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nielsen residence

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Left Photo: River rock and a water feature creating a gentle gurgle line a pathway to the front door. Clerestory windows add additional natural lighting to the space.

Right Photo: A large pivot door with glass by Meltdown Glass in Tempe is surrounded by basalt clad columns. River rock placed on the inside and outside allows for the interior spaces to flow naturally with the exterior landscape

Below: Once inside the great room, a 36-foot wide motorized glass door frames 40 miles of Sonoran Desert views. The polished limestone and simple furnishings provide a neutral environment to enhance the natural view.

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Above Left: With the doors retracted, the seemingly endless views of the landscape flow into the great room.

Above Right: The powder room vanity features a custom slumped glass sink made by Meltdown Glass. The faucet and controls for the sink are discreetly mounted on the mirror. 

Right: The great room easily flows into the kitchen and down the gallery towards the extra bedrooms.


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The color palette of the house reflect and compliment the surrounding desert landscape. The curving shape of the house is a further evolution of our radial designs which we continue to work with.

Above Left: An outdoor dining area near the outdoor cooking area features a fire pit in its center. The table is oriented to maximize the panoramic views.

Above Right: The centerpiece of the pool and spa area is the elevated 'fire on the water' feature. The negative edge pool draws a strong contrast line between the desert and the water.

Left: The rear elevation shows the curved shape of the house from a central point near the driveway. Clerestory windows are used in all of the rooms in the house to bring in added natural light and create the illusion of a floating roof.

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