A Paradise Valley Home Gets A Fresh Makeover


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"The living room is warm and inviting, with carefully scaled proportions," Vallone says. The space's A. Rudin sofa and armchairs are upholstered with a Larsen fabric; the side chair features a chinoiserie print by Clarence House. Custom pieces include the Formations coffee table from Dean-Warren and the woven carpet from Azadi Fine Rugs.

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The homeowners wanted maximum natural light in the kitchen, a request Candelaria met with a skylight from Kalwall and an expansive window from Riviera Bronze in Ventura, California. The cabinetry is by Desert Cove Woodworks, with marble countertops from Arizona Tile and a zinc island top from Grayleaf Studio. The French oak floors are from The Floor Collection Design.

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A custom oak table by Keith Fritz centers the dining room, where Vallone used two styles of A. Rudin chairs, upholstering the guest chairs in a Romo fabric and the head chairs in a Donghia leather. An eight-arm Paul Ferrante chandelier found at John Brooks Incorporated illuminates the space.

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On a hillside in Paradise Valley, architect Mark Candelaria melded European and Southwestern influences to create a bespoke home for longtime Phoenix-area residents. Custom iron lanterns from Sun Lighting and antique pots with Mediterranean plantings flank a glazed entry from Sonoran Doors.

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A retractable Riviera Bronze window connects the bar to the loggia, which is laid with antique tiles from Exquisite Surfaces. A trio of bistro-style barstools by Beaufurn adjoins the bar, which is fitted with an Herbeau faucet from Clyde Hardware.

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"The outdoor entertaining area maximizes views and is designed for casual gatherings and everyday living," Vallone says. A custom iron fixture from Sun Lighting hangs above a suite of Sutherland furniture upholstered in Perennials fabric. The rug is from The Floor Collection Design, and the Sunbrella fabric draperies were made by Awnings by Design.

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The foyer, which is crowned by a wood ceiling designed by Candelaria, features a settee from Bennett Galleries and Company in Knoxville, Tennessee, and sconces from Julie Neill Designs in New Orleans. Closer to home, interior designer Donna Vallone sourced the Paul Ferrante pendant from John Brooks Incorporated and the gilded mirror from Scottsdale Marketplace.

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The master bedroom features a Hickory White bed upholstered in velvet from Arabel Fabrics in Miami. The linens are Barbacci; the draperies are made with Holly Hunt's Great Plains fabric. A Visual Comfort & Co. lamp rests on a Niermann Weeks nightstand, and French doors by Kolbe Windows & Doors open the room to the golf course views. A Julie Neill Designs chandelier crowns the space.

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The team designed his and hers bathrooms for the couple; hers, with a glamorous feel, is "one of the most wonderful feminine spaces we've ever done," Vallone says. The alcove vanity is by Desert Cove Woodworks and features Waterworks marble, a Kallista faucet and an antique mirror. A Kate Spade stool stands by a Hydro Systems soaking tub with an Herbeau filler. The sheers are from Designers Guild.

After years of searching for a lot to start the next phase of their lives, a longtime Phoenix couple found the perfect location in Paradise Valley on a hillside perch overlooking a private golf course and offering spectacular views of Camelback Mountain. With a clear idea of the home’s design, they gathered their dream team to realize this vision.

“They were wonderful clients,” says architect Mark Candelaria, who worked with colleague Jeff Kramer on the project. “They jumped right into the process and made their wishes clear.”

Those wishes included a casual indoor-outdoor flow, a bright and airy kitchen that worked as easily for two as it would for a crowd and, of course, unobstructed views of the mountains.

For the interiors, the couple tapped designer Donna Vallone, who melded historical pieces including reclaimed-wood beams and French limestone floors with eclectic elements such as a chinoiserie tiger print chair as well as a Hunt Slonem bunny painting for good measure.

Now settled in their new abode, the couple have enough room for visiting family members or just a relaxing day to themselves–and they have their skilled design team to thank.

Get a closer look at this Valley of the Sun home and all the design details.