Biltmore Heights Project: Before and After

Ready for a before-and-after that will seriously satisfy your brain? Hitting the market today: the beautiful Biltmore Heights renovation project I’ve been working on with Camelback Urban Development. The team includes realtor/developer Rob Kukla and his wife, architect Sandra Kukla — also known as She Who Designed Sky Harbor Airport. (!@#$!)  There’s an open house on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.(5125 N. 32nd Place, Phoenix) — but until then, come have a look inside:

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Our vibe was Arcadia Farmhouse — but with a modern edge. I’ll be breaking down the materials and finishes in posts to come — but don’t you love those wood floors (NOT tile), the ceiling detail, and wide open entry? I’m in love with the color palette: serene walls, crisp white trim, and rich gray doors with just a touch of black hardware to give that modern edge.

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The kitchen features the world’s largest island clad in goooorgeous honed Olympic marble. Note the chic fireplace and designer Visual Comfort Lighting. I selected the lights to help tie in the dark door frame and to make the farmhouse vibe feel a little more modern and fresh. Also, these lanterns are glass-free and therefore easy to clean. Dear future owner: you are happily most welcome. And can we be friends, so that I can come to parties here? Out that back window: a big view of Camelback Mountain.

P.S. The kitchen used to look like this:

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Yikes! And now it’s this:

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Before we got our hands on this house, the bathrooms looked like this:

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And now they look like this:

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And the master:

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I love this master bath  – so elegant and calming: there’s gray marble everywhere, paired with small luxuries like statement cabinet hardware, notched marble backsplash corners, cross-handle faucets, and Visual Comfort sconces with gray-trimmed shades. And it’s right next to the largest master closet I have ever seen in a flip — and by Classy Closets, even.

Exterior before:

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And after:

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Those red gooseneck lights were the first thing ever selected for this house – from Rejuvenation. Oh, and here’s a peek at the cute powder bath:

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That wallpaper!!!! I walked a few friends and clients through this house and they were all dreaming of this ikat in their lives. It’s paired with gray wainscoting and a custom gray wood mirror,  and gold fixtures and pendant lights to warm it all up.

Lastly, a tease of the laundry room and drop station – I love this crisp floor.

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I’m thrilled with how this project came together and really loved collaborating with Sandy and Rob. This house is a testament to their work ethic and incredibly thoughtful planning and foresight. (There are like 4 hall closets – all enormous, featuring things like shelves sized to accommodate luggage.)

The listing is here (link updated!), if you’d like to see more — and everyone is welcome to the Open House on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Which room is your favorite?

Photos, as ever, by the wonderful Isaac Bailey.

By | 2015-08-29T07:39:21+00:00 August 28th, 2015|House Renovation|0 Comments

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