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Hearts of the Home
By Nora Burba Trulsson and Riki Altman-Yee | October 2, 2018

Peak Style
Bold architecture frames a Phoenix kitchen.

Architect Cavin Costello of The Ranch Mine distilled the iconic...

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The Treasured Life
By David M. Brown | October 2, 2018

A master-suite chandelier and a foyer mirror from one owner’s childhood in the Midwest. An antique walnut dining room table from her partner’s former Paradise Valley home.

Reclaimed wood, bricks and limestone from...

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Minimalist Impact
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 2, 2018

When an Oregon couple decided to relocate to the desert of North Scottsdale, they envisioned their future home to be a place to celebrate art and music, gather friends and family, and enjoy the arid setting. They also wanted a...

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Something Old, Something New
By Riki Altman-Yee | October 2, 2018

In an era when reproductions are a dime a dozen, it is especially refreshing to be surrounded by decor steeped in history, both at work and at home. Just ask Louise Cummings McDermott,the owner of Antiquities...

Iris Apfel

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Clone of Iris Apfel in Living Color
By Phebe Wahl | October 2, 2018

 

“I love what I do,” declares Iris Apfel. “I’m passionate about it, so I guess that’s a good energy feeder.” Earlier this year, the 96-year-old partnered...

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Bella The Ball
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 2, 2018

With a hillside location on Paradise Valley’s Mummy Mountain, resortlike amenities and 20,000 square feet of luxurious space, Bella Paradiso—as this estate is called—is an entertainer’s dream.

The six-...

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Dream World
By Stephanie Davis Smith | October 1, 2018

Light streaming through grooved slats of wood to resemble a forest’s canopy, copious greenery tucked into overhangs, mossy AstroTurf tiles intermixed with smooth alabaster flooring—in true California living style, the...

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Built to Last
Laura Eckstein Jones | October 1, 2018

 

Why was Knoll considered revolutionary when it launched in the late ’30s?
Hans and Florence Knoll and their many...

Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture Mitschele’s Landscape

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Compass to Camelback
By David M. Brown | April 4, 2018

Linda and Dave Lange grew up viewing Camelback Mountain. Today, their views are even better.

Dramatically sited on an acre in Paradise Valley, their new, one-level custom abode looks south toward the Valley landmark,...

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The Constant Gardener
By Nora Burba Trulsson | April 4, 2018

In 1999, Steve Martino designed a subtle, desertcentric landscape for a newly built modern home in Paradise Valley, including patio areas, fountains and plantings dense with mesquites, ironwoods and palo verdes. Nearly two...

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Outside In
By Nora Burba Trulsson | April 4, 2018

At Kristina Floor and Chris Brown’s Paradise Valley home, birds gather in the entry courtyard to splash in a subtle, Zen-like water feature shaded by the gnarled branches of ironwood trees. Their cat darts through an open glass pivot door,...

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