The clients for this house were looking to build their dream home that would allow for all of their children and grandchildren to comfortably visit at the same time. The occupants enjoying gathering and entertaining the family in the many public spaces of the house.
Above: A masonry wall stretches throughout the house. Running parallel to the masonry wall, an arching stucco wall also spans across the house. Fence post cacti and saguaro spears are layered with golden barrels to merge the house with its desert surroundings.
Left: The exposed aggregate concrete used on the driveway continues on the walkway to the front door. Custom windows and doors crafted by Meltdown Glass create a sense of privacy at the front entry.
Above Left: Reclaimed wood beams hang down from the ceiling to define the ‘spine of the house.' A 3-sided fireplace anchors the living room and den with a limestone hearth and mantle and a copper chimney.
Above Right: The reclaimed wood beams continue into the bedroom. The bed is oriented to enjoy the surrounding expansive desert
Right: Floor to ceiling windows open the space to an outside fireplace and outdoor cooking area. The kitchen looks out over 40 miles of desert views.
Below: The master bathroom features a large two person soaking tub that is positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views of the dense forest of desert flora. The spacious master shower is tiled in a mixture of stone and shell tiles.