Catalina House

Their gaze transfixed on the view of the dramatic Catalina Mountain Range to the northeast, the house’s three forms camp around a decidedly protected fragile natural world of cacti, mesquite trees and other desert flora and burrowing fauna.

To the east, airy spaces both indoors and outdoors make room for living and entertaining. To the west, a more private zone turns slightly away to capture the early morning sun.

A rough rammed-earth exterior shell reveals a soft, refined cherry wood interior, and the house’s ceiling heights are positioned for their effect on the house’s spatial experiences.

Catalina House


Tucson, Arizona, USA




Rick Joy
Andy Tinucci
Chelsea Grassinger
Holly Damerell
Franz Buhler


Bill Timmerman
Wayne Fuji
Tim Hursley
Andy Tinucci