Estancia Residence

The Estancia Res­i­dence is a 4-​bedroom, 5-​bath cus­tom res­i­dence, set on a rocky, slop­ing site near Pin­na­cle Peak in Scotts­dale, AZ. For this con­tem­po­rary home, exposed con­crete block was used to express the clean lines and solid­ity of the struc­ture. The masonry is jux­ta­posed with deep hor­i­zon­tal roof planes and large expanses of glass to marry the exte­rior and inte­rior spaces and cre­ate an open feel. Standard-​faced col­ored block was cho­sen for its purity and sim­plic­ity. A stacked bond pat­tern with raked joints is used to fur­ther express the pat­tern and beauty of the mate­r­ial, and to artic­u­late the dimen­sional cadence of space and vol­ume in each area of the house. Scored block is used on site retain­ing walls to main­tain a stacked appear­ance in a structurally-​efficient run­ning bond pat­tern. This home won the 2016 Excel­lence in Masonry Award from the Ari­zona Masonry Guild.

Spe­cial Features

Desert and Moun­tain Views

Auto Court and Guest Parking
Masonry Work
Mas­ter Suite


 Archi­tect: PHX Architecture

Con­trac­tor: The Boos Group
Land­scape Archi­tect: Greey|Pickett