Spanish Colonial – Pappas Residence – Tempe, Arizona

This residence earned and received certification for being LEED Platinum, the highest level of sustainable construction.
Notice the detail presented in the home’s porte cochere and arched front door.
The blue theme runs through the home, including the Silestone countertops and glazed hood. Arches are a consistent motif as well. 
The use of massive natural stone adjacent to the kitchen creates a diversion from uniform hard material applications. The stairway to the lower level leads to the library and authentic wine cellar. 
The photos immediately above are the theatre room and an interior hallway.
The interior courtyard provides bright light to each of the adjacent interior rooms. Durable ceramic or masonry tiles add to the reduced maintenance of the home. Walls can be periodically power washed with ease keeping the walls and tile pristine and fresh. 
The courtyard is enhanced by the use of bifold collapsing exterior doors.
The photo above shows the Hambro Flooring System, which is a light gauge floor joist that supports a lightweight concrete floor.
The photo to the left show a corner using 12″ Omni Block that has 4 layers of block (thermal mass) and three layers of insulation. It is easy to see that the short insulation inserts also protect the vertical mortar joints and since all three of the inserts are taller than the block; the horizontal mortar joints are thermally protected as well. Notice that the vertical rebar cell is protected by two layers of insulation.
Architect: Norris Architecture 480-734-7711
Builder: Temac Instagram: temac_built_
LEED Certifier: Clint Basham, DGK Urban Concepts, LLC
Mason: Heser Masonry 602-944-8984