The residence, an enchanting Craftsman-style affair, appears to be plucked straight out of Phoenix’s historic Arcadia neighborhood thanks to its traditional facade. Complete with a low-pitched gabled roof, tapered columns and stone accents, its casual bungalow style gels surprisingly well with its surrounding North Scottsdale neighborhood because it was designed to meet the strict building guidelines of the desert community. Click on the article or read more here: Phoenix Home and Garden November 2015 – A New American Classic … Read More
LEED for Homes Accredited Professional and DSC Sustainability Programs Manager Jeremy Meek provided additional information about net-zero energy residences in the article “Applying Net-Zero Energy At Home” featured with the Trend Watch article “The Pursuit of Zero” in the September 2015 issue of Phoenix Home and Garden. Click on the article or read the digital exclusive here: Phoenix Home and Garden September 2015 Digital Exclusive To read the original feature article in the magazine, CLICK HERE.
Throughout the process of building and designing a new home, our own team’s greatest successes have been created using a powerful set of tools. What we have found is that these tools apply not only to building homes but to many other aspects of our personal and professional lives. Click on the article or read more here: Portfolio Magazine – Tools of the Trade
A Paradise Valley home re-creates favorite spaces while increasing sustainability. Fifteen years ago, a team of some of the best industry professionals came together to design and build a house that would set the standard for luxury Valley residences for years to come. Dubbed the A-Team by the homeowners, the creative group included builder Jerry Meek and his crew at Desert Star Construction; interior designer and Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner Karen Rapp; and … Read More
Builder Jerry Meek and his team worked with a timeless amalgam of materials and finishes, including hand-hewn and reclaimed ceiling beams and antique limestone fireplaces important from France to cozy up spaces. Painstakingly sourced architectural salvage, such as antique doors, vintage hardware, old windows, and weathered shutters, contributes a familiar sense of age. Custom millwork, creamy plaster walls, and reclaimed flooring – some wood, some stone – underscore the home’s comforting patinaed aesthetic. Click on the article … Read More
Design trends today are about layout, space usage, wide open spaces, large rooms, white, bright. That is all becoming a mainstay in terms of the design of homes right now, shares Jerry Meek. Click on the article or read more here: Walt Danley Realty: Portfolio Magazine – What’s Trending Now
Additional images and information about the construction of the pool in the article “Making a Splash” as featured in the July issue of Phoenix Home and Garden. Click on the article or read the digital exclusive here: Phoenix Home and Garden July 2015 Digital Exclusive To read the feature article in the magazine, CLICK HERE.
Hidden from street view, this 99-by-33 foot pool with an 80 foot long infinity edge is a stunning addition to its mountainside locale. To make his dream a reality, the owner engaged Desert Star Construction of Scottsdale. The firm had already impressed him with its quality of work during a renovation of the house two years prior. Click on the article or read more here: Phoenix Home and Garden July 2015
Arizona sunshine attracts wintertime visitors, migrating birds, and now, a new breed of energy-efficient homes. Net-zero energy (NZE) homes are popping up throughout the Valley, and unless someone points one out to you, you might not even recognize it. Click on the article or read more here: Phoenix Home and Garden Special Edition 2015 – Contemporary Southwest Style
Homeowners who understand the real value of sustainability have learned to see the big picture. They realize that when such features are fully considered, the rewards could end up more than paying for the investment, proving that your sustainable home can be truly valuable in more ways than one. Click on the article or read more here: ARA9 – Value in Sustainability