The Myers Residence – Desert Highlands
April 7th, 2022
With design by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice and Taliesin Architects co-founder, John Rattenbury – he and his team of associated architects and apprentices designed the Charles and Alta Myers Residence located in the Desert Highlands community of North Scottsdale. It remains one of the most significant homes by this firm and is deeply connected to Wright and his principles of organic architecture.
Impressive to this day, and one of his finest works, the Myers Residence appears to grow out of the hillside. Located at the foot of Pinnacle Peak, this Wright protégé used his acumen to design a home of continuous curves that nestle into this boulder strewn environ. At approximately 10,000 square feet, the design belies its size in using multiple roof forms to break up the mass, and to provide a sense of individual shelters along the landscape. Decorative details echo the shapes, forms, and colors of the desert. The home – at once of, and in, this generous multi-lot desert site remains timeless and one-of-a-kind.
Constructed with precision and incorporating the highest available building skills, this home is nearly irreplaceable today. Combining four lots, it commands the site, certainly now one of the best available in Desert Highlands!
The home offers generous spaces that includes a glorious owners suite, guest rooms, in-house guest suite (perfect for live-in’s), work out room with sauna, offices, entertaining spaces, formal dining, family and living rooms plus more: the separate, freestanding guest house adds the the resort like setting. The pool is stunning with select boulders placed for drama and design; a full outdoor kitchen area, shower and pool bath complete the swim-side cabana shelter. There is a private elevator for convenience.
On-site, the house offers extensive parking for five and then some. With widely abundant storage and shop space. The custom, gated lot is very private where the gentle hillside conditions allow for sweeping views of the Valley and uninterrupted sunsets.
In addition to the stunning architecture and commanding site, the decorative elements, stained glass, doors and other interior details were all custom designed by Taliesin Architects and associated artists. A custom patented copper-colored frieze, unique to this home, graces the roof edge offering a special element. The roof lines and massing echo the natural environment. This highly regarded and well-published home has never before been offered for sale. Recently refreshed with complete respect to the original design, you’ll find contemporary materials that include wood floors, custom stone, fresh paint, carpet, updated faucets, appliances, and more.
Architect John Rattenbury passed away on March 28, 2021 at the age of 93. The Myers house endures a graceful statement of lasting monument to his talent.
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