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Building peace of mind and better health, through nature By Hilary Dartt • Photos by Larry Kantor When Pamela and Tony Brown selected the piece of property where they’d build their Prescott home, they chose it because, Pamela said, “the 360-degree view was quite...
From grand features like twenty-foot vaulted ceilings and spacious rooms to carefully-planned details like square glass doorknobs and vintage look light fixtures, every element inside the newest Board by Board Builders home seems like it belongs.
Two and-a-half decades ago when Dede and John Erceg bought five acres on a hilltop in Chino Valley, they didn’t buy it for the 70s-era farmhouse-style home or the abundance of wildlife nearby.
They bought it for the views.
“My husband is a pilot,” Dede said, “and he wanted a house with a view.”
If you are one of the many who love Prescott because of the historic architecture that helps define its quaint hometown character, then you are not alone. An upcoming event will feature homes and other buildings that will be open for Prescott’s Historic Home Tour in 2018.
The wild, soulful beauty of the Granite Dells inspired John and Happy Oasis to co-create the first modern Cave Castle in Arizona. They began by quietly observing, over several seasons, the dappled sunlight sparkling between the trees and rain rippling down the ridges letting the land speak to them as to how to build into a cliff. Honoring the cliff, ancestors and surrounding nature, was an important motivating element before commencing their adventure in architecture in 2017.
Living in the heart of downtown Prescott has its perks. You can walk to a variety of restaurants for breakfast, dinner, or just drinks, or to the grocery store to pick up fresh bread or a couple of steaks. And you can watch parades from the comfort of your third-floor deck, surrounded by your friends and family.
Inside Virginia and Jerry Glasco’s Mount Vernon Avenue home, there are windows that don’t open, doors that squeak, and cracks in the plaster. And the Glascos love every charming detail, because each one is part of the home’s rich history.
A good design is about more than aesthetics. It’s about space and cohesion, function and detail. In each of the following bathroom design projects, Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer Christie Board, of Board by Board Design, brought these elements together.