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Luxury hillside home, Paradise Valley, Arizona


Scottsdale-based interior designers and architects, Kendle Design Collaborative, have completed the Rammed Earth Modern project. Completed in 2013, the hillside property can be found in Paradise Valley, Arizona, US.

A modest single-storey hillside home designed for a family wishing to downsize and simplify. The feel of this home is evocative of the mid-century modern homes which once dominated the surrounding area before the McMansion craze of the last decade.


Humble, natural materials such as rammed earth walls, limestone floors and Douglass Fir wood ceilings are woven inside and out in a sophisticated play of interlocking interior and exterior living spaces. The scale of the home is decidedly ‘cozy’ and visually calm with a minimalist approach to materials and detailing, allowing the focus to be on art and nature, meeting the owners goal of creating a home of simple sophisticated elegance without being boastful.

Our predilection for contemporary, design-led properties has been manifesting ever since we started this blog. But this luxury Arizona property really encapsulates everything we love about modern architecr-led design-build homes. The chic interior design has the wow factor, which leaves you in awe.

Images courtesy of Winquist Photography


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 11, 2013 | Property | View comments

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