MIDCENTURY DESERT

Location: Paradise Valley, AZLocation: Paradise Valley, AZ

Situated on a narrow lot with a wash easement running along the west side of the lot, this home design takes contextual clues from the surrounding mid-Century houses which are composed primarily of stucco boxes with cantilevered roof forms to shade the walls of the homes from the intense desert sun. A linear design of four “boxes” composed of Garage, Utility, living, master bedroom and guest suite cascade down the sloped lot and are connected by single loaded hallways with floor to ceiling glass allowing you to connect to outdoor spaces as you move through the house. Diagonal views to Camelback Mountain are achieved through the use of corner windows and multislide door systems linking the interior to the outdoor living areas and patios. A roof top patio situated above the garage offers 360 degree views of the surrounding desert and vistas to the Four Peaks Mountain Range. Long narrow lot with a wash extending down one side.

Each area of the home is articulated by different colors of stucco some of which have horizontal reveals accentuating the low nature of the masses. In the master suite a serpentine wall extends to the exterior creating a show al fresco. Roof cupolas bring indirect light into the kitchen which has stunning views of Camelback Mountain. This couple spends many happy hours in their kitchen so the primary living spaces revolve around it.

A corner sliding door system opens the interior to the exterior dissolving the barrier between the diagonal view of the mountain.