With all of the home's primary living spaces on the second floor, the loggia serves as the primary exterior living area accessible to those areas. The west facing wall of the loggia had its aluminum floor to ceiling "storefront" window removed, and a fireplace with antique French limestone mantle and surround was added, along with symmetrical window openings featuring antique wrought iron grilles. Reclaimed Chicago common brick was used on the ground plane, hearth and sills, and reclaimed wood beams were added to give definition and authenticity to the ceiling.
The completed space is easily accessed from both the living room and master bedroom, and features dramatic views to the Tucson valley below.
Design Principal: Gene Kniaz, Spiral Architects; General Contractor: Brian Recher, Resolute Builders
Fireplace mantle and surround from Studio Ressource, LLC; wrought iron grilles from Eron Johnson Antiques