Celebrating the indoor-outdoor way of life, Sonoran style
By John Roark | Photography by Garrett Cook and Steve Thompson
“I don’t like shoes. I never wear them if I can possibly help it,” says homeowner and interior designer Wendy Black Rodgers as she ponders her brightly manicured toes. Her barefoot bias is shared by her husband, Will, and three grown sons, Hunter, Wyatt and Rhett. Their McCormick Ranch home, which the boys have dubbed Chateau du Lac, embraces easygoing living. The decor is an eclectic mix of found objects, antiques and delightful details; doors are always open to breezes; airy rooms transition seamlessly to outdoor spaces where pillowed lounges inspire total relaxation and a green lawn meanders down to the water’s edge. Grab a cold drink, put your feet up, and stay awhile.
If this abode sounds comfortably casual, it is. At the same time, it exudes sophistication, order and efficiency, befitting the home office of an interior designer.