Santa Fe, Sedona, or
Sonora? It isn't any of these. It is in the heart of the Superstitions.
The Superstitions are located 35 miles South East of Phoenix, AZ and
are truly one of the best hidden secrets of the south west. Geronimo
and the Apaches lived in these mountains along with many a gold digger
in hopes of finding the lost Dutchman's gold.
Western films were
made in abundance and today, many ruins and artifacts are visible. The
home comes with a bee hive (kiva) fireplace, wall mounted of plaster
chieftains, hammered copper cornice boxes and hand carved wood posts
through out the kitchen, dining and living room. Rooster run, along
the cabinet top and horses with Indians riding around the soffit, create
images of the western front. The fabric mounted on the soffit is a Warwick
fabric from England. It has been carefully cut, pasted and beaded with
a half round for the finishing touches.
The bee hive fireplace
arch has an inset tumbled marble and a bronze tiled hearth. The surround
comprises of copper, pewter and brass that are individually etched pieces
to create the hypnotic effect when the fire is lit. In the film below,
is a skylight with a sun burst. The swimming pool tile was incorporated
here to give this a cooling effect for those 110 degree temperatures
familiar to Arizona summers.
|click images in the film strip to see a close-up of that image