Mid Century Modern Loft — Blaine Drake Architect
December 15th, 2016
This loft-style condo offers true Mid-Century design elements in a creative space designed by Taliesin fellow Blaine Drake. Much sought after, these inspired condo homes offer a soaring central space with an 18 foot wall of windows offering abundant natural light, spacious master suite with open loft perfect for office extra sleeping. There’s a generous bedroom view deck and a spacious courtyard/patio below. The garden setting continues throughout the complex and offers a community pool and reserved covered parking for one. Wonderfully updated, this home is in great condition featuring recent paint and a wealth of upgrades: remodeled shower and bath, tile and bamboo floors, tankless hot water heater, powder room and in-home combo W/D. Move-in ready or unlock unlimited potential! Check the comps: priced way below recent sales!
About the Architect: Architect Blaine Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices at Taliesin, Wisconsin, in 1933, and went on to establish his Arizona practice in 1945. He designed approximately two hundred projects during his long career, nearly two-thirds of which were built. Most of his work was in the Phoenix area and focused on residential architecture, though he also designed office, medical, and apartment buildings and churches.
One of the few Wright apprentices to pursue a successful independent practice, Drake was an advocate of energy-efficient design in the desert. He received national and international recognition for his work. Blaine Drake retired from architectural practice in 1985. He passed away in 1993. HIs residential work remains highly regarded and sought after.