Situated next to a natural desert arroyo, this 1-acre residential site with prominent views of Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak embraces its context within the native Arizona landscape. Specimen native trees were craned into place, evoking a sense of architecture living in harmony with nature. Amenities include outdoor living patios, lap pool, fire features, an outdoor sunken dining space and a gravel trail to a desert retreat alongside the arroyo. The end result is a landscape that transitions between architecture and garden that expresses purpose beyond beauty: healthy habitat diversity, sustainable living and a renewed land stewardship for the new residents.
Architect: Adam Berkelhamer Architects
Photography: Joel Hazelton
*Completed at Ten Eyck Landscape Architects