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Superbly Renovated Mid-century Masterpiece

Built on a saddle above a deep wash in Paradise Valley, the 4,648-square-foot single-level home is a design/build masterpiece by Paul Christian Yaeger, a mid-20th-century Phoenix designer influenced b

New Voices

Phoenix has a long past when it comes to architecture and home design. Neighborhood houses throughout the city spotlight various eras in time, from the compact Craftsman bungalows and Tudors of the ea

In Arizona, a Modern Cube and Tumbledown 1930s Shack Make an Unlikely Couple

The Coronado district near downtown Phoenix has an eclectic mix of home styles, ranging from 1930s Craftsman bungalows to modest brick colonials to small midcentury ranches. Lately, a growing number o

Amazing House is Half Historic, and Half Modern

When designer Joel Contreras decided to renovate his 1927 bungalow in Phoenix’s Coronado Historic District, he wanted to respectfully preserve the building’s past while also incorporating his love

Houzz Tour: Modern Addition for a Historic Bungalow

Joel Contreras has always felt torn. He loves historic homes but is also a huge fan of modern design. So when it came time for the real estate agent to design his own house, he thought, “Wouldn’t

Scottsdale home hadn’t been touched up since 1969. Now look at it

Leila Bakkum thought her husband, Steve Kreis, was nuts. After searching for a home that would fit their parameters, which included a proximity to either mountains or water, Kreis put an offer on a ho

Arcadia Couple Renovates Ralph Haver Home, Melding It’s Iconic Style with Theirs

Malcolm Gwilliam and Lea Peterson are not afraid of the color black. In fact, they’re kind of crushing on it pretty hard right now. That's why their Ralph Haver home, an iconic 1960s-era house in th

Magical Mid-Century Modern in Arizona Brought Back to Life

As soon as home builder Stuart Moore strolled into this Mid-Century Modern home in the desert, he had a feeling it was something special. Sure, the house had been neglected for years and required a ma

Making Modern and Historic Cool Homes Fit Together

Joel Contreras is a “potential” guy. He’s someone who has the ability to see what’s possible. And, he’s trained his sights on the Coronado Historic District in Phoenix, a 1,200-acre neighbor

10 Minimalist Bathrooms of Our Dreams

Bathrooms, even when they’re on the larger side, aren’t always the biggest rooms and when you throw in a shower or tub, a sink, and a toilet, they get even smaller. Top that with busy stone patter

The Richland Project by Joel Contreras & Amy Beaumont

The Richland Project is a collaboration between designer Joel Contreras of Contramark design and Amy Beaumont of Knob Modern Design. This house, located in the Coronado Historic District, was a Duplex

The Richland Project by Joel Contreras & Amy Beaumont

The Richland Project was a collaboration between designer Joel Contreras of Contramark design and Amy Beaumont of Knob Modern Design. This house, located in the Coronado Historic District, was a Duple

Richland House in Phoenix

Designer Amy Beaumont of Knob Modern Design and Joel Contreras of Contramark Design have teamed up to refurbish and extend this 1935 duplex in the Coronado Historic District of Downtown Phoenix. Leavi

A Phoenix Duplex Gets A Contemporary Update

Amy Beaumont of Knob Modern Design and Joel Contreras of ContraMark Design teamed up to designed the conversion of a duplex in the Coronado District of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Cool Home: Reno of a Tiny Brick Bungalow in Phoenix Goes Viral

A real-estate agent and designer, Joel Contreras started remodeling homes because he was disappointed with investor flips he saw on the market. For several years, he has been renovating homes in histo