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Located in Sedona, Arizona, the Moongate residence seemingly rises out of the red rocks, its curving glass walls strategically placed to capture nearby mountain views and other spectacular landmarks. The house—two half circle wings joined by a rectangular glass box entryway and gallery—includes sweeping and graceful roof overhangs, canted just so to shade windows and balconies during the summer while allowing winter sun to saturate the interior with its warmth.
Large oversized, cascading stonework and cabinetry enrich the interior, but the foyer’s glass staircase, suspended by steel rods, is the home’s pièce de résistance—an engineering feat that seemingly makes the crystalline treads appear as though they are floating up past a wall of windows pierced by the beautiful red rock stone.
The dwelling’s circular motif is echoed in the floor, custom doors and custom crystal chandeliers in a foyer off the Owner’s Entry. At the home’s entryway, the massive stacked sandstone base—invisibly mortared—gives the effect that the structure was built into an escarpment. Inside, a second-story glass floor above the custom entry front door arrival allows the homeowner to peer down at guests.
At the Owner’s Entry, two walls flank the entrance which are completely backlit onyx adding to the natural stone motif. In the kitchen, the custom cabinetry is suspended via an internal steel frame truss from beneath the granite counters, allowing the millwork to effortlessly suspend above the floor. Above all living spaces, an acoustical fabric is stretched over insulated panels, to create an attractive ceiling all while mitigating sound bouncing from the hard surfaces of the stone flooring and the glass walls.
These panels also emphasize the radial pattern of the architecture due to the strategic placement and well throughout locations of each and every seam of the panels. .
SEDONA MOONGATE Gallery