Stately Arcadia Two Story
A new hOme for Modern Living
So we created a new home that this location deserved. The project began by aligning the future kitchen, dining, and lounging spaces with commanding views of Camelback Mountain. Each view is framed by large expanses of windows or clerestory French doors.
Out back is a private, quiet place for family. The L-shaped floorplan offers privacy from adjacent streets. The pool and quaint pool house give homeowners a little bit of vacation every day.
Construction: Vista General
We discovered an older home on a large lot on Calle Del Norte that afforded excellent views of Camelback Mountain. Standing in its front yard, there seemed endless potential to clean up and give it a new beginning.
But after passing over the threshold of the front door, our enthusiasm began to fade. The ceilings were low. The rooms felt small. The floor plan wouldn’t allow for indoor / outdoor entertaining. And perhaps worst, the small windows and low rooflines blocked views of the mountain.
This home certainly made a grand first impression, but we wanted the home to feel approachable and neighborly. So adjacent to the front door, we placed an outdoor patio with a fire feature.
From the entry door (right) guests are invited into a grand yet comfortable lounge space. Through the patio doors (left) you see the expansive of the backyard, pool, and pool house.
This is a pick-up drop-off space between the garage and the main living spaces. We chose butcher-block for the bench seats, inset panel doors, and brass screens for upper cubbies.
The new homeowner showcases her work in the media room.