Client: Leonard Residence
Location: Sedona, AZ
Date: completion 2003
The Taylor Residence is carefully designed into an established neighborhood of gently-sloping 1+ acre parcels. The home is completely surrounded by homes and mountain views, and yet those homes are edited from view while the mountains are fully displayed and integrated into the home.
The design is a Modern Craftsman, with calm, zen-like spaces and detailing. The interior and exterior spaces and the pool area flow seamlessly, being of one design and nestled into the landscape. The three bedroom-suite home is constructed on three levels with the main level located between the lower-level garage and the upper-level 360-degree-view guest suite. The den provides a home office and, with built-in surround sound, a cozy place for the theater. Spaces for the art collection were designed for the best presentation.
Durable finish materials include integral-color stucco walls, stamped concrete paving, Doug-fir exposed structure, mesquite and sandstone flooring and cherry woodwork. Sedona Red quarried stone completes the design composition. The stone connects the interior to the exterior and further ties the home to the surrounding cliffs.
The home is nearly self-sufficient in energy use. A cistern collects rainwater for the drip irrigation system. Design-integrated, rooftop solar energy panels create the home’s and pool’s electricity and preheats the domestic hot water. And geothermal heating and cooling system operates for both the house, spa and pool. The geothermal system runs very efficiently from the electricity generated on site. And therefore, the carbon footprint of the home is therefore greatly diminished. The renewable energy systems are a wise investment for the owners, the home, and the life on the planet.