Location: Paradise Valley, AZ

This French provincial home was created around a story that weaves the various wings of the house together. The finger like plan forms intimate courtyards that become the focus of interior spaces. Architectural antiques are incorporated into the home, giving it a timeless appearance. Salvaged barn beams were used throughout the interior and exterior to support the rustic rural look of the architecture. Local stone accents the “original” homestead and decomposed granite from the site was embedded in the mortar joints to create a rustic look that appears to have been built in the 19th century. A covered loggia connects the guest house and main house with the garage area. The loggia protects the homes walls from the intense desert heat while defining usable outdoor spaces in the front courtyard. Antique limestone fountains imported from France grace the front and rear courtyards. The stone used on the house is local and is applied as a veneer of concrete masonry walls. The brick used on the house is salvaged from Chicago and accents the stone and stucco walls giving the entire architecture a timeless quality.