- Project Name
- White Horse
Arizona ,United States
- Forest Studio
- Espiritu Loci
- Interior Designer
- Pacific Dimensions, Inc.
- Project Types
- Single Family
- 4,495 sq. feet
- 2018 Gold Nugget
- Project Status
2018 Gold Nugget Awards
Home of the Year
Each of the 50 ranch-style homes in Camelot Homes’ White Horse community is designed to embrace Arizona’s desert environment, with expansive outdoor living spaces and multiple sliding-glass indoor–outdoor connection points. However, since the site sits near a major six-lane thoroughfare, these outdoor spaces had to be protected from the noise of the road.
The urban farmhouse-style Cheval 9502 model, one of five floor plans at White Horse, captured the attention of the Gold Nugget judges, who proclaimed it Home of the Year.
“Charming and elegant, White Horse breaks the contemporary mold by making what’s old new again,” said one judge. “The plan takes the classic typography of a traditional hacienda, but opens it up with courtyards, patios, and other indoor–outdoor living spaces that allow for the creature comforts of modern, resort-style living.”
The rooms are structured in a compound-style ring around the outdoor spaces. This inside-out approach serves as a barrier against the road noise, and outbuilding-style exteriors further create a sense of privacy.
The entry portico opens onto the front courtyard, one of two indoor–outdoor living spaces landscaped by Berghoff Design Group. Sliding patio doors connect the courtyard and back patio through the foyer and great room, and a folding patio door creates an open connection between the backyard, kitchen, and morning room.
The master suite extends from the main ring of the home, with separate back patio doors in the master bedroom and master bath. The model includes a pool house at the back of the property, which abuts the back fence and landscaping—another noise and privacy barrier.
In selecting the White Horse design team for top Gold Nugget honors, the judges predicted that the development will “set a future precedent for the evolution of production housing.”
View more projects from this year's winners book here.