Private quarters occupy the second level of the house and overlook not just the distant bay but also the living area below. This creates a visual continuity in terms of style across the two floors that is carried through to the rooftop zone.
With the husband being a chef and food writer the presence of a top-notch spacious kitchen for TV productions was an absolute must while another work area next to it hides all the work-related files and serves as a connectivity center.
Designed by Moloney Architects the uses a cantilevered structure to not only get past the conundrum of a sloped site but also to offer the best possible views of the landscape around the home. On the inside clean straight lines and a series of visually connected open spaces create a cozy and curated ambiance.
Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
A metal and wood staircase leads to the top level that contains the private spaces which follow the neutral color scheme and recreate the inviting ambiance of the living area below. With time the exterior is expected to weather and age beautifully adding a dynamic and exquisite cloak to this expansive house.
Then there is that incredible connectivity with nature which leaves you mesmerized as you enjoy the constantly changing sights and sounds outside. Bringing all this and a whole lot more to the table is the fascinating in Arizona deisgned by Kevin B Howard Architects.