Byrne Residence — William P. Bruder FAIA Architect

General Information

  • Square Footage: 3,200 SF +/-
  • Bedrooms: 4 (4th bedroom now as office)
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garage: 3 Car Garage
  • Area: North Scottsdale
  • Lot Size: 217,310 SF +/-
  • Age: 1998
  • Architecture: William P. Bruder FAIA
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This signature home by celebrated architect William P. Bruder is the most published of his residential works. Internationally recognized, this home combines a unique plan, dramatic geometry and quality materials to create truly inspiring spaces and a festival of natural light, anchored on a saguaro-studded, 5-acre, view lot in the pristine gated community of Carefree Ranch in North Scottsdale.  Irreplaceable at the offered price and representing a truly rare opportunity to own an extensively-published home by William P. Bruder, a master architect known internationally for his inventive designs. This is Desert Architecture at its finest!


Skillfully built, the award-winning sandblasted masonry walls echo a natural canyon; an offset steel roof floats above the space like a soft canopy, rich copper panels add warmth and connection to the region’s rich history. The views are integral to the experience of the home and surrounding Sonoran vistas; seamlessly combining remarkable design and the high desert.

This home has undergone a comprehensive five-year-long restoration and renovation by the owners, who consulted with Mr. Bruder on every detail. Important systems have been upgraded, surfaces refreshed and details sorted to realize the full potential of this very special place. A complete landscape restoration in 2012 by TRUEFORM Landscape Architects compliments the site, adding native texture, subtle lighting and footpaths to encourage exploration.  Renovation spanned 2013 – 2018, with mechanical system improvements made in late 2019, (replacing HVAC servicing main living spaces + brand new LG washer/dryer).

Kitchen and bathroom renovations feature custom wood detailing, custom non-directional stainless counter tops/backsplashes, new fixtures and Ann Sacks glass tile. No aspect was overlooked: Thermador appliances, VOLA fixtures, victoria+albert soaking tub, maple & cherry detailing and technology from Apple, August and Nest reflect a level of commitment the owners have made to ensure this very important piece of residential architecture remains alive, vibrant and relevant today.  The journey has been documented at, a blog created to memorialize the restoration efforts from start to finish.

World famous, this home has been featured in dozens of publications and periodicals, in advertising, in digital media and on numerous architectural tours. The home is featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, was acknowledged as an Architectural Record “Record Home” in 1999 and received the coveted Arizona Masonry Guild “Excellence in Masonry – Gold Trowel Award” for the innovative and challenging concrete block forms throughout.



  • Award Winning Desert Architecture
  • Most Published Will Bruder Residence
  • Featured Internationally in Publications, Digital Media & Print
  • Complete, Yet Sensitive, Renovation
  • Immaculate Condition Throughout
  • Five-Year-Long Restoration
  • Updated and Upgraded for 21st Century
  • Extensive Landscape Refinements
  • Sandblasted Masonry Walls/Copper Clad Exteriors
  • Custom Steel and Glass Detailing
  • Custom Wood Cabinetry and Millwork
  • Designer Lighting Throughout
  • Updated HVAC Systems
  • Designer Finishes and Quality Details
  • Updated Technology – Apple, August, Nest
  • 5-Acre Natural Desert View Lot
  • Gated Community – Unique Architecture and Design
  • Featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
  • “Excellence in Masonry” Award in Arizona
  • Architectural Record “Record Home”
  • 4th Bedroom Presently Outfitted as Home Office
  • Irreplaceable Architecture at this Price!



Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510
Debbie Jarson – 480.254.7511


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