Family members' names: Tim and Liz Beringer, and our daughter, Skylar
How long have you lived in this house? This year will be 10 years.
Why did you choose to live in Arizona or this part of the valley? Tim was born and raised in Scottsdale and has enjoyed growing up with the desert as his backyard. Liz always loved the blue skies, mountains, and incredible sunsets. Growing up in Illinois, she always enjoyed visiting Arizona, and in 2018 moved here permanently.
What do you especially like about the neighborhood you live in? We really like the lush landscaping that you find here. We enjoy the walking trails that take you right up into the McDowell Mountains. The wildlife here is amazing; we regularly see cardinals, bobcats, javelina, and all sorts of other desert critters.
Tell us about your home’s design. As with most Arizona styles, our home is a blend of different styles. Ours is a Mediterranean style with a traditional interior.
What makes your home unique? The inner courtyard, which the whole home opens up to, is a slice of paradise, with tropical plants and flowers, a fountain, and a wood-burning fireplace making this spot feel very special!
What makes your home special to your family? In 2012 we took the home down to the rough structure and completely remodeled it, updating the home and making it our own. The kitchen and family room are one large great room, and we love to cook while listening to good music. We also added four masonry gas fireplaces, and although it's hot for much of the year, in the winter there is nothing better than having a cozy fire going.
Did you design or decorate the interior yourself? If not, what company did you use? Our company, Beringer Fine Homes, did the construction and design.