Great Room - 2013

Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes
Scottsdale, Ariz.


Project Name: Park Place Great Room

Project Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Date Completed: 4/30/12

Square Footage (finished): 570

Total Project Cost: Included in total house construction cost: $1.2 million


Park Place was designed for homeowners seeking smaller custom homes (3,500-5,200 sf) with spacious indoor/outdoor living spaces, but offering high-end custom options usually found only in larger homes. The Great Room of this new model is the focal point of the home and designed to incorporate livable space from both the Kitchen and backyard to accommodate expanded indoor/outdoor entertaining options. As with the rest of the home, the Great Room reflects a move away from dark European features and colors to a style that is lighter, brighter and a mix of reclaimed and classic materials. The challenge for this main room of the house, was how to keep it comfortable and livable, yet an updated classic and timeless design. The Great Room is in the center of the house and the first room seen when entering from the front courtyard . It's a highly visible room from several areas with one open end leading to the Kitchen and another side wall leading out to the back patio living areas. Our goal was to create a functional , comfortable room by combining the right mix of cool and warm materials to make for a clean, classic look. To accentuate an open environment and create a comfortable yet classic look, we incorporated 19' ceilings, 8' panel doors, wood beams, large clerestory windows, and sliding wood barn doors between the Great Room and Study. Disappearing pocket doors in the Great Room lead to the back patio and combined with open entry to the Kitchen , a very large indoor/outdoor entertaining area emerges. Savant and Lutron home control features make climate and lighting control simple. Interior Designer, Caroline DeCesare, added a mixture of vintage style fixtures, a gray/white/taupe color scheme and a blend of earthy wood and metals.


List 10 of your preferred product manufacturers.

1. Sub Zero/wolf

2. Sierra Pacific Windows

3. Lutron

4. Emtek Door Hardware

5. Lightolier

6. Iso kern Fireplaces

7. Redlands Clay Tile

8. Kohler

9. Newport Brass

10. Trane


List 3 hot design trends in your area:

1. Outdoor Living Spaces

2. Reciaimed/Repurposed Materials & Fixtures

3. Savant Home Automation