With its red tile roof, hand-planed walnut floors and white walls, this home in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area of Arizona is characteristic of the Santa Barbara style – a mix of Mediterranean and Spanish Revival architecture.
Set on 1.5 acres in Paradise Valley, the classic residence combines handcrafted details and authentic materials. Reclaimed hand-hewn beams from an Amish barn in Pennsylvania top the open great room/kitchen. The fireplaces are hand-carved limestone. The terra cotta tiles were imported from Portugal.
A circular driveway sits at the front of the house, where gas lights flank the entrance to a walled-in brick courtyard with mature trees, a central tiled fountain and an outdoor fireplace.
Windows surround the front door, sheltered by a portico with a beam ceiling.
French doors off the great room, which has a corner fireplace, slide away to access the backyard.
The gray-and-white kitchen features a wood-topped center island and a farmhouse sink. It is open to a breakfast area and wet bar as well as the living area of the great room. A butler’s pantry includes a display case for wine storage.
An arched inlaid ceiling caps the dining room, which has wooden floors. There’s more wood flooring and a fireplace in the formal living room, which looks across the lawn to the swimming pool and open-air pool house with a fireplace, a dining area and a living room
Other rooms within the 8,631 square feet of living space include a home theater, four en-suite bedrooms, an office and an exercise room.
The detached guest house accounts for the 5th bedroom and 7th bathroom. It contains a living room and a full kitchen. Sliding doors open to a covered patio.
Mature trees, rose gardens, a gated auto-court and a sport court complete the grounds, which take in mountain views.
Scottsdale is seven miles from the property; downtown Phoenix, 16. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about 10 miles away.
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