Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Project: Painted Sky Residence
Architects: Kendle Design Collaborative
Lead Architect: Brent Kendle
Interior Design: Est Est
Landscape Design: GBtwo Landscape Architecture
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Square Feet: 3,100
Project Year 2018
Photographer: Michael Duerinckx – INCKX Photography

Our client for Painted Sky residence requested an “elemental home,” a home of modern simplicity, void of cliché ornament or stylistic language that often looks dated in just a few years, a home that is as timeless as its natural desert surrounding. Our response was to organize the home about an enclosed courtyard, a traditional southwestern archetype that provides privacy and shelter from the elements while drawing light to the interior. Walls of glass surround this courtyard such that interior social and circulation spaces benefit from its controlled views of nature while accessing its soft reflected daylight. Private areas, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, all with their own focused views, are reached via pathways that embrace the courtyard or focus on framed views of nature.

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Materials including natural field stone, earth-toned stucco, naturally weathered copper and cold-rolled steel adorn this home defining its various interior spaces while forming a pleasing composition of color and form that feels as if scattered amongst the desert over time. The most “elemental” of all forms, the shed roof, protects this home from the harsh desert elements. Starting low at the front entry, defining a welcoming human scale, this simple, unifying form dramatically rises towards the sky revealing mountain views to the north.

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Furthering this homes sensitivity to the natural terrain, this single level home, designed for the homeowners to age in place, burrows into the gentle swale of the site rather than sitting proud upon it. Copious amounts of glass ensure that nature is always on display while eyebrow-like overhangs shade these penetrations from the desert sun. Interior materials such as wood ceilings extend to the outdoor living spaces while exterior materials such as copper and cold-rolled steel extend to the interior further blurring the delicate line between inside and out. This is a home not simply in the desert, but of the desert.

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

Painted Sky Residence in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

desert house in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

desert house in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

desert house in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

desert house in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

desert house in Arizona / Kendle Design Collaborative

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