Everything old is renewed again as architects renovate historic buildings

“We have this architectural heritage in Arizona that’s been ignored for a long time,” Architectural real estate agent Scott Jarson said. “Our firm and people like us have been celebrating these houses, and now they’re coming a little more into the mainstream.”

Eldorado on 1st more than half sold as it nears completion

North American Development Group (NADG) and the team at AZ Architecture, along with renowned local architect Will Bruder, have issued an eagerly anticipated construction update for Eldorado on 1st. The project, consisting of a group of seven adjacent city homes located at 6901 East 1st Street is slated to open its doors to owners starting in May of 2017. When completed, the homes will represent the continued evolution of Downtown Scottsdale’s housing market. The project is well over half sold with only two of the seven homes remaining.

More upscale condos for Old Town Scottsdale

Last year, construction started on a condo and office project designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder in Scottsdale’s art district of Old Town. Prices in the development, Eldorado on 1st, started at $1.5 million.

1st and Foremost

No one can argue the unmistakable aesthetic of architect Will Bruder, soon to be shared with Downtown Scottsdale’s urban Arts district. Eldorado on 1st, a luxury, seven unit townhome development, will offer a distinct combination of verticality, vibrance and walkable surroundings.

$2,700,000 Homes in Arizona, South Carolina and Texas

The house was built in 2009 and designed by Lake Flato, a San Antonio architecture firm that won an American Institute of Architects award for it. It is sited roughly east-west, for desert and mountain views, and has glass walls, high ceilings (some of them 14 feet), large pivot doors that open to courtyards landscaped with native plants, and wide eaves that provide shade from the desert sun.

View from the Top

Designed by famed FAIA Architect Will Bruder, this 5,387 SF stunner boasts multiple vignettes for showcasing a handsome collection of artwork and furniture. … For the courtyard, the former owners tapped local artists Mayme Kratz and architect Mark Ryan to produce a custom sculpture wall that glows a fiery red-orange in the outdoor space. Concrete floors and countertops keep the color palette neutral to allow maximum attention to the 360-degree views. “It certainly is one of the most expressive celebrations of architecture in the region,” says listing agent Scott Jarson of azarchitecture / Jarson & Jarson.

So You Want to Buy a Modern House? Start Here

Modern homes are a hot commodity these days and with their popularity always on the rise, there’s usually a good amount of inventory available and more on the horizon. Luckily, there are also knowledgable real estate agents that specialize in modern houses making it even easier when you’re on the hunt. You can also do your own looking online thanks to plenty of sites showing what’s for sale. Here’s a sampling of where to start your search.

Eldorado on 1st breaks ground in Scottsdale

“In Scottsdale, we have a cherished tradition to protect…to be a community one aspires to live in. You aspire to reach the point that you can move here to be part of this community; to be part of all it has to offer – the arts, culture and cuisine,” said Scottsdale Vice Mayor David N. Smith. ““For this project we were challenged to think outside the box and we did that.”

Homes priced $1.5 mil and up set for central Scottsdale

“Construction on a housing and office project designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder in Scottsdale’s art district is scheduled to start later this month. The development, named Eldorado on 1st for its location, will have seven homes above two street-front offices, on the southeastern corner of First Street and El Dorado Lane.”

Whats Behind Phoenix’s Condominium Building Real Estate Boom?

“That turnaround, Jarson says, is distinctively Phoenix. “In many cities, the movers and shakers who are dictating the way a city is shaped are the bankers and the financiers. Here, the people who have been doing the directing are restaurateurs and artists.” These creatives, Jarson believes, are building vibrant neighborhoods that have recently merged to become a more vibrant downtown…”

Rammed-Earth Luxury Homes

The wider market for luxury rammed-earth homes is difficult to gauge because there aren’t that many of them. “The rammed earth was really reflective of the level of the quality of the materials in the home—and it does reflect in the price,” said Scott Jarson, an owner of azarchitecture Real Estate in Scottsdale, which has a $4.5 million listing for a 7,156-square-foot rammed-earth and copper-clad home in Paradise Valley.

Housing market shifts back to metro Phoenix’s core

“We’re really kind of re-residentializing that block,” Jarson said. “It may not be for everybody, but I love the challenge of it. . .