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.