Desert Sanctuary: A Casual, Sophisticated Home
March 11, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HIGH RES MEDIA
Looking for a space that would be elegant enough to accommodate large family gatherings yet still possess the relaxed feel they desired for daily living, a couple with three young children commissioned builder Anthony J. Salcito Jr. to bring their dream house to life in Scottsdale’s exclusive Silverleaf community. “It’s like our own little world out here,” says the husband of the resulting home—a Spanish Colonial gem with striking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains.
Along with a highly skilled team of players—including architect Dale Gardon and designers Rebecca Salcito and Renee O’Donnell—Anthony fashioned a sophisticated retreat that complements the natural beauty of the home’s surrounding area. “Dale and I have worked together for almost 20 years,” Anthony says, “and as an architect that was involved in the master planning of the home’s community, he was the logical fit for this particular project.
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