Contemporary Glam, designed by C.P. Drewett in 2002, was featured in the Phoenix Home & Garden annual Dream Home Issue – November 2008.
TEXT BY DAVID M. BROWN ■ PHOTOGRAPHY BY WERNER SEGARRA
One could say that custom designs are a hallmark of this Paradise Valley, Arizona, estate home. Snuggled on a knoll just minutes from well-traveled city streets, the 10,000-square-foot Contemporary residence includes such specialty items as African wood cabinetry and marble flooring.
Interior designer Robin Grant, architect C.P. Drewett, and builder Sonora West Development Inc. ensured that the home balances everyday comfort with resort-style amenities; that rooms maximize views of Camelback Mountain and Echo Canyon; and that spaces flex well for entertaining. Grant also infused interiors with elements of glitz and glam. For example, suspended glass shelving lit with fiber optics sets off a sparkling crystal collection; strips of faceted mirror clad a wall in the powder room; walls in the master bedroom are gilded; and skirted dining room chairs in a shimmery fabric are complemented by a linear chandelier of crystal and chrome.
The lower level offers custom gaming and pool tables, a see-through wine cellar, and a step-up home theater with its own lobby and retro ticket booth whose mannequin accepts tickets for the day’s double feature. Outside are a barbecue area, a negative-edge pool with a slide, plus a raised circular spa and shelf waterfall.
Never obtrusive, color is everywhere—in wall treatments, upholstery and area rugs. The powder room features persimmon wallpaper with a black granite floating vanity and an underlit onyx sink. In the lower level’s entertainment area, a vibrantly hued rug with a swirling pattern sits beneath two blue and pur- ple curved sofas with neon lighting overhead. “No color works in isolation. Successful color combination is the only way to achieve a winning design scheme,” remarks Grant. According to the owner: “My friends and family just love the creative mind of the designer—how she combined the color of the materials and furnishings, extending through to our beautiful views of the mountains.”