This signature home by celebrated architect William P. Bruder is the most published of his residential works. Internationally recognized, this home combines a unique plan, dramatic geometry and quality materials to create truly inspiring spaces and festival of natural light, anchored on a saguaro-studded, 5-acre, view lot in the pristine gated community of Carefree Ranch Highlands.
Skillfully built, the award-winning sandblasted masonry walls echo a natural canyon; an offset steel roof floats above the space like a soft canopy, rich copper panels add warmth and connection to the region’s rich history. The views are integral to the experience of the home and surrounding desert scapes; seamlessly combining both design and nature.
This home has undergone a complete and total four-year-long restoration and renovation by the owners, who consulted with Mr. Bruder on every detail. Important systems have been upgraded, surfaces refreshed and details sorted to realize the full potential of this very special place. A complete landscape restoration in 2012 by TRUEFORM Landscape Architects compliments the site, adding native texture, subtle lighting and footpaths to encourage exploration.
An updated kitchen and renovated bathrooms feature custom wood detailing, custom stainless steel counters/backsplashes and Ann Sacks glass tile. No aspect was overlooked: Thermador appliances, VOLA fixtures, victoria+albert soaking tub, maple & cherry detailing and technology from Apple, August and Nest reflects a level of commitment the owners have made to ensure this very important piece of architecture remains alive, vibrant and relevant in the 21st century. This journey has been documented at byrneresidence.com, a blog created to memorialize the restoration efforts from start to finish.
World famous, this home has been featured in dozens of publications and periodicals, in advertising, in digital media and on numerous architectural tours. The home is featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, was acknowledged as an Architectural Record “Record Home” in 1999 and received the Arizona Masonry Guild “Excellence in Masonry – Gold Trowel Award” for the innovative and challenging concrete block forms throughout.
Irreplaceable at the offered price and representing a rare opportunity to own an extensively-published home by William P. Bruder, a master architect known internationally for his designs. This is Desert Architecture at its finest. Shown by appointment to qualified parties please.