Gaines Group Architects

Spanish House

Arbol House

This Spanish Colonial design is inspired from the traditions of the American Desert Southwest. Filled with charm and a close attention to detail, this home incorporates aspects of Pueblo, Mission, and Mediterranean Building styles. With a stucco exterior, red terra cotta roofing shingles on a low pitched roof, interior courtyard, arched doors and windows, and patterned tile walls and floors, this home will allow you to relax in your own nature sanctuary. The low maintenance finishes, energy efficient design, and water efficient fixtures will save money and resources. This house has it all for the home owner looking to be environmentally sensitive while living in luxury.
The heavy wooden gates at the entry of the home create a dramatic threshold between public and private space, providing instant age and character to this stately manor home. The interior courtyard brings nature into an exterior living space designed for gathering, meditation, and tranquility. Upon entering the home, the large organic fireplace and tile floors immediately connect the exterior aesthetic to the inside, setting the tone for this family friendly home. The Home office is designed to be large enough to allow for telecommuting, or could easily become a quite library for reading. The large kitchen provides ample space for kids to do homework while dinner is being prepared, and could easily accomodate large crowds for entertaining. The formal Dining Room is the perfect place to enjoy the views of the courtyard or look out over the vistas while reconnecting with friends and catching up with the family.
The private wing of the home features a grand master suite, a laundry center, and two bedrooms. The Master Suite is strategically placed to maximize views while providing the solitude that any head of household needs after a long day. With a sitting area, an oversized walk in steam shower, and a grand soaking tub, this master suite may make a trip to the spa as easy as waking up in the morning. The laundry center provides an easy place to maintain the necessities of family life, while the two bedrooms are generous spaces for the kids to have their own private retreat.