Ventana Canyon Residence

High in the Catalina Foothills, this five-bedroom family vacation house quietly overlooks Tucson through layers of glass and steel.

A gentle, canyon-like spatial sequence leads visitors through spaces protected from view on the lower floors upward to the living spaces, to panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert through a single wide aperture.

Flickering in and out of view from a distance, the house hovers between privacy and promontory, retreat and exposure.

Ventana Canyon Residence


Tucson, Arizona, USA




Rick Joy
Michael Kothke
Cade Hayes
Kathy Hancox
Madeline Gradillas
Dale Rush
Chris Ford
Claudia Valent
Juliet Spertus
Verginie Stanley


Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Bill Timmerman