Estate at Camelback Mountain, a modernist pavilion at the base of local geological icon Camelback Mountain with a full aperture to the city lights of downtown Phoenix, was named a Silver Award winner in the 2016 Best in American Living Awards for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home over 8,000 sq. ft. by the National Association of Home Builders.
The material composition itself is a study in contrast. The property stands boldly in contrast to the mountainous backdrop. Crisp white forms with the organic mahogany-accented fenestrations and vein cut cladding at critical massing elements all work with one another to give the property a bold elegance.
Exterior materials include smooth white stucco and stone cladding. Atop the 42 car garage is a 15,000 gallon rooftop pool. A welcoming entry terrace is flanked by a 200 ft + negative edge water feature. The resort-worthy spa includes an experience shower, cold plunge, Himalayan salt block room, sauna, steam room, and a vitality pool. In the heart of the home is a 22 ft tall living wall with over 1,000 plants.
The 18,000+ sq ft home is surrounded by a 9-hole golf course as well as a 9-hole putt putt course for younger visitors. The upper level of the home includes an additional family room, kitchen, and a secret playroom. Motorized retractable doors maximize views and connect indoor living spaces to expansive outdoor patios.
The house was designed by Drewett Works in Scottsdale and built by Brimley Development, based in Paradise Valley. Landscape Architecture was contributed by Refined Gardens. Photography of the project was by Michael Duerinckx.
In its 33rd year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international. Award winners were announced at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
The awards gala was held at the annual International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on January 11, 2017.
About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.