In Plane Sight, featuring a three-level outdoor living space anchored by a pool that seemingly levitates between upper and lower entertaining spaces, was named Room of the Year in the 2019 Best in American Living Awards by the National Association of Home Builders.

With nearly 14,000 square feet of transparent planar architecture, In Plane Sight, encapsulates — by a horizontal bridge-like architectural form — 180 degree views of Paradise Valley, iconic Camelback Mountain, the city of Phoenix, and its surrounding mountain ranges.

A glass entry door provides a glimpse of a private bridge connecting the master suite to outdoor living, highlights the vista beyond, and creates a sense of hovering above a descending landscape, turning the 45-foot elevation change on the lot into a captivating advantage. Indoor living spaces enveloped by pocketing glass doors open to an outdoor, three-level paradise.

The raised peninsula pool, which seemingly levitates above the ground floor plane, becomes a centerpiece for the outdoor living environment and the connection point between lower-level entertainment spaces (home theater and bar) and upper outdoor spaces (living and kitchen).

“Awesome, killer, beautiful,” said Don Ruthroff, Principal at Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, NAHB’s 2019 Judging Chair and 2019 Best in American Living Awards Subcommittee Chair. “The outdoor bridge from the master suite is gorgeous, and the pool is incredible. Outdoor living at its best!”

The house was designed by Drewett Works in Scottsdale and built by BedBrock Developers LLC, based in Paradise Valley. The home’s interiors were designed by Est Est with furnishings selected with the owner, also an interior designer.

Additionally, Drewett Works won the following awards.

  • Platinum Award for Best Outdoor Room — In Plane Sight
  • Platinum Award for Community Facility — Seven Desert Mountain
  • Platinum Award for Remodel – Specialty Project — The Barn
  • Silver Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec 6,001 – 8,000 sf — In Plane Sight
  • Silver Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec 4,001 – 5,000 sf — The Magnolia House
  • Silver Award for Best Outdoor Room — Desert Prairie

In its 36th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international. Award winners were announced at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

This is the second year in a row for Drewett Works to take home one of the final five awards at BALA, the “Best Of” awards. Read more about Drewett Works’ 2018 Best in American Living Home of the Year win here — DW Wins Home of the Year.