Weiss Residence – Will Bruder FAIA – Award Winning Hillside Architecture

General Information

  • Square Footage: 3724 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3 + Office
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: 3 Car Garage
  • Area: Paradise Valley Hillside
  • Lot Size: 48215 sf +/-
  • Age: 1987
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Status:  Sold


Award Winning Hillside architecture by world renown Arizona Architect, Will Bruder FAIA.  Originally designed and built for the Weiss Family, this very special home is nestled into a spectacular hillside Mummy Mountain lot overlooking the Paradise Valley Country Club and beyond. The home is anchored to the site using native rock and playfully reaches into the landscape using steel cantilevers.  The home blends into the land using a palette of materials that include copper, glass, steel, concrete, and native stone. Widely considered one of Bruder’s best residential designs; the home offers both privacy and sweeping views. A versatile floorplan and “right-sized” spaces make this a forever home. Nearly irreplaceable at today’s costs, this represents an amazing value and opportunity to own an expressively detailed design by the master, “Arizona School” Architect.  Every day is a celebration of light, form, material, and a deep connection to nature.

Built using native- site sourced rock, glass, copper, and weathered steel integrating the home into the surrounding desert scape, cantilevered from the rocky hillside.

Inside, the kitchen opens onto the living and dining areas, the laundry and walk-in pantry both have views looking right at the mountain. The kitchen, walk-in pantry, and laundry room all stare into the desert canyon. The decks and gathering spaces offer sweeping views of the Valley as well as Paradise Valley Country Club.

For outdoor entertaining Bruder devised a man-made “cliff-bluff”, a raised patio area that contains the pool and fire-pit looking out to the Phoenix skyline, Camelback’s Praying Monk and the Phoenix Mountains to the North.

Two significant outcroppings of the mountain were left intact, allowing the mountain to extend into the entry way and the primary bathroom’s shower structure as a celebration of nature. The home was a hands-on event with Wendell Burnette (FAIA) serving as project coordinator and construction manager.

At the rear of the home which faces into the mountain’s careful excavation, created a narrow yard area running the full length of the home, a rare find in hillside building.




  • Architect William Bruder FAIA
  • Paradise Valley Hillside Lot
  • Custom: Copper, Glass, Steel, Concrete and Native Stone
  • Mountain Views
  • City Scape Views
  • Natural Light Flows Throughout
  • Prime PV Location
  • Overlooking Paradise Valley Country Club Golf Course
  • Soaring Windows
  • Sparkling Round Pool
  • 3 Car Garage with Storage
  • Dumbwaiter
  • Steam Shower
  • Cliff-bluff Raised Patio w/ Firepit
  • Awards: Honor Award, AIA Arizona/Phoenix Home & Garden
 Weiss Residence; Paradise Valley, AZ—1989
  • Publication: PHG January 1988


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