The Finchams desired a home to adorn the Arcadia neighborhood in a subtle manor. They wanted it to echo the original ranch home of its surroundings. The architectural influences are similar to Ranch Hacienda and Rural Mediterranean.
The Ranch Hacienda architecture is reflective of historical ranch heritage from rural Arizona and traditional Spanish Hacienda style homes. It is distinguishable by the prominent use of two primary building materials- stone and exterior plaster. This style projects casual informality characterized by the use of traditional clay tile roofs, timbers and exposed rafter tails.
Informal and asymmetrical rectilinear forms characterize the Rural Mediterranean style. Gable shed roofs create a charming country appearance similar to the old world vineyards. The primary façade and entry creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
The position of the house was essential. By making the axis perpendicular to the street, the main room was exposed to the views of the Camelback Mountain and in turn reduced the direct sun exposure. The north courtyard is protected from afternoon sun and presents direct views of Camelback which creates a very comfortable gathering place in order to enjoy your favorite glass of wine or delightful conversation.