Our client initially asked us to assist with selecting materials and designing a guest bath for their new Tucson, Arizona home. Our scope of work progressively expanded into interior architecture and detailing, including the kitchen, baths, fireplaces, stair, custom millwork, doors, guardrails, and lighting for the residence – essentially everything except the furniture. The home is loosely defined by a series of thick, parallel walls supporting planar roof elements floating above the desert floor.

Our approach was to not only reinforce the general intentions of the architecture, but to more clearly articulate its meaning. We began by adopting a limited palette of desert neutrals, providing continuity to the uniquely differentiated spaces. Much of the detailing shares a common vocabulary, while numerous objects (such as the elements of the master bath – each operating on their own terms) coalesce comfortably in the rich compositional language.

Awards

  • Merit Award Interiors, 2013 AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
  • Merit Award Kitchen, 2013 AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
  • Honor Award Interiors, 2012 AIA Cincinnati CRAN Awards
  • Honor Award Distinguished Detail, 2012 AIA Cincinnati CRAN Awards
  • Merit Award, 2013 Cincinnati Magazine Design Awards
  • Best Single Space, 2012 Cincinnati Magazine Design Awards
  • Residential Award, 2012 AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
  • Grand Award Bath, 2013 Custom Home/Builder Magazines Watermark Awards
  • Grand Award Kitchen, 2013 Custom Home/Builder Magazines Watermark Awards
  • Merit Award Custom Kitchen, 2013 Builder/Custom Home Magazines Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

Publications

  • Builder, June 2013
  • Chatelaine, March 2013
  • Cincinnati Magazine, February 2013
  • Cincinnati Magazine, February 2014
  • Custom Home, Fall 2013
  • Luxe Interiors + Design, Spring 2010
  • New American Luxury, December 2012
Photography: William Lesch