Take a look at some magnificent architecture throughout Arizona. Pete Curé meets up with Vernon Swaback (Architect, Swaback Partners) who was a protégé of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. We take a tour of a home Vern designed in North Scottsdale that epitomizes desert living architecture. The arhcitect takes advantage of solar angles and views. He also provides the home with a sense of arrival – building up to a destination with sight and sound of water. There is great attention to detail throughout the whole home. It's an extremely modern design with the Arizona desert in mind....
Pete Curé continues his architectural tour and heads up to Cave Creek to check out a penthouse loft in the middle of the Arizona desert. This Manhattan-inspired home takes advantage of the elevation and is surrounded by the natural shapes of the mountains. The home is long and linear. On a clear day, the owners get lots of distant views and can even see South Mountain. Suzanne and Michael Johnson (Homeowners & Architect) show us the standout features of this modern Cave Creek home.
Pete Curé heads to the red rocks of Sedona to see a Mediterranean style home. A lot of the detail throughout the property is in the landscape, archways, low tile roofs, and geometrical looking fountains and pools. This style of architecture was developed north of the Mediterranean Sea in countries like Greece, Italy and Spain. Take a look at this home, which is beautiful especially with the backdrop of the red rocks of Sedona.
Pete Curé continues the architectural tour with a Southwestern touch. This home sits on eight acres of land and is located on what used to be an old stage coach. It also functioned as cavalry stop in the 1830s.
Pete speaks with builder, Jason Smith (Identity Construction), about what he did to keep the home looking authentic to the period. They used many old western artifacts throughout the property. They also redid the pond and re-built the ranch house out back. Take a look at some of the subtle yet modern twists in this southern style home.