Immersed in the Arizona desert: Brown Residence

This Arizona desert residence is located in an expansive golf community highlighting stunning desert views from almost every space in Scottsdale. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects and constructed by The Construction Zone, the site was truly challenging, but the architects managed to plan a 4,500 square foot home that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. According to the project developers, the house maximizes the desert views, allowing its inhabitants to fully enjoy their unique natural environment:

“The careful design makes this possible as views to neighboring houses are edited out focused instead on distant mountains. While the residence presents an unassuming, modest scale to the street, it steps down with the slope of the site allowing the spaces inside to become quite generous. Oversize pivot doors and large expanses of glass allow abundant light and air into these spaces while broad overhangs and shading devices protect them from the harsh desert sun.”

Photos: Bill Timmerman