Streetof Dreams “ N o r t h A m e r i c a ’s F a v o r i t e A d d r e s s ”
Arizona – Whitewing at Germann Estates 2013 October 19 – December 1
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Whitewing at germann estates ~ Arizona 2013
Home #1 Casa del Mio Cuore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Love Development and Construction, Builder Debra May Himes Interior Design, Interior Design
Home #2 Le Chateau Moderne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 E & A Custom Homes, Builder Caitlin Wilson Design, Interior Design
Home #3 Luminescence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mark of Excellence Builders, LLC, Builder Esther Boivin Interiors, Interior Design
Home #4 La Casa De La Paloma Blanca. . . . . 30 Sharp Western Development, Builder Sharp Western Development, Interior Design
Home #5 Rainey House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Rainey Homes, Builder LIV Showroom, Interior Design
*Each home has listed a ‘Sales Price’. These prices were accurate at time of publication but may not reflect the current price. Please check with the builder for more information. All references to square footage are approximate.‘Sales price’ does not include furnishings unless so specified. Renderings are representational only. All floor plans are the exclusive property of the builder and/or the architectural designer and cannot be used or copied in any fashion without written consent of said builder and/or architectural designer.
Show Information. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Whitewing at Germann Estates. . 10 Home Technology Update. . . . . 36
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families in need. Real Estate has been Arizona’s lifeline— it’s time to give back and support Arizona families who deserve to stay in their homes when their child experiences an extended ill or injury. The CARE Fund grants to families with children 1 to 18 years old throughout the state of Arizona. “A parent should never have to To make a donation or pledge, please choose between working to pay their mortgage or caring for visit www.thecarefund.org, or to host their ill child,” states Bill Rogers, an event, please call 480-305-8607. Co-Founder of The CARE Fund.
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DIRECTIONS From South Loop 101 merge onto South Loop 202 East (Santan Freeway). Take Exit 42 Val Vista Drive and turn right onto South Val Vista Drive. Go 0.7 miles, turn left (East) onto East Germann Road and go 1.4 miles, the Entrance is on the right, follow signs to parking. Remember to
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Developer Whitewing V, LLC
Supplier Sponsors Automated Environments Burdette Cabinet Company, Inc. Classy Closets Farnsworth Wholesale Company Monterrey Tile Sun Valley Solar Solutions Sound Effects
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Whitewing at Germann Estates commission for a large-scale outdoor sculpture. More than 125 proposals
were reviewed before the design by Eric Higgs of St. Petersburg, Florida was chosen. His medium is columnar basalt,
Whitewing at Germann
an incredibly heavy, dense rock found
Estates, possibly Phoenix
in only a few places in the world above the ocean floor. In 2007 the basalt for
East Valleyâ€™s best kept secret!
Passage was quarried in Washington The amenities offered in Whitewing at Germann Estates are as distinctive as
However, since 1998,
they are memorable. As you approach
monument proudly announces Whitewing
the neighborhood, the striking basalt
have quietly become
in solid bronze letters. When you turn
known for their quality
with all its Old World charm welcomes
residential neighborhoods in Gilbert, Chandler and
in to the entry, the stone gatehouse you. And just beyond the gates, the internationally commissioned sculpture, Passage, confirms you have arrived
San Tan Valley. These
home and are leaving the commotion
are true custom home
of the city behind â€” at least for now.
communities where each
center of this art island entices you to
homeowner selects their design and building team
A brick pathway to a bench in the sit awhile and relax to the sound of the water cascading into the pools from the aqueduct above.
after first purchasing
The story surrounding the creation of
their home site.
Passage is fascinating and starts in 2006 when Whitewing announced a
State, carved and polished in Seattle by Eric and his team over the course of many months, and then transported to Gilbert in February 2008. The journey and installation of these seven art columns was a huge undertaking due to their immense size and weight. The tallest pillar, at 25 feet and 28,000 pounds, is believed to be the largest basalt column ever to have been successfully sculpted and installed.
be surprised to know that three of the
a week. Of the 120 home sites ranging
five Whitewing communities are located
in size from approximately one-half to
here due to its focus on family values,
two-thirds acre, fifteen have houses built
educational opportunities, executive
or under construction, some of which
lifestyle and its growing influence in the
are available for purchase. In addition,
Phoenix East Valley. Today’s Gilbert is
Whitewing at Germann Estates offers
not your grandmother’s Gilbert! Yes, its
the option of personally selecting a lot
residents are proud of its history based
and engaging a Street of Dreams builder,
on farming and the railroad, but it has
or another builder of choice, to customize
transitioned from an agricultural town
a plan for your family.
to a young, educated, family-oriented municipality. For a number of years, the town was recognized as the fastest growing city in America and now, 220,000 people call it home. Although growth does not necessarily indicate quality, in Gilbert's case it does. It has been awarded many honors in recent years including 33rd Best Place to Live in the Nation, Safest Community in Arizona and the 5th Safest in the Nation, Playful City USA,
Whitewing has built its reputation on being proactive and responsive during the custom building process, assisting the homeowner through architectural review, and maintaining high design and construction standards. Support is available throughout the entire undertaking, from the first inquiry about the property to your exciting move-in day, and beyond.
Bike Friendly City, Tree City USA, and Among Best Places in Nation for Babies. It’s Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (To view a film of the installation or to
and Cosmo Dog Park are continually
listen to an interview with Eric Higgs,
recognized both locally and nationally.
visit the Whitewing website www. WhitewingDev.com.) In 2010 Passage won the Gilbert Community Excellence Award for Beautification sponsored by the Gilbert Republic, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Gilbert.
Gilbert is becoming known as a medical innovation hub serving as home to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Celebration Stem Cell Center, Ironwood Cancer and Research Center, Translational Research Institute, and three state-of-
As you leave the sculpture island, you
the-art hospitals. Besides life sciences
continue your journey down the winding
and health, the town is also committed
road while taking in the landscaped open
to attracting, growing and retaining
spaces, flowering shrubs and maturing
aerospace, renewable energy, advanced
Palo Verde trees. Finally you arrive at the
communications and high technology
children's play area and ramada where
tables, benches and BBQs evoke visuals
Passage won the 2010 Gilbert Community Excellence Award for Beautification
In addition to the award-winning features
The secret is out! We hope you enjoyed
and nurturing business climate in Gilbert,
visiting the Street of Dreams today
living in Whitewing at Germann Estates
and are inspired by all of the possibilities
Whitewing at Germann Estates is located
puts you in close proximity to Phoenix-
brought to life in these five fabulous
within the Town of Gilbert, and you may
Mesa Gateway Airport, SanTan Village
and sounds of family gatherings and children's laughter.
Mall, ASU Polytechnic campus, the new LDS Temple, Gilbert Soccer Complex, Big League Dreams Sports Park, and five golf courses. With its strategic location and extraordinary features, Whitewing at Germann Estates offers a convenient and singular neighborhood for executive family living. The community is gated and the guard house is designed to eventually
For more community information including prices and a plat map, visit: www.WhitewingDev.com Whitewing custom homes site sales are handled exclusively by Bamford Southwest, Inc., Owner/Agent of Whitewing. Reach Gregory Bamford at 480.941.1584.
be manned around the clock seven days
Casa del Mio Cuore A b l e n d o f S a n t a B a r b a r a A r c h i t e c t u r e a n d S p a n i s h Tu s c a n c o h e s i o n .
Architectural Design Design Profile, Inc. 480.461.8810
Sales Information 877.829.0252
butler pantry dining
Square Footage* 5,000 Heated/Air Conditioned 6,972 Under Roof
OUTDOOR LIVING PATIO
entry DEN bedroom
Sales Price* $1,800,000.00
Floor plans ÂŠ Design Profile, Inc.
Love Development and Construction 480.813.1857
The integrity of a man is measured in all that he leaves behind. One look at a Love Home reveals a lot about the man behind it. For over thirty years, David Love's passion for his craft has been the fire that fuels him. Whether it’s the custom build of your dream home, home remodel or commercial project, you will receive the same unmatched commitment to excellence. Personal attention from
conception to completion is the difference you will find with Love Development. We build quality and character into each luxury home and remodel we bring to life. Love Development’s clients know they can depend upon us no matter how much time has passed. We would love to build that same foundation of trust with you! Call or visit us on the web at www.LoveDevelopment.com for more information.
Debra May Himes Interior Design 602.826.4003
As a professional designer with NCIDQ and LEED accreditations, Debra strives to deliver unique ideas,
problem-solving solutions, and something truly special for her clients. Debra’s interior design style is elegant, but livable and emotionally compelling. Creating interior architectural details that provide dramatic focal points, Debra interweaves materials and furnishings in a fashion that is contrasting yet complementary and provides a very unique ‘wow’ factor for her clients and their guests.
Casa del Mio Cuore
overlooking the pool area, this eating space offers a circular coffered brick ceiling with custom handmade light fixture.
Nested on the corner of Lovebird Lane in the elite subdivision of Whitewing Estates, Casa del Mio Cuore boasts views of neighboring greenways and picturesque San Tan Mountain. Thoughtfully placed, this home mixes Santa Barbara Architecture with Tuscan cohesion. From the deep red tones that echo through the custom, one-of-a-kind stucco work to the exterior windows and out to the Mexican fire-kilned brick, this unique property invites you in with unified style.
On the east side of the home is the master suite. Offering another exit onto the covered patio and in close proximity to the spa, the layout of this suite is well placed for functionality and exhibits luxury. The fireplace in the suite includes a custom art piece which serves as the foundation for a wall-to-wall sitting area. Not do be outdone, the extraordinary coffered ceilings show off special LED light coves that provide the ideal atmosphere for the space. The room’s large custom closet includes plenty of shoe racks, a coffee bar and a built-in refrigerator. The master bath boasts rare backlit granite countertops and a raised shower overlooking it all.
Debra May Himes, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP has been a leader in the design community as an award-winning interior designer for over 30 years. Working throughout the United States, Debra’s portfolio encompasses both residential and commercial projects.
Cantera trimmed archways define entrance to the home, beckoning you to the front door made of solid black walnut. Entering, your eyes are drawn to the rear glass walls that showcase the waterfall features of the pool. Adding to the open concept of this home are five conveniently placed glass doors that all exit to the back covered patio area. High-beamed ceilings made from Pennsylvania mushroom wood accompany open areas elegantly. The formal dining area offers a unique Mexican brick coffered ceiling. Placed in an oval alcove, these fire-kilned bricks are backlit with LED lights. When entertaining, the glass walls in the room open to reveal an exterior dining area set atop Siena pavers and nestled next to one of the homes three custom cantera fireplaces. In the kitchen you will find high-end appliances by Wolf and Subzero surrounded by custom cabinetry in a white-washed glaze and sand-through finish. This finish reveals just a hint of the wood's rich color and ties in nicely with the rest of the pieces in the home. Adjacent the family room and kitchen is the home’s breakfast area. Situated in an alcove of large windows
North to the backyard, you will find all the modern conveniences expected in a luxury home including an infinity edge spa, pool with swim-up bar and outdoor kitchen by way of sunken Ramada with integrated TV and sound system. Past the guest hallway is the laundry center. Here you may notice a hidden rack system that allows for easy access to all the home's internet, TV and smart technology while providing an inconspicuous place for storage. Housing this rack system is a skillfully designed custom cabinet surround with sink, drip bar, and built-in iron. Off the laundry and through the guest hall is the spacious 4- car garage. Here you will find the same rich molding you see throughout the home and specialty flooring that simulates flagstone. The garage is housed by cedar doors and accented with dark iron hardware to match the handmade exterior fixtures and railings. Upon exit, Siena pavers lead you out the curved drive and tie back into the front walk and dining areas bringing full circle this unified and well thought out floor plan. 15
Le Chateau Moderne Where modern chic meets classic European living.
Architectural Design Pinnacle Conceptions 480.834.5086
Furnishings Elsie Rose Interiors 480.677.3655
MASTER SUITE SITTING safe
8,956 Heated/Air Conditioned 12,564 Under Roof
Sales Price* $2,700,000.00
Floor plans ÂŠ Pinnacle Conceptions
E & A Custom Homes 480.926.1652
E & A Custom Homes celebrates ten years building unique, quality homes in the East Valley. Our highly personalized building process is unparalleled. We take the homeowner through all stages of design, working with them to create the home of their dreams. We understand the importance of staying within financial guidelines and building each home in a timely and cost-effective manner. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority! E & A Custom Homes is recognized as one of the areas
finest builders, incorporating time-proven practices, employing skilled craftsman and never compromising on quality. Owner Jason Check sets the standard of integrity and hard work, creating an atmosphere of respect with both homeowners and employees. Ultimately, we believe the beauty of a home is in the details. Our goal is to inspire homeowners with unique features and beautiful touches and sustain their trust with an unfailing commitment to quality and service.
Caitlin Wilson Design 480.677.3655
Caitlin Wilson has designed exquisite homes all over the world—from San Francisco to New York, Dubai to the Cayman Islands. She started her design business in 2007 and launched her textile collection in 2011. Founded on classic design principles, her aesthetic is sophisticated & unique but is not limited to one style. She strives to embrace her client’s personalities to help
them achieve their home’s greatest potential. Pattern and color are her forte and the foundation on which she creates distinguishable, signature interiors. Caitlin is based in Portland, Oregon but is available for travel on select design projects with E&A Custom homes. Her complete textile & pillow collection is available through Elsie Rose Interiors Showroom in Mesa.
Le Chateau Moderne
the kitchen and great room where the tone becomes more casual and fun—perfect for family gatherings. The unique circular design of the family room features a beautiful wood ceiling and 6 panel motorized 10' tall panel curved pocket doors. The kitchen is absolutely stunning with Calcutta marble countertops, custom designed backsplashes and state-ofthe-art Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. It also has a secondary butler’s kitchen with an oven, sink and mini-refrigerator drawers. A spunky, retro teenager study room packed with punch divides two darling children’s rooms. The bathrooms are tiled with fresh white ceramic tile and marbles accented with custom color ceramic accents. The round architectural details and geometric patterns are carried throughout the home and mimicked in the decorative elements to create a dynamic juxtaposition of circles and squares.
This modern, Parisian chateau was a careful collaboration by E & A Custom Homes, Caitlin Wilson Design and Elsie Rose Interiors to achieve a distinct, luxurious style with stateof-the-art comfort. E & A Custom Homes was looking for a designer that could bring to life what they had envisioned for this unique project. Caitlin’s global experience made her a perfect fit for the job and her line of gorgeous textiles and pillows brought Le Chateau Moderne to life with pattern and color. Chic, sophisticated and glamorous perfectly describe this 12,000 square foot stunning estate—a nod to the colorful Parisian way of luxurious living. The impressive millwork creates a statement in each room and the distinctive furnishings, wallpapers and textiles are unforgettable. Upon entering the stately front door and stepping onto custom Ann Sacks marble patterned flooring, you are captured by the grandeur of it’s modern sophistication. Through the decorative paneled glass doors, the library is mesmerizing with it's bold grasscloth wallpaper, navy blue cabinetry and library ladder. The dining room is marked by an elaborate trimmed ceiling pattern and flooded with natural light. Don’t miss the elegant DeGournay hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder bath—an absolute showstopper. The living room, with it’s refined, subtle furnishings, marble fireplace and Lucite accents, creates a perfect setting for the waterfall view through 10-foot tall seamless glass panels. On to the master suite with incredible features such as a drop-down television, fireplace, safe room and spacious walk-in steam shower. The master bath is pure relaxation with a soaking tub, private garden and outdoor shower. Back through a series of beautifully lit domes to
Wander down the beautiful brass-railed staircase to find yourself in a vintage inspired, cozy entertainment area. The semicircle design of the room makes for a perfect theatre equipped with a fully automated Smart Home sound system. The sophisticated game room is decorated in classic pinstripes with menswear in mind. The wet bar provides a fun space for drinks and snacks while keeping the kids amused by the candy shop. Additional basement features include two spacious bedroom suites, a graphic black and white marble bath, dance studio and rustic shooting range. The subterranean garage completes the basement level with industrial lighting, a vintage car mural and plenty of space for cars and boats. The outdoor areas are the pinnacles of perfection with a swim-up bar, pizza oven barbeque and breathtaking water feature. Le Chateau Moderne is the ultimate experience of aesthetic flavor and luxurious living. 23
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House of Refuge is a 501 (c)3, non-profit that assists Arizonian homeless families and individuals by providing transitional housing and supportive services as they strive towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Since October 1996 House of Refuge has assisted over 6,000 Arizonians move from homelessness to permanent housing. Located on the former Williams Air Force Base, the repurposed military housing is â€˜homeâ€™ to approximately 250 homeless individuals. The typical family consists of a 35 year-old female, single, head of household, with two or three children and a minimal support system. She typically earns $1,100 per month.
The Social Service programming focuses on identifying issues that created the cycle of homelessness. There is a strong emphasis placed on life skill development, sustained employment, advancing education and financial literacy. Through a multi-agency collaborative effort, House of Refuge is able to offer participants an on-site Maricopa Workforce job readiness program.
2013 we opened the Little House, an Early Head Start Center where children are provided with a safe, nurturing environment that promotes school readiness for children ages birth to three years of age.
Many families enter House of Refuge with very few household items. With strong community support, individual homes are refurnished and food is provided. All items received while in the 24month program remain with the participant as they move into permanent housing.
No one person, no one team can provide this programming alone. It takes a community of dedicated donors and volunteers to wrap around the families. To not only help them rebuild their lives through support and programming, but to literally provide those items they need to rebuild their homes and ultimately their lives as they move into permanent housing. House of Refuge is grateful for all the contributors to this program.
Through collaboration with Maricopa County Early Head Start, in February
For more information, please contact Nancy Marion, Executive Director at 480.988.9242.
Luminescence Tr a n s i t i o n a l s t y l e h o m e w i t h e l e g a n t g l a m o u r.
dining patio NOOK
Architectural Design I Plan, LLC 480.807.1539
Sales Price* $1,695,000.00
480.227.5791 5,118 Heated/Air Conditioned 7,003 Under Roof
courtyard her closet
music nursery bath
show car garage
Floor plans ÂŠ I Plan, LLC
Mark of Excellence Builders, LLC 480.634.4261
Since 1998, Mark of Excellence Builders has built their reputation on providing clients with exceptional service, attention-to-detail and striving for excellence in all our projects. Our luxury homes are found in many of the southeast valley’s most prestigious communities. We work closely with our clients to develop an architecturally pleasing and functional design, provide professional guidance on materials and finishes, prepare and meet accurate schedules, and develop a budget based upon your needs.
All our projects are completed with the highest quality and are built with pride and integrity. Whether you are looking to design and build your new dream home or to upgrade and renovate your existing home, Mark of Excellence Builders will provide a team of focused and highly skilled partners that will fulfill the objectives and requirements of each project. Trust in your contractor is a respect that is earned…and we earn that respect by excelling at what we do.
Esther Boivin Interiors 602.549.2776 harmonious balance and a sense of synchronization. It is a Esther Boivin is known for her ability to create harmonious call for sophistication and creates a new sense of luxury. poetic designs with appropriate balance between aesthetics and function. The best designs are timeless, reflect mood and engage our senses. Establishing the power of a perfect design is the ability to evoke emotions and wellness through a visual
Luminescence Luminescence welcomes you with an exciting blend of traditional form, flow and function combined with elegant, contemporary finishes. The beautifully landscaped entry and welcoming courtyards deliver you to a front portico expertly presented with stucco, limestone and brick accents. Pass through the grand 'pivot' entry door to a space filled with light, shapes and textures and you are enveloped in a flood of natural light from the wall of windows and the luminescent glow of the 23’ tall crystal chandelier that flows from the asymmetric center of the three dimensional 'Light Burst' ceiling to puddle elegantly on the floor. This infusion of emotions is enhanced by the luxurious silver burlap plaster wall finishes, rich cobalt blue velvet draperies and a bold splash of color with vibrant purple sofas. As you take in the views of the great room, you will be impressed by the unique, geometric shaped kitchen island dressed with a waterfall quartzite top. Beautiful Babinga cabinetry reflects the front door theme with straight lines and oversized java finished pulls. Off the kitchen is the light and warm breakfast nook highlighted by a crystal chandelier. Expansive windows on three sides provides the feeling of eating al fresco. Opposite is the dining room with an inviting and elegant dining table dressed for a celebration. In the billiards room you can’t miss the charisma and unique design of the swanky bar and the glass enclosed wine room, which can store 350 bottles of your favorite wines. Adding to the mix of the unexpected, the room shares an LED illuminated crushed glass, open fireplace with the adjacent great room. The ambiance of this room is enhanced by a wall
With a uniquely distinctive style that juxtaposes refinement with texture, bold color, whimsy, sophistication and swank, multifaceted designer Esther Boivin has created her own look, feel and definition of Elegant Glamour.
of glass, bringing the outside indoors. When the folding doors are opened, it creates a seamless transition from the posh interior to a grand backyard retreat. Outside, three sleek fire features surrounding the pool, spa and barbeque, direct you to distinct gathering areas that are ideal for outdoor entertaining. Moving through the billiards room, you pass the powder room to enter the master suite. The powder room features a black and gray geometric tile design running across the floor and up the wall as tile art translates to elegant glamour. Refined two-toned, beautiful cabinets bring a linear quality and balance. Entering the master suite, one is greeted by a warm, inspiring bedroom dictated through strong contrasting colors from ivory to black with a little tease of rich yellow. The spa-like master bathroom has a rich and soothing tile design with luxurious, clean-lined vanities which create a sense of relaxation. The visual effect is enhanced with the soothing soaking tub, filled from the ceiling via a laminar flow spout and LED accent lighting. The relaxing spa experience is enhanced by a shower system with the latest in digitally controlled shower fixtures featuring sound, light, and water effects—all controlled by two wall mount control pads. Heading through the great room and kitchen, you will appreciate the orchestration of the two contrasting design themes throughout the house where traditional meets contemporary and becomes transitional. The juxtaposition of different textures and layers give a warm and fulfilling sense of well-being. Leaving through the spacious fourcar garage, there is a surprise for the car enthusiast. The single car bay is enclosed with a 10 foot double sliding glass door, air conditioning and a car lift that doubles the capacity of this unique space for your favorite set of wheels. 27
4 La Casa De La Paloma Blanca House of the White Dove.
Architectural Design Michael C. Daily Design Consultants, LLC 623.935.6500
Sales Information 480.369.3452
Square Footage* 4,840 Heated/Air Conditioned 6,998 Under Roof
Sales Price* $1,877,239.00
courtyard bedroom garage bath bath bedroom
Floor plans ÂŠ Michael C. Daily Design Consultants, LLC
Sharp Western Development, LLC 480.369.3452
Located in Glibert, Arizona, Sharp Western Development is creating a new standard of ‘Arizona living’ that will set the trend for the next generation. Their unique style creates homes built for family privacy and executive style living. Celebrating 18 years, Sharp Western Development’s pool of talented designers, architects and craftsmen are committed to excellence, uncompromising quality, timeless beauty and lasting value in every home they build. Sharp Western Development’s homes are carefully designed and crafted from the finest materials available.
Carla Sharp personally oversees the design process and construction of each home. This ensures proper layout and flow, unique design elements, energy efficient applications and efficient building practices. Sharp Western Development strives to turn your dream into a reality while keeping within your budget. Sharp Western Development can help you create your own signature style and are committed to offering personalized service every step of the way. Your vision is their passion.
Sharp Western Development 480.369.3452 Janelle K. Schick of Schick Design Group was also Carla Sharp of Sharp Western Development not only built instrumental in the final staging and accessorizing of this La Casa De La Paloma Blanca—she took on the role of beautiful home. interior designer as well. She has had a special vision for the interior of this home and was able to bring the vision to Although this process involved an enormous amount of life with the assistance of Karen Gosnell and collaboration additional time and effort, she felt it was necessary to with several interior design resources. ensure the home was exactly as she envisioned it.
La Casa De La Paloma Blanca The Old World architecture of Mexico has held a fascination for many people around the world. La Casa De La Paloma Blanca has distinct architectural elements, inside and out, which create Old World Mexican architecture while combining history and modern living. As you enter this architectural masterpiece, you’ll walk through the grand hand-carved front door (a replica of a door on a home in Michoacán, Mexico) and cantera surround into the dramatic grand portal, covered loggia and courtyard. The private courtyard replicates a Mexican style compound adorned with vertical wall gardens and potted flowers surrounding a stunning fireplace. On the north side of the courtyard is the Casita, which can be used for an office, a music or guest room. Once you enter this private retreat, it becomes evident every detail and finish has been thoughtfully chosen for both quality and stunning design. Five exposed truss beams peak at a twenty-three foot ceiling height with two grand chandeliers. The fireplace is adorned with a carved cantera. The grand room is open to a chef’s kitchen with a casual dining area that features Old and New World cabinetry. The kitchen flows into the formal dining room, which opens up to the courtyard for entertaining.
On the west side of the home you’ll find a fabulous tequila room, one of the first of it’s kind! This room has a Mexican pinto veneer ceiling, unique cabinetry and under-counter refrigerator designed for all types of refreshments. La Casa De La Paloma Blanca has four bedrooms, with a fifth bedroom option, and five bathrooms. Upon entering the master suite, you will see the grand brick dome in the ceiling with a gorgeous chandelier. The master suite includes a one-of-a-kind fireplace with multiple tiled barrels in the ceiling. There is also a coffee/wine bar with an under-mount refrigerator built-in for relaxing in your private suite. One of the master closets has a hidden surprise—a vault! The vault door was custom-made for this project and weighs 1,200 lbs.! You can hide your most valuable possessions and no one will know!! The flex room has sliding barn doors to close it off when you want more privacy. The east side of the flex room opens up to a private garden and sitting area adorned with trees, plants, flowers and a Mexican tile wall fountain. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom decorated with unique tile designs and patterns to match the room. La Casa De La Paloma Blanca is a gorgeous Mexican colonial that is ideal for all types of gatherings…friends and family, inside or outside. The builder, Carla Sharp, and her design team have truly created an architectural masterpiece.
rainey house O r g a n i c a r c h i t e c t u r e c o m b i n e d w i t h s t a t e - o f- t h e - a r t t e c h n o l o g y.
Architectural Design Michael C. Dailey Design Consultants, LLC 623.935.6500
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Square Footage* Sales Price*
480.448.6900 5,891 Heated/Air Conditioned 8,420 Under Roof
Floor plans ÂŠ Michael C. Daily Design Consultants, LLC
Rainey Homes 480.448.6900
For 20 years, Rainey Homes has built ‘Custom Homes without the Custom Price’ for hundreds of discerning homebuyers throughout Utah. Owner Joe Rainey grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming and, like most small town youth, he learned the value of hard work, honesty and integrity. His values play a key role in the success of Rainey Homes. Rainey Homes believes that building your custom home is quite possibly the most exciting and rewarding experience for anyone to undertake. We view the relationship with our clients as more of a partnership and we work with you directly to make your dream home a reality. We strive to
maintain and exceed standards of energy efficiency and green building practices. This not only provides greater comfort to our homeowners, but you will also enjoy lower living costs and expenses. From the day you choose the home site until the day we hand over the keys, we work hard to deliver outstanding quality, value and innovative design. At Rainey Homes, we deliver on our commitment to quality and service excellence. In 2013 Rainey Homes expanded to the Phoenix market. This Street of Dreams home is their introduction. With several other homes underway, they are off to a strong start.
LIV Showroom 801.295.5442
LIV Showroom is a full-service interior design firm and showroom. Our professional interior designers are educated in the field of interior design and have 20+ years of combined design experience. Our retail location and design studio are located on historic Main Street in Bountiful, Utah.
Every project is a new opportunity for our team of creative experts to transform environments from ordinary to extraordinary. Regardless of your style or taste, we know you will love what LIV Showroom can create for your lifestyle.
A generous craft room and sizeable laundry room connect to a spacious fully insulated garage prewired with electric car charging stations. The opposite end of the house features two finely appointed teen suites.
Rainey House boasts organic architecture combined with state-of-the-art technology and modern building techniques. A classic mixture of natural elements merge with the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired contemporary design creating the hallmark Prairiestyle exterior. This four bedroom, six bath home sits atop a post tension slab foundation to reduce tile cracking and other settling problems.
The kitchen features custom walnut cabinets and a dramatic quartz waterfall countertop on the island. An informal eating area boasts signature contemporary windows with a view of the backyard.
Wired with the finest technology available, the Control 4 low voltage lighting system can easily be controlled remotely via an iPhone or iPad. In the great room, a work-of-art above the fireplace transforms into a 70-inch flat panel high definition 3D television with the touch of a remote. The whole house is wired for automated lighting, blind control and alarm system. Rainey House exceeds Energy Star 3.0 standards of energy efficiency and green building practices. Energy efficient features include sprayed foam exterior walls and roofline. A Broan ERV whole house balanced ventilation system significantly increases the quality of air. This home also includes two 50-gallon futuristic GE GeoSpring Hybrid hot water heaters. The private casita features dramatic corner windows and a second story game room with two outdoor viewing decks. The ample back yard is an entertaining paradise. Luxurious amenities include a professionally equipped outdoor kitchen and adjoining pool house overlooking an illuminated swimming pool. The 40’ pool is outfitted with a Baja shelf, diving platform and spa surrounded by a 3000 square foot patio covered by cool-to-the-touch light color pavers.
A window-lined majestic hallway connects the main living area to the master suite featuring an intimately detailed master bath, oversized walk-in closet and an adjoining workout room with direct access to the backyard patio.
Rainey House exudes a luxurious floor plan, quality materials and exclusive custom features. Its functionally designed 5,891 square feet offer generous space for family life while making entertaining easy.
A grand courtyard, appointed with fireplace and designer pavers, leads into a vast entry featuring a stately tiered ceiling. Warm, earthy grays and imported Italian wood floor tiles that span the entire house and welcome guests to the spacious open floor plan. Note the twelve-inch tall mission style baseboards embellished with a floating trim piece. The great room features 20' sliding glass pocket doors that recede to blend indoor and outdoor spaces, virtually doubling the volume. Custom designed, built-in shelving surround the stunning wide screen fireplace.
Ever feel like you are having trouble keeping up with all the latest in home technology? Even for those of us in the industry staying up to date with the latest capabilities, products and services takes dedicated research and hours of training and practice. In my experience, every customer wants the absolute best and newest technology but must also balance these desires with the ever present constraints of a budget. Let’s take a look at some of the newest available technology and talk brass tacks about what’s available, what’s affordable and how to walk the fine line between cool and costly. 36
deal on one, especially during sale weekends and with rebates/incentives. With enough research and hunting, an affordable 3D TV won’t blow the budget and will give you a prize screen on which to view anything.
3D 3D TVs have been in the marketplace for years. Hollywood has made a huge push to make 3D a relevant technology as opposed to a side-show attraction. It has in some ways succeeded. 3D movies are decidedly more popular than they have been in the past and I estimate that roughly 1/3 of the displays I sell are 3D equipped. That said, rarely do I have a client who uses the functionality after install. This leads to the inevitable question, “Why buy a 3D TV?” My answer is simple: 3D televisions are the best 2D televisions. In order to accomplish the recreation of a good 3D image, manufacturers have to use all of their best 2D technologies to their advantage. 3D TVs usually have very fast refresh rates, great color reproduction and as limitless black levels as are achievable. Verdict: The cool/ costly line here is a bit easier to straddle. 3D TV prices have come down the past few years and it is much easier to find a great
4K Over the past decade, with the emergence of high definition television, manufacturers have undertaken an arms race to outdo one another. Frequently they use marketing gimmicks (Infinite levels of black!) to market a product that is essentially the same as last year’s release. However, the latest WMD in the video display war is 4K. 4K is a resolution standard, like 720p or 1080p, just now starting to make its way into consumer products. The current HD standard, 1080p, means simply that the TV has a screen resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels. 4K roughly quadruples this resolution to 4,096x 2,160 pixels. Which is great, right? Because more HD is better HD, right? Well…
4K display looks no better than watching on a standard 1080p TV. And 4K TVs can be a heavy load on the wallet—the few models available cost 2x and up compared to an equivalent 1080p TV. Verdict: 4K, right now, leans to the side of costly. The benefits do not outweigh the costs for most people. If you find a great deal on a 4K TV that you really like, go ahead and buy it. It will help future-proof your equipment and they really do produce splendid picture quality. But for most of us, 4K is still a few years from viability.
sort of. Speaking for the few of us lucky enough to have seen a 4K television in person, I can attest that they look great. However, 4K is constrained by a lack of content to watch on these ultra high resolution displays. Currently, 4K content is limited to Blu-ray discs of iMax nature films and a select few Hollywood titles, like Avatar. But let’s be real: Watching a standard Blu-ray on a
Wired vs. Wireless Wireless technology, the savior of home systems integration! I hear this refrain from customers all the time. But just like in life, the advertisements always make the burger look better than what comes in the bag. I love wireless technology when I can use it. Let’s face it, it’s simple to connect things wirelessly, running wire takes lots of labor hours which drives up cost and there is less residual cost on things like patching and painting after the fact. It doesn’t take a PhD to understand the appeal of wireless. Professionally speaking though, I have some reservations. First, too much wireless in a home leads to an eventual clogging of the wireless airways. There is only so much spectrum to be had and layering device upon device onto a network will not only reduce wireless internet speeds, but cause inevitable missed cues and lost signals. Secondly, if the wireless network goes down everything on that network goes down. Security, A/V, Surveillance - you name it. A decent wireless router costs only a few hundred bucks but your entire system relies on it working flawlessly for years. Down time and outages can and do happen. To avoid this, wire your home correctly. If you are going to undertake the integration of your home systems, you would be wise to spend the extra time and money up front doing it right the very first time. Wired systems are reliable, more capable and will last for decades. As a general (Read: VERY general) rule, I follow the 80/20 principal: 80% of your home systems should be wired and 20% should be wireless. Wire your home thoroughly, design your systems well and then use wireless to fill in the gaps of feasibility. There is no doubt that wireless is the future of home systems. But don’t find yourself on the outside looking in while you wait for wireless capability to catch up.
I’d like to leave you with one final thought about home technology: it’s a complicated world and a majority of folks who expect to be able to do it all themselves wind up frustrated, disappointed or both. Professional trades exist for just that reason. There are very few non-professionals who have the wherewithal to plumb, electrify or heat/cool a home all by themselves. It’s no different with technology. Get advice, seek out multiple proposals, ask lots of questions and be tenacious! Yes, you can buy individual components from any big-box store or online, but those individual components are only as good as their implementation. Professional A/V contractors provide a lot more than just components. They provide a complete, engineered system and a complete technological experience. Find a contractor that wants to build a long term relationship. If they are trying to sell product before service, you’re likely better off going somewhere else. Your low-voltage contractor should be a resource first and foremost and an equipment supplier second. Our industry has grown leaps and bounds over the past two decades and it isn’t going away. Having a reliable and trustworthy resource will benefit you and your family for the duration of your home ownership. Choose wisely.
Information/photos courtesy of Chris Norton, System Design Consultant, Automated Environments, Mesa, AZ.
Street of Dreams: Welcome to Whitewing at Germann Estates, residential neighborhoods in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.