A Sedona Lot Becomes A Sanctuary On The Rocks


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For a Sedona vacation house, interior designer Divya Debra Barter used a subtle earthy palette in keeping with the architecture by Eric Brandt. In the living room, a custom sofa upholstered with Jim Thompson fabric is arranged around a Mimi London walnut-and-acrylic coffee table from John Brooks Incorporated. The rug is from Azadi Fine Rugs.

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The open-plan living space and dining area connect to the terrace and the Sedona landscape beyond via a massive glass door by Sedona WIndow & Door. For the living room's fireplace surround, builder Rick Morris stacked moss rock that was harvested north of Sedona. Home automation is by Technically Integrated.

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A Randolph & Hein table from McNamara & Hirschman anchors the dining area. Pulled up to it are A. Rudin chairs from Dean-Warren that Barter covered in two upholstery fabrics from John Brooks Incorporated: a Clarence House linen and a Holly Hunt leather. The light fixture is from Hammerton in Salt Lake City.

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Inspired by the hue of Sedona's red rock buttes, Barter selected cherry cabinetry for the kitchen. Dark granite countertops from Cactus Stone and Tile contrast with travertine floors from Verde Valley Tile. The leather-and-metal bar chairs that pull up to the island are from Design Within Reach, and all appliances were purchased at Monark Premium Appliance.

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Sand-colored travertine from Cactus Stone and Tile surrounds the bathtub and frames the window in the master bathroom. An abstract painting by Kathryn Stedham from Ellsworth Gallery in Santa Fe adds a vibrant palette to the space. The fixtures are by Brizo.

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Bleached-walnut planks define the sleeping area and function as a massive headboard in the master bedroom. S.R. Drost Custom Furniture constructed the custom bed, nightstand and bench, which is covered with Holly Hunt Great Plains fabric from John Brooks Incorporated.

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On the terrace, chairs by Sunset West with cushion fabric by Nomi offer a place to view Sedona's dynamic landscape. The copper fire pit is from California-based Grand Effects.

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Brandt tied the house to the land by using reddish and taupe-colored sandstone that echoes the area's red rocks. He also designed the landscaping, which was installed by Designs of the Times Landscaping.

Dallas couple Sherry and Randall Reed wanted a place to truly unwind — and after securing their ideal lot in Sedona, Arizona, they worked with a talented team to build the vacation retreat of their dreams.

The modernist structure — clad with light brown and reddish sandstone and khaki-colored stucco — looks as if it were crafted from the iconic rock formations that surround it. “This house is organic,” designer Divya Debra Barter says. “It has a seamless connection to its site.”

Like the home’s architect, Eric Brandt — who worked to blend the abode’s exterior with the rich landscape — Barter opted for finishes inspired by the desert. The interior boasts a gold, red, brown, beige and ivory color palette, with cherry cabinetry and granite in the kitchen, and silvery grays and travertine in the master bathroom.

Perhaps most importantly, the all the spaces are functional.

“Sherry and Randall wanted their children to feel very comfortable here,” she says. “So, I used natural fabrics like linen, cotton and silk. They’re very soft to the touch.”

The home may be outfitted with modern technology, such as smart home keypads and LED lighting controlled through a smartphone, but with a roof deck, fire pits and outdoor movie theater, the Sedona escape ultimately beckons its residents to take notice of the serene setting. Explore the abode for yourself.