Originally designed in 1956 by Architect Blaine Drake, this Mid-Century Modern home has been carefully re-envisioned in 2010 with unifying design and thoughtful additions by Architect Jack Black, AIA. Completely updated, this home offers a wealth of high-design features in a turn-key package for the discerning buyer.
Inside you’ll find the original Drake design elements of the home celebrated and artfully incorporated into the design by Black. Unifying flooring and details make this home ready for the next century with completely modernized systems, up-to-date features and an integrated design sense.
Retaining the original entry door, the 8x8x16 “solider” patterned concrete block was sandblasted to provide texture and to blend new with old. Vaulted ceilings and offset pivot doors open the outdoors connecting you to the yard, landscape and views. Painted block remains in the original bedrooms for a period feel and the home provides you with the original Master repurposed for an ultimate en-suite guest room. Two guest baths feature imported Italian fixtures, large open showers and modern ceramic and glass tile.
The original fireplace hearth anchors the home while the exposed center beam provides a signature vaulted ceiling and 12 feet of pivot doors expand the living room to the exterior patios. Rich natural cherry floors draw the eye across the space and allow for the warmth of the sophisticated material to compliment the modern interior. Virtually the entire home has been reglazed with tinted, dual-pane, mill-finished aluminum windows.
The kitchen opens to the family room for a connection to guests and the outdoor views. Designed for serious cooking and entertaining, top of the line appliances include Thermador oven and 6-burner gas cooktop, built-in Viking fridge and quartz composite counters. This space includes a wonderful seated island with work space galore. You’ll also find a wine cooler and amazing storage throughout.
The comfortable family room offers a built-in desk/casual dining table, excellent storage and a wood and metal entertainment center featuring surround-sound wiring and a stainless steel clad fireplace. Tile floors make living easy and double doors open to the patio for alfresco dining and casual gatherings.
The Master Suite addition offers a spa-like bath, a built-in desk plus a separate office alcove, oversized walk-in closet and a direct connection to the views and yard through full-glazed double doors and windows. A subtle vertical fireplace adds visual warmth and romance; matching concrete block adds texture and design continuity. A pet-door allows your furry friends easy access to the secure yard.
The bath will astound you with Zen-like beauty and clarity of design: skylights provide natural light to the oversized dual vanity sinks featuring natural wood cabinets and stone top. A large oval soaking tub is framed by an innovative custom wood and plaster wall; a full length glass double shower features a private view to the outdoors.
The yard is a complete respite from the world offering a perfectly placed Pebble Tec pool which follows the lines of the house, modern sculptural steel water feature, ample patios and built-in BBQ. Desert landscape includes a mature specimen Joshua tree, synthetic turf lawn and a gas fire ring for warm gatherings on cool desert nights. You’ll find exterior lighting throughout including era-perfect vintage globe post lamps. Stunning views of Camelback Mountain and the “praying monk” are available day and night. The enclosed yard is dog friendly.
This “Heart of Paradise Valley” location offers a glorious view of the surrounding mountains. Well-sited for privacy, you’ll enjoy all the benefits that Paradise Valley has to offer. Easy access to the world class resorts and dining experiences. A walker’s dream, you will find access to trails, parks and bike paths.
This home is offered for the first time and is shown by appointment. NEW TO MARKET!