Spanish Colonial Style

Spanish Colonial Style home - PHX Cover Jan 2002

phx-mag-cover-jan-2002Spanish Colonial Style

Phoenix Home & Garden, January 2002

 

This house is built in the Paradise Valley Farms area, a rural enclave of two-acre lots in the heart of Scottsdale.

This home was the first one to be rebuilt and the intimate scale of the home addressed the context of 1960 ranch style homes originally found in this neighborhood.

The house has a comfortable, historically correct scale to it and is articulated with restrained detail to evoke the best of what Spanish Colonial design is all about.

Dubbed the house of a hundred arches the arcades that protect the home from the harsh phoenix sun were inspired from the Royal Palms Hotel that the owner loves so much.

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Master Suite Spa Patio

Nov 1990 cover of Phoenix Home & Garden:

 

Nov 1990 cover of Phoenix Home & Garden - master spa suite patioMaster Suite Spa Patio

Phoenix Home & Garden, November 1990

 

A restful, soothing ambiance prevails in “Tres Olivos,” as the master suite spa patio just off the master bedroom has been dubbed.

Shaded by three gnarled olive tress and paved in weather borgata brick, the patio is large enough to encompass a bubbly spa and several comfortable chaises and armchairs.

Adoquin stone was used to dress the banco, repeating the theme of the master bath, and then embellished with sage green tile and more borgata brick.

The rich colors of Mexico in the Indian tile mural framed in carved wood give the banco area a strong focal point.

The furnishings’ and accessories’ rustic looks complement the time-worn feeling of the space, and the greyed-green colors extend the tones of the master suite out of doors.

Pictured: Karen Rapp, Karen Rapp Interiors.

Resources: New Directions in Landscape Architecture, Karen Rapp Interiors

 

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Showhouse Entry Court

PHG Nov 1989 Cover Designers Showhouse

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Phoenix Home & Garden, November 1989

 

Pasenla Bien

After crossing a stone bridge spanning a deep arroyo, guests to the home are drawn to the shaded archway entry court, a cool contrast to the surrounding desert.

Setting the mood for a peaceful retreat are antique “santos” offering welcome and, perhaps, benediction.

A tall cacti echoes the ceiling height and adds a sense of drama, while the antique wood bench and table and rebar chair repeat the materials in the massive entry doors, while still offering an intimate seating area.

The French fabric, through its pattern and colors, complements the desert landscape and Moroccan style of the home.

Designers pictured: Jeninifer Beresfor, Casa el Encanto, and Karen Rapp, Karen Rapp Interiors.

 

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The Drama of Granite

PHG 1986 Cover - Drama of Granite feat Karen Rapp

PHG 1986 Cover - Drama of Granite feat Karen RappThe Drama of Granite

Phoenix Home & Garden, August 1986

 

Interior Designers Don Brady and Karen Rapp were featured in the “Best of the West” Kitchens 1986 article called “The Drama of Granite.”

 

Article by Nora Burba; Photography by Larry Pacilio

 

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Rustic Master Suite

Phoenix Home and Garden Cover Sept 1985

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Phoenix Home & Garden, September 1985

 

“The Natural”

Crisp white linens, rough-hewn textures and cool tile make this rustic master suite a refreshing retreat.

Using a pine pole bed as a centerpiece, designers Karen Rapp and Don Brady of Don Brady Associates created a rustic look for this bedroom.

 

By Nora Burba, Photography by Mark Boisclair

Resources: Don Brady, Karen Rapp

 

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