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.
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.
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.