Boulders Home / The Ranch Mine
Textual content description offered by the architects. Sitting within the afternoon shadow of Lone Mountain in Scottsdale, sits the Boulders residence, a brand new 2400 sq. foot residence designed by Phoenix-based structure agency The Ranch Mine. The property is positioned within the Sonoran Desert on the northern fringe of Scottsdale, an space with distinctive geology highlighted by extraordinarily giant, 12 million-year-old boulders.
When learning the positioning earlier than beginning the design of the home, The Ranch Mine got here throughout three very giant boulders, stacked in a manner that created a protected and shaded space, a respite from the desert solar for the native fauna. Easy, practical, and on the identical time highly effective in kind, this outcrop turned the inspiration for the home.
Two bedrooms wings help a big cantilevered roof between them that gives cowl for the indoor and out of doors dwelling areas. The massive, cantilevered roof options openings that present further subtle mild into the patio space whereas permitting scorching air to rise and escape by means of.
The bed room wings are rotated at 90 levels from one another, creating an L-shaped plan that kinds a courtyard for out of doors dwelling and defines two distinct views. The brief view seems at Lone Mountain, about 1000 toes away from the bottom of the mountain throughout the desert terrain. The lengthy view seems in direction of the mountains a number of miles to the northwest, within the small city of Cave Creek.
On the fringe of one of many bedrooms, wings are a yoga/pool pavilion. This space filters the low morning mild by means of a timber display for yoga observe earlier than taking a refreshing dip within the pool. The pavilion space consists of lockers for recent garments and pool towels in addition to a hidden out of doors bathe with an oculus view of the desert sky.
On the inside, giant sliding glass doorways join the nice room to the pool courtyard whereas clerestory home windows on each the south and north flood the area with pure mild. This space of North Scottsdale is a darkish sky space so spectacular stargazing can happen on good evenings from the pool courtyard and even from the consolation of the nice room by means of the excessive clerestory home windows.