The son of a Scottsdale luxury homebuilder put the family business to work to transform his home near Starfire Golf Club.
Chase Hancock purchased the three-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home near the golf club in 2020. The entire home was re-engineered to take advantage of the golf course view.
“The interior kitchen had no view and was all closed off,” he said.
His parents are Mark and Julie Hancock, the co-owners and managing directors of Camelot Homes. Founded in 1969, it has been family-run for three generations. The company’s remodeling division, which is overseen by his sister, spearheaded the seven-month process.
“We tore it down to the studs and remodeled the entire home,” Chase Hancock said.
“The old dining room is the master now with views, and we added in walk-in closets,” Hancock said. “We also had to put in a huge beam to support the house structure.”
They kept the footprint of the bedrooms on the second floor but extended the floor out, creating a loft used as a game room and hang-out space.
“It took a lot of engineering,” Hancock said.
They moved the staircase from the center of the great room to an outer wall. Studio Iron created the rod-iron stair rail.
“The original layout did not take advantage of the golf course views,” Hancock said.
The previous kitchen was dark and closed-off. The remodel transformed the house into an open-concept design of his dreams.
“The super-open floorplan, soaring ceilings and kitchen design are my favorite parts of the remodel,” Hancock said.
Even the two-car garage got a makeover with new paint and custom cabinetry.
“We added a Tesla charger, a water softener with potassium system and an electric 80-gallon recirculating water heater, so we never run out of hot water,” Hancock said.
Hancock chose materials that were warm yet durable. The whole house had carpet that he replaced with natural-colored wood.
Kimber Fox, his girlfriend, wanted a large, built-in fridge and freezer in the kitchen, so the couple chose Wolf appliances. The island cabinetry is black and blanketed with white, waterfall quartz countertops. The pop of black on the island contrasts with the bright white kitchen cabinets from Flint Development, which produced the cabinets throughout the home.
The custom hood and backsplash are porcelain panels in Panoramic Diamond Mine Matte from Daltile. The hood is flanked by floating shelves, adding a modern touch. The kitchen even has the perfect amount of space for a formal dining table with seating for eight.
They used Emser Kalta Bianco polished marble for the master bathroom floors and quartz for the countertops and makeup vanity. Instead of a large bathroom mirror, Hancock chose three standoff mirrors with lighting in between.
Diversified Builder installed Creative Mines Craft Split Modular Lunar stone on a large, master bedroom wall and on the massive fireplace wall in the great room.
Upstairs, Hancock turned a bedroom into a home gym. They also added a daybed, making the room multi-purpose in order to welcome overnight guests.
“Every bedroom has a walk-in closet, and my son’s room has a huge patio,” he said.
Many of the light fixtures came from Phoenix store Hinkley’s Lighting and are like little pieces of art.
“People comment the most on the chandeliers,” Hancock said.
Pacific Dimensions Inc., an interior design firm, furnished the home with a mix of leather, wood, stone, and metal.
The house feels modern but still comfortable and stylish. Soft rugs and throw pillows add texture, and pops of green plants make the house feel like a home in which anyone would love to live.
Hancock’s son had his own vision for his room.
“He wanted a desk and a football theme,” Hancock said.
The custom embroidered pillow and bright blue accent wall coordinate with the rest of the house while reflecting the 11-year-old’s style.
Hancock is most enamored with the “smart home” features of his newly remodeled home.
“Everything from the locks and the garage door to the HVAC, from the lighting and sound system to the security system, is connected,” he said.
He can control it all seamlessly and remotely.
“Trident Integration LLC made the whole house a smart home,” he said.
The electronic blinds from Simply Shading are also controlled by the system. There are custom switches that welcome him home, and he only must press “goodbye” when he leaves.
Hancock enlisted VMP Landscape to revamp his outdoor space.
“The backyard landscape was red brick, so we changed it to marble,” he said.
They also have a television, waterfall, pool and a barbeque area. The pool has LED lighting.
“There was a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, so we reversed it to the outside so that we could keep it, and we changed the indoor one to electric,” Hancock said.
They kept the finishes bright and light, and with the green landscape and golf course view, the space is lush and inviting.
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