Many years earlier, an artist and her husband purchased adjoining properties in Springdale Utah intending one day to build a permanent residence that would accommodate an artist’s studio for her and in-home office for him. They approached Archiplex with the challenge of creating a sustainable and contemporary design to fit into the beautiful surrounding landscape which they had grown to admire. They requested a new home that was highly efficient in plan organization and site-sensitive to placement and views while adhering to the extensive and design-critical Canyon Springs Estates HOA regulations.
The home is an assembly of three structures: the first being the 1,850 SF main residence, the second a 740 SF Artist Studio and the third a 700 SF utility systems and vehicle garage. The home incorporates sustainable design features and systems planning to accommodate the Owners flexible lifestyle. The garage/studio structure includes photovoltaic solar panels on the roof for electrical power and solar hydronic panels along the south exterior wall for home heating. Minimal landscaping allows for reduced maintenance and requires little water – most of which is fulfilled by rain from a rainwater collection tank that feeds into the residence from behind the Studio and Garage. The design of the contemporary-styled home fits the surrounding area by incorporating materials complementing the site and is carefully oriented to take advantage of the spectacular view opportunities Springdale offers. This house is currently under construction.