The Art of Spec Building – Part 4

The Art of Spec Building – Part 4

So I think it’s about time we wrap up this spec building dialogue with the 4th and final installment. Why? Because we’ve completed construction! And it feels pretty good.

To back track and recap the past year and a half… Painstakingly planned all the pre-construction points. Worked with architect Integrated Design to pull together the perfect floorplan and elevations. Turned our lead designer Stephanie loose to create the perfect interior design plan. Handed City of Scottsdale approved building plans over to our construction team to carefully and methodically craft 4,028 square feet of cottage style home. Finally, engage Refined Gardens to finish it off with a fantastic landscape plan.

We’re very proud of the finished product. A careful balance of English cottage style elements mixed with light and bright Arcadia character. It’s a home fully in context with the neighborhood yet unique and memorable enough to stand alone and hold its own. We’re currently on the market available for purchase at $2,399,500. MLS 5910790 for those curious to see more.

But enough about that… how about some photos of the finished home?

Boom! We call this the hero image. Photo by Roehner+Ryan.
The custom arched oak front door is a statement piece. The diamond mullion pattern ties in the consistent diamond shape theme we wove throughout this home. Photo by Roehner+Ryan.
Darker moodier tones for this kitchen. Photo by Roehner+Ryan.
One of my favorite shots of the kitchen… Photo by Roehner+Ryan.
Probably one of my favorite rooms. Light and bright. Perfect window placement to capture Camelback Mtn. and the surrounding neighborhood. Photo by Roehner+Ryan.
This was a fun project to coordinate. It’s an antique card catalogue from Antiquities Warehouse turned powder bath vanity. Photo by Roehner+Ryan.

For the rest of the final photos head on over our Gallery page. You’ll see our cottage style home pop up first. Enjoy!

Until next time,



About the Author

Me? Well, I’m Austin King and I’m your captain. I co-founded Rafterhouse in late 2012 and it’s been a wild ride ever since. I cherish what I do and feel blessed to get to wake up every day and do what I love. I live in the Arcadia area with my beautiful wife, Suzanne, and three sweet kids – Lily, Oliver, and Hazel. If you see me around, say hi.