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DC Ranch

Contemporary Masterpiece in Arizona

When your home is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert at the foot of the scenic McDowell Mountains, you make plans to enjoy the view. 

The developers of this expansive 5,700 square-foot home in Scottsdale, Arizona, did just that when they collaborated to design and build a contemporary masterpiece. Creativ Design | Build and world-renowned architect, Bing Hu of H&S International, incorporated custom glass work throughout the five-bed, 5.5 bath home to highlight the unparalleled scenic views. 

Located on the eastern side of the home, facing the mountains, the kitchen and living spaces open out to a covered patio that features an outdoor kitchen, dining, and living area with a fireplace. Adjacent to the patio, a pool, spa, and a turf sports area are available for recreation.

To connect the home’s main kitchen to the outdoor kitchen and dining area, the designers incorporated a custom-made ActivWall Gas Strut Window that opens up and out to create a serving bar and pass-through window between the spaces. They worked with Elevation Window and Door, an Authorized ActivWall Dealer in Scottsdale, to order the unique window.

The Gas Strut Window measures 103″ wide by 60″ high and has an attached 24″ high fixed panel window above it to seamlessly blend in with the other windows used throughout this space.  

The unit is finished in a durable black powder coat with black hardware. ActivWall products are available with six different sill options for various applications. The designers chose the no sill option for an unobstructed transition on the counter between the exterior and interior spaces.

The Arizona desert’s hot summers and cool nights are no concern as ActivWall windows and doors are made with thermally-broken aluminum and insulated Low-E glass for maximum energy efficiency. When closed, the Gas Strut Window is designed to keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter for comfort. 

Contact us today to request a quote and let ActivWall help open up your space. 

Acknowledgments: Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos by Hub Media Company. Design by Bing Hu of H&S International, Construction by Creativ Design | Build. Featured Dealer: Elevation Window & Door. Special thank you to Bryan Thompson of Creativ Design | Build. 

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