Sometimes people who are considering purchasing land for a project ask us to dissect it. Tell them what we think. We take in the views, vistas, solar angles, winds, topography, drainage, composition of soil, vegetation, approach and overall feel of a place. For three years, we worked with a family of nine searching for a site within the city limits where they could build a home and have some land. Finally, the search paid off – It wasn’t until they found this wonderful piece of land with a north view of Pinnacle Mountain, an existing baseball field, a pond and a Southern Living house that we told them to purchase the land (quickly), and we’ll work with the bones of the house. It was and still is a spectacular site. We kept a majority of the structure of the house, removed the existing front porch, brick, columns, dormers and pool in the back yard. We renovated the existing house, designed a bedroom addition, a separate garage/gym/studio apartment as well as re-positioned the new pool/outdoor fireplace at the front of the house with the view to Pinnacle.
Photos of the existing site before construction:
Before/After photos of the front porch:
Photos below – Before (same elevation): After:
Before of rear yard with pool: After of rear yard with paving (pool in front yard)
Details of addition and view looking towards Pinnacle Mountain:
Interiors at kitchen, base and window detail