Custom Home 6,000 - 6,999 sq. ft. - 2013

Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes
Scottsdale, Ariz.


Project Name: Quartz Mountain Residence

Project Location: Paradise Valley, AZ

Square Footage (finished): 6,451

Square Footage (unfinished): 3,346

Total Project Cost (include materials and labor but not land ): $2 million

The clients are empty nesters and were ready to build their dream home. They wanted Mediterranean architecture with an interior feel described as rustic and comfortable, yet refined. The home needed to be low maintenance, ideal for lock and leave visits, designed around the kitchen and their love of cooking, an open floor plan to accommodate the flow of indoor/outdoor entertaining, oversized garage bays, his/hers offices and a Savant Automation System . They also wanted to utilize a generous selection of building materials which would flow from the outside to the inside; including reclaimed wood, brick, stone and copper. Our first challenge was the lot; intersected by a protected, natural arroyo creating an odd shape in the building envelope for the size of the home. The Kitchen was a focal point of the home, but also a challenge as these clients love to cook and entertain and wanted to coordinate food preparation while entertaining guests, yet always maintain an impeccable "show quality" appearance to the Kitchen. Another challenge was the request for an open, round interior Dining Room made of real stone with no visible column supports. They requested utilizing as many natural materials inside the home as possible. Gary Wyant designed this home to meet the open floor plan requested and accommodate mountain views, all within building envelope parameters. A separate Kitchen Baking Center was created, allowing ovens/baking appliances to be hidden. Glass refrigerator doors, pizza oven, gourmet appliances and adjacent Pantry/Office combined to create the "show quality" look and compliment the wood tablelisland built for entertaining. The round Dining Room was created with support beams inside the walls and dome ceiling and stone was sheered and hung from ceiling supports. Numerous raw materials were utilized: reclaimed oak floors, brick, stone, rough sawn beams, copper and tile.


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