Once upon a time, the Shangri-La Resort was a jewel in the heart of Paradise Valley, AZ. When a private family acquired the historic grounds, they worked closely with Team DSC® to transform this precious gem into their own paradise on earth.

Staying true to the DSC commitment to community giving and sustainability, the majority of the resort’s furniture, appliances, and plumbing fixtures were donated to a local shelter, while every tree was boxed and cacti salvaged for reuse on the new residence. Throughout the construction phase, guests would come by the property wanting to stay at the former resort. DSC President Jerry Meek would take the time to greet them personally and offer them a salvaged brick as a souvenir.

Now a Santa Barbara-style dwelling illuminates the ambience of the pristine Arizona desert surroundings. Elements of the early 1930s and 1940s California architecture feature hand troweled Venetian plaster walls and integral colored concrete floors. Exposed wood beams, cantera stone fireplaces, and a parlor-inspired living room accentuate a casual, yet sophisticated western spirit.

Proving they have earned the privilege of being your Builder for Life®, Desert Star Construction has been invited a total of three times to enhance the unique beauty of the Shangri-La estate. From the very first build to a complete remodel, DSC is right there making sure you live happily ever after.

With special thanks to our Clients and:
Architect – CCBC Architects
Interiors – Sharon Snabely & Vallone Design
Lighting – Creative Designs in Lighting
Photography – Mark Boisclair