Contemporary Desert Mountain Home
Sector - Residential
Nestled into the mountainside of the beautiful Desert Mountain community, this contemporary residence has a minimalist design and an open feel that makes visitors and home owners feel like they are in a desert oasis. One of the challenges, and also opportunities, of designing a minimalist space is making things like pool equipment, AC units, and power supplies become a natural and inconspicuous part of the home. To achieve this, the building was designed with solar panels on the roof and subterranean pool pumps and water heaters. The right materials were crucial in this process, and the porcelain panels used on the exterior won't crack, fade or chip like stucco and the water's edge of the pool also won’t show calcium or efflorescence like stucco. The exterior is also designed with indigenous natural stone which is the same color as the natural rock outcropping behind the home. The infinity pool extending from the deck and living room provides a beautiful view of the surrounding cactus and valley below.
Though the overall design of the home is contemporary and modern, it does not appear out of place due to elements like natural stones and indigenous landscaping.