Current planning and design for a two story custom home for Scottsdale in a height restricted area. The city of Scottsdale allows 30 feet maximum height for houses in this area, which is a sizable impediment to achieve the period look, especially the roofline. We essentially buried the second floor into the roof, which does not have a second floor bearing wall outside the pitch. The steep side pitches resolve into a parapet with a flat roof behind. Classicizing details with columns, arches, brackets and finials help maintain the French look and feel of the house.