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Instead of a gated subdivision, this home is in the center of West Sedona.  The street facade is like a fortress so when the inner courtyard is revealed it comes as a surprise to most visitors.  Creating two buildings out of the program transforms a lot that is not that big into a seemingly very large lot.

Although surrounded by neighbors, the design and the landscaping screen them out so, from within the house and outdoor terraces one feels complete privacy.  The south side has a porch roof that hovers without visible supports in order to frame the sweeping view.  One can look back through the entire great room to the views to the north, where the central courtyard is becoming a lush landscape, a place where one is sheltered from winds and is a sun trap in winter.

Charles Van Block   Architects, Inc.  -  2675 W Hwy 89a #1239  -  Sedona AZ 86336  - Tel: 928-607-6446 -  Email

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