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June 3, 2013
As previously seen in Best Modern Desert Houses, Dwell invites you to take a peak at these scorching additions.
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  Architect Maurice McKenzie was inspired by symmetrical design, and the resulting linear and stark-white architecture makes a statement against the dry desert terrain. Photo by: JUCO  Photo by JUCO.

    Architect Maurice McKenzie was inspired by symmetrical design, and the resulting linear and stark-white architecture makes a statement against the dry desert terrain. Photo by: JUCO

    Photo by JUCO.
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  Thomas and Laura Hyland's house sits adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The home maintains the land's natural vegetation and rocky surface. Photo by: Dean Kaufman

    Thomas and Laura Hyland's house sits adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The home maintains the land's natural vegetation and rocky surface. Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The home's exterior, composed of concrete and glass, welcomes guests with a traditional water fountain in the entryway. Photo by: Bill Timmerman

    The home's exterior, composed of concrete and glass, welcomes guests with a traditional water fountain in the entryway. Photo by: Bill Timmerman

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  The iT House offers cross-ventilation through its wide, expansive doors and windows, which naturally help cool down the home's interior temperature. Photo by: Gregg Segal

    The iT House offers cross-ventilation through its wide, expansive doors and windows, which naturally help cool down the home's interior temperature. Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  Various groupings of succulents were planted to accent and obscure the home's relationship to its surrounding environment. Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Various groupings of succulents were planted to accent and obscure the home's relationship to its surrounding environment. Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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mckenzie residence exterior facade

Architect Maurice McKenzie was inspired by symmetrical design, and the resulting linear and stark-white architecture makes a statement against the dry desert terrain. Photo by: JUCO

Photo by JUCO.

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