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Martinek Residence / 180 Degrees Design + Build

© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build © Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build © Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build © Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build

From the architect. 180 Degrees Design + Build were approached by the Martinek family that after having lived in Tempe for the better part of 15 years, decided to re-build on their same lot, seeking to increase their livable square footage from 1,500 sf to 3,200 sf, add a swimming pool, private courtyard and covered parking area. On a lot of only 7,340 sf, their needs resulted in a courtyard style home that wraps the entire lot. Current zoning laws were in conflict with the design of the home, and two use permits and seven variances were granted.

© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build
© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build

Having lived in Tempe for the better part of 15 years, the owners decided to re-build on their same lot, seeking to increase their livable square footage from 1,500 sf to 3,200 sf, add a swimming pool, private courtyard and covered parking area. On a lot of only 7,340 sf, their needs resulted in a courtyard style home that wraps the entire lot. Current zoning laws were in conflict with the design of the home, and two use permits and seven variances were granted.

© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build
© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build

The home is simple in its architectural character, employing exposed CMU and an abundance of glazing at the internal courtyards. Other materials include maple cabinetry, plate steel walls, exposed integral color concrete floors and Arcadia storefront aluminum and glass doors and windows.

© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build
© Jim Christy, Phifer Photography, 180 Degrees Design + Build
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