DESERT HIGHLANDS

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This 5,000 square foot home was transformed from a pueblo style home to a contemporary backdrop for the owner’s extensive art collection. An art studio was added to enclose the rear courtyard. New walls of operable sliding glass doors allow the interior to open to an exterior courtyard. Horizontal windows were installed to capture panoramic views and vertical windows installed to frame nearby saguaro cacti. The kitchen was opened up to the dining area and exterior columns were removed revealing stunning views of nearby Pinnacle Peak Mountain. Warm wood tones used in the ceilings doors and cabinetry take a very modern home and provide a sense of warmth and coziness to the interior. Courtyard fountains provide a soothing tone and cooling effect to the interior rooms. Perforated steel shade screens and plants provide a playful shadow effect to the stark exterior stucco walls. Sculptural steel scuppers guide rain water far away from the foundation and celebrate the rain storms that frequent the desert in July and August.