Located on a nine-acre desert site in Paradise Valley, the site has two washes and wonderful vistas to both nearby mountains and distant peaks. Walls of stacked, thick, Mexican stone are introduced rhythmically and move in and out of the living spaces, blurring boundaries. Slowly a pattern emerges, shifts and then unwinds. A serene, contemplative water feature framed in black granite soothes the senses. About the Architect: Established in 1997 architectural design studio Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. relocated from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 2012. Based on principal architect Marwan Al-Sayed’s extensive travel and architectural experience, the studio has seamlessly blended a conceptual, poetically driven design aesthetic with a deep interest and extensive background in building and construction.