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Modernity doesn’t only belong to those living in big cities because the so-called creativity seems to have no limits. Wendell Burnette Architects tried to portray this notion by constructing a uniquely-shaped residence in Phoenix, Arizona. The exclusive rectangular façade makes the uniqueness of the house quite obvious, and it also functions as an excellent attention grabber for those witnessing the residence before their very eyes. Applying the concept of minimalist place for living, the design reflects the effort to create a bridge between indoor and outdoor. Therefore, a large glass window aims to bridge those two different spaces. In addition, the amusing view of Mountain Preserve can be seen from both transparent window and cozy balcony.
The minimalist concept is particularly reflected on the room arrangement in which there are only three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This is such an ideal composition for a nuclear family or a newlywed couple residing in the house. There is also a small-sized swimming pool that becomes an oasis for the house located in a tropical area like Arizona. Smart choice of furniture is generally reflected on the preference of neutral colors (black and white) for living room and beige color for a more private space like bedroom. Moreover, artistic decoration combined with colorful home wares—like purple bed sheet and red vase placed in the bedroom or green cushion put on the white sofa in the living room—make each room look eye-catching and lively.
Now I would like to touch on the garden a bit. To me, the house’s garden somewhat looks too plain and does not seem to be very interesting due to the absence of flowery plants. This might be because the surrounding weather is relatively hot and therefore flowery plants with bright colors are not being put in there. However, this inevitable condition can be resolved by putting big and beautiful cactus in some spots and corners of the garden so that it will appear more exquisite. Thus, even though the minimalist concept is applied on the whole residence, it doesn’t mean that the garden—no matter how small—has to be “minimized” as well. Agree?