The Award-Winning Byrne Residence Is Back on the Market for $1.65M

Anchored to a saguaro-studded lot, this steel-and-concrete home by Will Bruder Architects embraces the Arizona desert.
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Internationally recognized and extensively published, the Byrne Residence is a distinctive desert home by Phoenix-based architect Will Bruder. The celebrated architect designed the home in 1998, incorporating dramatic lines and materials inspired by the surrounding landscape.

Set on a desert lot in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Byrne Residence is a signature design by William P. Bruder, FAIA. Since its construction, the dwelling has been featured in dozens of publications, including the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.

The architect’s website describes the home as "a series of abstract canyon walls and spaces that emerge as metaphoric geological gestures from its steep south-facing desert site." The description goes on to state how "the structure’s angular geometry grows from the asymmetrical, tapering alignment of a canyon. The purple/black patinaed copper, acid-etched galvanized metal–clad frame-well, and fascia elements complement the undisturbed Sonoran desert surround."

The residence was recognized as a Record Home in 1999 by Architectural Record, and it also received the Arizona Masonry Guild’s Excellence in Masonry Gold Trowel Award for its concrete forms. The home is defined by its sloping masonry brick walls, which contrast with its patinaed copper facade.

An offset steel roof caps the two-level residence, while rich copper panels add warmth to the exterior facade. Inside, windows wrap around the 3,200-square-foot layout, framing panoramic views of Sonoran vistas. A single, sloping masonry brick wall punctures the ceiling, which opens up into a long, narrow skylight.

A sloping masonry wall runs from the front to the rear of the home, dividing the home’s public and private spaces.  

A glazed facade opens to picturesque views of the saguaro-studded terrain. Concrete floors contrast with the plywood ceiling and other wooden features.

Bathed in natural light, the living room overlooks an exterior courtyard. Cutouts in the concrete wall frame views of the natural surroundings.

From 2013 to 2018, the four-bedroom dwelling underwent a meticulous restoration by its current owners, who consulted with Bruder to ensure that the integrity of his design was maintained throughout the process. The landscape has also been embellished in recent years with additional native texture, subtle lighting, and footpaths to encourage exploration. Scroll ahead to see more of the property, which is now on the market for $1,649,000.

One of the four bedrooms is encased in glass. Plywood ceilings seamlessly extend to form deep overhangs.

A sandblasted masonry brick wall lines the master suite. A soaking tub sits beneath a skylight.

Steel panels line a walkway that connects the structure with its sloping lot.

Covered patios along the basement level offer shaded areas for entertaining. The structure’s orientation provides optimal views of the Sonoran Desert.

The Byrne Residence, located at 8915 E. Jack Neville Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona, is currently listed for $1,649,000.00 by Scott Jarson and Debbie Jarson of azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate.

Project Credits:

Architecture: Will Bruder Architects

Landscape Design: TRUEFORM Landscape Architects / @trueform_las

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