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The Scottsdale architectural firm of Candelaria Design Associates is one of the premier luxury residential architecture firms in the country. Enjoy our blog which features our work, our travel, our recipes, wines, tips on design and decorating, and the lives of our clients and employees, etc.....its all the ingredients for the Candelaria Design Lifestyle. Contact Candelaria Design to start your dream residence 602-604-2001!

Springtime has arrived!

Springtime has arrived in Arizona! And it may not quite be 100º's yet but the Arizona market is sure on fire. This has been the busiest winter / spring season we have seen since 2006. It's great to see and I'm excited to see everyone busy and working hard. I appreciate all the wonderful leads and referrals and I can assure you we are doing the same on our end. I wish I had enough work to work with everyone! We have all stuck together during the tough times that is for sure and I sure appreciate everything everyone has done to help us along!

MRA Custom Homes and Candelaria Design 14 years of collaboration!

Speaking of people who have been with me since the beginning of Candelaria Design, MRA Custom Homes has done probably more work with me than anyone! From our first project together on Desert Fairways Drive in Paradise Valley to the two beautiful homes they are completing in Morning Glory Meadows, we have now collaborated on 8 completed homes with three spectacular homes now on the boards. 

MRA’s homes always represent the very best in quality masonry construction, the finest in details and exquisite finishes both inside and out. Every person hired to work on an MRA home, including Candelaria Design, is known as the best is their respective fields. You need to come see Morning Glory Meadows on one of these beautiful weekends and enjoy the mountain views, architecture, gardens, and impeccable craftsmanship of these homes. The two homes that are available for viewing every Sunday from 12-4pm are Lot 2 and Lot 3 and are currently listed with Chris Karas of Sotheby's-Russ Lyon Realty.

Lot 2  features 9859 sq ft livable, 12,783 sq ft under roof, masonry construction with six masonry fireplaces, extensive use of hand-carved limestone and custom millwork throughout, water and air filtration systems, Apple based Savant automation system

Priced at $9,600,000.00

Lot 3 features 9831 sq ft livable, 13,114 sq ft under roof, masonry construction with large private entry courtyard, extensive use of custom millwork and wood beamed ceilings throughout, large dining room on two courtyards with fireplace and fountains.
Priced at $9,800,000.00

The three Candelaria Design ~ MRA Custom Homes on the boards are all in Morning Glory Estates:

Lot 1 features 8396 sq ft livable with an elegant Santa Barbara design with large private entry courtyard and fountain, masonry construction with five masonry fireplaces, private master courtyard with spa.
Priced at $7,800,000.00

Lot 4 features 8660 sq ft livable and is a French inspired design with second story including bedroom, game room, viewing deck, masonry construction with five masonry fireplaces, dining room surrounded by two lush courtyards, private master courtyard with spa
Priced at $7,900,000.00

And finally, we have just started preliminary sketches on Lot 5 which features a full two acre lot. The home is approximately 13,000 sq ft livable with a separate guest house, separate pool cabana house, masonry construction, seven car garage with room for more and a tennis court.

Candelaria Design is proud to have designed these beautiful homes along with all of the homes we have created over the years, many of which have been featured in both local and national publications. I look forward to many more years of creation with MRA Custom Homes. 

Nick Lowery Youth Foundation Event at MRA Homes

We invite you to truly experience these magnificent homes by participating and attending the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation event on Thursday, April 4th from 6pm to 10pm for a night of elegance, prestige and celebration in Paradise Valley at one of the MRA Morning Glory Meadows estate homes. This is a party you will not want to miss. Guests will enjoy delicious food, decadent desserts. champagne, open bar and a benefit concert by renowned jazz legend and two-time Grammy award winner, saxophone player, Marion Meadows.

Guests will arrive and be greeted by a red carpet entrance, and champagne welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation's Stop Bullying programs creating cultures of Leadership, Respect, and Diversity in Schools.

For more information email

Candelaria Design Ranked No. 1 for 2013 by Ranking Arizona

We are proud to have received the number one spot for residential architects in the 2013 Ranking Arizona for for the second year in a row. We appreciate all of your votes in 2011 and 2012 and we hope you will support us for the 2014 top spot.
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Scottsdale Charros Spring Training and Last Pitch Event

Thanks for all of you who have supported the Scottsdale Charros and our 2013 Spring Training at Scottsdale Stadium. We would especially like to thank Telluride Natural Stone , Creative Metals and Hinkley's Lighting for all of their time, efforts and materials in helping Candelaria Design with the new facade at the Charro Lodge! Great job.

We welcome everyone to attend the Scottsdale Charro Last Pitch event on Saturday, March 23rd from 6-10pm at the Scottsdale Galleria. Individual tickets are $150 and tables of 10 go for $1,250.00. Contact my office at 602-604-2001 for info or the Scottsdale Charro Office at 480-990-2977. Hope to see you all there for a fun evening! Proceeds go to the Miracle League of Arizona and the Scottsdale Charro Foundation Education programs. 

Stay tuned in the weeks ahead as we will be posting some more fun events, homes, recipes, travel opportunities, etc. At Candelaria Design we are always designing to enhance the way you live!