In Plane Sight
Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Architect/Designer | Drewett Works
Builder | BedBrock Developers
Land Planner | Sunset Landscaping and Designs
Photographer | Werner Segarra Photography
With nearly 7,000 square feet of transparent planar architecture, In Plane Sight encapsulates — by a horizontal bridge-like architectural form — 180 degree views of Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain, the city of Phoenix, and its surrounding mountain ranges. The client program was straightforward: modern and view-capturing with equal parts indoor and outdoor living spaces.
A glass entry door provides a glimpse of a private bridge connecting the master suite to outdoor living, highlights the vista beyond, and creates a sense of hovering above a descending landscape, turning the 45-foot elevation change on the lot into a captivating advantage. Indoor living spaces enveloped by pocketing glass doors open to an outdoor, three-level paradise.
The raised peninsula pool, which seemingly levitates above the ground floor plane, becomes a centerpiece for the outdoor living environment and the connection point between lower-level entertainment spaces (home theater and bar) and upper outdoor spaces (living, kitchen).