Situated on the south side of the Camelback Mountain in the Arcadia district of Phoenix, lies this compact sustainable residential addition project. This original house is ranch style, 1800 sq.ft single storey, built in the 1950s out of nicely proportioned concrete masonry unit and shingle roof with a carport.
The clients approached us with a need to add a master bathroom, patio and enclosing the carport and making the house more sustainable by harvesting the natural rain water, desert landscaping and using solar energy.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Vertical Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Rooftop, and Boulders. Rooftop deck above master bath Photo  of SummersView Photos

Rooftop deck above master bath

Modern home with Outdoor, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Desert, Back Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Hanging Lighting, Concrete Fences, Wall, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Side Yard, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater  Photo 2 of SummersView Photos

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

Modern home with Exterior, Mid-Century Building Type, House Building Type, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Brick Siding Material, and Shingles Roof Material. New master bath cuboid extension with CMU block.  Photo 3 of SummersView Photos

New master bath cuboid extension with CMU block.

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, and House Building Type. Low window brings daylight inside the shower thru a frosted glass bench Photo 4 of SummersView Photos

Low window brings daylight inside the shower thru a frosted glass bench

Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, and Hipped RoofLine. Fabric 'eye brow' to the front yard blocks low summer sun. Photo 5 of SummersView Photos

Fabric 'eye brow' to the front yard blocks low summer sun.

Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Metal Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, and House Building Type. Hot rolled steel spiral staircase juxtaposed against CMU block with glass inserts. Photo 6 of SummersView Photos

Hot rolled steel spiral staircase juxtaposed against CMU block with glass inserts.

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, Hipped RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Brick Siding Material. Front elevation of the house with fabric 'eye brow' and landscaped yard Photo 8 of SummersView Photos

Front elevation of the house with fabric 'eye brow' and landscaped yard

Modern home with Exterior, Hipped RoofLine, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Shingles Roof Material, Metal Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Front yard Photo 9 of SummersView Photos

Front yard

Modern home with Garage, Storage Room Type, Sun Room Room Type, and Attached Garage Room Type. work bench with skylight and slotted glass inserts in masonry Photo 10 of SummersView Photos

work bench with skylight and slotted glass inserts in masonry

show bench that glows with the sunlight and diminishes as the sun traverses westward. Photo 11 of Summers modern homeView Photos

show bench that glows with the sunlight and diminishes as the sun traverses westward.

Custom vanity  Photo 12 of Summers modern homeView Photos

Custom vanity

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, and House Building Type. New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater  Photo 14 of SummersView Photos

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

Modern home with Garage, Sun Room Room Type, Storage Room Type, and Attached Garage Room Type. Garage work bench with skylight Photo 15 of SummersView Photos

Garage work bench with skylight

Doggie door at water closet Photo 16 of Summers modern homeView Photos

Doggie door at water closet

shower bench glowing at its lowest intensity before sunset Photo 17 of Summers modern homeView Photos

shower bench glowing at its lowest intensity before sunset

shower bench comes to life on solar lights after sunset Photo 18 of Summers modern homeView Photos

shower bench comes to life on solar lights after sunset

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Side Yard, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater  Photo 19 of SummersView Photos

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, and Concrete Siding Material. rainwater harvesting gutter detail Photo 20 of SummersView Photos

rainwater harvesting gutter detail

Architect
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Stephan Mackos
Photographer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 1950
  • Square Feet
  • 1800
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