Flagstaff House, Flagstaff, Arizona
In 2012, Centre Sky Architecture began a relationship with a client who we would end up creating an artful masterpiece with that stands out as a truly unique Mountain Modern home with a one-of-a-kind story. Jason Scott, owner of The Jason Scott Collection, undertook a project in collaboration with CSA that would stand as a culmination of much of his work. Jason began the Jason Scott Collection in 1995 and it was born in a small village in Indonesia where he began manufacturing furniture out of reclaimed teak salvaged from abandoned structures. Today Jason has a team of over 200 craftsmen who together design beautiful, quality heirloom pieces of furniture.
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.
Flagstaff House was featured in the 2017 November/December issue of Western Art & Architecture. To seethe full article click on this link:
Flagstaff Home East meets West
(photos by Michael Woodall)