Modern Family House In Arizona With Lots Of Outdoor Functions

What others might have seen as a deal-breaker, architecture studio The Ranch Mine viewed as a challenge and an opportunity to be creative and original.

The house has prominent front entrance with an asymmetric roof extensionView in gallery
The house has prominent front entrance with an asymmetric roof extension

We’re talking about a beautiful site in Phoenix, Arizona which had one major flaw – it had a concave shape, getting narrower towards the middle to the point where it was only 20 feet deep. Still, they managed to build a wonderful family house here with a lot of cool features. 

The indoor kitchen is connected to the rest of the social areasView in gallery
The indoor kitchen is connected to the rest of the social areas

One of the things that make this house stand out is the fact that a lot of its indoor areas have matching outdoor versions. For instance, the interior kitchen is directly connected to an outdoor kitchen and there’s also 2 dining areas, one inside and one outdoors. The main living room is the area that connects a lot of these outdoor areas together, serving as a link between them. 

The lounge area is a connector between the rest of the common spacesView in gallery
The lounge area is a connector between the rest of the common spaces
The roof extends outside creating a covered outdoor patioView in gallery
The roof extends outside creating a covered outdoor patio
There's also an open patio with a fire pit areaView in gallery
There’s also an open patio with a fire pit area

It’s not just the common areas that get to enjoy all these beautiful views of the mountains and the wonderful and fresh outdoors. The master suite has its own private patio and its en-suite bathroom further emphasizes this connection by including an outdoor shower and big glass doors that let in the sunlight. Outside on the patios, there’s features that bring everyone together like a fire pit and also an outdoor fireplace with benches and comfy seats around it. There’s also a detached music studio which has a hidden roof deck with really great views. 

The courtyard features a swimming pool and an open lounge deckView in gallery
The courtyard features a swimming pool and an open lounge deck
The large octagon-shaped mirror complements the honeycomb shower tilesView in gallery
The large octagon-shaped mirror complements the honeycomb shower tiles
The master bedroom suite open onto its own little patioView in gallery
The master bedroom suite open onto its own little patio
The master bathroom features an outdoor shower and lots of sunlightView in gallery
The master bathroom features an outdoor shower and lots of sunlight