Palm Desert, CA
Nestled in one of California's most famous and desirable micro-regions, Palm Desert, the Andreas Canyon Residence is a welcoming and nurturing family retreat, as well as the ultimate entertainment enclave. With crisp vertical and horizontal architectural elements unfolding across a sculptural landscape of indigenous rock, plantings and water, this peaceful village generates harmony by gracefully blending indoor and outdoor, modernity and warmth, and privacy and openness.
Central to the design is the harmonic integration of natural elements indoors, outdoors, and all spaces in-between. Portions of the home bury into the natural hillside with the bare rock exposed to the inside, while other architectural forms cantilever out over the hillside. Water flows throughout the property, entering and exiting the home from the main family pool and bridging out to an infinity edge that creates a fluid horizon to the golf course beyond. A 'flying' roof over the main entertaining spaces reaches out to greet the visitor, its silhouette rising and falling in rhythm with the mountain profiles that surround the area.