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Coronado Stone project brings home top award

The Van Winkle project, which involved a major addition and renovation of an existing home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., won the Best in Show Platinum Award from the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (see MVMA Design Awards, p. 34). The project also won the platinum award for the New Construction – Residential – Exterior category of the MVMA Design Awards program.

Built in 1980, the original home utilized a Spanish-design style; for the renovation project, the owner wanted the style to embody the relaxed elegance of the French Countryside. Coronado Stone’s French Country Villa Champagne was used to obtain the warm, aged appearance of a family home that had been passed down through generations. A mortar wash in the same color as the grout was used to instantly age the walls. Brick elements were also added to mimic the closing of an old window opening. Other core building materials used for the project included aged copper and slate.

The project also included the additions of new spaces such as a covered courtyard, large entryway, and other living areas. The entire original low pitch roof line was overframed to add space and height to the elevation. Additionally, all exterior claddings, windows and doors were replaced.

Keswick Construction Management & Interiors and A Better Stone Company, both based in the Phoenix area, were the project's build-design firm and mason contractor, respectively. Additional projects planned for the residence include a guest house and study.