Whether you’re looking to furnish your home or build an entirely new one, here are your top choices in Home & Design in the Valley.
Our voters know A-plus design when they see it. Bing Hu (who was awarded the most votes in all Best Of categories) studied his craft locally at Taliesin West before becoming an architect and general manager of Scottsdale’s H&S International. Among Hu’s most notable projects are the Valley’s Apache Outlaw and Chiricahua clubhouses at Desert Mountain and the Kiva and Blackstone clubhouses at Vistancia, as well as numerous residences throughout the world. Most recently, Hu was the man behind the stunning La Casa at Encanterra in San Tan Valley (pictured above). 480.585.6898.
Optima Camelview Village pictured above
Best Condo Development
Optima Camelview Village
There aren’t many amenities that Optima Camelview Village doesn’t offer to its tenants. In addition to striking interiors that boast floor-to-ceiling glass walls and gourmet kitchens, those who call Camelview Village home also have access to an indoor swimming pool, a putting green, a fitness center, a dog park, a party room and much more. Plus, the lovely garden terraces are always a source of eye candy for those driving along Scottsdale Road. www.optimaweb.com.
Rosewood Homes pictured above
With a presence in luxury communities like DC Ranch and Vistancia (pictured), chances are that most of us have admired one of Rosewood Homes’s gorgeous, Old World-inspired masterpieces. Apart from being awfully handsome to look at, Rosewood residences have been honored numerously for their livability and eco-friendly practices. 480.922.6366, www.rosewoodhomes.com.
Best Luxury Rentals
Shade Apartments at Desert Ridge
We’re guessing Shade Apartment residents will be spending the spring lapping it up in the complex’s various pools and cooking out in the barbecue plazas—or simply staying indoors to soak in the superb surroundings. 480.991.9111, www.mark-taylor.com/shade.