Sited below dense cottonwoods and above an intermittent stream near Prescott, Arizona, this home is both elevated out of a flood zone and integrated into its surroundings.
To accommodate the required finish-floor elevation, as dictated by FEMA, a drilled pier foundation was utilized. From there, tube steel columns were welded to the embed plates and the floor I-beams were attached at the required point. Elevating the home versus creating a level pad through excavation and retention, minimized disturbance to the topography and left nearby vegetation intact.
The floor-plan centers on an open, common area for living and cooking with a large cantilevered deck to extend the functional space as the interior is only 800 square-feet.