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Dressing the Ranch
By Drew Limsky | April 12, 2017

“This is the cool thing about Arcadia,” says Austin King, principal of Rafterhouse, which specializes in homebuilding in the distinctive neighborhood. “Phoenix had a population boom in the postwar...

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On the Edge
By Riki Altman-Yee | April 12, 2017

Like many American dreams, the story behind this stunning 10,000-square-foot home nestled to the southeast of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve has roots overseas. It started when a local developer visited a New York furniture...

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Golden Rule
By Carey Sweet | April 12, 2017

Featuring multiple folding glass doors opening to expansive patios, a lavish outdoor kitchen, a swim-up stone veranda in the center of a sparkling negative-edge pool and even a dedicated space for lawn games, it is no surprise...

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Sense of Space
By Riki Altman-Yee | April 12, 2017

The modern open floor plan, especially when complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking landscape views, tops the wish lists of many American homebuyers. They likely don’t realize legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright...

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Putting on the Ritz
By Carey Sweet | October 19, 2016

It’s not surprising that the The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley project commands a $2 billion price tag. The new luxury residential and retail community currently underway sits...

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First Resort
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 19, 2016

A North Scottsdale home designed by architect Mark Sever makes it easy to think you’re relaxing in one of Arizona’s fabled resorts. There are water features, fire pits, a...

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Auto Play
By Carey Sweet | October 19, 2016

It’s just the finishing touch every owner of a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio dreams of. The new Village at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley sports a hydraulic lift that chariots automobiles in and out of a three-car basement space called, cleverly...

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More Than Zero
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 19, 2016

Ed Gorman practically leaps out of a white lounge chair in the model living room of MZ, his ultramodern condo project in downtown Scottsdale, to point out details like the...

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Dramatic Entrance
By Bonnie Davidson | October 19, 2016

Fifty-two panes of thick, triple-laminated glass and 16 fin-shape beams made of carbon fiber—a superlightweight, superstrong material most often used in the aerospace industry and the construction of Formula One race cars...

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Urban Dream
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 17, 2016

“I’m from Texas,” explains interior designer Beth McGehee, “and in Texas, all the houses are one level and spread way out, just like they are here in Arizona.”

So when McGehee was invited to design a...

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Soft Modernism
By Nora Burba Trulsson | October 17, 2016

There were many elements the owners liked when they first saw their Paradise Valley home: the easygoing, three-bedroom floor plan, ideal for visits from grown children and young grandchildren; the home’s modernist architecture,...

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Artsy Abode
By Riki Altman-Yee | October 17, 2016

Though having an open-concept floor plan might be a top priority for many of today’s home buyers, Ingrid and Robert Wimmer knew the more walls they had, the happier they would be. With 40 mostly museum-quality artworks in their possession...

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