Paradise Valley Residence

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Architect
  • Thompson Pollari Studio
Interior Design
  • Thompson Pollari Studio
Landscape Design
  • egroup
Builder
  • Joe Costello, Stone Creek Builders
Photographer
  • Bill Timmerman, Steve Thompson
Location
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Year
  • 2007
  • Square Feet
  • 6125
  • Lot Size
  • 1.7 acres
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 2

  • Project Data

    Existing Footprint: 3,300 SF Original House Built in 1956

    New Footprint: 6,125 SF

    Demolition: 746 SF Completed in December 2007

    Heavy Remodel: 420 SF

    Moderate Remodel: 2,134 SF Construction Cost: $1.4M

    New Construction: 3,571 SF plus Deck/Patio/Gallery: 1,756 SF SF Cost: < $230/SF average


    Concept Statement

    An exquisite 1.7 acre urban lot with monumental views and excellent native vegetation was occupied by a 1956 ranch home lacking in space and totally disconnected from it’s site and the views. A limited budget, but unlimited desire for an extraordinary home created an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation for the architect and owners. By retaining a large portion of the existing 3,300 SF house for remodeling and relocating re-invented living spaces in the footprint of the demolished areas of the house, a balance was secured between new and old, indoors and outdoors, closed versus open exposures. The creation of the Great Room facilitated a “domino effect” allowing rooms to assume new, more suitable identities: the living room became the formal dining; the dining room became a sitting room, the kitchen became a workroom; the garage gives way for a new kitchen/dining area.

    A remarkably subdued house when viewed from the public way is transformed into a dynamic contemporary composition from within the site boundaries. The distinction between indoors and outdoors is blurred as living spaces expand into the landscape through floor to ceiling butt-glazed window walls. Protected view corridors extend to Camelback Mountain from virtually every living space and from many of the outdoor patio zones. In each case, the viewer is screened from intense light and glare by masonry spine walls and sweeping roof overhangs. In this residence, the outdoor spaces receive as much activity and occupation as the interior zones.

    Materials, including wood, steel, concrete and masonry, are exposed in their natural state. Nothing attempts to be what it is not. Venetian plaster and gyp-board walls create a colorful backdrop for the owner’s contemporary furniture and fittings. The overall effect is a warm and highly textured palette of natural and man-made materials acting as a backdrop and container of human activities. In this house, the frenetic movements of young children and the more restrained activities of adults co-exist in a symbiotic balance. There is an equity of use in the living spaces and the zoning necessary for each occupant to find privacy or respite in their own zone.

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    Site Plan Photo  of Paradise Valley Residence modern home

    Site Plan

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    Floor Plans

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    Street access

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    South Elevation

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    The Back Patio

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    Master Suite above Kitchen

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    Master Suite

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    Master Deck toward Camelback Mountain

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    Entry Breezeway

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    Stair Detail

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    Entry Patio

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    Breezeway

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    Main Entry

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    Dining room

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    Living Room Exposure

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    Kitchen

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    Midnight at the Oasis

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