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Residential Architecture

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond is the third residence in a four-home collection in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Originally the site of the abandoned Kachina Elementary School, the infill community, appropriately named Kachina Estates, embraces the remarkable views of Camelback Mountain. Nestled into an acre sized pie shaped cul-de-sac lot, the lot geometry and front facing view orientation created a [...]

By |2019-07-15T23:50:20+00:00July 15th, 2019|Collection|

The Village at Seven Desert Mountain

Designed in collaboration with 2018 National Custom Home Builder of the Year Cullum Homes, The Village at Seven Desert Mountain is a luxury lock-and-leave lifestyle community set to begin construction in summer of 2019. The residences range from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet and are available with single or two levels as well as the [...]

By |2019-07-15T23:52:43+00:00July 11th, 2019|Collection|

Kachina Estates

Kachina Estates is a four home collection of modernist luxury residences located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site, formerly home to the abandoned Kachina Elementary School, offered remarkable views of Camelback Mountain. Nestled into an acre-sized, pie shaped cul-de-sac, the site’s unique challenges came in the form of lot geometry, western [...]

By |2019-07-02T17:59:20+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Collection|

On the Boards: Casa Palomilla

Located within Marina Puerto Escondido in Loreto, Baja California Sur (Mexico), Casa Palomilla boasts a bounty of remarkable attributes. Set neatly on a man-made island within the marina, the site provides a 100 foot boat slip (as do all sites on the island), views to the adjacent Marina, and remarkable views of the Sierra de [...]

By |2019-07-03T17:43:11+00:00June 24th, 2019|Culture|

2018 Retrospective

We hope you enjoy this retrospective of on the boards projects from January through December of 2018. In these spaces, ordinary things will occur. A moment to read. A deep breath. A breath-taking view. A soul can breathe. A heart discovers. Life is lived. Unobstructed. Imagine someone reading. Contemplate a man Oblivious to his settings, and [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:04:04+00:00May 19th, 2019|Culture, Featured|

On the Boards: Case Study 45

Taking notes from the Mid-Century case study houses, Case Study 45 is located within the celebrated Desert Mountain Golf Club community of Scottsdale, Arizona. Forty-five refers to the grid shift between upper and main levels, an organizational design decision used to produce maximum heights, views, and a closely knit site relationship. The developed portion of [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:02:09+00:00May 19th, 2019|Culture|

On the Boards: Carved and Cast

Monterrey Mexico has claimed the name “city of the mountains” and the location of Carved and Cast does not disappoint. Set in the mountainous valley of the Sierra Madre Oriental, 360 degree views appoint the vistas from the site, a former pecan orchard. The owners relegated the homesite to a five acre parcel within the [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:12:24+00:00May 18th, 2019|Culture|

Desert Prairie

Located near the base of Scottsdale landmark Pinnacle Peak, the Desert Prairie is surrounded by distant peaks as well as boulder conservation easements. This 30,710 square foot site was unique in terrain and shape and was in close proximity to adjacent properties. These unique challenges initiated a truly unique piece of architecture. [...]

By |2019-07-03T04:55:51+00:00February 4th, 2019|Collection|

The Sycamore

A fresh interpretation of the western farmhouse, The Sycamore, with its high pitch rooflines, custom interior trusses, and reclaimed hardwood floors offers irresistible modern warmth. The Sycamore // Streetscape When merging the past indigenous citrus farms with today’s modern aesthetic, the result is a celebration of the Western Farmhouse. The goal [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:35:43+00:00October 30th, 2018|Collection|

On the Boards: Rolling Rock

Positioned on a point with the beautiful Desert Mountain development as a backdrop, “Rolling Rock” is our interpretation of a desert pavilion which achieves amazing privacy while set amongst and within the existing fabric of the developed community surrounds. The five multi-slide pocketing doors within the primary living space open to reveal both the expansive [...]

By |2019-07-16T00:04:08+00:00October 29th, 2018|Collection|
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