Custom Home – Size: 5,100 s.f.
Builder: BIG TYKE Construction, Rafe Teich
Photographer: Julian Ybarra
Located at the base of the Catalina Mountains, this project has City and Mountain views.
The home has an interior courtyard / veranda with private swimming pool and view of the Catalina Mountains.
The Courtyard with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and access to the desert.
Roof design with exposed stained timber framing and rusted corrugated metal finish.
Catalina Foothills residence Guest Bedroom / Patio Addition and Interior Remodel of entire residence.
Interior spaces were increased by removing interior walls creating an open floor space design.
Kitchen and Bathrooms were redesigned to eliminate standard spaces for current design that are more aesthetically pleasing.
Skyline Country Club 4,328 s.f.
Builder: Zack Warren – Zach Warren Custom LLC
Photographer: Julian Ybarra
Remove existing flat parapet roof for new sloped mission tile truss roof.
New Overhangs and patios to have exposed corbel tails and wood planks.
Remove all patios with low shed roof/ceiling for increased views and height.
Patios revised from 6×6 wood post and beams to masonry columns and arches.
Lower level bedroom remove shed roof patio for matching sloped mission tile roof with outdoor fireplace and privacy wall.
New exterior stucco finish over the existing burnt adobe block walls.
Decorative light fixtures, ceiling fans and wrought iron railing.
Remove all single pane steel frame windows for new triple pane windows and increase head height to 8 feet above finish floor.
Add new 8 foot high custom iron main entry arch door and matching back patio door.
Back Patio to have built-in remote control rolling shades.
Remove tight spiral staircase for new ‘L” shaped staircase from garage to residence.
Remove and relocate kitchen for increased City views and Pool area.
New Master Suite Fireplace.
New Laundry Room
Remove 8 foot ceilings for increased height to 11 feet with barrel vaulted foyer, exposed beam ceilings and various dropped LED lighted valances / soffits.
All new electrical and mechanical ductwork with units.
Mechanical system will have independent thermostat room controls.
New Travertine flooring with heated floors.
Central Vac systems.
Energy efficient Tankless Water Heater.
Custom Home – Size: 3000 s.f.
Builder: MB Constructors, Gary and Robert Mackley
Located at the base of the Catalina Mountains, this project is located on 3.3 acres in a field of Saguaro Cactus and Mesquite Trees.
The design challenge was to locate the house without removing one of many 500 year old Saguaros.
The home has a veranda that is continuous around the outside perimeter of the home which provides a pleasant transition
into the desert and views of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains.
The Courtyard is private with an outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and access to the desert.
The exterior walls is constructed of a wall system called “ENER-GRID or RASTRA." that provides energy savings in heating and cooling.
The exterior color of the roof and walls blends this Ranch style home into its natural surroundings.
Addition/Remodel – Size: 1,500 s.f.
The design is sensitive and challenging to incorporate an addition to a home that was designed by Architect Arthur T. Brown in the 1950’s.
The existing design was innovative with sun radiant heat concepts and the first modern passive solar home in Tucson.
The art to designing additions is to incorporate design concepts and materials of the existing structure into the design.
The addition must complement the existing structure and have a continuous flow.
The site was challenging with a restricted building area created by the swimming pool and building setbacks.
The building area and height was maximized with setback reductions thru variance requests and approvals.
The exterior materials are exposed stack bond concrete masonry units with aluminum storefront frame with insulated glass.
The addition creates a private courtyard affect with the stepped plan which wraps around the pool.
The early concepts of a solar home continues with modern technology and a 1950’s feel.
Custom Home – Size: 4100 s.f.
Photographer: Julian Ybarra
Designed for the steep sloping terrain in the Catalina Mountains at Mt. Lemmon.
The 3-level Cabin captures the forest views with a full 2-story window wall and open deck.
The full height stone fireplace with an open space plan to the kitchen with exposed beam ceiling.
The loft overlooks the main space below and shares the same window wall view.
The cabin has covered patios for protection against mountain rains and snow and also allows
the owners to enjoy the outdoors without direct exposure to the shower elements.
Custom Home – Size: 4,500 s.f.
The project was in collaboration with Architect Chuck Albanese.
The design is sensitive to the natural surroundings of the developed forest and natural runoff that returns to the Northern Pacific Ocean.
Built atop of the coast line cliffs the two story home has privacy and views in each direction with access to the beach.
The design takes advantage of the natural topography to minimize cut and fill and the exterior building materials of natural
stone, wood facades and beams blends the home into its environment.
The design includes elevator access to each level, open floor plan and covered walkway that links the guesthouse to the main residence.
The opportunity to work with Chuck Albanese is inspiring and has provide a wealth of experience.
Thank You Chuck!
Joesler designed and built the mud adobe home for his family in Poet’s Corner in the flatlands in 1936.
The property was donated to the University of Arizona then later sold for private ownership.
The home owners requested to preserve and improve upon the property without decreasing the historic value.
The Kitchen and Bathrooms were gutted and remodeled with glass panel finishes combined with new natural gas mechanical rooftop units and Tankless water heater.
The second level small room adjacent to the viewing deck was converted into an Office with updated electrical and the associated half bath was also remodeled.
The 1936 garage did not meet todays clear space standards so a full size detached Carport was built adjacent to the existing adobe perimeter walls.
Materials for the carport was not intended to match the residence but to incorporate basic building materials of the time.