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Atrium Desert

The origin of the design idea behind this home was to create both privacy and openness. The home is nestled into a four+ acre lot that overlooks Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, AZ. We created an oasis, with lots of water features. For example, the negative-edge pool doesn’t face outwards; it faces the home so it’s like having a waterfall in your yard. Additional water features are introduced for a cooling effect. Rammed-earth walls – compressed earth mix with cement – create a cool, earthy looking wall. The home has lots of plants, garden areas and open doors.


What makes it unique is it is a glass house with privacy. We sunk the house into the terrain so it’s earth sheltered in a way.


Architectural Design: James McNeal

The home is specifically designed for a lot currently for sale through realtor: Hillary Gurley

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