05 01 One-of-a-Kind Mid Century Modern Home Hits the Market in Carefree, AZ POSTED BY katherine mcbride COMMENTS This newly listed desert home is a stunning example of modern architecture in the Southwest, and is in pristine condition. John H. Howe, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentices, is responsible for designing all of the furniture, shelf lighting, and stained glass art pieces in this beautifully crafted home. The home still has many of the original furnishings displayed throughout the home, in addition to furniture and lighting he designed for both Frank Lloyd Wright, and John H Howe’s homes. 36401 N SIX GUN PL Carefree, AZ 8537 Built: 1965 Architect: John H. Howe Square Feet: 3,782 Price: $829,000 From Jackie McDermott: It is the early 1960’s and Carefree is a vision of the future that knows no bounds. This original residence provides a unique blending of organic architecture and desert landscape. Fast forward two decades and the new owner, himself a notable master craftsman in wood, enlists Taliesin legend John Howe to take it to the next level. This is the result. The home is perfectly integrated into the boulder-strewn lot, a masterpiece of mid-century modern architecture influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Howe’s dramatically lit interior fully realizes the property’s unique potential without disturbing the original open plan. Along with panoramic views of Black Mountain and surroundings, features include two master suites with shared patio, and self-contained 712 square foot guest house. Truly one-of-a-kind . . . then and now. Natural boulders in the dining and living rooms truly do “bring the outdoors in”. Home is block construction, with interior block walls exposed. Dining room looks out to Black Mountain. Note the ceiling soffits with geometric design, a hallmark of Howe, built by owner. Original design can be traced back to the early days of Taliesen West. (Jackie McDermott) If the living room feels as though it’s built into the natural desert, that’s because it actually is! Custom seating is built by owner, William R Krebes, master woodworker. Furniture, soffits and lighting designed by John H Howe, original apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. Orientation is north and east. (Jackie McDermott) Sleeping quarters can be sectioned off from living room with movable room divider. Note private, natural desert views, lowered overhead soffit lighting, and wide patio doors. (Jackie McDermott) Related PostsDivine Mid Century Modern ChurchesEdris House: A Desert Modern Masterpiece in Palm SpringsModern Phoenix Week/DOCOMOMO National Symposium March 24-April 2, 2017Thanking William Krisel, one of the founders of ModernityGeorge Nakashima: Master of Organic Modernism This entry was posted in Architects and Designers, Modern and Mid-Century Modern Roundup and tagged desertmodern, franklloydwright, johnhhowe, southwestmodern, taliesen. Bookmark the permalink.