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2023 Award Winners



Outdoor Room


Up and Away


Paradise Valley, Arizona

Architect/Designer | Drewett Works

Builder | DRRL Construction

Landscape Architect/Designer | Refined Gardens

Interior Designer | Ownby Design

Photographer | Dino Tonn Architectural Photography

The south side of the house faces Phoenix’s most iconic landmark, while its north side offers panoramic beauty with Mummy Mountain and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve spanning the horizon. Because of these distinctive formations, almost every space in the house has a killer view.

To make the best of the front yard, the front of the house incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows that capture Camelback Mountain from the living room, kitchen and office. Because the owners work from home, their shared office space was a priority for a room with a view.

By contrast, the architect went horizontal with the architecture in the back to open it up to the sweeping desert scenery. Pocketing doors and numerous sitting areas, both front and back, enhance the indoor/outdoor experience.

This amenity-rich acre home includes a 2,151-square-foot detached RV garage with a full bath that can double as guest quarters for overflow visitors. A spectacular negative-edge pool, artistic water features and vibrant desert flora provide regional flair.

From the Judges
This epic outdoor space extends all the way through the house from the front to the back to create spectacular outdoor living opportunities. It’s flawless. We especially love how the landscape feels like it goes into infinity and beyond.

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