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A modern desert home inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe paintings

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An homage where traditional meets contemporary

The exterior of a house with a white facade, flat roof, and concrete fence. Photo: Roehner + Ryan courtesy of The Ranch Mine

The Weave House in Phoenix, Arizona, is an homage to the painter Georgia O’Keeffe. With its white stucco walls, dusty color palette, and choice cacti accents, it’s easy to see how the modern desert house plays tribute to the painter’s southwestern aesthetic.

A living area with concrete flooring, white walls, a couch, chairs, tables, and large windows overlooking a swimming pool area. Photo: Roehner + Ryan

The Ranch Mine studio designed the 2,543-square-foot house on the site of a former parking lot with the intention of blending modern and traditional southwestern style. The U-shaped house wraps around a front and back courtyard, the former filled with desert plants, the latter with a pool and a covered patio that includes a steel-clad fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

The house’s clean lines and shapes are reminiscent of the adobe homes and patios depicted in O’Keeffe’s soft but striking paintings.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. The pool is adjacent to a house. There is a lounge area near the pool with tables, chairs, and a barbecue. Photo: Roehner + Ryan

In the front, two recessed cushioned benches welcome guests with an unexpected pop of color.

The exterior of a house. There are two benches with orange cushions against a concrete facade. The roof is wooden. In the distance are palm trees. Photo: Roehner + Ryan

Inside, the house embraces simplicity with concrete floors, white walls, and a timber ceiling built with wood sourced from the owners’ own lumber mill. The doors in the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and bathroom open onto the courtyard, giving the home an open and airy feel.

A dining area with a table, chairs, and tall windows overlooking a courtyard with a swimming pool. Photo: Roehner + Ryan
A bathroom with concrete walls, a tub, shower, and an open glass door leading to a courtyard. Photo: Roehner + Ryan