180 Degrees Design + Build: The house is sited to capture the stunning foothill panoramas of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. This residence was originally designed by Alfred Newman Beadle, who is often considered to be one of the most prolific Modernist architects from the Southwest. The home features many of Beadle’s signature design elements of self-contained space, combined with expanse and glass.
Our task was to conduct an extensive remodel of this almost 50 year old home, while preserving the original design intentionality. In addition to a general refresh, our client desired a master suite addition and to expand the restricting kitchen to allow for more functional entertaining. We wanted to blend with the past, says James Trahan AIA, but also make the new addition feel of its time. Our goal was to respect the work and compliment it without copying. We hope that our contribution is as lasting as the original. When building more space onto historically significant homes, our ethos is not to imitate other architectural masters, but rather to create complimentary new and beautiful spaces that will stand the test of time.