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...]

What’s Happening at Casas del Oso this Month

This month has been all about design.  We have two projects that we are aggressively moving forward.  The one I am writing about today is Casa de Piedra.  This home is a regional eclectic Sonoran Desert design on a spectacular lot in Whisper Rock … [Read more...]

A Few Thoughts on Home Design from the Horse Whisper

Recently every house that we currently are designing is for clients who own horses.  After all, this is the Wild West so it shouldn't be a surprise.  One of those clients invited us to attend a Buck Brannaman clinic with her.  He is reputed to be the … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Arizona Fine Art Expo

One of the most superb aspects of Arizona living is being surrounded by magnificent art and culture, without the exposure to the chaos of a heavily metropolitan setting. For your enjoyment, the Arizona Fine Art Expo, will be presenting its 9th annual … [Read more...]

Waste Management Open, Scottsdale 2013

For golf lovers living in Scottsdale or the surrounding area, the countdown has begun to the 78th annual Waste Management Open, held at TPC Scottsdale. This highly anticipated event boasts some of the most famous names in golf, an action-packed … [Read more...]

What’s Happening This Month?

Hacienda del Sol is another home designed by Casas del Oso Luxury Homes under construction in Mirabel slated for completion in January 2013.  This month we are working on “finishes” and beginning the landscaping.  Mirabel like most of the … [Read more...]


With the Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the many things I am grateful for:  I am grateful that I won the lottery of life by being born in this country.  I am grateful that my son is not deployed this holiday … [Read more...]

Will Hurricane Sandy Impact our Housing Market?

The short answer is; it depends. Hurricane Sandy hammered the north east coast last week putting 88 billion worth of homes across eight states at risk according to the Consumer Federation of America.  We won’t know the true cost of this storm for … [Read more...]

Must-See Shows at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Widely available cultural events are just one of the magnificent aspects of living in Scottsdale, and the upcoming events of this fall are no exception. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has some brilliant offerings this theater season … [Read more...]

Shiprock in the Desert

Last week I wrote about the potential destruction of the David Wright home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and I mentioned another Frank Lloyd Wright house that was essentially a ruin.  Several people inquired about that house.  It was originally … [Read more...]