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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home Over 4,500 sq. ft., Built for Sale


White Box No. 5


Paradise Valley, Arizona

Architect/Designer | Drewett Works

Builder | Bedbrock Developers

Interior Designer | Ownby Design

Interior Merchandiser | Laura Kehoe Design

Photographer | Laura Moss Photography

Capturing the magnificent views of nearby Camelback Mountain was of primary importance in this speculative design, followed closely by considerations of a desert climate. Because of its positioning, White Box No. 5 is designed to minimize heat gain during the hottest months and maximize it during the coldest. Because most rooms are recessed and protected from the blazing sun by deep overhangs, the interiors stay comfortable and the views intact.

The undulating nature of the architecture is evident on the home’s exterior, where thick travertine massing walls define and separate the interior spaces. Gorgeous hemlock ceilings and zinc fascia are standout design elements.

Inside, black and white dominates, with wood accents adding a masculine vibe. The bright and airy kitchen, dining room and living room meld into one open space that connects to the outdoors via floor-to-ceiling pocketing glass doors. The primary suite is a gracious blend of sophistication and comfort, exemplifying the homeowner’s style.

Highlighting the property is a luxurious backyard that connects the main house and guest casita. With the mountain as its backdrop, a sleek pool that doubles as a water feature, and integrated planting beds filled with greenery, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy Mother Nature.

From the Judges
The siting of this home is particularly interesting, because it made this house integrate on what could have been a boring lot. The slanted angle is more impactful, and really maximizes and creates interesting spaces. It also allows for more views from the corners. And the home itself is very tasteful and stunning.

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