Old World inspiration and modern finishes crescendo in this elegantly blended Italian Villa – a Paradise Valley estate that is sophisticated enough to rival the world’s finest resorts yet comfortable enough to be a sanctuary of relaxation and surrender.
From a true partnership of homeowner, builder, architect, interior designer, artisans and crafts-professionals, this Arizona custom home’s aura of “Old World” authenticity is linked with contemporary design like a perfect romance where opposites attract.
The roof is seen covered with reclaimed tiles, wood planks on the living room ceiling hail from a Chicago meat packing plant, and wooden trusses in the kitchen are imported from France. Within the same space are sleek furnishings, plaster walls and a neutral color scheme helping to reinforce the rustic, Mediterranean feel of the architecture while advancing the home into the 21st century and beyond.
The Paradise Valley residence is designed for indoor-outdoor living, giving one the feeling of being on vacation while still being able to indulge in the comforts of home. A sparkling centerpiece pool, luxurious guest casita and a seamless mix of lawns, water features, gardens and vineyards are peppered throughout the property. An upstairs loggia allows for distant views of mountains and city lights at night, while a 13th century stone fireplace reclaimed from a French chateau provides warmth in the winter.
In keeping with Desert Star Construction’s tradition of sustainable construction, the residence’s structure has a solid cooling structure using Rastra insulated concrete forms, a material made from recycled Styrofoam and concrete. This feature is a contemporary, energy-efficient answer to original methods such as clay or stone.
The legacy of excellence held dear to Team DSC® runs deep with Valley Vista. The Meek family has been honored to steward the home’s original construction as well as two major renovations, with Gerald Meek, Jerry Meek, and Jeremy Meek (three generations of builders) directly involved with stewarding the evolution of this one-of-a-kind residence to become the masterpiece it is today.