Builder: Arrowhead Construction
Neighborhood: Barton Hills
Square feet: 4,141
Project type: New construction
Bed / Bath: 4 beds / 3.5 baths

The Barton Hills Brickhouse is for a couple, both involved in the music festival business, along with their three beagles. The owners sought a modern house with low-maintenance, durable materials and a true sense of indoor/outdoor living coupled with something of a Palm Desert vibe.

While the house takes its inspiration from masonry high-modernist works, the project was designed to accept eclectic furnishings and the couple’s music-oriented, casual lifestyle. The house is clad in patterned white brick accentuated by Ipe siding to reinforce the California modern feel of the house.

Desert-modern landscaping is set within stepped terraces made of board-formed concrete and weathered steel. These terraces negotiate the difficult grades across the quarter-acre lot, creating outdoor ‘‘rooms’’ for swimming, grilling, dining, entertaining and controlled areas for their beloved beagles to play.