Heaven on the Hillside

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Heaven on the Hillside
Panoramic views and huge glass openings highlight this mountainside marvel.

On the north side of Phoenix’s iconic Camelback Mountain sits the latest treasure from Scottsdale-based architect Brent Kendle: a 4,800-square-foot modern home called the Cholla Vista House, featuring dramatic angles, vast roof canopies, and huge walls of moving glass.

The sitting room features a 21-foot-wide multi-slide door.
The sitting room features a 21-foot-wide multi-slide door.

“The design direction was clear from the beginning – views, views, and more views,” says the owner of Kendle Design Collaborative. “The home is nestled against the mountain, so an up close and personal relationship with the rock face was desired.”

“The design direction was clear from the beginning – views, views, and more views.” Brent Kendle, architect
 The home features no fewer than three massive multi-slide and sliding glass doors.
The home features no fewer than three massive multi-slide and sliding glass doors.

Originally intended as a remodel, the project wound up ostensibly a new build, and the results are stunning. The home is all about transparency and light.

In fact, the back of the home, with its panoramic views of the Valley of the Sun, is made up of 1,400 square feet of glazing, including no fewer than three massive multi-slide and sliding glass doors.

 Massive glass doors provide up-close views of the mountain next to the kitchen.
Massive glass doors provide up-close views of the mountain next to the kitchen.

“Wherever you are in this home, you have a direct connection to nature,” Kendle says. “The natural light transforms every space of this home throughout the day so the spaces feel different every time you enter them. You never feel bored or complacent.”

Dealer: Roadrunner Glass

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