Flagstaff House, a mountain contemporary home with heavy Asian influences, was recently featured in Western Art & Architecture magazine. Thank you to the Centre Sky Architecture team, the owner Jason Foresberg, and all the artisans involved in creating this unique masterpiece.
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Flagstaff home East meets West ON17sm
Flagstaff House, an incredible 20 year journey by the owner of passion and determination coupled with a beautiful collaboration between our architecture team that turned into a lasting relationship. This mountain contemporary residence is tucked into a mature ponderosa forest in the beautiful high desert of Flagstaff, Arizona. This unique project has heavy Asian influences along with a Mountain West flare. The site was instrumental on the development of our form and structure in early design. The 60 to 100 foot towering ponderosas on the site heavily impacted the location and form of the structure. The Asian influence combined with the vertical forms of the ponderosas led to the Flagstaff House trending towards a horizontal theme.
The components sourced from Indonesia for this project were like a giant, intricate puzzle of design, each telling a different story. The 150 year old ceiling panels salvaged from a Javanese sugar plantation were transformed to become exterior siding panels on the home. A 200 year old iron wood from a Borneo railroad bridge was re-purposed as a massive deck post and beams. The 30 foot bridge constructed for the house was crafted from reclaimed posts, accented with a carved ceiling and glass floor panels. The list goes on. Coordinating the numerous unique pieces to form a cohesive design was a true collaboration. We combined the Asian influences with Mountain West forms and layout allowing for more open spaces and a modern feel.