The Clearview Residence navigates a challenging topographic site with delicate refinement. Upon approach, the driveway slopes down from the hillside with boulder and masonry retaining walls that are softened by native vegetation. At the bottom of the driveway, a round-about is flanked by two two-car garages with masonry walls that draw one towards the covered entry. Once inside, the great room is the ultimate entertainer and cook’s dream with amenities such as a feature wall with an integrated tv, dining space, a 15’ long island, a hidden butler’s pantry, and a bar complete with a custom wine display enclosure. To further enhance this space, a large glass sliding door leading out to a balcony with glass guardrails allow uninterrupted panoramic views from Camelback Mountain, across to Papago Park Buttes, and even further to South Mountain hovering over Downtown Phoenix in the distance.

Upstairs, a luxurious primary suite, gym, and office space also make the most of these dynamic views with their glass facades. A glass stairwell overlooks the spacious back yard and leads one to the lower level containing two guest suites and an entertainment room that opens up to the lawn, firepit area, pool, and outdoor bar. From this vantage point, stepped cmu retaining walls allow for the site to approach the house and terraces in a more natural way that allows the home to feel nestled into the hillside. Additionally, by angling the home in plan, the outdoor spaces are more clearly defined and each room captures the sunrises and sunsets against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and desert brush scattered over the site’s unique topography.

  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Square Feet: 6,900
  • Services Provided: Architecture, Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Design: GBTwo Landscape Architecture