A jewel box in the desert, the “Planar House” designed by Architect Steven Holl is a beautiful collection of flat planes juxtaposed against the natural site and sky. Situated with a direct view of iconic Camelback Mountain, this Paradise Valley site offers a place of quiet solitude combined with an easy connection to all points of interest. The home is constructed from concrete panels and glass, with a deep patio for solar control.
The sheltered pool area creates an intimate courtyard and a roof top view deck is easily accessed by a ramp creating a place of silence and sunset reflection or for sensational entertaining. Recently renovated, the home now offers two bedrooms, three baths, office/studio area, terrazzo concrete floors, venetian plaster walls, custom cabinetry, bamboo kitchen and a superb level of finish throughout. The interiors offers filtered natural light and a zen-like master suite is complete with a Japanese soaking tub. Natural ease-of-living is enhanced by the clean lined spaces and superb connection to the outdoors. The acre desert lot affords remarkable views and the home is the perfect backdrop for a simplified life, “lock and leave” travel or gracious downsizing. Irreplaceable at this offering, you’ll find world-class architecture and design for a fraction of replacement cost.
The home is a series of folds and intersecting planes that allow for simple geometry to become activated within a level of elegant restraint. Originally designed as a residence and private art gallery to showcase important 20th-century contemporary art works, the home maintains a gallery-like appeal, elevating any lifestyle to a showcase of comfortable living. The Planar House won the 2006 AIA New York Merit Design Award and is highly regarded. Time named Steven Holl America’s Best Architect for “buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.”