DC Ranch


California modern entry


This beautiful home remodel in Scottsdale’s DC Ranch, AZ, with incredible views of the mountains, required an update! Past owners had performed a few updates, but this only made the house feel disconnected from its original southwest charm. Our mission was to honor the southwest architecture, highlighting features like the terracotta floors and arches. We aimed to brighten the space and enhance its cohesiveness, infusing a calm, cozy vibe throughout. The kitchen underwent a complete transformation, and we improved the access to the pool with a large slider, adding a bathroom accessible directly from the pool area. The tile fireplace was updated, reverting to stucco to pay homage to the home’s roots.

Externally, we repainted, installed a custom metal front door and gate, added stylish awnings, and updated to modern LED lighting. The interior was fully repainted, and the lighting modernized. The shutters, now painted the same color as the walls, contribute to the seamless, modern aesthetic. This home, a curated masterpiece, is now ready to welcome a new family to enjoy its beauty and functionality for years to come.

I’m so grateful to Shelagh! She took our awkward, dated house and transformed it into a beautiful, elegant home. Shelagh is calm, organized and talented. She’s really the whole package and a wonderful soul. To ensure HOA compliance while getting what we wanted, she was a patient, professional advocate for me. Even though this was a major renovation, she made the process easy and enjoyable. On several occasions, Shelagh pushed me out of my design comfort zone and it was so worth it. I could have played it safe but my home wouldn’t have been nearly as special.

CONTRACTOR: Holtzman Home Improvement
BUDGET:  $500,000 –  $1,000,000