Sweeping Rooflines and Curved Windows in a House by Eve Robinson

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Hills around, and hills overhead: that’s what you see in this house in the Tucson, AZ area, as designed by Eve Robinson Associates. The façade is bright yellow in the sun, with a unique set of twin “curves” on the roofline that cleverly mimic the rolling, cactus-covered hills around them. Come around to an entrance and you see the end of that curving roofline seeming to soar above the house — supported by lumber, true, but looking light as air. The curves continue indoors; no façade of exterior only, this roofline actually means that everything below it has intriguing angles and curves, too. Witness the slanted walls of windows in the sitting room; even the stone fireplace surround has a curve at its top to accommodate the beautiful wood-grain sweep above it.

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As if in deliberate geometric contrast, the other décor is done in minimalist design that’s basically a series of rectangles: a rectangular fireplace hearth is fronted by low, square coffee tables and squared-off seating. The dining room holds a long table with a glossy tile-like top — and slanted legs, echoing the slant of the wood beams above it. Curvy chrome stools front a neat kitchen island, topped by a glass-doored cabinet. Even the pool, its smooth edge reflecting the light that shines through expansive windows, is an extended rectangle. But the simplicity is still luxurious: a deep soaking tub beckons in a bathroom wrapped in marble, and plump, blue-and-white-clad pillows grace a bedroom. The house fits into the sweep of hills around it — and wraps its owners in comfort at the same time — in this design from Eve Robinson Associates.

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