Monday, April 26, 2010

AIA Home Tour Third and Fourth House

I really didn't care much about the third house and only have a couple of photos here of it. Of course, If someone wanted to give it to me I would take it! It was in Fountain Hills on a golf course. And I did love the lap pool and the beautiful views from it! They had a lovely patio for entertaining. They had thick glass counter tops in the kitchen and master bath.



The photo in the master bath was blurry but you can see the glass countertop and the cool top with headrests at either end.
Now the fourth house was my very favorite. It was in North Scottsdale and reminded me, in part of Taliesin by Frank Lloyd Wright. Here is the approach to the house up the steep drive. The point and angles is much like Taliesin. The gentleman who lives here is an artist who makes all kinds of intricate wooden bowls. A lot of the house is designed to display and show off his wood work. They are amazing. The house is mostly a palette of wood, glass and stone and muted nattural colors. It's built up against the side of a mountain and the most of the exterior walls are glass. You feel like you are right outside. It's awesome! Beneath that point is the end of a negative edge lap pool, with views to forever.


Here is the view ove the pool and point right at the front door.





Here is the view from the living room, sitting area, inside of that point, over the pool. How cool is that?



This is the opposite of the great room/kitchen. All glass with shelves to show the woodwork, glass work etc. Notice the wood ceiling.




Some of these photos are blurry. I loved this corner window seat. An awesome place to read!




The lap pool from outside.










Lezlee and Penny on the tour with me.










Me












The view along the wall into the free standing wood/glass/stone kitchen.






blurry, breakfast nook











The wall that wraps around the back of the kitchen is all wood display shelves with a lot of the wooded bowls displayed.




Bathtub, next to window with view of side of the mountain. The mirror lets you view the city in the reflection.








In the stair way up to the his and her offices and balconies, are built in display shelves with lighting underneath.

















Awesome sink in bathroom in back of wrap around kitchen. Built by owner! Look at the cork walls.



Cork walls and ceiling.

















The entry stairs, outside, and inside stairs down to the studio, are built together matching, with glass separating inside and outside! Isn't the stone cool? The wall here, inside, is floor to ceiling display shelves. I have a photo from outside, but the reflection makes it a bit hard to see.

I'll do a couple more posts later in the week with the end of the tour!

















1 comment:

Cathy said...

interesting, I like the wood bowls too