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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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).