This Arizona home was designed for casual family lifestyle living, and is a great example of what is possible in using finishes that are unpretentious, as well as being rich and timeless. This family home set in a Sonoran desert context has a sense of place to it, and still hearkens to traditional rural Italian styling, in a finishes palette that is organic and soothing. Millwork styling, furniture selections, and house finishes generally, all conspire to communicate a sense of richness and informality. The house was designed to be a family gathering place, to live easily, and to be more than anything, a comfortable place to live an Arizona lifestyle. The team of owner, architect, designer and builder—all shared a common vision of building a house of timeless styling and quality material and construction. The completed project accomplished those goals, and the home lives as well as it looks.