Madison Residence

  • Location
    La Quinta, CA
  • Completion Date
  • Size
    1 acre
  • Team
    Architect: Mark Radford
  • Photography
    Jim Burnett
    Drew Hill


Against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Coachella Valley, this contemporary residence elegantly addresses an indoor/outdoor living experience unique to its desert climate. The landscape features large arrays of native desert species in surprising sculptural combinations, with smaller-scale botanical displays that celebrate their locus.

The steeply sloping site is used to its advantage, with larger trees and palms forming a protected entry sequence and a composition of shaded outdoor terraces that overlook the distant mountains. By siting the residence to frame views to the west and embrace the topography of the site, the living spaces are extended between indoor and outdoor rooms. A warm, textural palette of building, landscape and furnishings work together in harmony. This family-friendly home is designed for comfortable entertaining and gathering in every season. Multi-level terraces and overlooks engage with such features as an infinity edge pool, exterior lounge spaces, an outdoor fire feature, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, and a golf practice area.