WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
We (Raymond, Ashley and little Colette) live north of Tucson, Arizona where we are building a custom home, guesthouse, and two workshops ourselves and living off 100% rain harvested water. Our land will eventually consist of a large chicken coup and gardens fed by grey water. We believe in sustainability and mindful desert living. Our passion for creating our own home and structures feeds our passion to design and build for our clients. OF HOUSE is a business inspired by our own way of living.
Ashley founded OF HOUSE in 2020, following her passion for woodworking, furniture restoration, and design. Her aesthetic combines reclaimed lumber into new and modern pieces. She is a self-taught artist in the areas of carpentry, welding, and graphic design.
For 20 years, Ashley was a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer and co-founded the celebrated Tucson dance company Artifact Dance Project, 2009-2019. She earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Arizona School of Dance. In 2012, she received the prestigious Buffalo Exchange Arts Award given to emerging artists in the Tucson Community.
She held a position as graphic artist for the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and lead the complete rebranding of the college in 2015. She designed exhibition books for art collector, Douglas Nielsen and the Tucson Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography.
Her diverse skill sets give OF HOUSE a unique range of services for clients. Photo by Taylor Noel Photography
Raymond is a master carpenter who believes in craftsmanship. He is known as one of the world's foremost luthiers and apprenticed under Ervin Somogyi - a man who helped revolutionize the steel stringed guitar industry into a high-end instrumental mecca. Raymond's instruments are works of art through his impeccable ability to produce sound and his signature minimalist aesthetic. He established his career in Eugene, Oregon, where he created state-of-art woodworking shops that attracted tourists and locals to witness his unique talent for restoring antique machinery from the 1920's - 1950's. His workshops includes rare and collectible tools that are fully operational. www.krautguitars.com
After 20 years of luthiery, Raymond has joined OF HOUSE to push the boundaries of design and building and bring high-end craftsmanship to peoples' spaces. His clean and meticulous approach to carpentry oversees the general work for OF HOUSE.
In addition to OF HOUSE, Raymond co-founded the woodworking company, MILLER KRAUT with Adam Miller (a native Tucsonan and metal worker), which specializes in butcher block countertops, tables and more. Photo by Taylor Noel Photography