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Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
A dramatic, glass-enclosed volume set among acres of authentic southwest desert terrain, the 2007-built Ellsworth Residence in Cave Creek, Arizona appears a bit surreal, like a rendering. Yet every bit is true and intentional. Designed by Michael Johnson, a noted Arizona architect who's given the state numerous striking modern homes, the 3,072-square-foot house bridges an 80-foot wide by 30-foot deep dry creek with impressive poise. The interior is as streamlined as can be with extensive glass walls, white porcelain tiles, and Corian showers and baths. It also tips a hat to the Glass House, employing the same Barcelona chairs and floor lamp seen in the iconic home in New Canaan, CT.
The one-time Design Within Reach catalog star includes three bedrooms , which sandwich a central living, dining, and kitchen area. According to the project statement, the home features extensive air diffusers for climate control, as well as remote-controlled sun shields for both the north- and south-facing sides. Records show the house was listed for $1,450,000 in December 2010, but earlier this month, it was re-listed for $1,150,000. Will someone finally scoop it up?
∙ 7120 E Sierra Vista Rd [Sotheby's]
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