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2020 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 4,001 - 5,000 sq. ft.


Casual Desert Modern


Oro Valley, Arizona

Architect/Designer | Soloway Designs Inc.

Builder | Madan Builders

Landscape Architect/Designer | Soloway Designs Inc.

Interior Designer | Celaya|Soloway Interiors LLC

Photographer | Kurt Munger Photography

The rugged desert setting inspired this desert modern home.  Approaching the circular auto court, the low-lying horizontal architecture, with its undulating façades, reflects the depth-of-view of mountains in the background. The entry’s cantilevered roof helps frame the floor-to-ceiling window walls to the great room, and straight through to the covered rear patio.

Light-colored stucco, complemented with natural rectangular stone accent walls, provides a calming first impression. The entry door, inspired by the owner’s company logo, was designed by the architect. A silver travertine wall extends from outside to inside, visually guiding guests into the great room’s expansive living and entertaining space. The pewter limestone wall containing a horizontal fireplace sets a casual ambiance. Clerestory windows provide added light with minimal solar loading. The covered rear patio extends across the home, its cantilevered roof providing unobstructed views by a pair of inverted L-shaped steel supports. A negative-edge pool and outdoor kitchen are just a few steps down.

From the Judges
The judges said the home was nestled very nicely into its site. They noted the clever TV that tucks away to reveal the view.

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