A Symphony of  Organic Modern, Archtecture, Landscape, Interiors and Furniture








51 Lincoln

Paradise Valley, Arizona

(currently in design)

Architectural Materials

Rammed Earth
Arizona Ash Wood plank
Zinc Standing Seam Roof
Local Cobble Stone
Custom Glass and Doors


7000 SQFT
4 Bedroom
4 Bath
4 Car Garage
Modern Pool

Lincoln Entry Render
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Design Brief
This new single-family home on a corner lot with views of Camelback Mountain features loft architecture of earth, glass, wood, steel and stone. It represents a fusion of natural desert materials and modern architectural vernacular. Rammed-earth walls run the full length of the property along the street side. The thick organic walls inherently provide acoustic and visual privacy from Lincoln Drive to the north, with ample glass opening to dramatic views of Camelback Mountain to the south. Perched above the rammed earth is a second level great room loft with unobstructed views through the glass walls of Camelback Mountain to the south and Mummy Mountain to the north. The street side glass (north) is limited to high clerestory panels for privacy. Thin but expansive floating roof planes provide deep overhangs and optimal shading, while taking advantage of a solar orientation that floods every space with natural light. The result is a live concert of earthy modern architecture, authentic Sonoran desert landscape, environmentally sustainable features, and classic Paradise Valley vistas in an open plan for modern urban living.

Designed by a LEED Accredited Architect, construction of this home will meet the standards of the LEED for Homes program administered by the United States Green Building Council. The following are a few of the many sustainable features of the home.
  • State-of-the-art waste-water treatment creates irrigation water for landscape
  • Geothermal indoor environment conditioning
  • Vegetated desert and solar panel covered roof
  • Natural rammed-earth thick wall construction
  • Locally sourced stone cobble masonry
  • Responsibly harvested Ipe (Brazilian walnut) and arizona ash plank walls
  • LED automated lighting system
  • Steel doors and windows with insulated low-e glass and thermally-broken details
  • Air-tight building envelope
  • Concrete floors with soy-based stain and sealer
  • Zero VOC paint, natural stains and tree oil finishes
  • High-efficiency climate control system with ductless, zoned air supply



5111 Entry

5111 Living Interior

5111 Kitchen


5111 Site Plan