Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Architect/Designer | Drewett Works
Builder | Bedbrock Developers, LLC
Interior Designer | Ownby Design
Photographer | Werner Segarra
The clients’ priority of ensuring their friends would enjoy their home implied a design program with seamless movement between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. With Camelback Mountain a short distance away, the architect oriented the back of the house, where most entertaining would take place, to take in the spectacular view. An exterior living room with a 25-foot-tall glazed retractable pocket wall adjoins the interior’s great room and kitchen and opens to the rear facade, literally bringing the outside in.
Connecting the house to the landscape are vertical negra cantera stone stacks, which bridge between exterior and interior. A bar, located between the kitchen and outdoor living, becomes the hub of activity while entertaining.