Views Of The Surrounding Desert Were A Design Priority At This Home In Arizona

A modern desert home with an open plan interior and large windows with views of the surrounding area.

Koss design+build has recently completed ‘Casa Puente’, a modern desert home in Cave Creek, Arizona, that features an exterior palette of exposed, bead blasted concrete blocks, stucco, metal, and glass.

Surrounded by a desert landscape, the home has a large roof overhang that helps protect the glass areas from the harsh Arizona sun.

Surrounded by a desert landscape, this modern home has a large roof overhang that helps protect the glass areas from the harsh Arizona sun.

The exterior of the house includes a raw steel fire feature, an outdoor floating BBQ, raw steel planters, and a spacious patio. An angled roof facia helps frame the view of the mountain beyond mountains beyond.

The exterior of this desert home includes a raw steel fire feature, an outdoor floating BBQ, raw steel planters, and a spacious patio. An angled roof facia helps frame the view of the mountain beyond mountains beyond.

The terraced patio has a sand finish concrete patio, while the raw steel planters are filled with a variety of cacti.

A modern desert home with a terraced patio has a sand finish concrete patio, while the raw steel planters are filled with a variety of cacti.

The entry of the home, which is highlighted by a bright blue pivoting front door, connects the foyer, garage entry, and access to the guest area all through the glass ‘bridge’ element.

The entry of this modern desert home, which is highlighted by a bright blue pivoting front door, connects the foyer, garage entry and access to the guest area all through the glass ‘bridge’ element.A modern desert home with bright blue pivoting front door.

The entry ‘bridge’ is a thin strip of glass with a floating cedar ceiling that travels down onto the wall and becomes an accent wall for a built-in key drop area.

This entry ‘bridge’ is a thin strip of glass with a floating cedar ceiling that travels down onto the wall and becomes a an accent wall for a built-in key drop area.

In the living room, there’s a main fireplace and entertainment wall that showcases cherry veneer custom cabinets and oxidized steel fireplace panels.

In this modern living room, there's a main fireplace and entertainment wall that showcases cherry veneer custom cabinets and oxidized steel fireplace panels.

The adjacent dining area is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, while a 3 panel sliding door systems open to the outdoor patio beyond.

This modern dining area is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, while a 3 panel sliding door systems opens to the outdoor patio beyond.

The kitchen features a floating cedar ceiling that aligns with the entry ceiling beyond. There are also cherry veneer cabinets and quartz countertops.

This modern kitchen features a floating cedar ceiling that aligns with the entry ceiling beyond. There's also cherry veneer cabinets and quartz countertops.

The home also has a small kitchenette with a 3d tile backsplash that runs from counter to ceiling.

A small kitchenette with a 3d tile back splash runs from counter to ceiling.

A full height barn door hides a home office by the master suite.

A full height barn door hides a home office by the master suite.

The master bedroom suite has views of the desert beyond through the large windows, while the accent wall is made from 3d lava rock tile.

This modern master bedroom suite has views to the desert beyond through the large windows, while the accent wall is made from 3d lava rock tile.

In the master bathroom, a floating wood vanity is topped with dark gray quartz counters, a step-free shower with frameless glass is positioned in the corner, and an adjacent free-standing tub has a backdrop of a 3d tile wall.

In this modern master bathroom, a floating wood vanity is topped with dark gray quartz counters, a step free shower with frameless glass is positioned in the corner, and an adjacent free-standing tub has a backdrop of a 3d tile wall.

Photographer: Roehner + Ryan Photography | Architect and Builder: Koss design+build

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