Harshaw Creek is studded with oak trees and surrounded by soft hills. A gently sloping site alongside a small stream was picked near the town of Patagonia by the owner/artist.
The architecture is an old world, Spanish hacienda tradition befitting the region. The design features locally collected building materials and stored nearby. These include antiques doors, colonnades, chandeliers, vents, and old heavy lumber. The interior walls were finished with pigmented Italian plaster. The floors are colored concrete. The windows are double-glazed steel casements from Crittal Window Company, UK. The structural system is highly insulating 12” rastra block with a double roof. The lower level was designed to be non-load bearing, allowing old weathered ceiling beams and rafters to be left exposed and used as ceiling décor, while creating an insulating attic space.