Earth Sheltered Solar Modern – Scalise Associates Architects

General Information

  • Square Footage: 2,800SF +/-
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: 3 Car Garage
  • Area: Fountain Hills
  • Lot Size: 49,340 SF +/-
  • Age: 1983
  • Architecture: Scalise Associates Architects
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This Modern view home in Fountain Hills offers a panoramic setting coupled with superb efficiency thanks to its innovative design. Partially earth-sheltered, the home was designed and built to provide complete protection from the elements, while the exacting solar orientation creates even natural lighting year round: the home aligns with the Solstice. The Structure is impressive: even the roof offers 24” of insulated structure that acts as a natural barrier to heat gain and allows the home to sit unobtrusively along the hillside.  The custom millwork is world class and of the highest quality.  The interior finishes offer a mid-century vibe.   All images copyright HRM/


  • Custom Modern Home
  • Earth Sheltered Design
  • Solar Oriented for Efficiency
  • Custom Millwork and Cabinets
  • Superior View Lot
  • Impressive Construction
  • 12” CMU Grout Filled Concrete Walls
  • Natural Light Wells
  • James Scalise Architect
  • All images copyright HRM/ 2016


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