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Porter Residence

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Client: Porter Residence

Location: Sedona, AZ

Date: completion 2001

This 3600 SF home fulfills the owner’s goals of a modern cottage with a beautiful and understated street presence. The design features open, light-filled and Craftsman detailed interiors in generous yet intimate spaces.

Thoughtful arrangement of rooms and ceiling heights provide distinct, homey spaces while maintaining an open, light-filled experience. Complete attention to interior and exterior details offer the traditional feel of a Craftsman, or Arts and Crafts, home. Yet all detailing is approached in a contemporary and southwestern manner to root the home in time and place.

The windows are designed to not only carefully capture the spectacular views from this hillside lot, but also contribute to the beautiful interior at night. The drystack stone for walls, fireplaces and benches was carefully chosen to evoke indigenous masonry techniques.

The stone is a key compositional element. The native sandstone unites the design diversity of the home. It figuratively spans from the home’s modern sophistication to its rustic, relaxed heart.

The home’s features include:

Cherry interior woodwork, including windows, trim, cabinets and  flooring.

Virginia Slate flooring areas that are warmed by in-floor hydronic heating.

A gourmet kitchen for the professionally-trained chef


featuring Subzero main, wine and drawer refrigerators, a Kohler Professional CookSink and a Kohler restaurant-styled TaskSink, a wet bar, and a cabinetry-integrated walk-in pantry.

Custom cherry cabinetry that is uniquely designed with random port windows

Balanced day-lighting. For example –  the brightness from the kitchen’s expansive view
windows is balanced by diffused light from the clerestory-windowed
display shelf and large skylights

Two masonry wood-burning fireplaces, with drystack sandstone veneer, integrated stone display niches, cherry mantles and a wood waiter.

A dedicated space for a future elevator.

A fully integrated and computerized home automation system(Smart Home) with options such as call-up capabilities for visual out-of-state weather and sunset checks.

Custom lighting fixtures and lighting designed for art, entertainment and intimacy

Copper, cedar, glass block and sandstone exterior accents

Two separate garages for up to 5 cars and workshop space.