Site size: 6,250 square feet

Project size: 1,300 square feet

Program: The task was to update the interior of an early twentieth-century red brick bungalow and expand the footprint to include a living room, and master bedroom and bathroom.

Location: The periphery of downtown Phoenix

Solution: The architects added 500 square feet to the rear of the original building. The new volume extends into a lush desert landscape to create a serene, private courtyard.

Construction and materials: The historic home is built of red brick; interior walls are plaster with lathe beneath exposed. In the kitchen, the original oak floors and custom concrete tiles remain. The extension makes use of slab on grade concrete floors, conventional framing, dual pane glass, and a cold rolled metal rainscreen with a 1" vented air gap to reduce solar heat gain.



Additional Information

Completion date: January 2017

Gross square footage: 1,300 SF

Total project cost: Withheld

Total construction cost: Withheld

Client: Private

Owner: Private




Benjamin Hall Design
806 N 9th Ave
Phoenix AZ 85007



Gary Hart - Structural Engineer

CareCraft - Mechanical Engineer



Winquist Photography





Structural System

Wood frame on exposed concrete slab.

Exterior Cladding

Metal panels: Western States Metal:

Rainscreen: Western States Metal - Wall Panels

Moisture barrier: Grace Ice and Shield HT


Metal frame: Arcadia Doors and Windows


Glass: Jonic Glass inc

Skylights: VELUX - Fixed Curb-Mount Skylight with Tempered Low-E3 Glass


Locksets: Kwikset - Milan Venetian Bronze Bed/Bath Lever

Pulls: Custom

Other special hardware: Johnson Hardware -  sliding door

Interior Finishes

Demountable partitions:

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:

Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore


Downlights: Halo - 3 in. White Recessed Lighting Adjustable Gimbal Trim