Joie de Vivre

A new “Old World” elegance breathes life into one of Desert Star Construction’s Scottsdale, Arizona residences. Created to cultivate the romance of the rural Mediterranean, the home infuses elements of whimsical lightness with enhanced structural design that floats effortlessly between purposeful functionality and unassuming comfort.

Within the entrance hall, the fragrance of desert flora rises up from limestone treads that frame an intimate terrace, perfect for welcoming family and friends. Just beyond is a pétanque court overlooking the sparkling Phoenix metropolitan cityscape below, inviting you to feel like you’ve landed in Provence to indulge in a leisurely afternoon of lawn games and refreshments.

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Additional areas for entertaining include shaded verandas, dining area, expansive game room, cozy wine cellar, pool and spa, which are integrated throughout the property for the enjoyment of the homeowners and their guests.

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Every room flawlessly flows into one another, as the residence is built on a hillside that allows the residence to contour the natural formation of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountain foothills. Architectural spaces expand and retract seamlessly from the celestial ceiling expanding over the living room where generations of family members come together to the private reading rooms that preserve the intimacy of a glass of wine shared between life partners.

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A MODERN tradition

Adorning the home in addition to refined finishes and furnishings are thoughtfully reclaimed materials retrieved from Europe, such as limestone, French oak, glass and iron, which have been transformed into exquisite doors, fountains, stairways and fireplaces.

Garage at the Larsen Residence in Scottsdale, AZ. Architecture and interior design by Oz Architects.

best of both worlds

At the request of the homeowners, Team DSC® incorporated a heightened level of energy efficiency within the home’s structure that enhances the sustainability of the residence without compromising its superior design quality. Geothermal heating and cooling technology are just one of the many sustainable features deployed in the home, where a ground source heat pump system utilizing ten closed loop ground wells has been hidden beneath the driveway. While keeping the standards of LEED for Homes in mind, Team DSC® achieved without compromise the homeowners’ desire for tastefully sophisticated sustainable living.

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