Contemporary Masterpiece With Mountain Views

While we're not the first blog to showcase the Ventana Canyon House, designed by award-winning architect Rick Joy, we just couldn't resist exploring this stunning estate for ourselves. Set on 3.5 acres high in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, this 6,480-square-foot residence is a marvel of contemporary design.

Location: Tucson, Ariz.
Listed By: Robin Sue Kaiserman of Long Realty Company
Price: $5,200,000

The home's exterior -- constructed of cast-in-place concrete and clad in heavy-gauge steel plates -- makes a dramatic statement against the surrounding desert landscape. Underneath the cantilevered kitchen, the main entrance leads to the second-story living area, where a long horizontal window frames a wide vista of the Tucson skyline and distant mountain ranges. Black walnut wood accents add warmth throughout the five-bedroom abode, balancing the sleek architecture.

Equally as stunning as the interior, the property's outdoor living spaces include a pool, an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit -- all nestled into the adjacent cliff face for privacy. 

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