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Blue And White Rooms

The spectacular waters of the South Pacific or Côte d'Azur aren’t the only places where taking in the bluest of blues is possible—just ask builder G M Hunt, architect Clay Scrivner, and designer Terese Messin who brought 6151 Caballo from conception to reality. One of Paradise Valley’s most sought after estates, this 1.4 privately gated home is adorned in the shades of sapphire, agate, and topaz at every turn. From the cabinetry in the butlers pantry, to the walls of the game room, to the accents of the dining room—6151 Caballo owns the designation for colorful home of the year. But the centerpiece of this blue-roomed beauty isn’t a room at all, it’s the translucent turquoise fluidity of the luxurious, lawn-bordered pool.

It is not every day you see a blue butler's pantry, then again it is not every day you see a butler's pantry as impressive as this one. Perfectly set up for the pampered chef or hostess to entertain your guests properly. 

Classic colors are timeless, especially eye-catching at 4635-Ocotillo. Associated with the elements of nature that we think of as ever present: rock stone, pebbles, marble or granite. It catches your attention, it's an ultimate accessory to compliment your home. 

Indoor Dining Experiences

The most expensive meals almost always take place amidst the glitz and glam of high-society, be it a charity gala at the Ritz-Carlton, or an executive dinner hosted at some Michelin-starred restaurant.

But the most memorable meals (and quite frankly, the most important) are the ones that take place amidst the residual comforts of home…Your home. 

The place you spend irreplaceable hours with children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers, and sisters. 

If the home is where the heart is, the dining room table is where its rhythmic beat originates from. 

From intimate breakfast nooks, to grand Mahogany tables, indoor dining spaces are those that bring us closer together with friends, family, and the people we care most dearly about.

If you’re looking to see what it really means to dine in both comfort and style while at home, step inside the indoor dining experiences of these luminous Arizona properties

9701 E Happy Valley Road

With nearly 4.5 acres and more than 9,000 square feet, 9701 E Happy Valley Road isn’t short on elbow room, least of all in the main dining area. While other luxury dining rooms struggle to subdue their ostentatious airs, this one is intentionally muted akin to an upscale Italian farmhouse. It is simultaneously rustic and refined, casual and ceremonial, with rich exposed wood and carefully crafted wrought-iron features. Open glass views from the hallways allow the decorative outdoor grounds to be a part of every meal. Like all the other rooms in this home, the dining room is accented with patio access in case guests would like to congregate outdoors before dinner is served. 

10040 Happy Valley

Kitchen is more than just a place to prepare and cook food, it is a statement piece that brings out the home decor and multi-purpose islands that will allow you to cook away as you enjoy company of your friends with a glass of wine while tossing a salad with champagne vinaigrette. A great example of a luxury kitchen with purpose is the kitchen found in the this home. The dining room easily provides an elegant setting for a family dinner any day of the week, a dinner party to celebrate occasions, or a house filled holiday dinner with all of the fixings.

4635 E Ocotillo

Why settle for one indoor dining space, when two is twice as nice? Two not quite enough?—might as well add a third. For elegant affairs, the main meal must be served in the formal dining room, where expansive glass doors allow natural light and jaw-dropping views of Camelback Mountain to pour in. When the diners number five or less make it an intimate seating beneath a flowering wrought-iron chandelier and domed brick boveda ceiling. And when the meal looks to be highly casual—think bowls of cereal before that round of golf at the country club—the kitchen island with high-back barstools is the perfect venue. 

6448 El Sendero

Admittedly, it’s difficult to dine indoors at 6448 El Sendero, but that difficulty has nothing to do with the construction of the house. Kingly views of the acacia-speckled valley floor far below coupled with idyllic year-round weather make outdoor dining the preferred option at this particular residence. But when the occasion calls for it, El Sendero is as well suited to play the role of indoor host as any house in Careefree. Besides, the extensive use of floor to ceiling glass throughout the house makes inside feel like out, anyways. 

6151 Caballo

Deliciously prepared, all-natural meals aren’t meant to be enjoyed under the intense glare of artificial lighting. They are meant to be enjoyed amidst the backdrop of an early morning sunrise, or early evening sunset. Most luxury architects overlook this reality in the design of residential indoor dining spaces, but 6151 Caballo Drive architect Clay Scrivner did not. Pane upon pane of classically cut glass adorns mullioned French doors, skylights, and windows to ensure the perfection of nature’s illumination brings out the perfection of your meal. 

Outdoor Dining Experiences

In Arizona, the art of outdoor dining is not one to overlook. It is an integral element of Southwestern culture, and an indispensable part of the privilege of living in seasonal serenity.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall—the weather is always right for an al fresco dining experience. 

So, what’s on the menu tonight? 

4635 E Ocotillo

When visitors arrive at 4635 E Ocotillo, they tend to be speechless—the signature views of Camelback have that effect on people. Eventually, your guests will stop gazing at the imposing aura of the mountains in the distance, giving you the opportunity to walk them towards the open-air dining area just off the kitchen. Here they can enjoy the fragrances of rosemary and white rose while sipping the cocktail of their choice. In the springtime, it’s the perfume of orange and pear blossoms that enhance the dinnertime air. 

9701 E Happy Valley

At 9701 E Happy Valley, no one ever dines al fresco alone—Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain join the table during every meal. As you sit beneath a gazebo entwined with the vines of honeysuckle, allow the rich aromas of the desert to consume your olfactory senses—there’s acacia, prickly-pear, and jasmine in the air. When the meal is through, take a measured pace as you make your way barefoot through carpeted lawn en-route to the house…or maybe the pool? 

15883 N 107th Place

Walking into 15883 N 107th Place, it might be hard to see the outdoor dining potential at first glance. The home owns a decidedly chic interior design that suggests to occupants a life lived indoors is a life lived best. But that suggestion slips silently away as soon as the backdoor swings open, revealing a quietly enclosed patio space, perfectly suited for an early-evening, fireside meal. Dine in peace knowing the only interruption to the conversation will be the silent departure of the setting sun.  

6448 E EL Sendero

An elevated home should offer an elevated outdoor dining experience, and where some of the homes in Carefree might miss, 6448 E El Sendero Road delivers without equivocation. Transition from inside to out with irreplaceable ease. Retractable wall of glass in the great room make walking out to the barbecue an effortless venture. When the cooking on the grill is complete, sit down with friends and family to enjoy the fruits of your labor. From the table, enjoy an oasis-like immersion as your eyes transition from the glittering water of the infinity pool, to the rust-clad earth of the desert valley far below.  

More interested in a casual cocktail than a full-meal? Pull back the glass sliding doors, open the wall of windows, and take a seat with that special someone at the wet bar. Even though you’re technically inside, it won’t feel like it. This is, without question, the best bar in Carefree

10040 Happy Valley

An outdoor dining experience adds a special touch to any course. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains and golf courses from this privacy filled home, strategically located in an exclusively guard-gated community of Desert Highlands. This home caters to the ideal Scottsdale indoor-outdoor lifestyle and offers all the right features designed to entertain with expansive living areas.

6151 Caballo

With 1.4 acres of privately-gated property—there’s more than enough room at 6151 Caballo to throw a lavish outdoor party or host an intimate dinner for two. Step through the stately arches of glass French-doors to the backyard where the stainless-steel barbeque awaits your master griller’s touch. Rather see the stars whilst sharing conversation and sipping an aperitif? Do so amidst the privacy of the sprawling lawns, backlit by Mummy Mountain Views and accented with the scents of lavender, rose, and orange blossom.

Sleek Bathrooms

Admittedly, the word bathroom isn’t sexy. It lacks the allure of foyer, and is devoid of the majesty associated with something like the great room.

But for the owners of a luxury home, there is no room other than perhaps the kitchen that is as important.

A true master bath—like the ones sampled below—is the desire of many. A place for indulgent flair and incomparable—a space that’s more spa like.

It is an in-home oasis for that perfect start to the day, or the ideal wrap-up to the night.

6151 Caballo
When architect Clay Scrivner sat down to sketch this Paradise Valley masterpiece, he and the homeowners clearly had a theme in-mind—unencumbered lux. In line with that theme, one of the first design decisions involved the planning of his and her bathrooms in the master suite. Linked by a sleek laundry room, the bathrooms’ own stylish amenities reflective of their masculine and feminine dispositions. On his—rich brunette cabinetry, paired with boldly patterned stone floor and steam shower. On hers—a lovely vanity, and generous amounts of art-glass lend give the space a distinctly female flair, and a walk-in marble-tiled shower make every early AM-rinse feel like a trip to the spa.

4635 E Ocotillo
Whether prepping for cocktails with friends or a black-tie gala, the ornate fixtures, open design plan, and generous vanities make this the ideal bathroom for getting ready. Yes, 4635 E Ocotillo Road, has many delights across its 1.14 acres, but none are as personal and pleasing as the master bath. A spacious tub, with window overlooking the verdant yard is the centerpiece of the room, granting bathers their own slice of Versailles. Steal a soak with a glass of sauvignon blanc whilst reading the book du jour, or—if preferred—step into the steam shower for a bathing experience that is just shy of divine. 

9701 E Happy Valley
When the time has come to walk away from the expansive living room and retire for the evening, don’t just go to bed—unwind in a master bath even The Four Seasons would be jealous of. Enjoy a steamy soak in this luxury tub, while viewing the flickering flames of a soul-warming fire dancing just outside in the privately-walled meditation area. Designed for the discerning, and delivered for the distinguished, the master bath at 9701 E Happy Valley is unlike any other. The photos say what words can’t. 

Signature Swimming Pools

In the sphere of high-end Arizona living, nothing makes more of a profound statement than the pool—it is a feature no desert property should be without. Be it spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the pool is a main attraction in Arizona—a place for kids to play, houseguests to gawk, and owners to unwind with wine and setting sun. 

In Arizona, the pool is more than a place to sneak away for a dip—it Is an escape in the truest sense of the word. An avenue for the imagination to travel anywhere it wants to be—from the white sand beaches French Riviera to the aqua-marine waters of Santorini—simply by stepping outside. 

No homes better capture the significance a pool brings to a southwestern property than the three fantastic examples featured below. 

When Architect Clay Scrivner, and designer Terese Messin sat down to sketch out the future of 6151 Caballo, they left nothing to chance. Every element of the home has been meticulously planned, including the pristine turquoise waters of the pool. Just steps from both the guesthouse and main house, this is less swimming pool and more swimming experience, equally suited to accommodate early morning laps or late-night parties. Pay special note to the tower water feature—the perfect place to momentarily escape the summer sun without having to abandon the tranquility of the water. 

An exclusive and enviable amenity, the pool at 10040 Happy Valley offers a spalike level of recreation that transforms a residence from the spectacular to the sublime. Today’s residential indoor pools are far from ordinary. Whatever the weather forecast, a pool at this prestigious North Scottsdale location ensures year-round enjoyment, a world away from nature’s mercurial elements.

As North Scottsdale properties go, 9701 E Happy Valley's pool checks every box—scenic views of Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain from every angle, a generous spa ideally suited for entertainment, and the acoustics of falling water to set a decidedly relaxed mood. Designed by the well-renowned Gary Gietz, this isn’t just another swimming hole—it is a Sapphire in liquid form. An idyllic example of what all luxury homeowners should aspire for when considering a pool for their home. 

At 4635 E Ocotillo Road you will find an utterly inviting water-filled oasis enveloped in verdant lawn. A place to lean back with a frigid glass of lemon-infused Perrier and take-in the stunning landscape, a landscape highlighted by imposing views of Camelback Mountain. If traditional relaxation isn’t in the itinerary, simply use this emerald-cut masterpiece for some exercise by churning out lap after lap during the early morning hours.  

Work Hard. Spaces That are Dynamic and Engaging

Rather than endure the inconvenience of converting the family room or kitchen counter into a portable office every weekend, consider creating a space where the sole purpose is promotion and cultivation of deep, uninterrupted work. 

These spaces need not be boring, blasé venues that commonly come to mind at the behest of the word “office”—they can be dynamic and engaging, built for both high-function and high-aesthetic. For insight into what such a space might look like, examine the four magnificently-made studies below.

With a commanding view of the primary entrance—a courtyard complete with wedding-white roses and stone-clad greenery—the primary study of 6151 Caballo is a space for truly inspiring work. Featuring custom millwork and meticulous stylings, everything about this home’s unique character is personified within the study. Just off the primary study, an air condition solarium. When pressing pause on the workday becomes necessary, the solarium is an ideal place to recharge. The secondary study is equally inspiring but decidedly different than its main counterpart. Airy wood walls with a captivating grain make it an easy environment to sit and work, while a garden-view greenhouse window offers the mind a place to wander in search of much needed inspiration. 

With 1.14 acres of courtyards, antique water features, and sensational gardens, 4635 E Ocotillo is a property where the temptation to escape outside can overwhelm even the most focused workers. To account for this, architects designed this home with two studies—one for deep, reclusive work and another for tasks that require less-than-complete attention. The former is a classic space where richly finished wood is the unapologetic theme. Warm, walnut flooring meshes masterfully with paneled walls and custom-designed bookshelves. The latter space is conveniently located in the very heart of the home, simultaneously open to the kitchen, family room, and guest wing. Its signature?—an unobstructed view of the main courtyard . Open the window to enjoy the soothing sounds of the main water feature or to bask in the perfume of fragrant blooms.

At first glance, the grounds of 9701 East Happy Valley Road seem built exclusively with play in-mind, but a closer examination reveals a delicately hidden reality—it is ideally suited for the contempletive life. Should anything else be expected from the brillaint mind of builder Gary Gietz? The flagship of this quiet contemplation is of course the study. Academically designed and artfully assembled, the study offers hand-carved wood finishes, black walnut floors, and signature views of the desert beyond. Read or work with ease as the soothing sounds from the terraced fountain outside flutter through the window with ease. 

Those who can afford to live in North Scottsdale know exactly what it takes to get to the top—a lot of hard work. But it’s not always realistic to keep that work confined to the boundaries of the office downtown, and that’s why having an at-home study like the one at 10040 Happy Valley Road is absolutely essential. Let no work go undone in this masterfully designed fortress of solitude. When the work for the day is done and it’s finally time to play, sneak outside for a quick 18 along the Jack Nicklaus signature desert golf course.  

Great Golf and Classic Cars | Defining Pillars of Greater Phoenix


When it comes to identifying locales for truly world class golf, few—if any—can compare to Greater Phoenix. Arizona’s poshest urban community offers world-class and sensational golf courses. Everywhere you turn, there are fairways and greens worthy of some of the most prestigious signatures in the history of the game; Nicklaus, Palmer, Faldo.

What makes Greater Phoenix such a sensational option? 

  • 300+ days of sunshine
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Proximity to a large international airport
  • Extensive access to luxury amenities

And those are just the BIG reasons—there are lots of little reasons Greater Phoenix doubles as a fantastic golfing getaway. But not all who come to Greater Phoenix for golf do so with the intent of making it a temporary stay. Many seek permanent residence in America’s golfing mecca. And for those who do, a pair of properties deserve thoughtful consideration.

The first, 10040 Happy Valley Road, is positioned in the exclusive Desert Highlands community, and perched next to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, an 18-hole Gary Panks putting course, and the prestigious Highlands Racquet Club with its 13 courts, and 7,000 square foot Wellness Center. This is a cleanly lined, custom-built home that owns striking views of Pinnacle Peak.

The second, 19790 N 84th Way, is built into the master plan community of The Retreat at Grayhawk, and is just a stone’s throw from the Grayhawk Golf Club. Future owners will be able to go for casual strolls across miles and miles of walking trails, intermittently stopping to tee off on any one of Grayhawk’s 36 holes. Unlike other homes in the area that place an emphasis on desert flora, this home caters to those interested in lush, resort-styled grounds.

But a move to Greater Phoenix offers golfing aficionados more than a chance to live on or near immaculate courses—it also offers then an opportunity to observe some of the best professional golfers in the world at The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale (January 30 - February 5, 2017).

Considered by many to be the most exciting golf event of the year due to the unconventional amount of interaction spectators can have with the players, the Phoenix Open is a golf lover’s dream. Watch the likes of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Hunter Mahan, and Bubba Watson stroll up and down the fairways of TPC Scottsdale competing to win one of the PGA Tour’s most beloved events.


When it comes to cars, not all metropolitan areas were created equal, and the crisp, clean, moisture-free desert air make Greater Phoenix the ideal environment for luxury car ownership. The region is well-known for being inundated with luxury car enthusiasts keen on testing their mettle and metal on the area’s long, flat stretches of open road. 

And while Mercedes, Land Rovers, and BMWs might be more common, Ferraris, Bentley’s, and Lamborghini’s are far from an unusual sight along Greater Phoenix’s posher streets. The point is, if luxury cars were diamonds, Greater Phoenix would be flush with them.

But what good are diamonds without the rings that house them? Which is why Greater Phoenix owns some of the finest private garages in the world.

Case and point, examine this six-car masterpiece at 6448 E El Sendero Road. Iron-clad glass-paneled garage doors create a living, breathing showroom for the prized mobile possessions of any car collectors or connoisseurs.

Consider the magnificent open plan of the garage at 4635 E Ocotillo.

Or the racing-inspired hot-rod red garage of 9701 E Happy Valley Road—the perfect place to show a priceless collectable or custom-built classic. Garage created by Garage Mahals.

With cars and amenities like these, is it any wonder why Barret-Jackson—collector car auctioneer extraordinaire—chooses to invite automotive enthusiasts from all over the world to Greater Phoenix every winter for a seasonal extravaganza?

Widely regarded as the flagship event for collector car enthusiasts, the Barret-Jackson show (January 14 - 22, 2017) is an elite experience unlike any other. What started as an auction has transformed into an end-to-end automotive lifestyle event that caters to both aficionados and novices alike. Literally thousands of the world’s most desired cars—both expensive and rare—enjoy unparalleled exposure at this signature Greater Phoenix event.

THE GATHERING PLACE | Luxury Family & Living Rooms

Traditionally, family rooms are meant for relaxing and socializing. A place where friends and family come together. The family room also presents the perfect opportunity to make a statement and set a tone for your entire decorating style. Whether it’s a rustic, elegant or minimalist, modern or traditional you can gather inspiration from these five extraordinary homes below to create a family room where you can entertain family and friends.

Set against the backdrop of Paradise Valley’s Camelback Mountain, the stunning 1.4 acres of 4635 E Octotillo are a sight to behold. The entry courtyard is the feature that welcomes visitors to the property, while the invigorating spa is the one that makes them feel at-home. Hand-troweled moldings, an intricately carved limestone fireplace, and exposed wood finishes are the accents of the living room, while the signature of the professionally-styled chef's kitchen is, without doubt, the boveda-brick domed breakfast nook.

One of Paradise Valley’s crown jewels, 6151 Caballo is an intimate setting, ideally suited for both the limelight and moonlight depending upon the occasion. Living areas own richly exposed woodwork juxtaposed against clean, linen-like ceilings for a look and feel that is as distinct as the property itself. Enveloped in a generous helping of paned glass, the family room is featured in the best of ways as an outdoor space yet decidedly a part of the property’s surrounding landscape.   

A gated, north Scottsdale community, Desert Highlands caters to those in search of estate-sized luxury and comfort within a painted desert setting. At more than 5,700 square feet, this home is highlighted by sweeping views of Pinnacle Peak Mountain and greater Paradise Valley. Lounge lazily in the expansive living room where polished flagstone meets with floor to ceiling windows to create a seamless transition between indoor and out.

Nestled into Black Mountain and overlooking the beautiful town of Carefree, 6448 El Sendero is a home built to enjoy the serenity of the expansive Arizona desert from an unchallenged vantage. A gated entrance ensures round-the-clock privacy, while open architecture welcomes friends and family day or night. The family room is simultaneously modern and rustic with crisp, clean right angles of a contemporary architectural style contrasting perfectly with the natural, dissymmetry of the flagstone floor. 

Few homes can suggest—let alone offer—the cleanliness in design of 25290 N 90th Way. It is a delightful dose of modernism and genuine southwestern living. The living room is a place for quiet contemplation, a retreat where the steam rising off your cup of Blue Mountain coffee couldn’t be more appropriate. Let the morning light pour in, and the worries of yesteryear flow out. 

Life Perfected at 4635 E Ocotillo Road

At 4635 E Ocotillo Road, everything starts with the views of Camelback—Paradise Valley’s geological crown jewel. Allow your eyes to make their way down the mountain in the distance, and arrive at the stunning grounds of the 1.14 acre property on which you stand. Adorned with a welcoming entry courtyard, antique water features, and sensational garden, the grounds are a marvel.  The centerpiece of the backyard is a luxuriously large, emerald-cut pool—a liquid sapphire set in a lush, expansive lawn.

Now turn to the 6,257 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home—a rich design, laden with craftsmanship.  From the hand-crafted plaster walls and hand-troweled moldings, to the groin vaulted ceilings and intricate carved fireplace, this estate is the essence of Nance’s architectural artistry where form and function seamlessly intertwine. Relax with a steaming mug of coffee in the domed, boveda-brick breakfast room, or host an entertaining barbeque on the expansive gallery-styled  patio.

And speaking of entertaining, any meal is a possibility inside this professionally-styled chef's kitchen—Wolfe gas range, Miele coffee station, Sub-Zero combination refrigerator and freezer, and warming drawer, are just a few of the available culinary amenities.

When the beckon of bed arises, retire to any one of the four en-suite bedrooms, none more accommodating than the master suite. With a sitting room, raised fireplace, his and her walk-in closet, soaking tub, and immediate proximity to the exclusive spa, the master bedroom will bring a luxurious end to your day, everyday. View Property