Palm Canyon Hillside Modern — Edward B. Sawyer FAIA

General Information

  • Square Footage: 4,783 SF +/-
  • Bedrooms: 5+ Office/Den
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Garage: 2 Car Garage
  • Area: Piestewa Peak
  • Lot Size: 46,940 SF +/-
  • Age: 1974
  • Architecture: Edward B. (Ned) Sawyer FAIA
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Status:  Sold


This Modern Hillside home was designed by Edward B. (Ned) Sawyer FAIA and offers spectacular views coupled with superb architecture. Perfectly positioned near the top of Palm Canyon, the home commands the site with sweeping vistas of both surrounding mountain preserves and city lights beyond.

A versatile floorplan, perfect for today’s lifestyle offering five bedrooms, attached guest suite, office/den, formal dining, large living room, adjacent built-in bar/game room, luxury eat-in kitchen with upgraded appliances. Views are available from nearly every room in the house which couples with outdoor living perfect for entertaining; oversized patios, negative edge pool, and enjoy amazing views from the synthetic-lawn grass yards. Hillside-living gains the views, but the large yard offers generous space for outdoor fun.

Located between Paradise Valley and the Biltmore area, Palm Canyon offers a fantastic location seemingly minutes from everything! This secluded location is surrounded by natural desert and dramatic homes.  For the architecture lovers: The neighborhood offers an array of original designs from Will Bruder to Frank Lloyd Wright.

This double-volume home was artfully crafted to display the architect’s devotion to “complete design” and desert modernism. The mortar-washed masonry is juxtaposed against the clear glass and crisp lines of the house.  Inside, the eye is ever drawn out to the view: one enjoys both a sense of shelter, as well as a complete connection to the outdoors.

About the architect: Ned Sawyer worked closely with Arizona Modernist Al Beadle and went on to develop a signature modernist ethic of his own. Now coming into their own as the architectural statements that they are, his designs are garnering the respect they deserve. This custom design is a rare find.

The Original Owners have kept this Modern Jewel unavailable until now. A turn-key modernist dream home for the discerning!


  • Stunning Desert Modern Architecture
  • Design by Edward B. (Ned) Sawyer
  • Most Desirable Hillside Pockets in PV
  • Sweeping Vistas of Mountain Preserves and City Lights
  • Expressive Textures and Finishes
  • 5 Bedrooms + Office/Den
  • Floor to Ceiling Windows Throughout
  • Views in Every Window
  • Large Interior Entertaining Spaces — Perfect for Entertaining!
  • Dedicated Bar and Shelving
  • Abundant Cook’s Kitchen
  • Sub Zero Fridge
  • Gas Fireplace in Family Room
  • Patio Spaces Positioned for Total City Views
  • Master Suite with Walk-Out Deck to Arizona Sunsets
  • Separate Flexible Office/Den – Game Room Space
  • Guest House Quarters with Separate Entrance
  • Negative Edge Pool
  • Flat Yard Offers Generous Outdoor Fun
  • Abundant Trails Short Walking Distance Away
  • Easy Access to World-Class Resorts and Dining
  • Pool/Spa, Deck and Pool Heater are “as-is”
  • Shown By Appointment


Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510
Tracey Zemer – 602.478.0607

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