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Design Thinking- How The Great Ones Do It

January 25, 2013

Have you ever wondered about the artistic process behind interior design for high-end, luxury homes? We have as well, so we set out to learn the tricks of the trade from the team at Design Line Interiors. This award-winning group of top interior designers, is currently involved with our project at Camelot Reserve and busy […]

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Choosing Art For Your Home

January 6, 2013

  Well to begin with, let’s define art: The nature of art has been described as, “One of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture”. Art has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for exploring and appreciating formal elements for their own […]

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New Year, New Look

December 28, 2012

Remodeling has never been easy (just ask anyone who has ever lived through it), but what better time to think about it than after the holidays. If you’re like most of us, by the time your tree is dragged out to the curb, it already feels as though you’ve added an additional 500 sq. feet […]

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Gardening in Small Spaces with Pat Hasbrook

December 11, 2012

Pat Hasbrook of Hasbrook Interiors was for many years the premier Interior Designer in and around the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. When the time came to slow down from her work in interior design, she and husband Dan did what many of us only dream of doing; they bought a farm and moved to Woodstock, Vermont. During […]

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The Edison’s and the Griswold’s

November 29, 2012

It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees, they’re putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace, oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on…~Joni Mitchell It’s that magical time of year again, when we deck our halls with boughs of holly. Just the mere mention of Christmas brings […]

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Gratitude

November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time for us all to focus on what we are grateful for (unless you are a guy, then it’s all about focusing on football!). For the rest of us, we take this one special day to join together with our families to appreciate the things that bind us together. Thanksgiving is more about cooking […]

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The Symphony of Home Building

November 11, 2012

In pondering a way to describe what goes into building a house such as our newly completed Verandah home at Silverleaf, what comes to mind are words like organization, timing and teamwork. Building a home is actually a bit like creating a symphony. As anyone familiar with the symphony understands, the music created and the […]

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Is It Something In The Water?

October 30, 2012

Employee turnover is a normal part of the business cycle. Regardless of how happy you make the people who work for you, or how enjoyable your company may be to work for, from time to time people will leave, whether to retire or relocate, or just in response to changing circumstances in their lives. At […]

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Design Trends We Love

October 17, 2012

At Camelot Homes, our architectural style has always been classically influenced, but we are continually looking into what is new and fresh; design trends that will complement our homes and are conducive to luxury living in the desert cities in which we build. One of our signature features is a focus on outdoor living spaces. […]

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#1 In A Small Niche

October 3, 2012

When J.W Hancock began building homes in the late 1950’s his goal wasn’t to be the biggest luxury home builder. He was simply doing what he loved with an unmatched sense of pride and a belief that his attention to detail would inevitably make for happy homeowners. In carrying out his goal of building quality […]

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

September 26, 2012

It’s so disheartening when something you remember wearing as though it was yesterday, is currently considered “retro.” Very similar to the way it feels when you realize that the songs from your youth can easily be found on the “oldies” station. But it’s the law of the universe really; there are cyclical patterns in weather, […]

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Chaos Theory

September 19, 2012

Years ago while standing outside of what would become the entrance gate to a home we were building, we asked the stonemason if he could create a pattern of randomness. We laughed about the idea for a moment, not realizing that there really is something to this idea. It’s called Chaos Theory, and it’s not […]

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Everyone Deserves a Mulligan

September 8, 2012

It’s not uncommon during a game of “friendly golf” to give your playing partner a mulligan. It’s a beautiful day out, everyone’s playing ok, and BAM, you’re out of bounds. It’s a gentleman’s game so your friend offers you a do-over. That’s the comparison that Camelot Homes President Mark Hancock used to describe the new […]

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You’re Back?

September 4, 2012

  It’s becoming more common these days, the kids go off to college to get their degree, fumble around in a still recovering job market, then guess what? It’s time to turn the Pilates studio you converted a couple years ago, back into a guest room (the term guest, loosely translated). Generation Y, also referred […]

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Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?

August 31, 2012

The Master Bedroom at Bocara Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and this year an estimated 33 million Americans will hit the road for their last summer adventure. While a good percentage of people will be checking into hotels and resorts across the country, many travelers will be spending their holiday as a […]

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All In The Family

August 13, 2012

It’s a funny thing, running a family business. Like any of the other familial characteristics where we can argue “nature vs. nurture,” it seems as though it’s either in your blood or it isn’t. In the late 60’s when Mark Hancock was being taken around to job sites by his parents, Camelot Homes founders J.W […]

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