The massive hinged-door and accompanying wall of windows makes a striking architectural statement.
First, they had to position the home perfectly on the lot to take advantage of the views of Camelback Mountain. That presented a challenge. “The cul-de-sac cuts into part of the lot. Then you have the views out what might be a side yard,” Nassos says. “So we had to angle the house to capture the views of the mountain and design around the cul-de-sac and all the setbacks that come along with it. It was extremely challenging to come up with a floor plan that worked but embraced what was around it.”
“Indoor-outdoor living and bringing the outdoors in means glass. It means I need to be able to see through things. I need to feel I’m outside when I’m not outside.”
An array of Series 670 Awning Windows provides a cool visual effect on the front of the home.
The next challenge was arranging the flow of spaces for socialization. “One of the biggest things for me is inclusivity of spaces, so you can interact with each other, even though the spaces are separate,” Nassos says. Add this to the desire to feel connected to the outdoors and the beautiful views, and glass became a big part of the plan.
Natural light pours in through the second-story landing.