Our Monk’s Shadow Residence embodies the philosophy of living within nature rather than imposing on nature and was manifested in a pavilion-like structure which opens up to outdoor living areas in each direction. The home invites the landscape up to the edge of the home and extensive glass walls capture the extraordinary views while blurring the line between interior and exterior space.

Unique moments are discovered around every corner, including framed views of the distant landscape or a viewing the Praying Monk of Camelback Mountain at the start and end of each day. Cool evening breezes are channeled from the mountain side, across the yard, and into the home. Large cantilevered roof forms shade the glass and create comfortable outdoor living areas during the day where the family may gather during the monsoon storms of August to watch the amazing lightning shows put on by Mother Nature.

  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Square Feet: 6,200
  • Services Provided: Architecture, Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Design: GBtwo Landscape Architects