Outdoor Living Area

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Project name: DC-723
Project location: Scottsdale, Ariz.

The goal for this outdoor living area was to have the upstairs, downstairs and roofed patios extend the interior living spaces outdoors. These provide spectacular views of the city lightscape visible beyond the community golf course, and of the mountains to the east. The challenge for Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes in Scottsdale, Ariz., was taking full advantage of the outdoor views and community benefits while maintaining privacy. Goals were accomplished by incorporating both upper and lower patios, covered and uncovered, as well as strategically orienting the structure and erecting site and courtyard walls. Bifolding patio doors stack away to create a 16-ft. opening between the family room and a large outdoor living patio with its own stone fireplace. To support the indoor/outdoor theme, characteristic touches include a private deck and fireplace accessible from the upstairs study, and a secluded patio outside the downstairs office protected by a courtyard wall. In addition, the wine cellar opens onto its own covered grotto.