wonderfully executed details; a wealth of minutiae to delight the connoisseur in a simple design that offers a carefree and comfortable plan that defines our desert-lifestyle.
Stunning City-views anchor you to the urban hub; the nearby Mountain Preserve panorama calms the soul. The private pool is a sensory experience; providing an enclave that is both dramatic and serene.
The home was carefully renovated and restored in 2012; the new owners painstakingly following the Architect’s vision and direct oversight to co-create the final work as it is today.
The gardens were updated and recreated to naturalize the setting and to allow a seamless connection to the site. Well published and celebrated, this remains a signature design for Mr. Burnette and is widely considered to be an outstanding example of his work.
The Following description was provided by the Architect:
Two volumes of light – one warm and one cool – one projected to the expansive horizon and one toward the canopy of the desert sky. Inspired by John Van Dyke’s ruminations on the phenomena of desert light, specifically “colored air” and “reflected light” in his 1901 book titled The Desert – Further Studies in Natural Appearances, … the Dialogue House is a gestalt instrument for touching the full range and specificity of this light, this “place”- day and night, season to season and year to year.
At the base of Echo Mountain (amidst an eclectic jumble of 1950’s-60’s ranch bungalows), the main living volume is elevated above work, guest, and the car, furthest from the street on a lateral pinwheel brace of charcoal masonry walls that extend cardinally capturing the site. This well-shaded volume is projected south toward the South Mountain and Sierra Estrella mountain ranges far across the Phoenix basin and downtown skyline.
The exterior surfaces of the pinwheel walls as well as the main volume absorb and reflect light akin to the “desert varnish” that coats the volcanic geology of the Phoenix Mountains turning silver, red, purple-brown-black during the day only to collapse into silhouettes at night. Thus, “life after work” is simultaneously supported by the apparent thickness and thinness of light.
The interior of the street volume is plastered cool white, half terrace – half cool water as a retreat from the city within the city where one can only see sky. Wind and water activated light is refracted onto the interior surfaces by day and most dramatically at night, which provides an animated foreground to the skyline and distant horizon beyond.
NOTE: Company relocation, some REQUIRED special forms and terms apply, please inquire for more details. Sellers Relocating- This is your chance to get your clients into this one of a kind Modern piece of ART. Natco, Title will serve as escrow agent as per RELO.
Estate Hacienda Andalusia – Paradise Valley Oasis
February 15th, 2023
Your secret oasis in the heart of Paradise Valley! This pristine, completely renovated gated estate offers exceptional privacy. Modern Interiors & Innovations of today seamlessly blend with Old World Charm. For those who demand elegance and aspire to the best of Desert Living, this home provides the answer.
Inside: Modern details blend old and new with a sense of elegant whimsy coupled with refined shape, form and decor. Massive fireplaces homage to gathering times with friends and family made possible here like no place else. Repetitive arched high windows allow in the light of the morning. Viking and Pro-line appliances outfit the delightful kitchen and combine with all the space you could ever need for gourmet feasts.
Upstairs, the primary suite offers romantic balconies, peaceful views and dual designer baths. Closet space is truly abundant and you’ll never want for storage. A split floorpan with dual primary suites, one up and one down, create inviting spaces that surprise you at every corner. Invite them to stay: The 1200 SF casita will anchor your family & friends to share in the enjoyment of this home, a destination unto itself. While the multi purpose “bunk house” will sleep the whole cowboy crew or easily becomes office, shop or studio.
Outside you’ll fine deep overhangs, and tile covered patios to provide shade from the heat. Lush landscape with mature trees provide a respite, while views are found from the wrap-around porches and patios. You’ll find room for the car enthusiast with two, two-car garages that park four rides in style.
Detailing, from the front entry to the manicured gardens, sweep you away to another time and place. A rock-scape pool with water fall make for resort-style gatherings. Traditional detailing like mud-set tile roofs and mortar washed block makes for an adobe influence that speaks to every old world romantic.
Generous lot, high-style and a mountain view location that includes the coveted”3-C’s Scottsdale Schools: Cherokee, Cocopah, Chaparral. All this at an affordable price seldom seen in Paradise Valley! WOW!
Camelback Mountain Meets Arcadia – George Christiansen Architect
February 13th, 2023
This elevated modern home was designed by none other than Architect George Christensen for one of Phoenix’s most recognizable families. Originally designed for Woody Johnson, owner and founder of the fabled Macayo restaurant, the home is perfectly sited on an elevated lot at the foothills of Camelback Mountain.
The views are sweeping and stunning: from soaring vistas of Camelback Mountain, to a skyline view of city lights, South Mountain and the Papago Buttes, you will be hard pressed to find a better site on this sought after location. Meticulously crafted with lasting quality, the home features custom block construction, timeless limestone veneer, and detailing that includes top-line hardware and lasting details.
The architect placed the home with perfection so that the entry is at once discreet and elegant. A front patio wraps the house and embraces the views; the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. The 2-car garage is hidden from view and the home offers abundant shop and storage space. Once above garage level, the home offers a single level, split floorpan that includes generous rooms, large closets and elegant baths.
The main room is connected to the views both north and south, featuring over-height ceilings and a rhythm of classic geometry that is bold and comforting in scale and function. Timeless limestone flooring in the main living areas anchor space and center it around a gas fireplace. A dining area is a cornerstone to the space, large enough for every feast and special event. The kitchen is a study in efficiency, with center island, eat-in area, and cook’s appliances; a space to delight any chef.
The primary suite is superb, featuring a built in soaking tub and sauna, dual closets and more. A private terrace features an in-ground spa. The plan offers an additional guest rooms, with en-suite baths. An oversized laundry makes for easy living too. Outside you’ll find a mature landscape, with citrus, towering palm trees, privacy hedge and unique desert specimens.
With an “Arcadia meets Camelback” location, this home combines architectural pedigree, unique history, lasting construction and timeless views into a one-of a kind opportunity for elegant desert living!
Spa, jetted tub and sauna “as-is”. Priced for immediate sale, shown by appointment.
PV Area Paradise – Huge Lot!
April 15th, 2023
Discover this exquisite 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath home in the coveted Paradise Valley area. Bask in the sunlit, open floor plan, connecting the spaces effortlessly. A dream kitchen with plenty of storage and up to date appliances is ready for entertaining. The living area features a charming stone fireplace, while recent remodeling adds elegance and modern conveniences. Relax in the large primary bedroom with updated bath. Delight in the backyard diving pool, ideal for entertainment and relaxation, and the spacious cul-de-sac lot for outdoor fun. The meticulously landscaped grounds further elevate the property’s allure, creating a serene sanctuary. Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort in this stunning Paradise Valley haven, where thoughtful design meets sophisticated living. Welcome home!
Camelback Mtn Views + Mid-Century Architecture! 2+ Acre Lot
March 17th, 2023
New to Market!
This amazing Mid-Century Modern home has been completely updated and remodeled to perfection! With roots that reach back to the 1950’s, it was one of the first homes built in this “Heart of Paradise Valley” location. Having received an interesting architectural expansion in 1984 by Architects Roberts-Jones Associates, this home was recently re-crafted and reimagined by Troy Strumpfer with Modern Building and Design.
The highly design-sensitive remodel retained all the essential original detailing and enhanced the spaces for today by incorporating modern design, features and floorplan that makes it completely up-to-date for today’s luxury lifestyle. The 2+ acre view lot offers truly astounding Camelback Mountain views and landscaped desert for privacy.
The block home has been mortar-washed throughout providing an organic texture to the surfaces. Concrete-finished floors unify the spaces and generous glass makes for a superb indoor-outdoor setting. Well-sited on the lot, the home is provided with ample north light and balanced perfectly with doors, patios and overhangs that make it a desert-modern masterwork.
This artful renovation includes a generous open kitchen with all the features that include a center work island with prep-sink, and a separate seating bar that connects guests and owners to all the gourmet action. A hidden walk-in pantry is a delightful touch. Honed marble counters, walnut cabinets and millwork compliment the white spaces and concrete finished floors. Designer lighting throughout retains a mid-century vibe.
The floorpan includes large bedrooms, all with en-suite baths; a glorious owners primary suite complete with sitting area, office, fireplace and a stunning view of Camelback Mountain, the “Praying Monk” and Echo Canyon sunsets. A split-plan 4th bedroom guest suite includes exterior entrance, sink and refrigerator and en-suite 3/4 bath. An adjacent family room offers space for all.
Outside you’ll find a playful pool with cover and sails for shade, a large covered patio with outdoor kitchen and BBQ, and a synthetic lawn perfect for games and play. The detached garage offers dual-entry and parks four cars with ease, plus there’s a large shop/storage space for the creative minded.
The parking area is gated and the front sports a convenient circular drive, perfect for guests and entertaining. The 2+ acre view lot offers truly astounding views and landscaped desert for privacy and expansion.
This is truly an estate setting for the design purist. You simply won’t find another!
The Halas House – Eddie Jones, FAIA
November 2nd, 2022
There are few homes remaining that represent the “Arizona School” of Desert Modern Architecture. The Halas House designed by award-winning, “Master of the Southwest” Architect Eddie Jones, FAIA is one of them! Immaculately kept by the original family, this home is being offered for the first time ever. Featured in many publications, this award-winning home nestles into the hillside of Camelback Mountain hillside offering a quiet, yet expressive design that is delightfully integrated into nature. With commanding views of Paradise Valley, the home offers superb brick masonry, copper construction, simply amazing detailing, and custom steel elements.
Soaring ceilings make the volume feel more spacious and the full-height glass walls bring seamless views and the outdoors in. The main ceiling feature a half-barrel vault in redwood while the custom millwork is outfitted in white oak. Open kitchen offers a plethora of storage and wonderful natural light, a gift of round skylights detail throughout this home. Not a single detail was overlooked in this custom home!
The plan is generous, flexible and perfectly sized; including a great room anchored by the circular masonry fireplace, formal dining and three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms opens into the owners suite for a convenient full office. The second guest room sports it’s own entrance, en-suite bath and built-in fold-down bed, bookcases and private access to the garage. You’ll find an enclosed glass solarium that is the perfect place for morning coffee, complete with a private side patio and a zen-like water feature. Fully sheltered and serene! The owners suite offers every detail from a large step-in closet, completely fitted in oak, to the bath suite complete with shower, soaking tub with views, separate double sinks and direct access to the pool. The sparkling lap pool is perfect-sized and ready for entertaining. There’s even an outdoor shower too!
You’ll never be short for storage with the three car garage, deep cabinets and separate shop/storeroom. The home offers back access off of Valle Vista Road for easy and private garage entry. Out front there’s a circular drive for guests leading up to the stunning arched front walkway. Perfectly sighted, the home is elevated well above street level for quiet spaces and to capture a view corridor that looks across the valley, from Mummy Mountain to Piestewa Peak and beyond! Behind the home is the glorious rock and desert terrain of Echo Canyon, easily enjoyed poolside or at the private entertaining patio below.
This is a rare opportunity that cannot be duplicated! Pride of continuous ownership is evident in this home and absolutely un-replicated anywhere near the asking price. This home will be shown strictly by appointment.
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Bon Vie Modern at its Best!
June 24th, 2023
Modern living at its finest! Complete remodel done exceptionally by Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe. This hidden condo development right in the heart of Scottsdale contained this gem of a home with everything you would desire and close to all the amenities one needs. Truly a lock and leave, with just enough cabinetry, open floorplan, luxurious relaxing bath and right sized bedrooms with everything one needs. Ground one level unit with a generous patio makes this truly desirable. Minimal design, natural materials, soft lighting, custom millwork come together to make the perfect environment to spend your days in. Walk out your door and in minutes you’re at the theatre, museum, or some of the best restaurants in Arizona – all without stepping foot in your car! This is a true one of a kind at a one of a kind price!