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Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
Another stunning example of desert modernism by architect William P. Bruder, FAIA, is on the market, this time in Cave Creek, Arizona, 27 miles northeast of Phoenix. Completed in 2005, the Pond House is so-named for its 5.67-acre riverbank site, where a sometimes swimming hole feeds a river, or stands still as a pond, or, in dry times, acts as “a rememberance of water.”
Situated on a rocky outcrop, the home measures just around 1,600 square feet, but its generous expanses of glass and unique architecture create a sanctuary that is at once intimate and dramatic. Two bedrooms, two baths, and an open living area with direct access to and views of the surrounding landscape by way of a large deck are arranged across a split-level floorplan.
Natural materials, different textures, and volumes characterize the broad A-frame-esque roofline, while colored strips of glass usher in the dynamism of the Arizona’s natural beauty inside. Weathered steel detailing furthers the narrative of the residence’s desert riparian setting. Located at 5115 E. Rockaway Hills Drive, it’s offered at $1.199 million.