This Sonoran Desert Home Combines Past and Present Detailings

This Sonoran Desert house by David Michael Miller Associates is essentially a modernized farmhouse.

The architects borrowed from the aesthetic of rural French farmhouses, and updated it with contemporary touches, such as eclectic light fixtures made of wire. The house is done in a refreshing blend of old and new materials and antique and modern furniture. Traditional millwork, in particular, stands out against the current-day features of the home. The internal program is relaxed and informal, lending a quiet sophistication to the home.

The rustic residence ultimately exudes an old-world charm that is tempered by cutting-edge details. The architects' keen eyes, impeccable taste and strong instinct resulted in a beautiful desert home that blends the best of past and present.