This Modern Desert House Gets An Awe-inspiring Update In Arizona 

An existing 1970s house was completely transformed by The Ranch Mine into a spectacular modern desert house located in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Prior to the renovation, the original home could only be described as dark and dingy with low ceilings. The architects devised an addition to this home that ran parallel to the existing structure.

With the new addition, this dwelling now offers the homeowners a spacious new layout of  5,460 square feet.

This strategy separates the new and old, allowing the original house to be completely reused while providing the addition with ample natural light and cross-ventilation opportunities. 

The addition is anchored on both ends by a new guest suite and primary suite rendered in white stucco with regularly spaced columns in the middle supporting a pavilion-like roof. 

The roof covers both the indoor and outdoor living areas with large overhangs that shade the glass and patio during the summer.

On the interior, floor-to-ceiling glass in the new living room takes in views of the mountains to the north, views that didn’t exist previously.

Hemlock slats begin as a backlit lantern welcoming guests at the front of the house and flow all the way through to the new addition, concealing hidden doors to the powder room and mudroom on the way.

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