Cresta Loma Residence
Tucson, AZ | Residential
Site has over 100 large Saguaro Cacti with arms dropping off on three sides to deep arroyos in small hidden valley in town
Small 1100 sq. ft. one bedroom house in two buildings connected by 1100 sq. ft. circular outdoor Patio with fountain in a desert park-like setting with views
Orient house to Catalina Mountain view for sense of rural location
Remove unnatural flat building pad and restore desert
Lower site for more privacy and sense of being out of town/ remove 100 truckloads of earth and reshape unnatural square building pad
House and Patios on three levels connected by indoor and outdoor steps to create feeling of small, white Mediterranean village
Angle small Studio building 30 degrees to create complex spaces and vignettes
Combine new with old: large glass, small wood French doors, clean wood plank ceilings, cable lighting, etc.
Indian built Ramada of twisted mesquite poles and Saguaro ribs in arroyo at bottom as retreat and party place in desert connected by trails
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