Architect: Brian Witteman, Deep River Partners
Specifications: 9,947sf interior, 4,614sf outdoor living, 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, plus 2 offices and theatre
Quiet spaces, tranquil water features, and a kinship with the spectacular landscape are features of this contemporary estate.
Devotees of organic architecture will feel instantly at home inside this 9,947 square foot designer residence. As a sculptural work of art like none other, 890 Crescent Falls revels in complete harmony with its surroundings – which include panoramic views of the Canyons 6th fairway and lake, the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains range, and our breathtaking blue desert skies.
Four bedrooms join 4 full and 3 half baths, two offices, studio workshop, a gym, and multiple mediation rooms in an inspired use of materials, from earthy granites to brilliant iridescent mosaic glass tiles. Zen gardens, desert-inspired landscaping, and abundant water features create a soulful home that invites daily reflection, a sense of wonder, and untold gratitude for the natural environment. To the delight of guests, the desert contemporary property includes a two-story private guest house with family room, ample kitchen, dining area, and upstairs loft patio with mountain views.
Past the copper entry gate, a travertine walkway transports you into tranquility. Stepping inside the courtyard, you’re greeted by the refreshing sounds from a contemporary water feature. As you enter the glass entry you are swept away by the breathtaking views from the clerestory windows and floor-to-ceiling glass sliders. Inside the main house’s living room, an expansive granite fireplace makes a striking focal point, adorned with an artistic metal sculpture the glows like warm embers from the fire below it. At your command, the sculpture slides to reveals an LG flat-screen television. Conversation comes easy around the three-sided wet bar with wine refrigerator, refrigerator, dishwasher drawer, hammered sink, and fossilized stone top offering plenty of seating.
The outdoor living rooms are designed for all occasions, from casual entertaining to everyday moments of blissful serenity. Situated to savor the property’s most envied panoramas, each offers a unique ambiance. One features a pieced-stone walkway that floats on water, arcing around a fire pit in the soft spiral of a nautilus shell. The home’s suspended roofline, generous double lot, and 23 water features including multiple waterfalls add incredible drama to the scenery. The peaceful sounds of water combined with luxurious front row seats out to the stunning views make these patios some of the home’s most prized assets.
A double expansive pool and hot tub meander along the back perimeter, interspersed with multiple rock, fire, and water features. From the water’s edge along the fairway, the spectacular design of the home and its multiple living spaces make an unforgettable impact. Architect Brian Witteman took full advantage of the views looking out but also considered the views of the home from the lush green course. The stunning lines flow fluidly, creating a symphony of art and continuity and they blend with and contrast the terrain.
The chef’s kitchen offers a bevy of high-performance appliances include a Subzero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, double professional Wolf oven with six-burner range and griddle plus a stainless steel hood, microwave, dual Miele dishwashers, Wolf steamer. The additional steamer and burner is essential for parties, all surrounded by light wood cabinetry and granite countertops. The lively colors of the mosaic tile backsplash complement the vibrant views. A convenient door beckons guest to sip their morning coffee in comfortable shade by the pool.
Even the powder bath commands attention. This oval-shaped room’s rich wood tones warm the space as a granite ball water feature glides effortlessly: its magic motion provides the perfect amount of water for each hand-washing.
The master suite with spacious bedroom, luxurious bath, expansive walk-in closet, and separate office. The master offers its own curved granite fireplace, sitting area, and dual glass sliders that reveal the patio, mountain range and fairway beyond. The master bath is an artistically curved, spa-style sanctuary with walk-in shower, spa tub, and elongated vanity with make-up mirrors and crisp green tile. The office offers a built-in desk, plenty of storage and garden views. A second garage entry located off the master makes this retreat additionally convenient.
The west wing of the home is the gallery studio where you will encounter treasures beyond the imagination. The hallways are lined with a private collection of art from around the world. Within this space you will also find a private meditation room, dining area, theatre, office and workout room. The electronic pocket sliders provide seamless transition to bring the outdoors into this sanctuary of peaceful living.
The two-story guest house for visiting friends and family encompasses a spacious family room, dining room, and a kitchen with Subzero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, plus a microwave, dishwasher, and plenty of storage. Up the artistic staircase sits two bedrooms, a bathroom, an open office, and access to a loft roof with elevated Santa Rosa views. Additionally, an upstairs studio offers a versatile space for many uses, located over the second garage for three vehicles.
For those who believe a home is more than a place to live, the organic architecture of 890 Crescent Falls communes with nature in an estate that inspires the creative process, transcends typical ways of moving through a home, and offers a unique approach to the desert’s signature indoor-outdoor lifestyle.