Modern Craftsmen Works at DC Ranch

..."Most of the year, in desert Arizona, outside is inside. This multitasking space serves the family nearly year round: barbecues, swimming and sunsets in summer; firelit dinner parties followed by a soak in the spa during spring and fall. A misting system, diving pool and views of the McDowell Mountains intensify the magic."...

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Green Living Arizona - Green Quartet

by David Brown

Everyone in a quartet plays his or her part; the result, with a quality score, is successful music. In this spirit, four construction pros discuss their parts in the sustainable building process...

Phoenician pools — cool sustainable pools

For more than 20 years, Mike Ferraro, owner of Scottsdale’s Phoenician Pools, has been creating custom installations for homeowners and quality builders in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas.

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Green Living Arizona - Platinum Homes Paint the Desert "Green"

By David M. Brown

"Jim and Jane Ebel love the varied greens of their new Desert Mountain home — the many tones of the high Sonoran Desert site and its “green” design and construction..."

"...Designed and installed by Mike Ferraro of Phoenician Pool Construction, photovoltaic panels are used to heat this pool year round. They also save energy with Pentair SVRS variable-speed pumps, Mike noted."

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Green Living Arizona - Elements of the Earth

By David M. Brown

For our ancestors, everything in creation was elemental: air, fire, water, earth or their combination. For us, these can also be the elements in the design of our new and remodeled homes. Add some color – especially “green” – and our homes can also be built with sensitivity to our earth.

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