Howard Residence

Contractor: Detar Construction Inc.
Interior Designer: Jennifer Aderhold

A 3,626. square foot two story residence with a 1,046 square foot three car garage located on a 2.45 acre parcel adjacent to Coconino National Forest Service off of Verde Valley School Road in Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona.

The design is contemporary Tuscany with the use of numerous standing segment arches, stone veneer, Tuscan columns, and other Tuscan details. The arches located at the garage, master bedroom balcony and at the Great Room window uses full depth stone as support for the arch structure.

The interior has an “open” floor plan in lieu of the typical “old-world” individual formal rooms.
The Great Room has a two story volume ceiling and incorporates recycled wood beams from the railroad trestle crossing the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
The entire upper floor consists of the Howard’s primary bedroom, bath and home office which overlooks the Great Room like a loft.
The foyer’s ceiling has a low vaulted ceiling. The hallway ceiling has a full radius ceiling which creates small vaults at the intersection of doors opposite one another.
The sunken wet bar has a built-in “banco” seating under the open cantilevered stair which is finished with walnut treads and risers and custom wrought iron balusters. The wine storage uses clay pipe tiles.
The kitchen floor uses clay saltillo tile with inlayed walnut grid that mirrors the walnut box-beams on the ceiling overhead.