Kevin B. Howard Architects have designed a modern house in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona, for their client who requested a “modern, minimal home: a pristine box that seemed to have landed in the desert.”
Stepping inside the home, the owner’s love for art is apparent. A double height space has been dedicated to being an art gallery, with art pieces hanging on the walls and sculptures on the floor.
A wood staircase with glass and steel handrails leads up to the upper floor of the home.
At the top of the stairs is the home office, that has built-in bookshelves, a sitting area and views of the landscape.
Next to the home office is the dining area and living room. The large open plan room has a sliding glass wall that opens up to a covered deck.
In the kitchen, wood cabinetry adds warmth to the space and a large island provides space for people to sit and relax.
Beside the kitchen is an informal dining area and a second living room. Large windows keep the interior bright and make the surrounding scenery a backdrop to the space.
Located off the interior living spaces is another deck, however this time there’s a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor dining and living area with fireplace, and a bbq / outdoor kitchen.
Back inside, there’s a glass bridge that crosses the art gallery and connects the living areas with the bedrooms.
In one of the bedrooms, a large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass wall can open to give the bedroom access to a private balcony.
In the bathroom there’s a large double sink, wood vanity with plenty of storage, and the large mirror reflects the views from outside.
Photography by Matt Winquist and Robin Stancliff
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