Taking notes from the Mid-Century case study houses, Case Study 45 is located within the celebrated Desert Mountain Golf Club community of Scottsdale, Arizona. Forty-five refers to the grid shift between upper and main levels, an organizational design decision used to produce maximum heights, views, and a closely knit site relationship.

The developed portion of this five-acre site descends a total of 60 feet from the curb to lowest level of development and was the greatest challenge of the project. Previously considered an “unbuildable” lot, Case Study 45 has a unique spatial sequence. Due to the terrain, the Entry, guest suite, exercise room, and garage are located on an upper level which mitigates driveway length and drop. Main level living then underpins the upper level and contains an island-like destination pool and entertaining podium.

The Mid-Century influenced materials include exposed masonry, terrazzo floors, and a folding fascia which forms and frames the architecture.

Set to break ground this fall, Case Study 45 is a geometric code breaker and also provides amazing views, livability, and seamless interior and exterior integration.

Architect: CP Drewett, AIA, NCARB, Drewett Works
Lot Size: 5 acres
Square Footage: 5,800 sq ft (conditioned) 6,827 sq ft (total under roof)
Location: Desert Mountain