Tubac Hacienda

Tubac, Arizona is Southern Arizona’s growing artist colony. Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac, AZ has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with over eighty galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Our client wanted to create a Hacienda style retreat with the main focus being displaying over 150 pieces of art they have collected over the years. The key to this design was in the details:  Seventeen paint colors were selected, grass cloth wallpapers were hung, a brick ceiling in the entry was laid, mesquite was selected from the local sawmill to make shelving in the entertainment area, light fixtures were designed and made my local craftsmen, cobalt blue drapes were hung on the outdoor patio to enhance the Hacienda feel, and specialty tiles were ordered to put the finishing touches on the fireplace, kitchen back-splash, kitchen island, and powder bathroom. The outcome is a true Hacienda style home that serves as a personal art gallery for the homeowners and their guests.

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Historic Downtown Adobes

We have been honored to work on this historic renovation project in the heart of downtown Tucson. The three adobe homes that were built in the 1800’s were later purchased together to be connected by one courtyard and serve as an artist studio and sanctuary for guests and cultural events. The focus of design for this home was to preserve the historic value and architectural integrity while accommodating the functions and comforts of today’s lifestyle. It was to become a backdrop and a pure unintrusive canvas for art and creativity to thrive.

The project is in it’s second phase to date (January , 2015) and has been evolving since 2013. The home owner undertaking this monumentous task is a true visionary who is very much a driving creative force and has brought together a team of very talented and dedicated people to make all the aspects of this project come to life. It has been a dream to work with the exceptional quality products, the level of thought and craftsman ship that were granted to this home. The first phase is a collage of incredible art work and antiques collected through generations and especially by one inspired and extraordinary person whose spirit brings light and joy not only into the home but the lives of all those working on the project very day. It is a masterpiece and it has more than involved the community, it has built one.

Interior Designer:
Eva Murzaite
Kitchen Designer:
Clive Morgan – Arizona Designs Kitchen and Baths
Built-In Closet Design:
Brandy Holden
Design Assistant:
Ayla Marshall
Procurement Assistant:
Ashley Earnest
Architect:
Vint and Associates
Builder:
Gipson Corwin Homes
Photography:
Jeff Volker