Sedona House

Framing the high desert.

 

Sedona House nestles on a steeply sloping lot, dense with mature vegetation, and surrounded by mountainous peaks of the region’s iconic red rocks. This house’s site presented a challenge: to strategically organize the home so as not to interfere with the rugged beauty of the desert landscape. 

The main volume of the house is conceptualized in three distinct programmatic pieces: one for guests, one for entertaining, and one for the owner. Each volume must maintain views of the surrounding landscape and solve for the basic functions of its individual program requirements. 

 
 
 
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We developed moments in parallel with the need for an “aging in place” strategy, in order to allow the clients to age gracefully in their new home. By keeping the entire house accessible and dynamic, providing flexibility and continued enjoyment for an older couple, the clients do no have to compromise on their quality of life. 

 
 
 
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“Because of the commanding views, we really saw the landscape and the plants as the foreground to the mountains that form the background.”

Colin Cleland to Sunset Magazine

Sedona House

Framing the high desert.

Sedona House nestles on a steeply sloping lot, dense with mature vegetation, and surrounded by mountainous peaks of the region’s iconic red rocks. This house’s site presented a challenge: to strategically organize the home so as not to interfere with the rugged beauty of the desert landscape. 

The main volume of the house is conceptualized in three distinct programmatic pieces: one for guests, one for entertaining, and one for the owner. Each volume must maintain views of the surrounding landscape and solve for the basic functions of its individual program requirements. 

 
 
 
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We developed moments in parallel with the need for an “aging in place” strategy, in order to allow the clients to age gracefully in their new home. By keeping the entire house accessible and dynamic, providing flexibility and continued enjoyment for an older couple, the clients do no have to compromise on their quality of life. 

 
 
 
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“Because of the commanding views, we really saw the landscape and the plants as the foreground to the mountains that form the background.”

Colin Cleland to Sunset Magazine

Photographs: Eric Laignel