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Will this be America’s coolest desert escape?

Sitting in the Sonaran Desert, this sleek getaway concept strikes the perfect balance between nature and design

Dreaming of escaping Blighty’s bleak spring? We’ve got the thing for you. In Arizona’s Sonoran Desert will lie the imposing Hunter House concept – a stripped-back, concrete edifice that’s intended to satisfy your wanderlust.

Will this be America’s coolest desert escape?

Designed by Henry Goss Architects, this minimalist’s dream is aimed for single occupancy and will also accommodate up to four couples (perfect for long weekend cocktails parties) as well as extensive staff quarters on a separate site so guests have maximum privacy.

The building comprises two elongated volumes which overlap to create an elevated upper floor. Moreover, with focus on “pared-back luxury”, the ground plane has been carved out of the existing rock and there’s a strong emphasis on wood and glass throughout the vicinity in order to blend every element – from the pillars to walkways – into the surrounding landscape.

Will this be America’s coolest desert escape?

The furniture also adheres to an organic theme, with natural-looking pieces such as the timber lounger chair and a stainless steel terrace chair dotted around the building.

But the best part, without doubt, is the pool. Accessible from both the outside and the inside, it runs through the main building block, adjacent to the main living area and then tapers away into the landscape.

Will this be America’s coolest desert escape?

It also lights up at night, providing a deep, rich blue contrast to Hunter House’s sand-coloured exterior and, as a result, is the ideal place to de-stress with a glass of Moscato after a long day of traversing the desert.

Will this be America’s coolest desert escape?

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