This mid-century brick ranch home is located on a quiet circle in the charming North Encanto Historic District. It offers a spacious layout with a large family room and formal dining room – fantastic for relaxing and entertaining. It has been lovingly cared for and tastefully upgraded. There are quality wood floors, a refined color palette, and original arched entryways, all which convey authenticity and create a feeling of “home”. The front yard features an inviting covered porch and the welcoming backyard is a great place to lounge or play. There is a large lawn, surrounding greenery, and an orange tree. The property is tucked away on a tranquil circle street, which is a unique departure from the typical grid layouts of Phoenix and a hallmark of the FHA’s original design principles published in 1938. This historic district gem is in an ideal location, just up the street from Encanto Park and Golf Course, and minutes from downtown.
1924 Country Farmhouse — North Central Phoenix
July 29th, 2016
Chic vintage design, historic compound setting and booming location make this 1920‘s home irreplaceable! This charming 1924 country farmhouse home is tucked away in North Central Phoenix’s vibrant “Uptown” neighborhood. Sitting on close to an acre lot, the abode was thoughtfully restored and upgraded throughout by designer Michele Lundstedt in 2009. The main house features a dramatic great room with beautiful wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, a stunning eat-in kitchen with euro-style, pro-grade appliances, generous bedrooms, media room and study/office wing. You’ll fall in love with the grounds offering its many entertaining areas; from the vine-covered courtyards with integrated indoor/outdoor sound system, separate carriage guest/pool house and game room and large grassy play places and bonus building! You can walk or bike to the adjacent bridle path, great new restaurants, and Phoenix Farmers Market. This is grand elegance not often found in Phoenix.
OAK at twenty-nine
June 28th, 2016
NEW. MODERN. AFFORDABLE! High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect designed home and built by RD Design Team INC! “OAK” at twenty-six is a new home with the most modern design. From finished concrete floors to the euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home feel timeless! Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. A sheltered and private entry leads to open interiors of this modern home that offers great-room living, huge kitchen and comfortable lifestyle all accented with a great view to the side patio. Both exterior and interior of this modern house design offers quality materials; natural concrete, Quartz composite counters, LED lighting and 2×6 wood construction. The first in a series of this architect’s ‘ARBOL inspired designs, “OAK” has Three bedrooms, den/office, two bathrooms and two car garage, plus a super arcadia-feel location, all close to the mid-town corridor and an distance from Airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Mall and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the 3 year Envision Security System service.
See RD Design’s other design, ACACIA, currently available at: 2309 N 29th STREET, PHOENIX, AZ, 85008!
ACACIA at twenty-nine
NEW. MODERN. AFFORDABLE! High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect-designed home and built by RD Design Team INC! “ACACIA” at twenty-nine is a new home with the most modern design. From finished concrete floors to the euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home feel timeless! Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. A sheltered and private entry leads to open interiors of this modern home that offers great-room living, huge kitchen and comfortable lifestyle all accented with a great view to the side patio. Both exterior and interior of this modern house design offers quality materials; natural concrete, Quartz composite counters, LED lighting and 2×6 wood construction. The first in a series of this architect’s ‘ARBOL inspired designs, “ACACIA” has three bedrooms, den/office, two bathrooms and two car garage, plus a super Arcadia-feel location, all close to the mid-town corridor and an distance from Airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Mall and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the 3-year Envision Security System service.
See RD Design’s other design, OAK, currently available at: 2317 N 29th STREET, PHOENIX, AZ, 85008!
Mid-Century Modern Gem — Charles Schreiber Designed
June 21st, 2016
Okay Atomic Ranch Fans… get your checkbook out!!! This updated Mid-Century Modern Gem features the highly sought after plan built by 1960‘s Valley home builder Allied and designed by Architect Charles Schreiber. The distinctive asymmetrical low angle roofline and full height windows will instantly draw your attention from the street; the very definition of this signature style.
Fully remodeled in 2006, the interiors have diamond-ground concrete floors throughout with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams greet you as you enter. The sand-blasted fireplace with “fire & ice” feature warms the living room. Fully upgraded Kitchen features a DCS 5 Burner cooktop/oven, stainless steel sink, quartz composite countertops and custom cabinets. The master suite includes walk-in closet and shower with glass mosaic tile, designer toilet and sinks and euro faucets.
What’s more? The 2006 renovation included upgraded 200 amp electrical panel, additional wiring, dual pane low-e windows, Trane 19 SEER A/C unit, roof, heated pool, and landscaping. Recent improvements include expanded kitchen and cabinets, mature shade trees, water softener and designer finishes. With all the hard work done to the home you’ll get a classic 60’s Modern with upgrades that you expect in today’s contemporary new-build construction. Hurry this one won’t last!
About the design and history: Allied Construction built thousands of quality, Post-War homes in the Phoenix Metro area throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Architect Charles Schreiber designed this trademark mid-century modern elevation for Allied, which was featured in several Allied communities. There are only approximately 50 of the mid-century modern elevation homes in the top Allied communities, making it something of a rarity. Trademark features of this design are the low-sloped roof, front wall of windows, exposed beams, tapered front patio posts and the telltale detail; fenestrated blockwork found at the entry.
Scottsdale Greenbelt Modern!
April 25th, 2016
The rarest of finds! Have you been searching for a bright and modern home, something that’s been recently updated with care and quality; a generous yard, a sparkling pool and oh yeah… a Camelback Mountain view location with a park nearby, something that you can ride a bike easily to a variety of downtown Scottsdale events and eateries? But of course you want it affordable.. Well! STOP THE CAR! We have the home for you!
This well built home in Scottsdale has it all and then some! You won’t believe what’s here: recent updates that include newer roof and a/c, a beautifully updated modern kitchen, covered patios and design details that you won’t find in this price range! The oversized lot offers a beautiful pool and even better, the home backs to the Scottsdale Greenbelt with ball fields, trails and the dog park a walk out your back gate! The overall vibe is superb delivering a comfortable, light-filled home that strikes a perfect balance between Loft Living and Industrial Chic.
The Owners are moving for a job opportunity otherwise you’d never see this one for sale. And believe us, the price is astounding! Why fix up? Call us right away on this very special home!
Remodeled Town & Country Haver Gem!
April 16th, 2016
Classic Haver! 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in the popular Town & County Manor neighborhood. This is a quintessential example of the work celebrated by Mid Century Modern architect Ralph Haver, whose low-sloping roofs and clean lines became an iconic part of the southwestern streetscape. The house sits in a quiet development, along with the other homes of similar design. Relax in the large resort-like backyard with delightful flowerbeds, gazebo, concrete patio and the original Haver breezeway with Haver-inspired gates. So often we see these homes expanded so much that they lose all sense of their Architectural roots, or they consume the large yards found in Town & County… but not here! The interiors were updated in the recent past but the home retains the flavor and clean lines of the original design, complete with polished concrete floors. This one’s a gem! Hurry to grab it before it’s gone.
This home IS the perfect balance of MCM and Modern, a signature piece of affordable Architecture to call home!
1927 Historic – Roosevelt District
March 19th, 2016
The 1927 Lamar Building was one of the first apartment buildings in Phoenix that was home to the prominent and aristocratic in the 1920-40s. This two-story, natural colored wire-cut brick building shows the reaching influence of the Prairie School style of design. The building was named for one of its early Hollywood owners, Hedi Lamar. Originally located at 35 W. Portland Street it was painstakingly relocated to the present location on Latham Street in 1998. Desert Viking Companies, noted for their historic renovations, designed the transformation from four-plex to duplex in 2004. This home enjoys a comfortable and modern 2,212 sq.ft. open floor plan with two bedrooms plus office, 2.5 baths and a 2.5 car garage. Relax in the sitting room off the kitchen while dinner is cooking. Storage and closet space are abundant with 2 large walk-in closets, under stair storage and ample extra room for everyday necessities in the garage.
You’ll find a generous side yard garden, complete with heated pool and spa, built in BBQ, and mature shade trees. Inside are generous baths and storage, and the split plan includes a spacious master suite, with two separate walk-in closets. The kitchen offers the modern chef all the goodies, and the island bar makes serving and entertaining a breeze.
The home speaks of quality and integrity, with original detailing well intact, but completely updated for easy living. Most of the original sash windows were happily retained and restored for the home, which also offers the original balcony and entry porch. This extraordinary home is located in an awesome neighborhood, which includes Phx’s original LDS church (now Great AZ Puppet Theater), Japanese Friendship Garden, Margaret T. Hance and Portland Parks – just across the street! This unique offering is an opportunity to join in on the downtown explosion with the convenience of lock and leave living all wrapped up in historic elegance.
Orange Blossom Special! Mid-Century Scottsdale
This Haver designed mid-century modern home has been updated to offer loft-like interiors, all in one of the most convenient locations in the Valley! Just an easy walk to all Scottsdale has to offer, this hip neighborhood abuts the Town of Paradise Valley and offers a prestige address and location! location! location! Great views of Camelback Mountain, and sought after Scottsdale schools too!
This 2 Bedroom, 2 bath plan has an exposed beamed ceiling, separate shop/storage and two car garage. The euro-style kitchens opens to the great room. The master suite has been opened to create a loft experience, while the 2nd bedroom woks like a separate suite. Originally a citrus grove, there’s an arcadia-like vibe to this cool neighborhood that’s filled with Mid-Century Modern and more.
Priced for immediate sale, this home requires an “as-is” addendum. NEW TO MARKET!
Haver Style — Arcadia Home
March 11th, 2016
Renovated by an Architectural Designer, this home used outstanding materials, combining modern elements and clean lines, creating the best in timeless elegance and detail! Situated in a great neighborhood you can walk to all your favorite spots such as La Grande Orange, Postino, North Italia, take the kids and the dog to the park down the street and jog along the Arizona Canal. Live in a highly desirable Scottsdale school district with Hopi Elementary and Arcadia High! You’ll have lots of fun in this resort style backyard complete with a stunning pool and bar area or relax and enjoy the views of Camelback Mountain! Live the life of modern luxury at a very affordable price.
Pueblo Inspired Arizona Living! + Guest House and Shop
February 26th, 2016
This Pueblo-inspired home offers authentic Santa-Fe style touches that infuse this generous home with charm and substance, but the ample windows and open plan make it a light-filled shelter that connects with ease to the best of Arizona living. With its timeless renovation and detail, the three bedroom main house offers generous living spaces, wood-burning fireplace, cook’s kitchen and a master retreat with spa-like bath. The attached guest suite has bedroom and living spaces, bee-hive fireplace, walk-in “2nd-master” style bath and closet, separate exit, and private patios. Outside you’ll be indulged with a full length patio for amazing sunsets, sparkling pool and mature trees and desert landscape. The near-acre cul-de-sac lot offers room to roam and plenty of storage from boat to RV, while the detached 2-car shop/studio will wow you with separate meter and electrical service, A/C and extra storage too! From art to cars, kiln to welder, this is a dream set up! Historic details abound with peeler log vigas and latillas, slate stone floors and hickory cabinets, and wooden dutch-door, you’ll love the authentic feel that acts as gallery for any lifestyle. Great PV/Shea Corridor location and Scottsdale Schools too!
Modern Mountain Preserve Park Perfect!
February 19th, 2016
This location will amaze you, but the house will have you saying yes, yes, yes! Well-maintained and recently updated throughout, this eclectic Modern home makes the very best of solid builder construction and spins it into an ultra-chic habitat. The tri-level plan makes this home interesting and highly functional; unique touches include dramatic side-entry, soaring ceilings, library/media room, upper level living room with large view deck, and great room style kitchen/dining which opens to the glorious oversized covered patio and yard with sparkling pool and lush desert-inspired landscape. Storage abounds with walk-thru pantry, generous closets, loads of built-in bookcases, and extra room in the garage. The master bedroom is a sanctuary complete with a walk-in, spa-inspired shower with wand and rain-head. The yard offers 360 degree mountain views and a resort-feel, every inch a gardener’s delight with mature desert shade trees, vegetable garden and work shed. The location will wow you with the park at your doorstep, the mountain preserve’s a walk away, easy access to SR-51 and great Shea-Corridor shopping. Great schools too! Here’s one that’s an easy choice!