New single-family home at the base of Camelback Mountain in the Phoenix area. The Owners were seeking out a modern, open concept with simple materials to create a home for their family as well as to complement their love of Danish contemporary furniture and artwork.
An effortless butterfly roof floats over the home and defines the distinctive design. The simple act of tilting the roof up opens the home out to the surrounding views. Long overhangs help counteract the openness which the butterfly roof affords while also providing shaded living spaces from the intense Arizona sun.
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Front entry of home. The low point of the butterfly roof is centered over the front entry door. An
exposed beam connects the roof and creates an organizing element inside and outside the home.
A steel trellis is integrated into the roof at the main patio to bring light and shadows to the outdoor
living space below while still protecting from intense sun.
The central structural beam organizes the main circulation spine of the home. This main pathway
through the home is also defined by the exposed concrete flooring.
A custom Danish dining room table and elegant light fixtures help define the formal dining room just off the main living and kitchen space.
The master bedroom opens to the exterior. The blockwork creates an accent wall for the master bed and flows from inside to out.
The corner window at the reading area floods the space with natural light and provides beautiful views to Camelback Mountain.
Artwork is used to highlight the foyer that leads into the master bedroom.
Pool centered on outdoor living space and central fireplace beyond.
Detail of the rain water collection scupper, exposed central beam and entry wall.
Front entry shaded from the intense Arizona sun.
Floating BBQ at back yard.
The combination of white and dark wood cabinets give the kitchen a modern but classic feel.
The main living area provides an open living concept and views to the mountains beyond.
The angle of roof allows the interior spaces to open up to the views beyond without cutting off the tops of the mountains in the distance while also forcing the roof water back towards two rain water collection main points. The simplicity of the roof design helps create a straight forward rain collection system.
Back guest patio is accessible to the nearby front guest parking as well as to the back pool patio. The large glass clerestory provides ample views to the mountains beyond and light while limiting direct sun light.