Thoughtful Design Provides a Welcoming Look—and Showcases Amazing Camelback Views

When Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the United States, was brought in to design this home in Paradise Valley, it was a blank slate—literally.

“There was a house there previously, and it was torn down,” Mark explains. “It was not taking advantage of the view of Camelback Mountain at all.”

When CDA was brought in to design the new home, taking advantage of that view became part of the design.

As for other design details, “One of the key elements in this house is the colored concrete floors,” Marks says. “The homeowners wanted very low maintenance. They also wanted the house to have a European influence, so they wanted it light and open and airy, and a little more transitional.”

Architect: CandelariaDesign.com

Furnishings and interior design: EarthAndImages.com

Builder: DesertStarConstruction.com

 

Dining Room Features

+ There is a grain vault or cross vault ceiling.

+ The concrete floors carry through the room, lending an industrial feel, while the ceiling lends a French flavor, offering a soft mixture of both styles.

“The elegance comes from its simpleness.” —Mark Candelaria

Great Room Features

+ This room was positioned to caption the view of Camelback Mountain, which is centered in this space.

“We paneled the walls to the springing line of the cove, and we brought that to the fireplace.” —Mark Candelaria

Kitchen Features 

The concrete floor flows throughout the home, including the kitchen.

The ceiling was designed to be lower to make the space feel more intimate. It is even lower in the seating area.

This beautiful hood over the range acts as a focal point.

The backsplash tile adds some punch but isn’t overwhelming.

“Everything here has a subdued calmness to it. The room is a little contemporary with some French influences. The trick is always finding the balance.” —Mark Candelaria