Arizona Home of the Year / Merit Award 2001

The original house, built in 1970, virtually ignored the mountain behind and only looked at the views of the city to the south and west. By simply raising the roof the entire mountainside becomes a living, natural mural in the house.

The rock of the mountain is so powerful that nothing short of poured concrete would seem appropriate for the fireplace and raised hearth. This hearth continues into the powder room to become the counter. Here, an opening was formed in the concrete for a glass sink suspended on stainless steel bars.

The existing tiled spa was removed and the new one was created to resemble a grotto in the stone.

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