White Dates
Dan Ryan Studio
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LightingSONNEMAN - A Way of Light
Suspenders Pendant
Lounge ChairsCrate and Barrel
Simeon Lounge Chair
ChairsKREISS
Moderne Lounge Chair
WindowsWestern Window Systems
ManufacturersLunawood
ConcreteOur Block Co.

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Lighting
Suspenders Pendant by SONNEMAN - A Way of Light
Lounge Chairs
Simeon Lounge Chair by Crate and Barrel
Chairs
Moderne Lounge Chair by KREISS
Manufacturers
Concrete

A New Home’s Breezeblock nods to its Iconic Midcentury Modern Neighbor

The Ranch Mine as Architects

When the architecture firm The Ranch Mine drove up to their new project site in the fall of 2018 they spotted perhaps the most iconic midcentury home in Phoenix across the street , a house designe d by Al Beadle commonly known as White Gates which has sat vacant for decades . Knowing the history of this home, the architects knew immediately that they had the challenging task of creating a new neighbor that should honor the legacy of the midcentury mo dern icon while adding a distinctly new chapter to the st ory of this unique neighborhood. The house is named “ White Dates, ” a play on White Gates inspired by the Date p alm trees found on the site, including one that is used to mark the entry of the home.

photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio
photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio

The layout of the house was driven by prioritizing the view of Camelback Mountain , placing the great room and primary suite in positions to make the most of it. The great room features floor to ceiling pocketing glass doors on both sides of the room, captu ring the cool breezes that come up the mountain and opening out onto front and rear patios for seamless indoor outdoor living.

photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio
photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio

To honor the iconic midcentury neighbor, T he Ranch Mine incorporate d midcentury modern design elements in the design in fresh, contemporary way s . The front patio is perhaps the most clear midcentury connection, using breezeblock to screen the road and focus the view towards the mountain beyond. The architects used breezeblock from a local company in a more grandiose scale than most midcentury applications.

photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio
photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio

The exterior patios and walkways are flagstone and t he entry of the house is highlighted by a singular date palm tree growing through a triangular aperture to the sky, referencing Albert Frey’s entry to Palm Springs City Hall. Th e architects then used the Date palm leaf as pattern inspiration throughout the home, such as the wood details behind the bar and the midcentury - like screen wall to the formal sitting area. The interior palette is restrained to let the mountain and midcent ury design elements come to the forefront, using concrete floors, plaster in the primary bath and shower and a combination of walnut, white oak, and matte black cabinetry. 

photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio
photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio
photo_credit Dan Ryan Studio
Dan Ryan Studio

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Architects: The Ranch Mine

Builder: Minnewaska

Photographer: Dan Ryan Studio

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