Aug 23, 2013
This week we will show you the elegant Quartz Mountain residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a project by Kendle Design Collaborative. This is what I call a wow house! The exterior is beautiful and modern. The interior is elegant and stylish. From the contrast from the dark woods and bright floor to the huge sliding doors, everything looks amazing here. Certainly a great place to live.
Description from the architects: The Quartz Mountain residence is a thoughtful treatment of humble materials; earth, wood, stone and glass. This modest but sophisticated palette is based on the honesty and integrity of natural materials that create warm contemplative spaces through their deft arrangement and direct connection to the natural desert landscape. The earthen walls and floor to ceiling glass allow ample natural light that is regulated by the overhanging, protective roof forms. These vertical and horizontal building planes create apertures framing distant views focusing the gaze outward and further reinforcing the house's connection to its desert site. Complementing the natural materials defining the living spaces are the wood cabinets, stone countertops and limestone floors. As the shifting days softly filtered sunlight arcs through the house its natural materials take on new hues subtly shifting the room’s character. The ample sunlight, reflecting inward from the tall windows and overhead skylights, animates the interior spaces.
Make sure to check out Kendle Design Collaborative website for further inspiring projects. See you next week :)
We found this house at Contemporist.