Congrats to Scottsdale’s Est Est as the design firm received 10 awards with three first-place honors at the ASID 2017 Design Excellence Awards. The awards were held at the Arizona Biltmore on August 12. Est Est now has a total of 87 awards in eight years of entries.
ASID 2017 Design Excellence Awards
Left to right: Jennifer Steyer, Jessica Rowland, Jordan Huffman, Jelena Martic, Liesel Cooke, Elaine Alexander, Tony Sutton and Holly Wright at the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards.
The collaboration between Est Est, Cullum Homes and Creative Environments for a Paradise Valley couple whose motto is “downsizing doesn’t equal downgrading” resulted in a beautiful, livable work of art. Inside and out, this home is immaculately furnished. The interior of this beautiful mountainside retreat was designed by Est Est’s Elaine Alexander and Bianca Olsson. Est Est and Cullum Homes were the MAME Award 2017 Winners for Custom Home of the Year Under $3,000,000 for this home. This home also won Second Place Residence over 6,000 square feet for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards.
Private Residence at Desert Mountain
Est Est and RS Homes were MAME Award 2017 Finalists for Custom Home of the Year Under $3 million for the design of this luxurious private residence at Desert Mountain. It also received Honorable Mention for Singular Space Residential at the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards. The interior of was designed by Est Est’s Elaine Alexander and Holly Wright.
Silverleaf Custom Home
Est Est and RS Homes were the MAME Award 2017 Runner Up for this $3 million and above Custom Home of The Year. The interior of this spacious Silverleaf custom home was designed by Est Est’s Bianca Olsson.
Est Est was the MAME Award 2017 Winner for Best Outdoor Merchandising for Homes with a $450,000 Merchandising Budget and Over for this Toll Brothers Turquesa model. Est Est interior designer, Nora Johnson, along with Creative Environments designed the exterior Turquesa environment with entertaining in mind. Details include an inside-outside design which was employed to create an inviting office and conversation space by extending beams and tongue and groove from the courtyard into the home. An expansive semi-circular banco surrounds a substantial fire pit to welcome guests before they arrive at the front door. A walnut gate, patterned laid travertine, textured tongue and groove courtyard corridors, billowing sheers and sea encrusted pottery create a grand entry. Est Est was also nominated for the MAME 2017 Best Interior Merchandising for Homes from $450,001 to $650,000 Award for its Turquesa interior design, and also received Honorable Mention for Best Outdoor Living Space for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards and Honorable Mention Residence 3,500 to 6,000 square feet for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards for this project.
Turquesa Model Space
This home was the MAME Award 2017 Winner for Best Outdoor Merchandising for Homes with a $450,000 Merchandising Budget and Over. It also received honorable mention for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards for Outdoor Living Space and Honorable Mention for Residence 3,500 to 6,000 square feet. Also receiving a Golden Nugget Award of Merit for Single Family 5,000-plus Square Feet. Est Est interior designer, Nora Johnson designed the interior with a fusion of contemporary and Santa Barbara style in mind. It’s sheer linen drapery panels, soft grey textured and crème colored fabrics adorn transitional furniture in this Toll Brothers Turquesa model home.
The 2017 National Gold Nugget Award winner and overall Home Of The Year was awarded to Est Est, Creative Environments and Toll Brothers for the design of this Adero Canyon model. Est Est interior designers, Bianca Olsson and Jelena Martic co-created this stunning contemporary Adero Canyon home.
The Sullivan at Adero Canyon
Not only did this Est Est, Creative Environments, and Toll Brothers Adero Canyon model win the National Gold Nugget Award, it won the Grand Award for single family detached 4,000 to 5,000 square feet and First Place Model Home for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards.
Receiving 1st Place Hospitality Facility and 2nd Place for Commercial Fixture at the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards, this project also received the Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Special Use. The Sonoran Club is a calm, serene and inviting remodel designed by Est Est Holly Wright and Bianca Olsson.
The Overlook at FireRock: Rushmore Model
The Overlook at FireRock is a gated Toll Brothers community of villas in Fountain Hills with panoramic views of the FireRock Golf Course and surrounding desert mountains with interior design by Est Est, planner, Creative Environments, and architect, BSB Design. This design won third place for Best Model Home for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards as well as an Award of Merit for Best Multi-Family Community under 18 du/acre at the 2017 Golden Nugget Awards. The Rushmore model is an organic take on desert contemporary design with an emphasis on blending natural wood elements, raw metals and exposed concrete against a powerful backdrop of earth tones. Wood and copper decorative lighting accessorize the Rushmore model. Intricate ceiling details and furniture selections are low profile, heavily raw and unfinished. Warm leathers, neutral upholstery, fur throws and pops of burnt oranges and navy soften the design and create a dynamic balance of elements.
The Overlook at FireRock: Agua Fria Model
This design won second place for Best Model Home for the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards as well as an Award of Merit for Best Multi-Family Community under 18 du/acre at the 2017 Golden Nugget Awards. For the Agua Fria model, the Est Est designers chose to feature dimensional wallcovering with subtle undertones and large format chiseled limestone tiles on the horizontal surfaces to create a soft play on the texture of the natural architectural elements. Smooth finishes with polished silver and gold accents brighten the soft pallet of sea foam green, light aqua, blue and grey tones, creating a glamorous chic and refined design.
Wallick & Volk
Est Est’s Tony Sutton and Elaine Alexander won 1st Place Commercial over 5000 Square Feet at the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Awards for this real estate and mortgage office. The firm remodeled the raw space for 22 offices, an open reception lounge, a break area/coffee bar, storage, restrooms and conferencing areas with high occupancy. A challenge was to create a welcoming first impression for clients and a delightful work environment for employees. The use of organic woods and clean contemporary finishes reflects current residential design trends, evident in the reception lounge and the character most sought after by home buyers. Space planning allowed every employee to have a window while conference rooms were positioned in the center. A secondary challenge was the size of a conference room to be used by staff and for bi-annual meetings with visiting colleagues. Creative space planning and the use of glass partitions resolved the issue. The room feels comfortable and casual when used for open-door meetings and the transparency prevents it from feeling contained during bi-annual conferences when it is at maximum capacity.