Designed in 1978 by Will Bruder and built in 1980 by original resident, David Platt, The Platt Residence is a unique desert oasis that would be virtually impossible to replicate today. Nestled on a scenic 2.2 acre parcel of land bordered by the Arizona canal, the Platt Residence boasts mountainous views from a quiet, rural setting that just happens to be minutes from the 101 and I-17 freeways as well as the shopping areas at Norterra. Bruder expertly used a combination of glass, steel, copper and desert masonry, to design the Platt Residence. The now internationally acclaimed architect and one-time Paolo Soleri apprentice, won the AIA Arizona/Phoenix Home & Garden 1989 Honor Award for his design.
This impressive home boasts spacious grounds, a sparkling pool and three bedrooms each replete with its own private patio. The crown jewel of this unique home is the roof. Comprised of oil-field piping, the intricately designed roof provides the perfect cover for the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that surround the home. When standing inside the home, it is often hard to tell where the inside of the home stops and where the outside begins.
The outdoor panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows are worth boasting about. Double sets of French doors lead you to one of the four secluded patios each containing unique water features. Open the interior set French doors and listen to tranquil water-flowing while watching the birds bathe.
View the 30′ tall Saguaro cactus the home was built around and Sonoran Preserve Mountains from the heated, resort-style pool, and Jacuzzi tub in the backyard. The outdoor shower and bath off of the master bedroom take the concept of indoor/outdoor living a step beyond the typical outdoor patio. The oversized, pull through, two car garage offers ample storage space and an additional sink and laundry hookup.
In the spirit of good stewardship, the current owners have worked many hours to restore and maintain this architectural gem. They have added upgrades such as a APS connected Tesla solar system, new rain gutters, new propane line and tan, and new pool heater in addition to repairing and maintaining the AC unit and ductwork. Reconstructing this masterpiece today would cost well over $300/SF, making this world-class architecture within reach for the Bruder enthusiast.
The Platt Residence is a brilliant combination of good design and masterful engineering. It is both handcrafted and sophisticated, a genuine diamond in the rough. To own this home is to own a work of art. This home is ready to find a new owner that will take pride in owning such a fine piece of desert architecture.