Clint Miller’s commitment to empathetic use of the Sonoran is exemplified in his family’s new home in Carefree.  Miller purchased  a home which had been reduced to a few standing walls but which occupied a classic desert lot in an older area of Carefree.
The home’s design is an homage to the work of two masters of modern architecture: Philip Johnson’s Glass House; and Mies van der Rohe’s, central concept of “less is more” and use of glass and steel.  The two revolutionized modern architecture and defined clean, minimalist design.

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Nestled in the upper Sonoran Desert, the Hill home appears to have existed for years amongst the desert sage, brittle brush, creosote and native mesquites. Constructed of mellowed adobe brick, tongue and groove, heavy Douglas Fir beam wood, and a richly rusted roof, this home projects a peaceful strength and quiet beauty. It appears to have grown from the land it sits upon, effortlessly facing the extreme heat, desert downpours, and beating sun. For those who live within, it offers a quiet refuge and safe haven.
Christy and Steven Hill engaged Clint to design a dream home that would capture the spirit of their environment, surrounded by saguaro and horse properties, and would reflect their simple lifestyle and native Arizona roots.

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Sited to capture dramatic views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Ortiz mountain ranges and located near the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Jones-Moore residence is designed and built to honor Santa Fe’s Spanish heritage and to provide healthful, spacious, and efficient living.

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Nestled in the hills south of Cave Creek’s Spur Cross Natural Preserve, the Stipek home expresses the character of the land on which it is placed. Formed from the sun-dried adobe bricks native to this part of the Arizona desert, it embraces the beauty, grace, and ruggedness of the natural world.

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