For those who wish to ‘live among art’ there is a tony new address coming soon to the Downtown Scottsdale Arts District. The new collection of contemporary single-family luxury homes under construction by renowned Architect John Douglas will begin offering model tours this December. As the first single-family residential option in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, these contemporary-styled residences will begin offering model tours to the public on December 10th.

“A number of developers are bringing extremely high quality luxury condominiums to the Downtown Scottsdale real estate scene, but The Douglas Scottsdale is the first to offer single-family luxury homes at the heart of the city’s urban core,” said Keith Mishkin, designated broker for Cambridge Properties. “At The Douglas, homeowners have the best of both worlds – a low-maintenance luxury home with garage and hundreds of restaurants, galleries and boutiques just steps from their front door,” he said.

Downtown Scottsdale has quickly evolved to be a standard for urban planning and is attracting residents who are allured by the energy of a thriving downtown scene, but also appreciate the relaxed lifestyle the visitor destination is known for.  Renowned architect John Douglas designed each luxurious, well-appointed residence to give an inner calm to the downtown energy with homes filled with clean lines, light and modern conveniences.

“Residential enclaves like The Douglas are fueling the urban scene that’s shifting the area away from being a day-time or night-time destination,” said Chris Nute, Developer for The Douglas. “For the first time ever, Downtown Scottsdale has truly emerged as 24 hour environment with people living, working and playing in the urban core of the city,” he said.

Being part of Scottsdale’s renowned Arts District, The Douglas was designed to fuse art with architecture in a truly dynamic way. With undeniably superior craftsmanship and masterfully designed floor plans, each 2,390 SF two-story home features views of Camelback Mountain, two master suites with a den/office, a chef inspired kitchen with SubZero and Wolf appliances, a private outdoor courtyard for entertaining and a two car garage. A private elevator and rooftop deck option is available in select floor plans.

Taking the notion to ‘live among art’, Douglas drew inspiration for The Douglas from his nearby projects including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art featuring his signature, dramatic and modern inspired architecture. The richly appointed interiors utilize the sun as a primary source of light, offering gallery-like spaces to showcase art throughout each home.  Maximizing wall space was a priority for Douglas, and each plan offers 12’ ceilings and 8’ interior doors. The private courtyard adjacent to the living room offers an indoor/outdoor living space that is ideal for the urban Arizona lifestyle and stylish entertaining. A number of premier chefs were consulted to design the gourmet kitchen, which features elegant cabinetry, granite countertops, and a countertop-eating bar. Energy efficient design was utilized in every step of the process to providing convenience in maintenance, low operating costs, and environmentally friendly emissions.

The Douglas Scottsdale is now selling, and will open for private model tours in December 2015.