Acido Dorado is an internationally known icon of new architecture that is also a very intimate and inspiring place to be . . . and it is made available for vacation rentals to share that experience with a few people each year.
Acido Dorado has two matching master suites with glass walls and private atriums planted with ocotillos. Each suite has a large shower that is open to the atrium, a teak bench, and a floating mirrored vanity. The main room is glass walled on three sides with a full kitchen, and a large dining table. A seating area has a sofa, chairs and a stereo cabinet with an I-pod doc that drives a built-in 400watt 7 speaker stereo system throughout the house. The mosaic tiled reflecting pool and huge spa are basically in the living room, and the sunken back patio has built in seating, a fire pit, and a barbeque. Ornate wrought iron gates with thousands of metallic gold roses slide into pockets and disappear to open the living room from the front desert plains through to the back patio and rocky hillside. The house can be opened entirely to catch desert breezes but there is also an oversized heating and cooling system for those few days when you need them.
The single most valuble thing we offer, that even the most deluxe hotels can only pretend to, is authentic architecture. Beyond modernism this place represents an ambitious new approach to design that connects rather than recedes from its cultural context. That new approach deliberately steps out of the shadow of modernism and formalism and has brought the houses international recognition, awards and wide cultural impact. Something magic happens when you find yourself in a place that isn't an imitation of somewhere else. There is a great sense of focus, and the time and place are truly your own.
This house was constructed, and is managed and maintained by architect Robert Stone as an open gesture to share his handcrafted and conceptually layered architecture with people that have common interests. Guests are asked to please introduce themselves, their group and their plans. Our goal is to find a way to accommodate those who connect strongly with the place.
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