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.