DW-designed project Estate at Camelback Mountain captured a Silver Award at the 2017 Nationals for Best Architectural Design of a One of  Kind Home – Custom or Spec.

NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards for home builders, developers, associates, and consultants. Drewett Works received Silver Award honors for Best One of a Kind Home – Custom or Spec for the Estate at Camelback Mountain project.

The inspiration for the Camelback Estate was the evolution of the white box. The design is a collection of boxlike forms stacked and eroded. The result is a modernist pavilion which allows for an intimate relationship with the local geological icon Camelback Mountain and a full aperture to the city lights of downtown Phoenix.

The material composition itself is a study in contrast. The property stands boldly in contrast to the mountainous backdrop. Crisp white forms with the organic mahogany-accented fenestrations and vein cut cladding at critical massing elements all work with one another to give the property a bold elegance.

Exterior materials include smooth white stucco and stone cladding. Atop the 42 car garage is a 15,000 gallon rooftop pool. A welcoming entry terrace is flanked by a 200 ft + negative edge water feature. The resort-worthy spa includes an experience shower, cold plunge, Himalayan salt block room, sauna, steam room, and a vitality pool. In the heart of the home is a 22 ft tall living wall with over 1,000 plants.

The 18,000+ sq ft home is surrounded by a 9-hole golf course as well as a 9-hole putt putt course for younger visitors. The upper level of the home includes an additional family room, kitchen, and a secret playroom. Motorized retractable doors maximize views and connect indoor living spaces to expansive outdoor patios.

The project team included architecture by C.P. Drewett of Drewett Works, builder Bret Brimley, founder of Brimley Development, Inc., landscape architecture by Refined Gardens, and project photography by Michael Duerinckx.

The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity, and endurance.

Silver Award Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for the Gold Award. Gold Awards in each category, presented as part of the International Builders’ Show, at the awards ceremony on January 10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando  which drew more than 1,000 attendees.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Meredith Oliver, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.”

Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements.  With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.

During a three-day judging process, a panel of seven industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 1,100 entries.

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