Arizona’s esteemed luxury builder, interior designer and realty firm takes us through the making of this marvelous, modern Paradise Valley home.
The fireplace accent wall in the living room is the star of the show, using Arizona Title’s black marble tile. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
“The architecture of the home was inspired by Mark Tomecak,” says Michael Banovac, managing partner at RMB Luxury Real Estate. “The architect’s Serbian background influenced a simplistic and European modern styling.” In the initial planning stages, RMB Luxury Real Estate interior designer Debra Richardson suggested a floor plan that could blend seamlessly into a spacious family-friendly residence offering endless entertaining opportunities, both inside and out. “The design team’s focus was to prioritize every square foot to maximize a modern-marvel, entertainer’s dream home,” he says.
Lighting from Modern Forms brings the kitchen to life at night. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
“Emphasizing Camelback Mountain views with stunning sunsets was the design team’s top priority,” says Banovac. Ten foot high sliding doors opening on both sides afforded the interior to blend seamlessly with the exterior. Banovac sold this home during the drywall stage, allowing the buyers to add their input to the finishes. Lead designer Richardson used pure whites, soft grays and bold blacks, while the design team added softer, warmer tones in the secondary areas.
“These new buyers wanted their new home to match the quality of high-end features they had seen in the L.A. area selling for $30 million plus,” says Banovac. “They wanted the flexibility to transform the home into a swanky night club for special evenings of entertainment.” An intricate sound system with multi-colored LED lighting both inside and out created a visual and sound spectacle. The outdoors is outfitted with a 70-foot pool and a 12-person jacuzzi, plus various seating and entertaining areas.
A perfect morning view of the backyard and Camelback Mountain awaits at the breakfast nook. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
A Trapezoid chandelier from ET2 Contemporary Lighting brightens the dining room PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
“The unique family who purchased this home could not be happier,” says Banovac. Plus, he notes, a Hollywood stamp of approval was given by reality power couple Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young when they toured the home and loved the stunning finishes and cleverly designed residence.
The 70-foot pool by Mossman Brothers Pools (mossmanbrotherspools.com) is ready to refresh day or night. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
Arizona Tile’s polished and honed white marble porcelain tile surrounds the primary bathroom. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
DESIGNER & BUILDER
RMB Luxury Real Estate, rmbluxury.com
Tomecak Design, tomecakdesign.com
Bellflower Design, bellflowerdesign.com
Kitchen countertops and island, living room and primary bedroom fireplace, bathroom tile and countertops, and outdoor flooring
ET2 Contemporary Lighting
Lighting in entry, dining room and primary bedroom
McKenzie Custom Built Cabinets
Living room couches, accent tables and rug, bedroom beds and dressers
Simplicity Home Automation
RHM furniture decorates the living room, perfectly resting above Arizona Tile’s Super White imported porcelain flooring. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE
Simplicity Home Automation’s LED and multicolor change accent lighting sets the mood both indoors and outdoors. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMB LUXURY REAL ESTATE