A front view of the glassy, two story home in the desert during sunset.

Unrivaled Mountain Views

For This Glamorous Home in Phoenix, Big Views Reign Supreme

To take advantage of the stunning views of the McDowell Mountains east of the North Scottsdale neighborhood where he lives, architect Dale Gardon of Dale Gardon Designs made the most of Western Window Systems products.

Categories

  • Series 600
  • Sliding Glass Doors
  • Windows
  • Residential
  • Classic Line

Location

  • Arizona
Two large sliding doors seamlessly merge the kitchen with a fully outfitted outdoor living space.

Two large sliding doors seamlessly merge the kitchen with a fully outfitted outdoor living space.

Gardon designed the contemporary Western ranch in Scottsdale’s upscale DC Ranch community for him and his family knowing that he wanted to create a seamless convergence between the indoors and the outdoors with Western Window Systems’ sliding glass windows and doors.

“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.” 

- Marc Nassos
Principal, Marc Development
A collection of large, fixed corner windows gives residents a stunning view of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains.

A collection of large, fixed corner windows gives residents a stunning view of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains.

“The exterior design and massing with a broad, shaded porch are like older ranch homes,” says Gardon, who’s owned his company since 1999. “And the natural metal finish of Western Window Systems products reflect the character of Western regional ranch architecture, but with a contemporary interpretation and current materials that provide longer-lasting durability.”

To merge the inside of the home with the outdoors, Gardon employed two Series 600 Sliding Glass Doors, one 15 feet wide and the other 16 feet wide, both featuring insulated, low-E glass to improve energy efficiency. Elsewhere in the home are three double sliding doors as well as dozens of Western Window Systems casement and sliding windows featuring anodized aluminum finishes.

The outdoor living space cleanly transitions to the kitchen and dining room thanks to Western Window Systems’ moving walls of glass.

The outdoor living space cleanly transitions to the kitchen and dining room thanks to Western Window Systems’ moving walls of glass.

A massive sliding glass door maintains energy efficiency in this lounge area filled with desert sunlight.

A massive sliding glass door maintains energy efficiency in sunny Scottsdale.

“The anodized aluminum was compatible with the exterior and interior materials to provide a nice accent,” Gardon says.

The numerous large openings and big glass treatments were essential to Gardon’s vision of what a contemporary Western ranch should look like.

“The sliding doors provide panoramic views in many directions.”
- Dale Gardon,
architect
Western Window Systems’ casement windows come in all shapes and sizes, as showcased in the kitchen with a large vertical window and narrow horizontal window.

Western Window Systems’ casement windows come in all shapes and sizes.

“The sliding doors open up to plenty of outdoor living spaces, they create indoor-outdoor connectivity, and they provide panoramic views in many directions,” Gardon says. “All in addition to allowing in plenty of natural light throughout the day.”

The backyard connects to the home through large, sliding glass doors.

The broad, shaded porch is reminiscent of traditional Western ranch homes.

Large Western Window Systems’ fixed windows allow plenty of natural Arizona sunlight during the daytime.
Large Western Window Systems’ fixed windows allow plenty of natural Arizona sunlight during the daytime.
A sleek, contemporary hinge door beckons visitors to this beautiful DC Ranch property.

A sleek, contemporary hinge door beckons visitors to this beautiful DC Ranch property.

Views of the city at night are highlighted by the use of numerous fixed windows in the corner of this home.
Unstoppable views, courtesy of Western Window Systems.

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