This Modern House Was Designed To Integrate The Desert Flora And Fauna

September 19, 2020
A modern single-story desert house with a swimming pool.

The Ranch Mine has recently completed a modern house located in Phoenix, Arizona, designed to be a getaway from city life.

Sitting low in the desert at just 12.5 feet tall, the “O” shaped house is partially surrounded by a rattlesnake fence and is finished in white stucco.

A modern house with white stucco and wood accents.

The white stucco is broken up by Ipe wood recessed niches, while the entryway opens up to views of the central courtyard.

A modern white stucco house with a large wood front door that opens to a foyer with views of a courtyard.

The central courtyard is filled with low-maintenance and unique plants that can be enjoyed from the long bench, while pocketing glass doors open to the living room, that features light blue furnishings.

A modern house with an interior courtyard.

Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen with a long island that also includes a dining area. The wood kitchen cabinets complement the other wood details in the interior like the walls at either end of the large open room.

A modern wood and black kitchen.

The kitchen, with its black countertop, has views of the covered patio and swimming pool.

A floor to ceiling glass all with views of the swimming pool.

At night the patio is lit up, while during the day, it provides a place to sit in the shade. The long swimming pool breaks from the ‘O’ shaped house layout and is capped by a built-in fire pit bench.

A modern desert house with a covered patio and a swimming pool.

The main bedroom showcases a built-in wood bed frame and headboard, while windows on each wall look out to the pool.

A minimalist master bedroom with a built-in wood bed frame and headboard.

The bedroom suite also has a spa inspired bathroom with a skylight and his/her vanities and a makeup area.

A modern spa-inspired bathroom with dual vanities.

The bathroom vanity opens up to a retail inspired closet, with racks and drawers for clothes and a central table with additional storage.

A retail inspired walk-in closet with a central table providing extra storage.

The house also has a in-law suite which was designed to have its own entrance and outdoor spaces for complete autonomy when desired.

A modern guest house in the desert with an open plan living room and kitchen.

Inside the in-law suite, there’s a small living room with a kitchen, as well as a bedroom and large bathroom.

A modern bedroom that opens to the bathroom.

The house also has a garage with Tesla Powerwall batteries and solar on the roof which is used to power the home.

A modern house in the desert with a central courtyard, a swimming pool, and solar on the roof.
Photographer: Roehner + Ryan | Architect: The Ranch Mine | Landscape Architect: The Green Room Landscape Design | Builder: Boxwell Homes