Homes of the Week

PLATINUM | Azure Residence 3

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

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Photography by Chris Mayer Photography

Architect/Designer | PHX Architecture
Builder | Shea Homes

Design Statement | Azure Residence 3 is luxury living set in the heart of Paradise Valley. This thoughtfully designed residence combines a spectacular natural backdrop with all the nuances of a luxurious gated community, vistas of Camelback and Mummy Mountains, and a stunning entryway. Residence 3 is contemporary and elegant. With a main level and a second lower level, this home was designed with entertaining in mind.

Judges’ Comments | The staircase is like a sculpture. Judges praised the incredible windows, the phenomenal entry, and the great use of materials.

GOLD | The Rosslyn Model

Gambrills, Md.

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Photography by Ron Blunt Architectural Photography

Architect/Designer | Lessard Design, Inc.
Builder | Toll Brothers
Interior Designer | HRI Design

Design Statement | The Rosslyn Model is a progressive design aesthetic in a historically traditional market. The elevation is a modern twist on classic farmhouse; striking white vertical siding with black windows frames are balanced by textured stone. The plan was designed for second-time home buyers with children of varied ages. Ample front porch space gives an eye on the street presence and a place to sit and unwind while watching the kids play. The prep kitchen is perfect for entertaining, the study with two-sided fireplace increases flow, and gliding pocket doors lead to an outdoor covered room extending the inside out. 

Judges’ Comments | Judges praised the interiors that are clean and simple with “just enough” detail. They noted the amount of built-ins, the master bath, the dining room with wood headers, the homey front elevation, and a beautiful backyard that ties in very well to the house. 

SILVER | Ocean Hills at Pacifica San Juan – Altamonte

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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Photography by Chris Mayer Photography

Architect/Designer | Bassenian Lagoni
Builder | Toll Brothers
Landscape Architect/Designer | SMP Environmental Design
Interior Designer | Savannah Design Group

Design Statement | The elevation is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the familiar farmhouse style. Simplified massing, colors, materials, and details create an elegant, welcoming presence on the street. The open foyer leads to an L-shaped great room, kitchen, and dining area that visually and physically connects to the multiple outdoor living areas.

Buyers can opt for a first-floor office or use the space as a guest suite for live-in parents. On the second floor, the master suite features an enormous walk-in closet and master bath, plus a private outdoor balcony. Two bedrooms and a loft space create a natural gathering area for children.

Judges’ Comments | Judges praised the dramatic living room and the beautiful exterior room. They noted the cloud soffit in the kitchen, which helps define the space of the island. The plan has a good indoor-outdoor connection. 

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