This project was featured in the December 2012 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden.
The renovation of this 1970′s slump block masonry house, located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, involved opening the house up to the surrounding mountain and city views. The allure of the house leads one through it and back to the outside once again. From within the house, every vista is a striking framed vignette that compels further exploration. A key element of the renovation was the creation of a new outdoor living area at the East end of the house.
The existing arched elements of the house were a feature of the front facade, but the original aluminium framed windows had to go. The renovation included new Energy Star windows, designed to fit within the existing window openings. A new stucco ledge grounds the windows, and draws the eye horizontally to the new deck and garden wall at the East end of the home.
This house’s interior was also renovated.
The original house and garage are shown in white, the additions are the shaded areas.
Viewed from the front yard, the Library/Dining Room addition is barely seen. The only clue to the presence of the addition is the chimney in the background.