The Ellsworth House – Michael P. Johnson Architectural Designer

General Information

  • Area: Cave Creek/ Carefree Area : Natural Desert
  • Architecture: Michael P. Johnson
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This impeccable Modernist home is a residence of museum-like quality that celebrates the juxtaposition of Nature and Machine like perhaps no other in the State. Spanning eighty feet across the lot and over a lush native arroyo, the home becomes a “Living Bridge” that allows the occupants to enjoy a unique connection to the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

From the flooring and lighting to every hinge, faucet and handle: Everything was personally selected for enduring beauty and inherent lasting quality. This home is a personal investment in art and beauty… it is simply irreplaceable at this price.

Constructed to exacting qualifications, and containing literally tons of structural steel, this home offers a level of precision and sophistication seldom found. The house belies it’s materiality; it rests lightly on the site, yet maintains an etherial quality that allows it float visually along the landscape. It appears visually weightless.

The rigidly geometrical design incorporates pristine craftsmanship, and the classic simplicity echoes the desert in a surprisingly honest manner, the glass becoming a cool mirror to the site and landscape.

Located on a five-acre high desert lot , the views are of course stunning, yet so are the appointments: Timeless interiors set the stage for an architectural experience often dreamed but so seldom accomplished. Inside you’ll find two master suites, generous living areas, and serene baths with sublime appointments. There is a fabulous designer kitchen plus a separate attached studio/guest suite with private bath. The home offers both north facing patios and south facing decks that float above the 30 ft deep arroyo. A two-car carport accommodates the vehicles.