Dancing Light

Created as the homeowners’ third custom home built by Desert Star Construction, Dancing Light represents the essence of modern architecture in the desert environment.

Upon first glance, Dancing Light is a work of sculptural art, calling forth the homeowner’s desire for a modern home that is as bold and sweeping as it is warm and friendly. The essence of modern architecture is driven by its natural surroundings, which is why the home incorporates materials influenced by Arizona’s history and geology. These influences can be seen in the use of metal, glass, stone, cast-in-place concrete and rammed earth that cause the home to appear as if it is rising out of the ground and ready to take flight.

Property Details

  • Year Built: 2015
  • Size: < 10,000 sq ft
  • Style: Modern
  • HERS Index: 50
  • Honors: NAHB Best In American Living; PCBC Gold Nugget Merit Winner; Professional Builder's Project of the Year

The Experience of Space and Light

Spread out as if comprised of a collection of spatial experiences, the home is positioned for the owner and his guests to take in 180-degree views of Camelback Mountain. The main living areas are centered around an atrium filled with native flora and stone. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels provide a seamless transition between indoors and out. Slot windows and glass walls thoughtfully built into the angled rammed earth structure allow natural light to dance across the ceilings and walls as the sun moves throughout the day.

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A True Personal Resort

The luxury swimming pool comes right up to the house and can be seen through a two-sided fireplace at the foot of the master bedroom. Guests can access the water by opening the great room’s oversized pivot doors, which allows cool air to blow over the pool and flow into the home. The pavilion-like great room is connected through an open floor plan to the kitchen and dining room, which are perfect areas for entertaining guests.

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Guest bedrooms offer family and friends all the comforts of home with spacious living areas and en suite baths. Included in each bath is a glass door that leads to a desert courtyard surrounded by sand blasted glass fencing for privacy.

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Built on Trust

Dancing Light is the third DSC residence built for this homeowner and one of the most complex projects ever achieved in our 40+ years of building Personal Resorts®. We are deeply honored that our client entrusted us to deliver on his vision for an award-winning home that is simply out of this world. And we are truly grateful to the incredible team of architects, designers, and tradespeople who contributed their talent, creativity and support to see this project through to a successful completion.

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With special thanks to our client and: