This Contemporary Desert Home Was Designed To Have A Low Impact On The Surrounding Environment

Ibarra Rosano Design Architects designed this contemporary home in Marana, Arizona, that appears to hover above the desert floor so as to not disturb the surrounding natural environment.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

 

Ibarra Rosano Design Architects designed this contemporary home in Marana, Arizona, with effort to not disturb the surrounding natural environment.

 

Ibarra Rosano Design Architects designed this contemporary home in Marana, Arizona, that appears to hover above the desert floor so as to not disturb the surrounding natural environment.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

The orientation of the home was chosen to harness the sun, capture breezes, and frame the picturesque views.

At the entrance to the home, you must pass over a bridge that sits above desert landscaping.


The home has a bridge that leads you to the front door, so that the home would have as little impact on the natural landscape as possible.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

At the end of the home, there’s a swimming pool with a raised deck.


This raised cube-like structure is actually the deck for the swimming pool.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

Close to the pool and located between different areas of the home is an outdoor fireplace surrounded by weathered steel.


This outdoor fireplace is surrounded by weathering steel, and is located between two different areas of the home.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

Off to the side of the pool and outdoor fireplace is the main living area, it too has a fireplace.


This contemporary living room is focused on wall with a long horizontal fireplace and television.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

Behind the living area is the dining space and kitchen. A collection of pendant lights help to anchor the dining table in the space.


A collection of pendant lights help to anchor the dining table in this open space.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

Next to the dining table is the kitchen, with light wood cabinetry and white countertops.


This kitchen has wooden cabinetry with a hidden fridge) combined with white countertops. On top of the counters is a row of additional smaller storage cabinets.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

Just down from the kitchen is a bright white hallway, also known as the home’s library, that’s filled with colorful artwork, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a small desk area.


This bright white hallway, also known as the home's library, is filled with colorful artwork, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a small desk area.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

In one of the bathrooms, tall windows and a skylight fill the space with natural light, while the blue tiled feature wall provides a focal point and privacy for when someone’s taking a bath.


In this bathroom, tall windows and a skylight fill the space with natural light, while the blue tiled feature wall provides a focal point and privacy for when someone's taking a bath.

Photography by Bill Timmerman

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