HONORING REGIONAL SURROUNDINGS is a top priority for architect Bob Hidey and his team. Outdoor space became the focal point of this one-story territorial ranch located in always-sunny Arizona. Two front porches, two interior courtyards, an expansive rear courtyard, and a covered patio provide plenty of options for al fresco gatherings. The nature connection carries through to the inside with design elements such as distressed wood beams, an authentic stone corridor, and a vaulted brick ceiling. French doors welcome natural light inside, while enticing the home dwellers to enjoy outside spaces.

Category: Production/Semi-custom, more than 3,000 square feet; Entrant/Architect: Robert Hidey Architects, Irvine, Calif.; Builder: Camelot Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Developer: DMB Associates, Scottsdale

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