A stunning modern custom luxury home whose “soul of the desert” resonates deeply with the ethereal beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Southwest.
When you first approach STRATA, the modern luxury home in Phoenix, Arizona upholds an undeniable sense of purposeful integration into the surrounding natural desert. Inspired by the elements of earth, sky and water as decreed by the surrounding desert mountains looming in the horizon, this bespoke residence harmonizes a rich assortment of natural materials that strike a delicate balance between artistic expression and scientific discipline.
The expansive private estate nestled on a large acreage in the Arizona desert is an homage to scale, complexity and pace. As stewards of the homeowner’s first ever endeavor to build the home of their dreams, Desert Star Construction labored tirelessly with a hand-selected team consisting of Drewett Works (architect), Michael Miller Design Associates (interior design) and nearly three dozen design, engineering, and specialty disciplines, plus thousands of expert team members working on and off site, to bring this one-of-a-kind Personal Resort® to life.
“Less is more” is the defining intention felt throughout the abode’s sacred spaces, and yet the residence is large enough to allow the homeowners to do anything they want. Clustered at the heart of the property are multiple separate buildings, including the Main Residence, an Arcade Building for gaming and entertainment, a Wellness Pavilion, a Manager Suite for employees and a large Garage to hold their prized collection of automobiles.
While principally a house for two, STRATA has extensive guest accommodations for the couple’s friends and family. Each space thoughtfully brings forth a sense of warmth and welcome through a rich assortment of natural materials comprised mainly of steel, wood, concrete and rammed earth.
A critical design element strategically and artistically integrated into the construction of this house is SIREWALL – a structural rammed earth wall system consisting of local soils and cement that are pneumatically compacted into place. Rammed earth walls, once in place, are fully permanent, thus the proper scheduling, programming, and coordination of all building components and systems is required far in advance.