The Menlo Park Residence can be described as a contemporary, Sonoran row house inspired by the historic architecture and climate of Tucson, Arizona. Built on a narrow (24’ wide) lot, adjacent to historic barrios, the design employs the language of historic Tucson vernacular; simple geometric forms, deep set openings, and the interplay between mass and void. The material pallet is simple, based on traditional materials like wood, stucco on masonry, and naturally patinaed metal. The exterior materials and aesthetic are carried inside the home. The narrow project site was challenging given that openings could not occur along two lot lines shared with adjacent properties. To compensate, the project design includes three court yards that introduce natural light and ventilation to the building. The overall design incorporates a number of shading strategies to help mitigate heat gain during the summer months.

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Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Wood Cabinet, Concrete Floor, Porcelain Tile Backsplashe, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Kitchen with glulam stair Photo  of Menlo Park Residence

Kitchen with glulam stair

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, and Stucco Siding Material. Front elevation Photo 2 of Menlo Park Residence

Front elevation

Modern home with Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Master Bedroom Photo 3 of Menlo Park Residence

Master Bedroom

Modern home with Bedroom and Medium Hardwood Floor. Sliding cut metal door Photo 4 of Menlo Park Residence

Sliding cut metal door

Central court Photo 5 of Menlo Park Residence modern home

Central court

Modern home with Bath Room, Granite Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Undermount Sink, and Freestanding Tub. Master bath Photo 6 of Menlo Park Residence

Master bath

  • Innovative Living Design & Development LLC
  • Gallo-Quiroz Photography


  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2300