Architect: Soloway DesignsI
Interior design: Lori Carroll & Associates
From the designers:
Nestled into canyon walls, this expansive, yet non-intrusive, desert modern home hugs nature. It successfully captures the client’s vision of a home that is at one with the outdoors.
Rugged desert textures and colours are captured on exterior surfaces. Natural stone tile is applied to walkways and combined with sand-finished stucco for the walls.
Metal-clad fascia, roof support structures and fireplace flues are finished with earth-tone powder-coat or acid washes.
Southern exposure dictates extensive use of overhangs, segmented and cantilevered to enhance appearance and protect against harsh desert conditions.
These structures, as well as interior ceilings, rise from front to back, expanding the vistas. Cantilevers, supported by thin “chopstick” columns, allow unobstructed views while significantly reducing sun loading.