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Palm Canyon Desert Modern

  Commissioned to transform a poorly conceived 1980's stucco box in Phoenix, Arizona's Palm Canyon, architect C.P. Drewett used a completely new playbook for this design. Machine-like forms and broad-stroke massing combine to galvanize this daring mid-century hillside dwelling. Through layering of space, degrees of separation, and transparency, this home is truly dynamic. [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|Collection|0 Comments

C.P. Drewett: Architect, Renaissance Man, Wanna-Be-Chef

[A note from the author - Elizabeth Drewett:  Because I know him best, I thought it appropriate that I write his biography from my perspective. So here we go.] Architecture was his destiny. As the son of a Naval Aviator with a degree in mathematics whose hobby was woodworking, C.P.'s entire life prepared him for a [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|Culture|4 Comments

PV Foothills Modern Gives Nod to Desert Modernism

With a nod toward the mid-century modernism of Palm Springs, California, Architect C.P. Drewett set out to create a Desert Modern home that would capture views of the downtown Phoenix skyline as well as nearby Camelback mountain. From its hillside perch in the Paradise Valley Foothills, the lot, located on Keim Drive, is surrounded and [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Collaboration|0 Comments

The “A Team” Comes Together for Estancia Project

For all you children of the 80's, here's a flashback just for you.... In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Collaboration|0 Comments

The Process of Architecture = Math + Art + Science + Execution

I've hired an architect. What's next? Once you've made the decision to retain an architect, it is important to understand the process. We like to break down the process of architecture at DrewettWorks into four stages: math, art, science, and execution. Math The process begins with a strategic line of questioning and use of tools [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|Culture|0 Comments

Collaborative Effort Culminates in Cavallo Marketing Package

The word "architect" has roots in many languages. From Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitekton "master builder, director of works," from arkhi- "chief" + tekton "builder, carpenter." An Old English word for it was heahcræftiga "high-crafter." (source: Online Etymology Dictionary). The common thread of building is present in each of the above language roots. And while the common use of the [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|Collaboration|1 Comment

Spanish Colonial Revival To Break Ground In Mirabel

Soon to break ground is this Spanish Colonial Revival. Don't be deceived. Although this home is generous in size, intimate spaces abound! Discovering the client's desire for "situations," as she termed them, C.P. Drewett worked to make sure that around every corner, and perhaps in every corner, there was a special moment waiting [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Collection|0 Comments

From the Ashes: Modern Paradise Valley Estate Arises

  This home has quite a story. The Dream Commission. It begins with a dream commission in early 2002 -- a client with a generous budget desiring a modern aesthetic and a Paradise Valley hillside lot with commanding views -- the trifecta for architect C.P. Drewett. The design presentation meeting goes fabulously with [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Collection|0 Comments

Silverleaf Estate Embraces Indoor/Outdoor Living

  This Ranch Hacienda hillside estate boasts well over 13,000 square feet under roof. A loggia serves as the backbone for the design. Each space, both interior and exterior, has a direct response to the linear expression of outdoor space. The exterior materials and detailing are rustic and simple in nature. The mass [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Collection|0 Comments

Publications

AZ Food and Lifestyles Magazine "European Design" | January 2005   AZ Foothills Magazine "Crafting Arcadia" | September 2005 "Q & A with Sonora West Development's President Scott Pfeiffer" "A Warm Welcome at this Refined Rustic Sanctuary in Silverleaf"   Arcadia Home "Intelligent Design" | Winter 2008 | Brimley Residence   Luxe Interiors + Design "House [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Culture|0 Comments
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