The architecture of the home was to follow an old world, Spanish hacienda tradition befitting the region. Using dozens of collected items - antiques, doors, colonnades, chandeliers, vents, and old heavy lumber - a rustic home was built that would appear to have been there for a hundred years. The interior walls were finished with pigmented Italian plaster. The floors are colored concrete. The windows are double-glazed steel casements from Crittal Window Company, UK.
The structural system is highly insulating 12” rastra block with a double roof. The lower level was designed to be non-load bearing, allowing old weathered ceiling beams and rafters to be left exposed and used as ceiling décor, while creating an insulating attic space.
Contractor: Five Starr Construction, Nogales, Arizona.
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