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Our Sedona home was handbuilt by the mid century modern architect, Howard Madole, in 1966. It sits on 1 naturally landscaped acre and borders the Coconino National Forest. It is very private, being situated at the end of the road in uptown Sedona, while still feeling part of a very nice neighborhood.
The house has 2"x 4â€ť Douglas fir ceilings and overhangs, giving shade. The roof is metal and fireplaces are handbuilt from stacked schist. The house is flooded with warm light through large windows, directed toward the spectacular panoramic view. The bathrooms have much of their original tile and the kitchen has a mix of original turquoise and new stainless appliances, all of which work well.
Over the past 40 years, the home had some of its mid century elements and charm covered up, most of which we were able to bring back with a sensitive remodel.
The home has an entryway which is connected to the kitchen, large living room and bedroom wing . The open dining room is next to the living room, on the backside of the fireplace. The dining room has a large skylight. Down a few stairs from the dining room, there is a sunken media room which has a large George Nelson walnut desk with computer. The other end of the media room has a plasma TV with surround stereo system and ipod dock. We have an interesting DVD library. Aside from the DVD's, we have Hulu Plus and Netflix but no cable TV channels.The house has wireless internet.
Down the hall from the entryway are two bedrooms. The master has en suite bathroom and a large stone fireplace and the other bedroom has access to a full bathroom, across the hall. This bathroom has European style washer and dryer. The master has a walk in closet and sliding door access to a massive wrap around slate covered patio. Connected to the house, but with a separate entry, is a large brick floored studio which connects to a workshop room and is surrounded by a separate large patio. The studio has large sliding doors and can be used as an additional bedroom (there are two queen inflatable beds in the studio).
The house has two zoned air conditioning and heating units and is very comfortable year round. The furnishings are mostly vintage mid-century with George Nelson desk and sectional couch, Womb chair, Aeron desk chair, Dux armchairs, Bertoia bench, Erik Buck teak bar stools and dining room set. The headboard in the master suite is a Milo Baughman design, and there are original Saul Bass movie posters in the media room.
We live most of the year in San Diego, so this is our Red Rock getaway for hiking, unwinding, and photography. Because it is just an occasional house, it is not cluttered with personal belongings and will feel like your own home.
We prefer exchangers with no young children. No smoking, inside or out. No pets please.
There is a guest house on the property which is rented to a wonderful and private person.
We are at the end of a road bordering the national Forest. There are terrific hiking trails accessible directly from our home. A trail from the house goes to a giant sinkhole and the Seven Sacred Pools, both in the Coconino National Forest.
Other hiking destinations are but a short drive from the house. This includes Slide Rock Park, and Red Rock Crossing, where famous Cathedral Rock can be photographed.
Being a four season tourist destination, there are excellent restaurants, ranging from formal to very informal. There are numerous spas, gyms, yoga, tennis facilities and golfing. Mountain bikes can be rented or one can enjoy a back country jeep tour. There is an excellent multiplex movie theatre in town which hosts the Sedona Film Festival each winter (http://www.sedonafilmfestival.com/).
Outside of Sedona: On the drive up from Phoenix, you can visit Arcosanti, Paolo Solariâ€™s social experiment (http://www.arcosanti.org). We frequently visit Jerome, an old mining town / ghost town (http://www.jeromechamber.com) and dine at a favorite restaurant, the Asylum (http://www.theasylum.biz). Historic Prescott (http://www.cityofprescott.net/visitors)is about 1 hour a way. There are interesting nearby Indian ruins, such as Montezuma Castle, built into a limestone cliff (http://www.nps.gov/moca/).
Flagstaff, in the other direction, is a wonderful college town with higher altitude alpine hiking or skiing in the winter (http://www.flagstaff.az.gov). Flagstaff also has another favorite restarant, Brix (http://www.brixflagstaff.com). Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is just a short trip from Flagstaff (http://www.nps.gov/sucr) .
A few hours from Sedona, and easy to get to, is the south rim of the Grand Canyon (http://www.nps.gov/archive/grca/grandcanyon). Spectacular Havasupai (http://www.havasupaitribe.com) is an offshoot of the Grand Canyon.
Other websites which may help in planning a trip: http://www.sedonachamber.com/
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Not having kids, we are pretty open and don't have to travel during school breaks, etc. We do need a lot of advance notice to travel ourselves-preferably 6-12 months.Open to any dates
We enjoy hiking, biking, diving, and city/cultural explorations. Destinations of artistic and architectural interest and/or of particular scenic beauty or with interesting wildlife are particularly sought.
We (Steve and Marie) are both radiologists who live and work in North County San Diego. We are both architecture and design enthusiasts, avid divers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, and photographers. Marie is a medical textbook author and Steve is a weekend welder/artist. We have no kids or pets. We spend much of our off time traveling the world, and have enjoyed safaris, exploring Antarctica, diving with hammerhead sharks in Galapagos and flamboyant cuttlefish in Indonesia, and taking bike trips in Europe. As we "mature", we have been enjoying city travel, taking in museums, shows and dining. We particularly like New York City and Paris, but are interested in expanding our world view through home swaps. We are quiet and very neat and generally leave a place better than we found it. Generally, we would be traveling by ourselves, but might on occasion travel with another couple.
Your can learn more about us from our website: aperturephotoarts.com
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