An Arizona Abode Gets Clean Lines, Modern Style


modern exterior entry glass walls...

Architect Darren Petrucci brought a modernist sensibility to a family's Arcadia Lite ranch house. Preserving the long low profile, he replaced walls with glass to bring in light and views, including through the etched-glass pivot entry door from Coyote Glass. New white stucco walls by Rios Plastering serve as a backdrop for Arizona's dynamic shadow play.

modern dining area gray palette

Throughout the home, interior designer Lesley G. Elliott used many of the owners' existing furniture, including the dining area's Copenhagen table, Crate & Barrel chairs and Capiz pendant. The space looks out to the entry courtyard, which Petrucci enclosed with white stucco walls for privacy.

modern kitchen and living area...

Next to the kitchen, which is the heart of the great room, Elliott arranged a Lee Industries sofa as part of a cozy seating area. Behind it, Noir's QS Nelson console displays Jamie Young's Dimple jug and vase from Bungalow. At the far end, a wall leading to the master suite is dressed in Gray Wonder by Dunn-Edwards Paints.

modern sitting area brown sofa...

A custom Natuzzi Italia sofa acquired through Laura Kehoe Design is accented with West Elm pillows. The sitting area opens on to the back garden, where the original pool was redone with a pebble sheen and baja shelf.

modern kitchen brown counter stools...

Bringing continuity to the open-living plan, Petrucci fabricated the kitchen cabinets in stainless steel to match the Sub-Zero refrigerator and Monogram oven and microwave. "The entire unit is steel, and no single object stands out," he notes. Design Within Reach barstools complement the island, which has a Ceasarstone countertop.

modern covered patio outdoor sitting...

Beneath a covered patio, Teak Warehouse chairs are arranged in front of a fireplace, where smoke rises through an artful opening in the roof.

modern exterior and landscape

Landscape architect Michele Shelor planned the vegetation, such as the creeping-fig vines that cover a wall of the house. Terraced planters act as visual boundaries that contribute to shaping the space.

modern glass walls bedroom

A courtyard continues off the master bedroom suite. In the bedroom, a bamboo-silk Surya rug in watery tones unifies the space, pulling in the pale blue accent wall as well as the RH linens on the velvet-upholstered Bernhardt bed. The marine-blue triple-gourd lamp is by Robert Abbey.

Situated on a corner lot in Arcadia Lite, Arizona, this 1950s stucco-clad ranch house needed a transformation — and architect Darren Petrucci was tasked with the project.

His work for owners Colin and Jodi Jones began as a simple addition and quickly grew to include a new pitched roof, lots of glass and spacious additions that unfold onto exterior courtyards.

For the interiors, designer Lesley G. Elliott’s incorporated shades of blue and green that mirror the brush and sky visible from the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Neutral tones, meanwhile, defer to the desert landscape.

The goal, of course, was to create spaces that seamlessly blend together. In the master bath, for example, a marble wall along the tub extends past the glass to an exterior courtyard and outdoor shower. “It’s like an optical illusion,” says Colin.

In the end, the home’s new sightlines were exactly what the homeowners needed — especially with two young kids.

“It’s great having visuals on the children’s play area,” Colin says. “And in the evenings, my wife and I enjoy spending time with the boys in the living area. We love watching them grow up here.”