Loloma 5 –An award wining and timeless architectural design by Will Bruder FAIA. Showcasing a fabulous palette of materials, this highly upgraded city-home offers mixed-use commercial office space (or den), 2 bedrooms, roof terrace, and a view patio aligned with local street views. This perfectly proportioned 3 story town-home style condo with inspired, loft-like interiors. This home offers original upgrades and special architectural details. Live/work zoning makes for a flexible lifestyle; 2-car carport is gated and private. Located in the Arts District of Downtown Scottsdale.
This building offers timeless and sustainable materials coupled with desert modern architecture. An elegant zinc clad street elevation marries to natural steel details, galvanized perforated panels, and Galvalume metal roof for a timeless material palette. Windows fall playfully and rhythmically alone the elevations to allow maximum north facing natural light to flood the interiors without heat gain. 13 ft master suite ceilings, 2 balconies and walk-out roof deck complete the connection to the outdoors.
This unit offers an array of custom built-in storage and upgrades not standard in this development: Poliform/Varena master closet and kitchen cabinetry. This
More about this very special project: Located in the Loloma Arts District in historic Downtown Scottsdale, Loloma 5 was the first multi-unit mixed-use project to be constructed under the Scottsdale Green Building Program. Considered a masterpiece of modernism by the internationally renowned architect, this iconic building has been published in books and magazines throughout the United States, Japan, and Australia and is featured in the book: THE GREEN HOUSE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE; in periodicals such as GA (Global Architecture <Japan>); and featured in a version of the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Work Architecture.
The Ramada House, Judith Chafee FAIA
November 24th, 2019
This home is Off- Market. Do not disturb the Owner Please.
Widely considered one of the most architecturally significant homes in Arizona, the “Ramada House” by Tucson Architect Judith Chafee FAIA was completed in 1975. The home, located in the Santa Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Located on the original 8.75 acre natural desert site, the home was strategically placed to maximize views, privacy and efficiency. A remarkable work that incorporates regional design influences with modern architecture, this home interacts as a series of masonry masses nestled beneath an integral canopy of dimensional wood beams, slat screens and log posts (the “ramada” structure), which allows the home a respite from the Arizona sun, yet providing for completely unobstructed views beneath this comforting shelter.
Placing the Ramada on a grid, the home is allowed to interact freely beneath this canopy of dappled light and natural materials. The massive wooden posts are allowed to intersect with the interior as they may, honoring the structure above. Filtered light from above provides a constant play of light and shadow.
Utilizing mortar washed slump block reminiscent of the historic adobe blocks used in this region, the house structures allow the Ramada shelter to provide screening that creates a glorious interface between indoors and out: multiple patios, decks and oversized widows connect you to the sweeping vistas of the land and mountain views.
At nearly 4000SF, the home offers generous spaces and thoughtful details, from abundant storage to intimate rooms, the unique character of this home only enhances the users experience. Outside, the home is sheltered by additional mature trees while the view of the dramatic mountains are unimpeded. A 40’ pool, finished in an earth-colored plaster, reflects the night sky and makes for a cool destination in the summer heat.
The design includes a wealth of thoughtful amenities and details, from ample storage to built-in elegance. The library features 10’ bookcases and the home retains the original concrete tile floors and custom designed “Talivera” bath tiles, placed in a uniquely modern pattern.
The home has been cherished by the original owner who has kept the integrity of this house intact. The historic designation is reflected in a reduction of property tax and assures respect for the history and design of this very special dwelling.
About the Architect:
Judith Chafee FAIA (1932–1998) was an American architect known for her work on residential buildings in Arizona and for being a professor of architecture at the University of Arizona. She was a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome during the middle of her career and was the first woman from Arizona to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
After an undergraduate degree, she studied at the School of Architecture at Yale University under the deanship of Paul Rudolph. While a student at Yale, Chafee won a competition for design, however the award ceremony was held in a men’s club and she had to go through the kitchen to receive the plaque. Chafee graduated from Yale as the only woman in her class and went on to work for Eero Saarinen, Paul Rudolph, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and The Architects Collaborative (Walter Gropius).
At the age of 38 Chafee returned to her native Tucson, Arizona to start her own architectural practice. Chafee worked out of her Tucson office for the remainder of her career, producing mostly single family residences. Her projects are highly regarded and she became the first woman in Arizona to be named an AIA Fellow. Among other awards, Chafee was awarded the Academy of Rome fellowship to study architecture in Italy. She taught for many years at the University of Arizona, was a visiting professor at the University of Texas and University of Washington, St. Louis, and led a studio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
French Urban Flair — Biltmore/Arcadia Corridor
September 11th, 2018
French Influenced design by Architect Bing Hu brings timeless luxury to this wonderful urban setting. This 27 townhome community is gated with mountain views of Camelback and Piestewa Peak, a stunning resort pool, heated spa/BBQ area and low HOA dues. All homes have 2 car attached garages, 11 ft. ceilings, and wood floors on main living included. Light from the generous windows & French doors creates a spacious and airy feeling. Low HERS rating, Energy Star build, LED lighting and double wall insulation all translate to efficiency, comfort and health. Design consultation for selecting the perfect palate is included and home is Smart Home capable. An interesting take on in-fill design.
Commercial Modern Office – Coronado Historic
June 6th, 2018
This updated freestanding commercial building is a perfect solution for any creative business. Commanding a premium corner location in the heart of the Coronado Historic District, your business will gain prominent exposure in a secure and low-key setting.
There are several built-out offices, a large “warehouse” storage area, two baths, kitchenette sink, conference and more! The building sports finished concrete floors, all block constructions with added insulation, skylights, exposed trusses and upgraded HVAC with visible duct work for the look we all love!
The increased insulation and Solar array make this a perfect solution for those looking to go “green” in their business, but also to use the efficiency and generating ability of the solar to add to their bottom line. Keep your costs low and your “green” credibility high with the 10KW solar array!
There is ample parking within the secure gated yard. And the location is great: Historic homes surround you as well as the convenience of a corner market and local eateries. Imagine capping a hard day at the office with a meal at the Tuck Shop, right across the street.
This building is competitively priced for lease and is ready for immediate occupancy!
North Central Custom Modern
April 10th, 2018
Attention to detail is paramount in this custom built, modern style, two-story home offered for the first time! This home exemplifies both coziness and openness, with high, soaring ceilings throughout—10 foot ceilings upstairs and 9 foot ceilings downstairs— all in a centrally located North Central, mountain adjacent setting! In addition, both bathrooms feature large, walk-in showers, with the upstairs bathroom including an elegant oval-soaking tub. The insulated concrete dwelling is extra energy efficient, with blown-in closed cell foam insulation which creates a virtual sealed envelope — including the garage. This is pristine living of the finest order.
Set near the end of Central Avenue in Sunnyslope, the elevated views of the surrounding Downtown Phoenix, North and South Mountain areas are grand! This home comes equipped with ample LED lighting throughout along with plenty of natural light, I-beam floating staircase, reeded glass doors, glass block windows, and double sliding glass doors. Among the high points, the architectural and design elements outside provide over 670 square feet of covered outdoor living space, as well as an outdoor island plumbed for a bar sink and powered with 220 and 110 amps. It is a veritable mountainside sanctuary.
Palo Verde Lane- StudioROEDER Architects
March 30th, 2018
This new home community by local architect Scott Roeder of StudioROEDER and La Casa Builders offers desert modern architecture paired with elegant simplicity. Gracious entry space gives way to expanse, which leads to private sanctuary. Classic proportion, enduring materials and visual clarity create an engaging sense of place. Interior meets exterior living. Conveniently located at the intersection of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Nestled among well-established neighborhoods, just north of downtown Scottsdale, Palo Verde Lane is like no other community in the greater Phoenix area. While the architecture is modern, the homes manifest the enduring characteristics of the materials used to create them: the warmth of wood, the permanence of natural quarried stone, and the openness of glass.
Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice – Mid Century Modern, Camelback Mountainside
February 16th, 2018
With undeniable Mid-century Modern roots, this dramatic hillside home on Camelback Mountain is nestled between rock and sky, offering incredible city light and hillside views. Curvilinear in design, the spaces of this timeless home by Garrison Bailey, AIA, an associate of local architect Blaine Drake and student of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, wrap the mountain and arc into the views.
Native Arizona rock walls, fireplace and flagstone floors create an anchored feeling and the home literally is built into an exposed piece of the mountain. Contemporary design cues make this one to own and restore, or enjoy easy living with a streamlined kitchen, walls of windows and over 5,000 square feet of unrivaled views at an affordable price. The pool appears nestled in a field of boulders and paths and patios lead to a large grass play space. Highlights include four exceptionally large bedrooms, over one and a half acres and a chance to own a bit of Camelback Mountain paradise!
Expressive Paradise Valley Contemporary
February 12th, 2018
This interesting contemporary home in Paradise Valley offers a dramatic design that couples with a generous floorplan. With a recent refresh by CP Drewett AIA, the home incorporates expressive design with lasting materials in a generous traditional plan that offers space and privacy. The master suite is split and includes a generous sitting area, complete gym, glamorous bathroom and oversized closet with wardrobe storage and seating. Timeless materials include absolute-black granite, sleek Italian porcelain, and deep-black marble to add modern elegance to an interior palette of suede and gallery finished walls in cement grey.
Mid-Century Arcadia Ranch
February 7th, 2018
Just steps from Camelback Mountain, this beautifully serene, Mid-century Modern welcomes you with a lovely, lush courtyard sheltered by mature trees and a comforting sense of place. Inside, clean lines, plaster walls, and steel casement windows invite you to linger in the airy, light-filled open spaces anchored by the tranquility and solidity of block construction. While the generous, .41 acre lot is surrounded by large trees and mountain views, you will be within walking/biking distance to Phoenix Country Day School, top restaurants and shops, as well as residing in the desirable Hopi school district. Enjoy the confluence of exquisite location, contemporary design and classic Phoenix architecture in this 1958 Arcadia gem!
Central Corridor Modern Office Space
January 31st, 2018
Located at Glendale & 7th Avenue, this commercial office building offers the perfect location for office and pseudo-retail users alike. Customers and clients will appreciate the convenient location, the modern architectural features, and the custom interior build-outs available at 6868 N 7th Avenue in Phoenix. Concrete floors, glass partitions & conference rooms, floor to ceiling windows, and concrete barrel ceilings will surely create an environment for your business that sets you apart from your competitors. Multiple availabilities now, starting at just 550 square feet with flexible terms!
Desert Mountain Contemporary – Golf Course Lot
January 12th, 2018
A modern sanctuary at Desert Mountain. This is a rare find: a bright and sophisticated Contemporary home in one of Scottsdale’s most desirable developments, in Desert Mountain, a guard gated community that is unparalleled in amenity and beauty. Offering custom architecture with one owner since new, this recently updated home exudes quiet sophistication in a gallery-like setting. Generous Master Suite, oversized cook’s kitchen, high-quality modern design elements, and a wonderful floorplan combine to make this one an easy choice. Split plan offers 3 additional bedrooms including oversized guest quarters, en-suite baths, heated pool and spa, and generous storage and entertaining space.
Spacious and elegant, the home is sited for quiet comfort and seclusion, yet owners will enjoy Desert Mountain’s six golf courses, clubhouses, and world-class fitness center.
Munster Residence – George Barris Architect
October 31st, 2017
Nestled in the heart of the desirable (yet fictional) Mockingbird Heights sits this impeccable (and practically indestructible) Second Empire Victorian. Not many of these type of homes exist locally anymore and when they do they do, they don’t last on the market for long! Built on the ruins of a fort, this house was purchased by the Munster Family’s grandfather at the turn of last century and been under the same ownership ever since!
This home has all the charm you’d expect from such haunted homes of the era, dusty wine-cellars, hidden passages on the master staircase (don’t go down there!), quaint bathrooms, attics, trapdoors and dungeons, curated gothic landscaping and interior design, and coffin phone booths! Don’t let its appearance fool you, this house is old (and a little decrepit) but has survived much wear and tear, especially by the clumsy husband and patriarch, Herman!
It’s survived for more than a century under the same ownership and will definitely provide the perfect family home for those easily enchanted by its charms for years to come! The cobwebs are free, but sorry, the Munster Mobile does not convey!
NOTE: This Exclusive Listing is offered for one day only and EXPIRES at midnight on 10/31, don’t miss out!