Saguaros here and elsewhere, a small arroyo right out back and a need for avoiding certain views drove the conceptual design for this small winter retreat. The careful siting expresses the owner's love and respect for the desert fauna and flora.


The entry view above is an understated strong facade, a little forbidding; but it’s also invitational, fetching, a temptation;

as you approach any concern quickly dissipates and once inside you feel uplifted, expansive and securely free. 


The richness of the home’s interior including colorful clay plaster on most walls, colored concrete floors, bamboo ceiling, exposed honed masonry walls and the immediate and intimate mountain view to the North is to experience another world altogether.


With grid tied solar for electrical energy and hot water heating, masonry and stucco walls, this will be a guilt free get-away for many years.


A visual ensemble of movement in and around this residence.  Use button and drag to speed up and control.


RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS:

2012 American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona Chapter

    Home of the Year Award - Honorable Mention

2011 Arizona Masonry Guild

    Excellence in Masonry Architecture - Citation Award (Residential)

M I L A G R O S A

               “a  winter retreat”

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