Dancing Light

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Location
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 6200
  • Lot Size
  • 3 acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • The primary objective was to create a comfortable modern home that celebrates nature while paying homage to the 180-degree iconic mountain view. Given the large site, the home is conceived as a collection of related yet separate structures, placing the guesthouse across the main entry court where it becomes a compositional piece of the arrival experience and forms a dialog with the main residence.

    Desert form, indigenous materials, natural light and iconic mountain views inspire the 5,600SF home. Layered walls of rammed-earth, metal, concrete and glass define both private and open living areas.

    Interior spaces are arranged about an atrium, allowing daylight and cooling breezes to be modulated throughout the day. Soaring high above the great room and outdoor living room, providing shelter from the hot desert sun, is a floating canopy of shifting wood planes whose form appears pulled by the commanding mountain view.

    Natural light brings this home to life, seeping in through carefully articulated gaps between building planes or reflecting off the shimmering pool. The ever-changing light transforms the mood of the home, at times dancing across the fractured planes of earth and wood while at other times providing a Zen-like sense of calm.

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    Modern home with exterior, house, metal siding material, metal roof material, concrete siding material, and wood siding material. Photo  of Dancing Light
    Modern home with outdoor, swimming pool, large pool, hardscapes, back yard, concrete patio, porch, deck, large patio, porch, deck, and concrete pool. Photo 2 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with outdoor, back yard, desert, hardscapes, boulders, shrubs, gardens, large pool, swimming pool, concrete pool, large patio, porch, deck, and concrete patio, porch, deck. Photo 3 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with exterior, house, concrete siding material, metal roof material, wood siding material, and metal siding material. Photo 4 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with outdoor, back yard, desert, garden, hardscapes, shrubs, gardens, boulders, large pool, concrete pool, large patio, porch, deck, trees, swimming pool, and concrete patio, porch, deck. Photo 5 of Dancing Light
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    Modern home with exterior, house, metal siding material, and metal roof material. Photo 11 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with hallway and concrete floor. Photo 12 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with living room, chair, end tables, sectional, sofa, floor lighting, coffee tables, ottomans, ceiling lighting, table lighting, gas burning fireplace, concrete floor, and two-sided fireplace. Photo 13 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with outdoor, back yard, shrubs, trees, desert, boulders, large pool, swimming pool, hardscapes, large patio, porch, deck, concrete patio, porch, deck, concrete pool, wire fence, and metal fence. Photo 14 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with living room, chair, sofa, sectional, floor lighting, table lighting, end tables, coffee tables, concrete floor, two-sided fireplace, and gas burning fireplace. Photo 15 of Dancing Light
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    Modern home with office, lamps, chair, desk, bookcase, study, shelves, and light hardwood floor. Photo 17 of Dancing Light
    Modern home with exterior, concrete siding material, metal roof material, house, wood siding material, and metal siding material. Photo 18 of Dancing Light
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    Modern home with bedroom, bed, chair, night stands, bench, recessed lighting, and light hardwood floor. Alexander Vertikoff Photo 20 of Dancing Light

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