Nestled into a box canyon in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Ebony and Ivory is a marriage of a classic design aesthetic with modernist design principles.


The husband and wife were slightly divided regarding “style,” so the resulting design was truly a vow of collaboration. With primary goals to meet the needs of an active family with everyone working/schooling from home, this residence provides ample personal space as well as remarkable public space.

The owners’ love for food and wine and generous hospitality towards friends, family and business associates directed the design details of the public spaces. Providing comfort to guests along with amazing dinner party experiences, the owners desired a kitchen that showcased the chef but also provided ample prep space unseen yet nearby. The indoor/outdoor bar is the showpiece of the public space, providing a stunning setting to socialize and sip. A dreamy wine cellar and hidden wine vault provide protection and storage for a legendary wine collection.

The contrast of classic design aesthetic and modernist design principles continues throughout the residence with “opposites” attracting. Indoor and outdoor spaces are paired. Kitchen and entertaining spaces are paired. Highly contrasting colors (ebony and ivory) are paired.

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Photography: Werner Segarra
Videography: Phoenix Drone Service