RANCHO CIELO

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This 8,500 square foot two story home borders the Tonto National Forest the largest of Arizona’s National forests at approximately 2.8 million acres. The home is sited to focus on the Four Peaks Mountain Range directly to the East. A trapezoidal two story great room with a raked steel ridge beam focuses all the attention to the view. Envisioned as a casual ranch home the interior has exposed colored concrete floors with inlaid wood flooring accents, exposed board formed concrete lintels and rock which is native to the site. The exterior is composed of trapezoidal stone columns supporting steel trellis that shade the exterior stucco and stone walls. Aged precast trim and board formed concrete give the exterior a rustic feeling and accent the exterior walls.

The home sits on 40 acres and is accessed via a wide braided wash that frequently fills with water during the intense monsoon season. A negative edge pool reflects the distant mountain vista and is the focal point of the interior great room. A second story master patio provides a wonderful place to view the areas wildlife that assemble at the manmade pond just beyond the compounds enclosure. The home provides the perfect launching site for the many activities the family enjoys including mountain biking, horses, hiking and ATV’s. Designed for the world’s leading neurosurgeon, the home plays host to doctors andcelebrites from around the world who get to enjoy a slice of the old west right here in Scottsdale.