A Phoenix Vacation Home Balances Old And New


mediterranean foyer staircase brown

Accent Design & Manufacturing forged the banister on the graceful stair, which curves around a Panache Designs table and Minton-Spidell stools from Dean-Warren. The Ironware International chandelier and Dennis & Leen side table are from John Brooks Incorporated.

mediterranean living room purple accents

A seating area in the large family room is made up of a Paul Ferrante coffee table, a linen-covered A. Rudin sofa, and Hancock & Moore armchairs, and Dennis & Leen ottomans in blue Beacon Hill fabric. Ironware International sconces from John Brooks Incorporated flank a painting above one of the home's antique fireplaces from The Floor Collection Design; in front of it, Hancock & Moore leather chairs from Jack Pesarcyk Associates compose another conversation area.

mediterranean great room rustic stonework

The great room is enveloped in Modern Group's masterful rustic stonework. Interior designer Lissa Lee Hickman balanced its weight and density with comfortably upholstered furniture that includes deep Minton-Spidell chairs from Dean-Warren and a custom rug from The Floor Collection Design. Cowtan & Tout fabrics make up the curtains and cover the A. Rudin sofa, which is accented with Fortuny pillows.

mediterranean neutral bedroom tufted headboard

A soothingly monochromatic guest room showcases a bed with a tufted headboard, a nightstand and a half-moon bench, all by Lorts and from Alexander Sinclair Design Showroom. Bedding is from The Linen Tree. The lamp is Ralph Lauren Home, and the drapery fabric is Cowtan & Tout. A carpet from The Floor Collection Design provides bare feet with a soft landing.

mediterranean neutral kitchen

Goodall Custom Cabinetry & Millwork crafted all the antiqued white millwork in the kitchen; the Wolf stove's backsplash, framed by a limestone hood imported from Italy, features Tabarka Studio tile. Dennis & Leen lanterns from John Brooks Incorporated hang over the island, which, like the counters, is topped with white honed quartzite from Cactus Stone & Tile. Reclaimed wood floors are from The Floor Collection Design.

mediterranean bathroom chandeliers gold accents

The sumptuous master bath features two Niermann Weeks chandeliers and a Panache bench. Oiled herringbone floors balance the glitz.

mediterranean bedroom white brown neutral

A touch of glamour is evident in the master bedroom through the cream-and-gold scheme of Dennis & Leen's French-style nightstand and four-poster bed dressed in elaborately embroidered linens from The Linen Tree. The Ebanista ottoman is covered in Fortuny fabric.

mediterranean living area rustic stonework

Residential designer Gary Wyant, working with contractor Scott Edwards, created a covered living area that opens onto the patio. The shaded outdoor space is furnished with Kingsley Bate wicker seating from Inside/Out Furniture with Perennials fabric cushions. The table is by Tropitone; the Elegant Earth side tables are from On the Veranda.

mediterranean exterior landscape

With a constantly changing roofline and alternating materials on different areas of the house--some stone, some stucco--a new Phoenix home looks as though it has sprawled outward over many generations. Reclaimed building materials impart a sense of age and authenticity.

mediterranean outdoor sitting area

Landscape architect Jeff Berghoff worked with the architect and contractor on outdoor hardscaping for various gathering spots, such as this intimate courtyard. He also designed the fountain, a focal point for more Kingsley Bate furnishings. Creative Metals forged custom grillwork, setting it within reclaimed wood doors.

Working a family’s modern lifestyle into a home inspired by historic styles involved carefully balancing old and new. “The clients expressed a desire for a French Provincial feel that was rustic but refined,” designer Lissa Lee Hickman says.

To give the impression that the Phoenix home– meant as a relaxing retreat for extended family–had roots in the area, the design team gathered ideas from estates in the rural Mediterranean.

“Homes there have been in families for generations,” explains residential designer Gary Wyant. “They would start with one central building and add onto it over many years as families grew.”

To achieve an Old World feel, the design team used reclaimed materials, such as barn wood beams and European limestone, both inside and outside the property. Clay tile rooflines and stucco and stone were incorporated to allow both old and new materials to flow seamlessly.

Furthermore, modern touches including Calacatta Gold marble surfaces and herringbone floors add a sophisticated feel, while reproduced antique furnishings durable enough for young children complement the rustic interiors.

With the home complete, it’s the perfect retreat for the family’s frequent gatherings. “Come holiday time, every room in the house is full,” Hickman says.