When you’ve got a plot of land with views, there’s only one thing to do: Design your house around them. This home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, takes full advantage of the mountainous desert landscape with a design laid out to maximize sight lines.
Kendle Design Collaborative conceived the Bridge Residence as a contemporary split-level home. The entryway opens onto a foyer with a staircase that goes to an upper level and lower level. Going up leads to the main living spaces including an open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room, as well as the master bedroom. Windows on the upper level boldly frame the valley and mountain views, almost turning the landscape into a painting.
Downstairs, the children’s rooms and guest suites lead out to a terrace and backyard with an expansive lawn and pool overlooking the desert brush. A clean and minimal aesthetic runs throughout—modern furniture, crisp angles, and dark stone accents contrast against a white stone floor. The overall effect is that of a deeply luxurious desert oasis keen on paying homage to its rocky surroundings.