A Sampling of Our Work

We invite you to check out a sampling of our projects. We are passionate about meeting the needs and expectations of our customers and design and build to accommodate any style.

The Bristow Residence | The Gray Residence | The Horn Guest House
The Barrio Historico Project | The Mt. Lemmon Cabin | Building With RASTRA®


Bristow Residence

The Bristow Residence
The Bristow Residence
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This is a custom home built from the ground up, featuring RASTRA construction. The home's design was inspired by the classic Spanish missions that dot the Southwestern United States.

From the mesquite doorway to the tongue-in-groove ceilings with peeled pine vigas, this home underscores some of the work of which we are most proud. The floors are diamond cut polished concrete and run through the home, bringing together elements such as the kitchen's custom mahogany cabinets and the juniper beam structural support that runs through the poured concrete counter tops to the floor.

The windows are framed with lentils made of Douglas fir and look out to the beautiful high desert surroundings. Exterior touches like the garage's stained metal doors and 12" copper scuppers, the dormer that holds a mission bell, and the masonry veranda made from materials left over from the home's construction showcase the attention to detail we provide.


Gray Residence

The Gray Home
The Gray Residence
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This is a classic custom Tucson home, built from the ground up by Longview Co.

"Funky, fun, and functional" describe The Gray Residence. RASTRA construction provides an environmentally friendly solution to building in the desert, offering protection from what is usually considered an inevitable termite infestation while also providing unsurpassed insulation that keeps the home cool in the summers and warm in the winters. A red metal roof adds a racy splash of color as well as protects against the summer monsoons.

The interior features a kitchen with built-in cedar and redwood cabinets made in the Longview Co shop that contrast beautifully with poured concrete counter tops. A back splash of Italian tile create a beautiful and eclectic environment in which to cook and entertain.

The home is warm and inviting. An exterior foyer of Mexican tile leads to an alder wood front door. Stepping in, visitors will enjoy color-entrained diamond-cut polished concrete floors typical of our custom concrete work.

Dedication to our customers' varying styles is evident. Tuscan-style tile offsets wrought iron fixtures and a redwood Jacuzzi tub with a view in the master bath. Even an antique vanity is transformed into a sink. The great room's solid masonry fireplace is framed by a hewed juniper mantle and sandstone-bottomed hearth. This competes visually with the custom windows that draw the eyes to the home's beautiful desert surroundings.


Horn Guest House

The Horn Guest House
The Horn Guest House
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The Horn Guest House is of an ultra-modern design built from the ground up of RASTRA and masonry.

This midtown house sits behind an existing 1950s era home and juxtaposes the old with the new. The house features loft-style living with a full-sized apartment sitting above a large street accessible garage.

The exterior features wraparound porches for sunrise, sunset, and city views. The metalwork showcases rolling shutters, distressed metal railings and gates, a red-iron chiminea, and an exterior ladder all made in-house in the Longview Co shop.

Interior shots are not posted at the request of the owner; however, inside is modern city living at its best: concrete floors, ultra energy efficient construction, custom build-outs, and a fireplace are just some of the characteristics of this house.


Barrio Historico Project

The Barrio Historico Project
The Barrio Historico Project
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Beautiful Barrio Historico is the heart of downtown Tucson. Longview Co was called upon to update a classic turn of the century adobe home with a freestanding RASTRA garage.

We worked with the Historical Society to come up with a design that would be true to the spirit and uniqueness of this colorful neighborhood. We designed carriage doors of composite materials, combining modern functionality with an antique look. The interior door was salvaged from another barrio property and adds another classic touch to this old neighborhood.

The garage's exterior is raised from street level. A poured concrete driveway is framed by a corrugated metal panel fence and a stained, scrap metal star gate made in the Longview Co. Antiqued copper scuppers and a masonry trim accent the structure and help it blend into its unique surroundings.


Mt. Lemmon Cabin

Mt. Lemmon Cabin
Mt. Lemmon Cabin
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In June and July of 2003, a forest fire swept through the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, devastating the village of Summerhaven atop Mt. Lemmon.

Longview Co was proud to be a part of the rebuilding of this community, constructing this multi-level hillside cabin from the ground up. The cabin was built with durability and protection in mind: a metal roof and a 4-hour fire rating protection offered by RASTRA as well as adherence to upgraded fire codes offer peace of mind.

Moreover, the cabin was built considering the extreme variances in yearly temperature — up to 100° change between summer and winter! — atop Mt. Lemmon. The high thermal performance of our building materials combined with our years of experience and knowledge of the unique challenges of building in the desert southwest show in this mountaintop getaway.


Building With RASTRA

RASTRA Block
Building With RASTRA
The Croft Residence
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Longview Co recognizes the challenges of building to last in the Desert Southwest. While the traditional wood frame and stucco construction method provides adequate structural framework, we use and endorse RASTRA as our building material of choice. RASTRA is a "green" concrete form system, 85% of which is composed of recycled post-consumer polystyrene waste that otherwise would have very likely ended up in landfills never to disintegrate.

That RASTRA is an environmentally responsible material for constructing is just one of its many benefits:

  • RASTRA's thermal insulating properties are ideal for the extreme desert climate. It keeps structures cool in the summer and warm in the winter and will dramatically lessen the cost of heating and cooling.
  • The lack of a cold winters unfortunately makes Southern Arizona a haven for termite infestation. RASTRA is immune to insect, rodent, and other pest problems.
  • The soundness of this steel-reinforced poured concrete structure make it impervious to the high winds associated with our dramatic summer monsoons
  • The ease of cutting and shaping RASTRA make it less costly to include arches and other visually appealing architectural elements that would otherwise be cost restrictive.
  • RASTRA is made locally, important to contributing to an overall lower carbon footprint and to keeping the local community's economic healthy.