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Our Outdoor Lighting and Cooling options provide brilliant all-weather light around walkways, pathways, and backyard patios.

Indoor Storage & Organization

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Stay organized with our durable yet elegant Indoor Storage & Organization—use for indoor or outdoor maintenance, or to keep treasured items safe.

Electronics & Leisure

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Discover unique Electronics & Leisure at Frontgate, such as telescopes and cameras, audio accessories, digital archiving electronics, and bath necessities.

Outdoor Furniture

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Visitors to this desert estate can watch outdoor TV while relaxing on teak chairs or these ultra-strong yet supremely comfortable Bain de Soleil chaise lounges. See more inviting Outdoor Furniture, such as seating and dining sets, cushions, and pillows.


In Secord's home office, cherry wood built-ins abound: a sweeping, semi-circular desk, cabinets, combination bookshelves/TV unit, and a luxury Mulholland Brothers® leather chair creates a perfect spot for leisurely reading. The master bath's custom drawers and cabinets are crafted of cherry wood cut at an angle to achieve an exotic look. Light in the master bath flows in through large windows and from a unique five-arm contemporary chandelier hanging from a recessed ceiling niche that highlights it to perfection.

Office

The home office features cherry wood all around, including a sweeping, semi-circular desk, cabinets, and a combination bookshelves/TV unit. Outfit your own home workspace with Frontgate’s high-class Office Furnishings.

Guided by interior designer Donna Rice, Secord's furnishings pay homage to comfortable Southwest living. Furnishings were carefully selected by Rice with input from her client, and then judiciously positioned. Roomy leather chairs and ottomans placed in the Grand Room and office exude comfort and luxurious style. "In the foyer and master bath, interesting Burma bull area rugs bring out the natural texture of the travertine floors," says Secord.

He personally selected several bronze—a bucking bronco, cowboys on horseback (a reproduction of the famous Coming thru the Rye sculpture by Remington), and more. Tasteful Western-themed works of art as well as authentic Navajo woven rugs hang on the walls, with minimalist effect. "Nothing is clustered or cluttered. Everything flows from one room to the other, from inside to outside," Secord says.



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This being sunny Tucson, where it rains just 12" annually and the temperature most months hovers between 65 and 90 degrees, outdoor living space is never an afterthought. Secord's home is not only serene and spacious, but also highly functional. Step outside, and a linear deck made of salt-finished concrete winds along the home's southern exposure. Massive native stone pillars that support the rooftop overhead add a wow factor. The meandering deck space encompasses a covered lounging area that opens up to a contemporary style, understated spa, and infinity-edge pool that glistens in the sun. Designed by Tucson's Patio Pools & Spa, the pool area is shaped with interesting angles and one simple water feature: a waterfall that gently splashes from the upper spa level into the pool.

Kitchen

The grill/dining area is shaded from the intense Arizona sun and is just steps from this grand, fully equipped kitchen indoors. Prepare for guests with our Kitchen and Entertaining necessities, which include appliances, serving accessories and kitchen storage.
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Outdoor dining is a must for Secord. "I'm a grill master," he says, and he enjoys entertaining friends while steaks sizzle on his Viking grill. The grill/dining area is shaded from the intense Arizona sun and is just steps from the kitchen indoors. Visitors can watch outdoor TV while relaxing in the sitting area on teak chairs with ottomans for supreme comfort. During football season, a cozy built-in outdoor fireplace warms up the area as he and his friends take in Minnesota Vikings action on TV.

A native of Minnesota, Secord moved to Tucson to follow his passion for golf and to live close to the renowned Arizona National Golf Course, his favorite course of hundreds in the state. He chose to build in Sabino Springs for the proximity to the course, for the desert beauty, and the commanding views that are guaranteed to be there in the coming years. "My southern view overlooks a golf course fairway, and the northern view from the front faces the mountains, areas that will never be encroached upon," he says. Neighbors to the east and west are near enough to be neighborly, far enough away for Secord to maintain privacy.

As a jogger and golfer, Secord revels in his natural surroundings. To enjoy it even more, he recently purchased an APO Refractor Telescope from Frontgate, and now uses the high-performance spotting scope during his spare time. “I watch the fascinating wildlife that roams everywhere up and down the mountains," he says.

During travel time on airplanes, he often browses through the Skymall catalog to find practical Frontgate items for around his house. A favorite is Frontgate's leather-strapped mahogany luggage rack he purchased years ago. "I keep it handy in my bedroom for easy packing because I travel all the time," he says. He also counts on his sturdy Frontgate step ladder for chores all around the home and pool. At night, Secord's deck glows with candlelight from the new Frontgate wrought iron candle lanterns. “They are just the right size and style to complement all the natural stonework on my deck," he says.

Although he's on the road quite a bit for business, Secord considers his Tucson haven to be a comfortable lifestyle to return to after business trips. “It feels like I'm coming back to my own private retreat," he says. Thanks to developers and homeowners like Secord who strive to preserve the natural beauty around them, this beautiful home doesn't spoil the serenity of the Tucson desert—it's an inviting oasis that welcomes friends and family to this arid and picturesque land.

 







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