An owner of one of the highest residential hillside sites adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, comissioned us to imagine a home on this special speculative property.
Welcoming, parking, living, and primary social spaces are linearly arranged as an upper level.
The lower level, accessed by stair or elevator, is reserved for guest suites and the master suite (with sleeping, bathing, and grade level access to secluded outdoor pool swimming).
The spaces within are wrapped with flanking sweeping curves, with intent to capture panoramic mountain top views across the town of Paradise Valley and south toward Camelback Mountain.
Locally gathered stone and Arizona copper are proposed exterior materials.
The indigenous Phoenix Talus Snails (with their tiny shells abundantly scattered across the sloping site), inspire spiraling house features, like walk-in showers in each sleeping space and a winding stair into the master suite.
Phoenix resident and internatonally recognized artist Mayme Kratz was recommended to work with these snail shells for counter top surfaces, lighting, doors, and art.
Respected Arizona Sculptor, Gary Slater, was proposed for special spiraling metal commissions including the automated entry gate at the base of the mountainside driveway.