Built on the (correct) assumption that everyone wants "air, light, privacy, security, and tranquility," Phoenix-based firm Wendell Burnette Architects designed this Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Courtyard House with utter peacefulness in mind, as well as the goal—shared by many a desert home—of keeping the surrounding land as unaltered as possible. The modern 7,200-square-foot pad's slightly elevated layout "epitomizes the drama of the Arizona Sunset" with walls of glassy windows and centers around angular courtyards and "towering Saguaro cacti" gardens, both of which make the interiors feel like an extension—albeit an air-conditioned one—of the surrounding wilderness.Take a look, this way.
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