Paradise Valley, Arizona
Architect/Designer | Kendle Design Collaborative
Builder | Desert Star Construction
Landscape Architect/Designer | GBTwo
Interior Designer | David Michael Miller Associates
Photographer | Alexander Vertikoff
This comfortable, modern home celebrates nature while paying homage to the 180-degree, iconic mountain view. Desert form, indigenous materials, natural light and mountain views inspire the 5,600-square-foot home, which serves as a collection of related, yet separate, structures, with main areas spaced around a central atrium and connected by glass corridors. Natural light transforms the mood of the home, dancing across the fractured planes of earth and wood and providing a Zen-like calm. A key feature is the soaring roofline, which is a standing-seam, metal-and-wood structure floating on metal posts that serves as shelter from the hot desert sun.