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MIRAB

The Broker’s Corner

Mirabel Featured Cover Dream Home

MIRABEL LIFESTYLE

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2019

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f you want to see your new contemporary custom home featured on the cover of Phoenix Home and Garden magazine, it helps to start with the “dream” design and build team of Mark Tate of Tate Studios, Dan Couturier of Madison Couturier Custom Homes and Chad Norris of Desert Foothills Landscaping. This 4,500 square foot home is a study in curves and radiuses dictated by a point in the absolute center of the property’s circular swimming pool. Every radius starts from that point, so all lines congruent to it mirror the pools circumference. To accomplish this architectural symmetry, the swimming pool had to be built prior to construction of the home. “Structurally the home was very complicated to build, but it was also a lot of fun,” asserts builder Dan Couturier. In order to define the central point that would serve as the axis of origin for every plane of the architecture, a large beam was placed across the pool with a pivot marking the axis. “We were constantly reminding everyone not to move the beam,” Couturier reveals. “Every day we ran a series of strings and tapes from that point to give us our lines.” Given the nature of this structure, all of the furniture in the home had to be custom made to match the shape of the interior space for which it was designed. In addition, with walls of glass facing in all directions, the landscape and hardscape required inspired forethought. The process included the installation of many of the focal specimen plants prior to construction beginning. There are many beautiful homes in the Mirabel Club, but I affirm that this house easily stands out as one of the best of the best. This is truly a rare opportunity to acquire a virtually brand-new super custom home of this caliber on an amazing elevated fairway Lot. Views include golf course, mountain, city lights and breathtaking sunsets. The home is being offered fully furnished for $3,750,000, well below its actual replacement cost. Until next time …

Bob Lomax

Owner/Designated Broker | Mirabel Properties

Lot 118 | 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | Office | 4,500 sq. ft. $ 3,750,000

BOB LOMAX

OWNER/DESIGNATED BROKER MIRABEL PROPERTIES

480.595.2545 OFFICE 480.595.9503 FAX 602.920.7192 MOBILE

www.mirabel.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by DLP Marketing • (480)460-0996 • DLPmarketing.com

All In the Family Mom’s Moving In

Seven Layer Bean Dip GoodNes

Mirabel Cover Home

Presented By Bob Lomax


EVENT CALENDAR SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2019 Goldrush Music Festival Phoenix| Sept. 27 & 28 GoldrushFestAZ.com Experience four stages across two days in the fully immersive wild west town at Rawhide Western Town. The eclectic lineup features Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Destructo, DJ Scheme, Don Diablo, Kyle Watson and many more.

Ithriving wine industry just might have something to say about f you think Arizona is all about cactus and craft beers, the

that. Pull up a glass and learn a little about the glorious grapes of the 48th state. A soil scientist named Dr. Gordon Dutt from the University of Arizona introduced winemaking to the area in 1973 when he began an experimental vineyard on a ranch in the southern part of the state. He found the altitude and soil similar to Burgundy, France, and thus discovered fertile ground for Arizona’s first commercial vineyard in 1979. The doors to Sonoita Vineyards Winery opened in 1983.

The Prescott Area Celtic Society hosts the annual Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire, welcoming all the Celtic Nations to join them in sharing their heritage with the world. Bagpipes, drums, dancing, competitions, food, culture, and of course, kilts. Slainte!

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party Queen Creek | Oct. 3 – 31, Thurs-Sun SchnepfFarms.com Throughout October, Schnepf Farms offers fun fall activities like hay rides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, chili. Take a spin on exciting rides or the farm’s train. Fireworks light up the sky Friday and Saturday nights. Don’t forget to grab your Halloween pumpkin during your visit.

Arizona Taco Festival at WestWorld Scottsdale | Oct. 12 & 13 AZTacoFestival.com If you love tacos, and who doesn’t love tacos, then we have the place for you! General admission provides access to taco-topia where you’ll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $3 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda.

Salt River Spooktacular Balloon Festival Scottsdale | Oct. 25 & 26 AZSpooktacular.com Over 20 hot air balloons on display and passing out over 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-ortreaters, live music, food and beverage, a Kids Zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted Spooky trail, fireworks and much more.

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eems like more and more families have a grandmother or grandfather moving in with them these days. In fact, some 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a multigenerational home, meaning three or more generations under one roof, according to budgetdumpster.com. As our aging parents live longer, they need a safe place to call home when it’s not always possible for them to live on their own. Retirement communities or nursing homes are not necessarily a good fit and they can be cost prohibitive. Luckily, today’s living arrangements offer lots of possibilities for keeping mom or dad close by, while also allowing them to have some independence and you to have some privacy. Having a separate but small home or apartment on your property is the perfect arrangement for many elderly people looking to move closer to their grown children. Known as casitas, granny apartments, or flats, mother-in-law cabins, or carriage houses, depending on what part of the country you live in, these tiny homes can be the perfect spot for keeping an eye on your aging mother or father. Casitas are often one room with a small bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. They are usually separate from the main house and offer your parent privacy and independence but also the assurance of knowing if they have a medical or other emergency, a family member is close by to help. Parents are able to come over for meals but then have their own space to relax at the end of the day. Mother-in-law suites are another trend in multi-generational living. Here the living space is part of the main home, but usually set off on one side or part of the house so the older person can have their own space and freedom. Fully converted garages and comfortable finished basements often with their own entrances are also popular alternatives for aging parents. Having your aging parent living under your roof or right on your property will certainly give you peace of mind that they are safe and sound. In addition, a casita is also a sound investment as many home buyers now look for these when searching for a new house. A granny flat can also be used for different purposes, such as an art studio, an office, a rental apartment, or even a place for a young adult who’s moved back home. Not a bad investment any way you look at it!

In the years since, the young industry has blossomed to approximately 1,000 acres under vine and almost 100 bonded wineries. While you can sample and buy Arizona varietals at numerous wineries, tasting rooms and liquor stores, there are three distinct areas in the state where the grapes grow: Sonoita, Willcox, and the Verde Valley. SONOITA Sonoita and Elgin are southeast of Tucson and two and a half hours south of Phoenix. The area has an altitude of 4,900 ft. and is surrounded by national forest. There are currently about a dozen vineyards located there with notables including Dos Cabezas, Hops & Vine, and Callaghan Vineyards. WILLCOX This agriculturally rich southeast corner of the state was known for apple orchards and corn mazes before wine took root as well. It produces the most grapes of the three wine regions

IN GOOD TASTE

Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire Prescott | Sept. 28 & 29 PrescottAreaCelticSociety.com

VERDE VALLEY The choices increase quite a bit when you head north of Phoenix to the Verde Valley growing area, which encompasses the towns of Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood and more. You’ll find almost 20 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the scenic canyons at 3,800 ft. Be sure to check out the popular Arizona Stronghold, Caduceus Cellars and Javelina Leap Vineyard, to name just a few. Each growing region offers a tasting trail to follow, similar to that in Napa or Sonoma, but if you’re looking for a little more guidance – and transportation – check out AZWineryTours. com. You’ll also meet experts at each winery that can educate you on grapes and blends from the familiar Cabernets to a tantalizing Tempranillo. No need to travel to France or even California when we have so many choices on the vine right here in sunny Arizona. Cheers!

SEVEN LAYER DIP

INGREDIENTS

avocados, diced

3/4 cup

shredded cheese

1/2 cup

chopped cilantro

1/4 cup

sliced ripe olives

1 cup

sour cream

1 can

refried beans

1/2 cup

salsa

1/4 cup

sliced green onions

1/2 cup

diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp

chicken flavor bouillon

2 tbl

fresh lime juice

2

DIRECTIONS Combine refried beans and salsa in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread into 8-inch-square baking dish. Mash avocados, cilantro, lime juice and bouillon in a medium bowl until combined. Spread carefully over bean mixture. Spread sour cream over avocado mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with tomatoes, olives and green onions. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

REAL ESTATE

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according to the Arizona Wine Growers Association, and sits at 4,200 ft. Favorite wineries include the Keeling Schaefer Tasting Room, Zarpara Vineyard, and Aridus Wines which also has a fabulous tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale.

GoodNes.com


EVENT CALENDAR SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2019 Goldrush Music Festival Phoenix| Sept. 27 & 28 GoldrushFestAZ.com Experience four stages across two days in the fully immersive wild west town at Rawhide Western Town. The eclectic lineup features Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Destructo, DJ Scheme, Don Diablo, Kyle Watson and many more.

Ithriving wine industry just might have something to say about f you think Arizona is all about cactus and craft beers, the

that. Pull up a glass and learn a little about the glorious grapes of the 48th state. A soil scientist named Dr. Gordon Dutt from the University of Arizona introduced winemaking to the area in 1973 when he began an experimental vineyard on a ranch in the southern part of the state. He found the altitude and soil similar to Burgundy, France, and thus discovered fertile ground for Arizona’s first commercial vineyard in 1979. The doors to Sonoita Vineyards Winery opened in 1983.

The Prescott Area Celtic Society hosts the annual Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire, welcoming all the Celtic Nations to join them in sharing their heritage with the world. Bagpipes, drums, dancing, competitions, food, culture, and of course, kilts. Slainte!

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party Queen Creek | Oct. 3 – 31, Thurs-Sun SchnepfFarms.com Throughout October, Schnepf Farms offers fun fall activities like hay rides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, chili. Take a spin on exciting rides or the farm’s train. Fireworks light up the sky Friday and Saturday nights. Don’t forget to grab your Halloween pumpkin during your visit.

Arizona Taco Festival at WestWorld Scottsdale | Oct. 12 & 13 AZTacoFestival.com If you love tacos, and who doesn’t love tacos, then we have the place for you! General admission provides access to taco-topia where you’ll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $3 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda.

Salt River Spooktacular Balloon Festival Scottsdale | Oct. 25 & 26 AZSpooktacular.com Over 20 hot air balloons on display and passing out over 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-ortreaters, live music, food and beverage, a Kids Zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted Spooky trail, fireworks and much more.

S

eems like more and more families have a grandmother or grandfather moving in with them these days. In fact, some 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a multigenerational home, meaning three or more generations under one roof, according to budgetdumpster.com. As our aging parents live longer, they need a safe place to call home when it’s not always possible for them to live on their own. Retirement communities or nursing homes are not necessarily a good fit and they can be cost prohibitive. Luckily, today’s living arrangements offer lots of possibilities for keeping mom or dad close by, while also allowing them to have some independence and you to have some privacy. Having a separate but small home or apartment on your property is the perfect arrangement for many elderly people looking to move closer to their grown children. Known as casitas, granny apartments, or flats, mother-in-law cabins, or carriage houses, depending on what part of the country you live in, these tiny homes can be the perfect spot for keeping an eye on your aging mother or father. Casitas are often one room with a small bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. They are usually separate from the main house and offer your parent privacy and independence but also the assurance of knowing if they have a medical or other emergency, a family member is close by to help. Parents are able to come over for meals but then have their own space to relax at the end of the day. Mother-in-law suites are another trend in multi-generational living. Here the living space is part of the main home, but usually set off on one side or part of the house so the older person can have their own space and freedom. Fully converted garages and comfortable finished basements often with their own entrances are also popular alternatives for aging parents. Having your aging parent living under your roof or right on your property will certainly give you peace of mind that they are safe and sound. In addition, a casita is also a sound investment as many home buyers now look for these when searching for a new house. A granny flat can also be used for different purposes, such as an art studio, an office, a rental apartment, or even a place for a young adult who’s moved back home. Not a bad investment any way you look at it!

In the years since, the young industry has blossomed to approximately 1,000 acres under vine and almost 100 bonded wineries. While you can sample and buy Arizona varietals at numerous wineries, tasting rooms and liquor stores, there are three distinct areas in the state where the grapes grow: Sonoita, Willcox, and the Verde Valley. SONOITA Sonoita and Elgin are southeast of Tucson and two and a half hours south of Phoenix. The area has an altitude of 4,900 ft. and is surrounded by national forest. There are currently about a dozen vineyards located there with notables including Dos Cabezas, Hops & Vine, and Callaghan Vineyards. WILLCOX This agriculturally rich southeast corner of the state was known for apple orchards and corn mazes before wine took root as well. It produces the most grapes of the three wine regions

IN GOOD TASTE

Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire Prescott | Sept. 28 & 29 PrescottAreaCelticSociety.com

VERDE VALLEY The choices increase quite a bit when you head north of Phoenix to the Verde Valley growing area, which encompasses the towns of Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood and more. You’ll find almost 20 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the scenic canyons at 3,800 ft. Be sure to check out the popular Arizona Stronghold, Caduceus Cellars and Javelina Leap Vineyard, to name just a few. Each growing region offers a tasting trail to follow, similar to that in Napa or Sonoma, but if you’re looking for a little more guidance – and transportation – check out AZWineryTours. com. You’ll also meet experts at each winery that can educate you on grapes and blends from the familiar Cabernets to a tantalizing Tempranillo. No need to travel to France or even California when we have so many choices on the vine right here in sunny Arizona. Cheers!

SEVEN LAYER DIP

INGREDIENTS

avocados, diced

3/4 cup

shredded cheese

1/2 cup

chopped cilantro

1/4 cup

sliced ripe olives

1 cup

sour cream

1 can

refried beans

1/2 cup

salsa

1/4 cup

sliced green onions

1/2 cup

diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp

chicken flavor bouillon

2 tbl

fresh lime juice

2

DIRECTIONS Combine refried beans and salsa in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread into 8-inch-square baking dish. Mash avocados, cilantro, lime juice and bouillon in a medium bowl until combined. Spread carefully over bean mixture. Spread sour cream over avocado mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with tomatoes, olives and green onions. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

REAL ESTATE

corner

according to the Arizona Wine Growers Association, and sits at 4,200 ft. Favorite wineries include the Keeling Schaefer Tasting Room, Zarpara Vineyard, and Aridus Wines which also has a fabulous tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale.

GoodNes.com


MIRAB

The Broker’s Corner

Mirabel Featured Cover Dream Home

MIRABEL LIFESTYLE

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2019

I

f you want to see your new contemporary custom home featured on the cover of Phoenix Home and Garden magazine, it helps to start with the “dream” design and build team of Mark Tate of Tate Studios, Dan Couturier of Madison Couturier Custom Homes and Chad Norris of Desert Foothills Landscaping. This 4,500 square foot home is a study in curves and radiuses dictated by a point in the absolute center of the property’s circular swimming pool. Every radius starts from that point, so all lines congruent to it mirror the pools circumference. To accomplish this architectural symmetry, the swimming pool had to be built prior to construction of the home. “Structurally the home was very complicated to build, but it was also a lot of fun,” asserts builder Dan Couturier. In order to define the central point that would serve as the axis of origin for every plane of the architecture, a large beam was placed across the pool with a pivot marking the axis. “We were constantly reminding everyone not to move the beam,” Couturier reveals. “Every day we ran a series of strings and tapes from that point to give us our lines.” Given the nature of this structure, all of the furniture in the home had to be custom made to match the shape of the interior space for which it was designed. In addition, with walls of glass facing in all directions, the landscape and hardscape required inspired forethought. The process included the installation of many of the focal specimen plants prior to construction beginning. There are many beautiful homes in the Mirabel Club, but I affirm that this house easily stands out as one of the best of the best. This is truly a rare opportunity to acquire a virtually brand-new super custom home of this caliber on an amazing elevated fairway Lot. Views include golf course, mountain, city lights and breathtaking sunsets. The home is being offered fully furnished for $3,750,000, well below its actual replacement cost. Until next time …

Bob Lomax

Owner/Designated Broker | Mirabel Properties

Lot 118 | 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | Office | 4,500 sq. ft. $ 3,750,000

BOB LOMAX

OWNER/DESIGNATED BROKER MIRABEL PROPERTIES

480.595.2545 OFFICE 480.595.9503 FAX 602.920.7192 MOBILE

www.mirabel.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by DLP Marketing • (480)460-0996 • DLPmarketing.com

All In the Family Mom’s Moving In

Seven Layer Bean Dip GoodNes

Mirabel Cover Home

Presented By Bob Lomax

Profile for Prime Source | DLP Marketing

Bob Lomax | Mirabel Lifestyle | September  

Bob Lomax | Mirabel Lifestyle | September