A Desert Hideaway Takes Full Advantage Of Striking Views

A husband and wife who love entertaining had high expectations for their new home in the Southwest—perfect Arizona sunsets, a view of city lights, an open layout with indoor/outdoor flow, and staggeringly beautiful desert canyon views.

These and other luxuries make the custom home fit its name: “The Hideaway.” Once you arrive, why would you want to leave? The residence is stocked with everything for a relaxing recharge.

The homeowners hired Erik Peterson of PHX Architecture to design this project in the Silverleaf section. Peterson and team took advantage of the steep slope to provide striking views from multiple levels, both inside and outside. The expansive patio includes several smaller gathering spaces, not just one big swath of stone.

Throughout the home, from the Great Room to the bedroom, all-natural gas fireplaces invite peace and relaxation. The kitchen is carefully incorporated into the airy flow—instead of cooking behind closed doors, dinner can be a group project. A fully appointed wine room is stocked for every occasion, and a lower-level bar offers spacious, temperature-controlled wine units.

This Scottsdale residence has a primary bedroom suite tailored for slumber and serenity; it connects to a private spa. The home also has three more bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The architect even put a “guest casita” outside. Call it a hideaway within a hideaway—a smaller patch of perfect with its own windows on the world.

Photography by Dino Tonn.

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