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2019 Award Winners


Interior Design

Outdoor Room


Desert Prairie


Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Architect/Designer | Drewett Works

Builder | Argue Custom Homes

Land Planner | Greey | Pickett

Interior Designer | Ownby Design

Photographer | Werner Segarra Photography

The Desert Prairie is surrounded by distant peaks as well as boulder conservation easements. This 30,710 sf site was unique in terrain and shape and was in close proximity to adjacent properties.  

These unique challenges initiated a truly unique piece of architecture. The planning of this residence was very complex as it weaved among the boulders. The owners wanted a warm palate with clean lines. The architect arrived upon a desert interpretation of a prairie-styled home. The materials meet the surrounding desert with great harmony. Copper, undulating limestone, and quartzite all blend into a low-slung, highly protected and intimate home.  As the owners enjoy the home during the mild Arizona winter months, their program focused on indoor/outdoor living. Seamless flow from interior to exterior spaces spatially was enhanced with materiality that followed suit. 

From the Judges
The judges praised the connection to the outside and the great use of textures with the copper overhang with the stone. “Horizontal influences are strong, like Frank Lloyd Wright.”

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