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.