WHY AN ARCHITECT?
The west courtyard
The entry from the west courtyard
Terrace facing the Juniper forest
Roofs looking towards northwest
Exterior from the south
Living and Dining towards courtyard
Dining and Breakfast looking towards ancient Juniper tree
Breakfast looking north towards ancient Juniper tree
Family and Kitchen looking west
Kitchen and Breakfast
Master Bedroom looking east towards ancient Juniper forest
Master Bath sink
Sunset over the Cascades to the west
This is a 4200 SF house for two people who wanted clean modern spaces. The house is designed to fit gently into its desert setting with forms that reflect the desert landscape. Using indigenous landscape around the house, rock walls, stucco and wood siding, the house is inspired by high desert ranch houses. Inside, the spaces soar and flow to the outside. The entry courtyard has a reflecting pool – a respite from the desert landscape surrounding the house. The entry sequence to the house starts with a walk through a trellised Loggia, into a tall double height entry space that terminates with a large glass and aluminum screen, and ends at the glassy living space which flows out to a terrace overlooking the Juniper forest, and the courtyard to the west. On the first floor is a full living area for the couple, above on the second floor is a suite for guests, and on the third floor is an Aerie that has a 360 degree overlook of the mountains and desert. This house is a place to relax, socialize, and enjoy the beautiful desert setting it is in.
For the floor plan, click here.