Drawing inspiration from famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s adobe houses and patio paintings, architecture firm The Ranch Mine has designed a modern courtyard home in the American desert southwest on the site of a former parking lot. “Weave” is a new house that stitches together modern conveniences with the southwestern vernacular in a historic district in the heart of uptown Phoenix, Arizona.

Weave was designed with two courtyards, a traditional private courtyard hidden from the street within the U-shaped floor plan, and a semi-public front courtyard. The front courtyard softens the transition from the street with a series of desert plantings, stucco walls and a steel planter. A recessed entry welcomes you with a reinterpretation of classic southwestern architectural elements such as vigas and latillas with a woven wood ceiling, from the homeowners own lumber mill, and cushioned bancos on each side of the pivoting entry door, perfect for soaking in the sun on a cold day or saying hello to neighbors as they pass by. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s patio painting series, the front elevation is simple in its massing and materials, letting the sky and shadows provide constantly changing visual interest. The private courtyard revolves around a pool, instead of a traditional water fountain, for cooling down in the desert heat while adding humidity to the air creating a more comfortable micro-climate for the shaded outdoor room. For cold desert nights, there is a steel-clad outdoor fireplace. The private courtyard also features a wall hung outdoor kitchen and custom steel planters that carve out an area for chaise lounges between two shade trees.

The great room is anchored by the kitchen with white oak cabinetry, honed marble counters, and custom steel hood and opens to the private courtyard through bi-folding doors. By recessing the middle third of the great room from the exterior, the dining room is defined while providing diffused light to the living and kitchen areas through operable windows that aid cross ventilation and maintain privacy from the neighbors a few feet away. White oak cabinetry is continued throughout the house, including in the honed marble clad master bathroom that features a walk in shower area and copper soaking tub that transforms from a private retreat to an outdoor experience with the second custom pivoting door in the house, custom built by Identity Construction.

Like Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, Weave is derived from a focus on line, color and composition, creating a modern home with simple materials, distinctive geometries and the desert sky in an effort to reinvigorate the residential architecture of the American southwest.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Stucco Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. A recessed entry welcomes you with a reinterpretation of classic southwestern architectural elements such as vigas and latillas with a woven wood ceiling, from the homeowners own lumber mill Photo  of Weave

A recessed entry welcomes you with a reinterpretation of classic southwestern architectural elements such as vigas and latillas with a woven wood ceiling, from the homeowners own lumber mill

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Stucco Siding Material. Cushioned bancos on each side of the pivoting entry door are perfect for soaking in the sun on a cold day or saying hello to neighbors as they pass by Photo 2 of Weave

Cushioned bancos on each side of the pivoting entry door are perfect for soaking in the sun on a cold day or saying hello to neighbors as they pass by

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Desert, Walkways, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Front Yard. The covered entry, like the rest of the house, focuses on line, color and composition, using simple materials, distinctive geometries and the desert sky Photo 3 of Weave

The covered entry, like the rest of the house, focuses on line, color and composition, using simple materials, distinctive geometries and the desert sky

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, and Stucco Siding Material. Cacti, house and sky Photo 4 of Weave

Cacti, house and sky

Modern home with Doors, Metal, Exterior, and Wood. Custom entry pivot door, made from steel, glass and wood from the homeowner's lumber mill Photo 5 of Weave

Custom entry pivot door, made from steel, glass and wood from the homeowner's lumber mill

Modern home with Outdoor, Desert, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Side Yard, Metal Fences, Wall, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, Raised Planters, and Hardscapes. The private courtyard revolves around a pool, instead of a traditional water fountain, for cooling down in the desert heat while adding humidity to the air creating a more comfortable micro-climate for the shaded outdoor room.  Photo 6 of Weave

The private courtyard revolves around a pool, instead of a traditional water fountain, for cooling down in the desert heat while adding humidity to the air creating a more comfortable micro-climate for the shaded outdoor room.

Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Desert, Hardscapes, Raised Planters, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Small Pools, Tubs, Shower. The 10 foot cantilevered roof and the river rock line in the patio marks the passage of time. In the cooler mornings, like in this photo, the shadow is west of the line and provides and opportunity to embrace the sun. After noon, the shadow crosses the river rock line and starts to shade the area from the harsh afternoon sun, providing some refuge from the direct sun Photo 7 of Weave

The 10 foot cantilevered roof and the river rock line in the patio marks the passage of time. In the cooler mornings, like in this photo, the shadow is west of the line and provides and opportunity to embrace the sun. After noon, the shadow crosses the river rock line and starts to shade the area from the harsh afternoon sun, providing some refuge from the direct sun

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Side Yard, Hardscapes, Trees, Raised Planters, and Desert. Custom steel planters define the edge of the courtyard and provide a place for the chaise lounges between the trees Photo 8 of Weave

Custom steel planters define the edge of the courtyard and provide a place for the chaise lounges between the trees

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, Side Yard, Desert, Raised Planters, Hardscapes, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. The custom steel planters have new trees which will grow up to provide some additional shade and privacy for the courtyard Photo 9 of Weave

The custom steel planters have new trees which will grow up to provide some additional shade and privacy for the courtyard

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Side Yard, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, Raised Planters, Hardscapes, Shower Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Desert. Off of the pool area is the master bathroom, which features another pivot door that opens it up to the exterior Photo 10 of Weave

Off of the pool area is the master bathroom, which features another pivot door that opens it up to the exterior

Modern home with Doors, Wood, Metal, and Exterior. White oak cabinetry features throughout the Weave house—including in the marble-clad master bathroom. The walk-in shower area with a copper soaking tub transforms from a private retreat to an outdoor experience with a pivoting door, custom built by Identity Construction. Photo 11 of Weave

White oak cabinetry features throughout the Weave house—including in the marble-clad master bathroom. The walk-in shower area with a copper soaking tub transforms from a private retreat to an outdoor experience with a pivoting door, custom built by Identity Construction.

The master bathroom features white oak cabinetry, hones marble walls and counters, and a hammered copper soaking tub Photo 12 of Weave modern home

The master bathroom features white oak cabinetry, hones marble walls and counters, and a hammered copper soaking tub

Master bathroom with pivot door closed Photo 13 of Weave modern home

Master bathroom with pivot door closed

Opening the master bathroom pivot door Photo 14 of Weave modern home

Opening the master bathroom pivot door

Once the pivot door is opened, the indoor bathing and showering experience becomes an outdoor experience Photo 15 of Weave modern home

Once the pivot door is opened, the indoor bathing and showering experience becomes an outdoor experience

Master bedroom opens up onto the private courtyard Photo 16 of Weave modern home

Master bedroom opens up onto the private courtyard

By recessing the middle third of the great room from the exterior, the dining room is defined while providing diffused light to the living and kitchen areas through operable windows that aid cross ventilation and maintain privacy from the neighbors a few feet away.  Photo 17 of Weave modern home

By recessing the middle third of the great room from the exterior, the dining room is defined while providing diffused light to the living and kitchen areas through operable windows that aid cross ventilation and maintain privacy from the neighbors a few feet away.

The kitchen orients itself to receive the diffused light from the left, and when the doors are open, is immediately adjacent to the outdoor grilling area Photo 18 of Weave modern home

The kitchen orients itself to receive the diffused light from the left, and when the doors are open, is immediately adjacent to the outdoor grilling area

The kitchen features white oak cabinets, honed marble counters, and a custom steel clad hood  Photo 19 of Weave modern home

The kitchen features white oak cabinets, honed marble counters, and a custom steel clad hood

A custom art piece by Gennaro Garcia tells the story of their lives and the plates surrounding it can be used to serve special meals Photo 20 of Weave modern home

A custom art piece by Gennaro Garcia tells the story of their lives and the plates surrounding it can be used to serve special meals

Interior Design
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Identity Construction
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Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 2543
  • Lot Size
  • 9746