Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona Names Robert Burg Top Designer and Raises More than $20,000 for Charity

Posted by Jennifer Parks — March 8, 2016

1457459422PHOENIX, AZ - After a year of extraordinary craftsman designing three five-story Chateaus, Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end Friday evening naming Robert Burg of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French inspired Chateau.  

"The year long journey of transforming the empty shell of the Chateau into an elegant livable home was challenging and fun. I am very honored to have my Chateau selected as the winner of the challenge,” said Burg.

Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date and hosted by Monica Monson and Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty The Reveal Party also raised more than $20,000 for Stars of the Season, Banner Children’s | Cardon Children’s Medical Center.


Located at the northwest corner of Palm Lane & Central Avenue in Phoenix, the ticketed evening began with a tour of the three newly designed Chateaus, followed by a courtyard celebration with gourmet bites, wine and bubbly, and an opportunity for party goers to vote on their favorite designer.

Competing against Burg in the year-long challenge were Charles Glover of Charles Glover Interiors who designed a Chateau inspired by Hollywood Regency and Beth McGehee of SB Design Studio who fused modern and vintage.                                            

The judges included Luxury REALTOR and Chateau listing agent Monica Monson of Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Fashion, Design and Interior Architecture Expert Oscar De las salas, Luxury Fashion & Design Guru Kelly Persellin, and Celebrity Guest Judge Luis D. Ortiz of Million Dollar Listing New York.

During the year-long design challenge, that began in February of 2015, the three selected designers - Burg, Glover and McGehee - were each given a budget and one Chateau to design from the shell to completed stage.  Each designer was responsible for designing five levels of their respective Chateau from floor to ceiling. The luxurious Chateaus, which each come equipped with an in-home elevator, range in size from 5,200-square-feet to 5,700-square-feet and are currently listed by Monson.1457459383

"The Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona event started as a creative idea and became one of the Valley’s most talked about luxury interior design and real estate events so we couldn’t be happier,” said Monson. “We are so proud and honored to have worked with all three designers - Robert Burg, Charles Glover and Beth McGehee - who are incredibly talented and who approached the challenge head on. The interior spaces they created are very, very special and iconic in a way that will go on for generations."

The judges, in addition to those in attendance for Friday’s Reveal Party, had an opportunity to vote for his or her favorite Chateau.  The designers were judged in several categories including Best overall Chateau, Best Kitchen and Best Master Suite. Designer Beth McGehee, who wowed crowds with her kitchen’s concrete counter-tops and luxurious large master suite took home the top prize in both of those categories. 

"We appreciate being recognized in the categories of Best Master Suite and Best Kitchen,” said MeGehee.  “We truly believe these two spaces are what make a house a home, and are absolutely the most important in creating a place where people can live, not just exist. To my team, thank you for all of your hard work, especially Joe Viterbo, who went above and beyond. And thank you again to the entire Chateau Design Challenge team for taking the time to orchestrate a much needed project in the Downtown Phoenix area."

Besides winning the title of Top Designer for Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona, Burg was also awarded four round trip tickets to New York City, including a three night stay in luxurious accommodations, a $10,000 Rolex watch from Coffin and Trout, and many other prizes.

Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona was presented by AFT Construction, and sponsored by Poetzl Architecture and Design, Dennis Sage Home Entertainment-Crestron, Hinkley’s Lighting Factory, Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers, Mountain View Custom Cabinets, Innovative Wine Cellar Designs, JZ’s Drywall, Modern Shade, Luxury Finishes by Maria, Red Mountain Air Conditioning, Arizona Flooring & Interiors, Arizona Wholesale, Sub-Zero Wolf and VIP Mortgage.  The event was produced by Lusso Lux.

To get more information about Chateau on Central or to inquire about pricing or options please contact Listing Agent Monica Monson of Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty at 480.250.0848 or

About Monson Luxury Group

Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is a leader in the marketing and sales of distinctive luxury properties and elite lifestyles in Arizona. Monica Monson has been recognized locally and internationally as a guru marketer of luxury properties and has been featured in the Arizona Republic, SoScottsdale!, Arizona Foothills, Phoenix Business Journal, and RealTrends Report, to name a few.  Monson Luxury Group has sold over $200 million with record sales in Scottsdale and Flagstaff. Monson Luxury Group currently represents about $150 million in residential real estate. Upholding the highest standards in real estate, Monson Luxury Group has extensive experience working with affluent buyers, sellers and developers.

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