A mountainside showcase residence being built in Crown Canyon, the most exclusive gated community in Arizona, has earned a prestigious Platinum Award from the National Association of Home Builders and its annual “Best in American Living Awards.”

CP Drewett of Drewett Works is the architect who designed this masterpiece that he entitled “Tri-Angulate” for its dramatic hillside setting with majestic desert canyon views.

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Said NAHB, “designed for a 2.75 acre parcel, Tri-Angulate’s triangular form celebrates its geometry both horizontally as well as sloping, allowing for a sense of place for the architecture within its jagged shale hillside.”

Tri-Angulate “has a very strict palette and crisp horizontal lines, echoing the color palette and geology of the site,” notes HAHB. “The copper fascia is a nod to the material indigenous to Arizona. With vertical stone elements rising from the stony mountain beneath, a winged roof — a ridge and taut canopy — rests atop of the stone. The stacking stone used on the house grounds it into the site, evocative of the site materials and colorization.”

Mara Green of MARA Interior Design added: “From the first moment I walked this spectacular canyon, I knew each home would require a level of unique grandeur, creating a relationship with the natural beauty of the stunning surroundings and iconic inspired architecture. CP Drewett has designed an architectural masterpiece, and honored with this Platinum BALA, I am excited to continue the strong architectural design with a seamless connection to the interiors creating dramatic, dynamic yet warm and understanded home, just as the beauty of Crown Canyon demands.”

The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) were held virtually on Feb. 25 where more than 160 honors were given to single-family, multifamily, interior design and remodeling projects that were nationally recognized for excellence.

BALA are judged anonymously by eight industry experts including builders, architects, designers and land planners from across the U.S. Said one judge on the panel, the Tri-Angulate design “is very dramatic and very successful for its site.”

With 12 homesites, Crown Canyon is surrounded by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and is minutes from downtown Phoenix. This private canyon will be home to some of the highest end homes in Arizona, with the average home price expected to be more than $9 million. This canyon in the heart of the city creates the ultimate fusion of urban convenience, beauty, luxury and exclusivity.

Rich Brock of BedBrock Developers said, “having the first showcase home earn a Platinum BALA sets the standard for all the homes I am building in Crown Canyon.”

For more information on Crown Canyon, visit www.crowncanyon.com or please call Listing Agent, Maximilian de Melo at (480) 907-9660.