Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable

Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable

Architect
MDSzerbaty Associates Architecture, LLC
Location
Cottonwood, AZ, USA | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Appliances Sub-Zero/Wolf
ToiletsAmerican Standard
Exposed Structural FramingDouglas Fir Interior Cladding
CountertopsDupont Corian
Wood windows and doorsDuratherm Window Corporation
AppliancesFrigidaire

Product Spec Sheet
Appliances
Toilets
Exposed Structural Framing
Countertops
Wood windows and doors
Appliances

Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable

MDSzerbaty Associates Architecture, LLC as Architects

Situated in the foothills of Mingus Mountain, the house is nestled into the high end of 2.6 acres with expansive valley and mountain views. Envisioned as a series of elements rising and falling with the topography, the main house is reached through a series of terraces carved into the hillside. The upper level contains open, transparent living areas with playful forms defining private spaces. Floating on piers over the horse stables is the one bedroom guesthouse.

photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography

Both post-and-beam structures incorporate earth-tone colors with mahogany windows, cherry and bluestone flooring, and weathering steel panels. Large glass surfaces provide transparency, connecting inside to outside with focused views in each direction. Solar angle studies inform overhang dimensions, maximizing winter sun and summer shade.

photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography

Taking cues from the American Indian ruins found throughout the desert Southwest, the project honors the site, respects the power of the sun, and explores the meaning of complex geometries overlaid on the landscape.

photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
photo_credit Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
Jon Reis with Dede Hatch Photography
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