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Worn Residence
Scottsdale, AZ

This 2,500-square-foot vacation home in Arizona is sited on a ridge overlooking a golf course. The house is expressed as a series of walls, which define interpenetrating courtyards and living spaces. An arbor runs from the street through the house to the garden, blurring the distinction between inside and outside space.

The house is organized as a hierarchy of public and private spaces. The monolithic presence of the street façade leads to an entry court. A two-story living room dominates the open composition of the garden façade. A small tower to the north of the building houses an office above a study.

All the rooms are fenestrated to take advantage of the short and long range views of the desert landscape and the verdant golf course.

Photography: William Worn