The site for minimum/maximum is one of those rare diamonds in the rough. Upon first
viewing, the site seems cluttered in a maze of flora as it is layered with beautiful native plants

and trees, but when one looks beyond that, it becomes clear that the site has some of the

most panoramic and unobstructed views of Red Rock Canyon and Sandstone Bluff that

one could ever hope for.

The initial question we were asked was how could we make the minimum impact to the
existing lush landscape, while also maximizing the site’s picturesque views. After a few

design charettes, the solution became obvious. We elevated the main section above

the desert landscape, leaving the landscape below and making the views of the desert

backdrop even more dramatic. This created private zones for our client and unique open

spaces that could be utilized with guests. Architecturally, our client wanted a concrete and

steel glass “jewel box,” which were happy to explore. The minimal forms contrast nicely

against the dense vegetation and provide ample screening for adequate light diffusion

through screen elements throughout the home.

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Interior Design


  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 4530
  • Lot Size
  • 0.47 acre