We love regional architecture; being a member of the National Association of Homebuilders we get to see the best.  Last week we attended a meeting of our Builder 20 Club hosted by Eric Rose of E.M. Rose Builders Inc. ( in New Haven … [Read more...]

Choosing a Community for your Custom Home

The Scottsdale, AZ area is alive with opportunity to design the home of your dreams. High end home builders who are well versed in Scottsdale’s environment can serve as premier partners in helping you meet your goal – whether that means a vacation … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Architecture; Why We Love it.

Mediterranean architecture has been resonating with people for over a century.  It is all over South California and Florida; really all across the United States.  The historic Palmcroft neighborhood of Phoenix has many great examples as do some of … [Read more...]

What’s Happening This Month at Casas Del Oso?

We just started framing on Santa Inez in North Scottsdale.  With out a doubt framing is my favorite time on every house.  It’s the point that a project goes from a plan on paper to a building that you can stand it.  For clients it goes from … [Read more...]

Community Features – Silverleaf

The word that most use to describe the impressive community of Silverleaf is "distinctive." Luxury homes builders have taken great care and time to design and build this truly magnificent place, and every stone and flower is deliberately placed to … [Read more...]

Troon Village and Troon North

Desert beauty surrounds the Troon Community, one of the most desirable locations of luxury homes in Arizona. Picture what life could be like if you were surrounded by nothing but breathtaking landscapes, clear skies and amazing golf, in a residential … [Read more...]

What’s Happening at Casas del Oso Luxury Homes?

We are three weeks into Santa Inez, a rustic Sonoran home.  Fortunately this lot did not have any native trees that required native plant salvage; this saved our homeowner 3 weeks on the schedule and several thousand dollars.  Like most of the homes … [Read more...]

Living in the Mirabel Community

Imagine life in the most perfectly luxurious and appointed style possible, and that is exactly what you'll experience in the community at Mirabel. You'll find top notch comfort, peace, beauty, and the utmost indulgence in these incredible luxury … [Read more...]

Design Details: Wrought Iron

The wrought iron traditions in Arizona and the Southwest trace their roots to the earliest blacksmiths who traveled from Mexico with early settlers.  The earliest homes were similar to the homes of Mexico and Spain; simple and understated.  Wrought … [Read more...]

Design; How It Can Work

I just returned from our semiannual Builder 20 meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.  Builder 20 is a club of 17 custom builders from all over the United States who meet twice a year ; we share information, systems and procedures.  A topic we revisit year after … [Read more...]