Rooms with a View

Episode DRH-1201

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Anita and Brad Feder and their two children have outgrown their house in Tucson, Ariz. They find a great site for their new home and purchase two lots. Kevin Howard, a well-known architect in Tucson, signs on to design the Feder’s personalized resort. The final design works around a giant S-curve and features 23 rooms including a home theatre complete with a concession stand and a multi-tiered fountain in the entranceway. Brad reveals there’s a firm budget for the home and refers to it as the prime directive.

Gene Goldstein is hired to build the Feder's house and that of Brad’s business partner down the street. The partners decide to try and bundle some construction costs. Meanwhile, the county wants the Feders to move their house. Cost bundling goes awry as Brad begins site work before getting final cost figures. The architect is shocked but Brad is excited by the progress.

Resources

    • building architect—Kevin B. Howard Architects
      4547 E. Fort Lowell , Suite 421
      Tucson, AZ 85712
      Phone: 520-322-6800
      Website: www.kbharchitect.com
    • construction management—Gene Goldstein Construction Management, Inc.
      Gene Goldstein
      5615 East River Road, Suite 101
      Tucson, AZ 85750
      Phone: 520-529-6060
      E-mail: idra4u@aol.com
    • designer—Lori Carroll & Associates, LLC
      Lori Carroll, ASID, IIDA
      1200 N. El Dorado Place, Suite B-200
      Tucson, AZ 85715
      Phone: 520-886-3443
      Website: www.loricarroll.com
    • landscape architecture—Western Land Concepts
      Paul Serra, ASLA
      PO Box 16174
      Tucson, AZ 85732
      Phone: 520-748-2262