Tucson House Renovation
A complete renovation was done to this 1970's Tucson home, and a large deck, patio and water garden were added to the East end of the house to create a wonderful outdoor living and entertaining area.
The side of the house was developed as an exterior Living Space, with a large deck overlooking a new Water Garden.
Exterior deck and water garden
View of exterior deck, patio and water garden.
New deck, patio and water garden, as viewed from the desert.
Detail of deck and garden wall
View of the deck and garden wall. The slots in the stucco garden wall are filled with saguaro ribs. A rain chain acts as the downspout from the roof gutter.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Twilight setting on deck, looking toward the mountains.
Deck and stairs at twilight
Detail of deck stairs in the evening light. Wall sconce by Lightcrafters.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Entry walkway at dusk. The view from the Entry continues through the house to the exterior beyond.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Warm, bamboo flooring replaced the slate tiles in the Lower Sitting Room, to add contrast to the tiles left on the stairs and floor above. The stair was framed with low walls, and accented with a light above.
The bamboo flooring draws the eye toward down the hallway to the newly created doorway, leading out the deck, and the view beyond. Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography.
Modern Great Room
Enlarged window openings provide for wonderful views of the mountains, and fill the Great Room with the warmth of natural light.
Rather than demolish and create a new fireplace, the existing brickwork was re-pointed to minimize the vertical elements, and then painted. Stainless steel cladding was afixed to the existing pilasters, creating an entirely new look to the fireplace. A slab of granite "floats" in the firebox, holding a eco-fuel burner.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Colors drawn from the desert palette and new lighting blend with the warm wood tones of the existing ceiling and the new Kitchen cabinetry.
The new Kitchen offers functionality as well as beauty. Contrasting materials and finishes blend to provide a warm and welcoming space.
A mesquite countertop adds warmth to the Breakfast bar.
The same frosted glass that is used in the cabinet doors is used in the door leading to the Laundry Room.
Back painted glass backsplash
The final design feature of the Kitchen is the back-painted glass backsplash behind the range. The Kitchen has so many different textures and materials and colors, that the Owners and the Architect felt the backsplash had to be as minimal as possible. The back paint was custom mixed to match the adjacent wall paint. (the lighting for the photo creates a color shift in the glass...More
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Standing in the newly relocated doorway, the eye is drawn to the exterior mountain views, outside the new windows and sliding glass door.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. An elegant concrete ramp sink is the design feature of this modern bathroom.
Photo by Robin Stancliff Photography. Sandstone tiles evoke the colors of an Arizona sunset.