Phoenix Home & Garden, September 2015
A Paradise Valley home recreates 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.
Its antique ceiling beams, aged architectural elements and patinated surfaces stood out as authentic in an era when faux Tuscan style dominated.
Over the ensuing years, the owners took great pleasure in their abode, adding to their collections of art, books and decorative trinkets, and welcoming friends and family for grand functions.
But as much as they loved the look and feel of the large house, their needs changed, and recently, they decided to build a new home.
Not wanting to let go of the beauty and comfort that surrounded them, they called in the same team and tasked them with one request: to re-create their private haven on a smaller scale, but this time make it even better than before.
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 of Karen Rapp Interiors; and Oz Architects.
September 2015 Article by Rebecca L. Rhoades, Photography by Scott Sandler
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