Creating a Resortlike Feel in Your Own Space

At 20243 N. 103rd Way in Scottsdale, sweeping views and a bright open concept take center stage. The floor plan is ideal for family living and entertaining, with a seamless design that resonates the resort-style outdoor living spaces with pool, spa, barbecue and multiple travertine paved patios.

With more than 8,200 square feet, eight bathrooms and six bedrooms, current resident Jennifer Cordon explains the elegance and atmosphere set this home apart from others in the Silverleaf Golf Course Community.

“The views are what really made us want this particular property. We have the McDowell Mountains right outside our window. Also, the fairways can be viewed from our upstairs bedrooms,” she says. “We have easy access to golf, hiking, shopping and events in Scottsdale. This is a very active community, where outdoor living is truly embraced.”

Jennifer says her kitchen is very light and open, with windows that allow for incredible ambiance while dining or hosting. The family feel of the upstairs is another notable escape from the ordinary.

“The game room and den make for ample room so my children can have their own space,” she says. “Each bedroom has its own bathroom as well, which helps with privacy.”

From the fireplace in the master bathroom to intricate design details in the sprawling back landscape, home designer Ashlyn Pohl of Ashlyn Designs says you’d be hard-pressed to find a home with as many diverse yet well-blended concepts as this property.

“This house has a timeless feel about it. We’ve mixed tranquil colors with both contemporary and traditional touches throughout to create a resort-style home,” Ashlyn says. “I wanted it to be a soothing spot where the owners would rather be at home than at a resort.”

Ashlyn wanted each room to tell a story by including such custom finishes as volcanic ash in the backyard and beams made from reclaimed 1800s wood in the kitchen.

“I don’t want a homeowner to keep remodeling, so I stay ahead of the trends,” she says. “For example, working with the architect at conception, I suggested opening doorways and using clean lines—staying away from arches that may go out of style.”

Ashlyn notes this lot is special and she wanted it to feel peaceful and serene, like a retreat from reality. Perhaps the most well-appointed space is the formal dining room, where the owners and their guests can truly be transported to another era.

“The dining room was fashioned with early 1900 ‘Gatsby’elements in mind: velvet chairs, antique mirrored artwork on the walls and a canvas two-tone shade over the table,” she says. “This room keeps with the overall feel of the home, but the atmosphere slightly shifts when you enter.”

This home has recently been sold by Mike Domer with Re/Max Excalibur in Scottsdale.