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!
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Bennie Gonzales Original South Mountain Area
October 6th, 2017
This desert home was a custom design by Arizona Architect, Bennie Gonzales. New in 1968, the FIVE bedroom home retaines a level of original detail often lost in these special houses. With block thermal massing, well placed siting select window placement, deep overhangs and oversized patios this home represents a graceful and timeless Arizona lifestyle seldom captured today. Five generous bedrooms and three large baths, this home easily lives to current standards. The home is original condition. A “Kiva” style fireplace anchors the living room den and the house flows beautifully. Original signature details remain such as the “Art-Glass Studio” custom entry glass, wrought iron lamps and wood beamed ceilings. ALL TEXT AND IMAGES: Copyright azarchitecture.com 2018, all rights reserved.
The Five Degree Residence
November 24th, 2016
The Five Degree Residence is a work of incredibly intricate architecture that includes cast in place concrete, unique masonry block and expressive steel and glass detailing. Completed in 2009, the home was designed by Jerry Little/S.E.A.D Architecture+ Construction. Clearly a work of art, this home was awarded a Sunnyslope Point of Pride Award and considerable architectural recognition. Commanding its mountain preserve site, the home offers outstanding views of city and mountain; yet you remain sheltered.
Executive Towers Al Beadle
November 4th, 2016
Rare Executive Towers unit located on the 16th floor in the Southeast corner. This location is the prize of the building and rarely comes available. This unit has been highly upgraded including complete Kitchen remodel, baths, sliding glass door replacement, floors and much more. Move in and make this one home. Features two bedrooms and two baths with a large open Master Suite with views that will make all your friends envious. Large balconies overlooking Camelback And Papago Mountains and the downtown skyline. This is the one you’ve been waiting for. Don’t let it pass you by. Community features include fabulous workout center, large pool and common areas including BBQ and secure access to the building. Fabulous location, just hop on the light rail or walk to your favorite restaurants and shopping. Urban living at its best.
A Desert Home – Pinnacle Peak Area
October 31st, 2016
Timeless design and quality construction infuses this Pinnacle Peak area Territorial Adobe inspired home. Authenticity abounds but modern construction make this home superbly efficient. Passive solar design combines with a generous active solar panel array that brings the monthly utility costs to a stunning, double digit monthly average! Recent upgrades include kitchen appliances and the design is timeless. Wood ceilings, millwork and generous massing evoke the True-West. En-suite baths for every bedroom make this an easy living lock-and-leave destination home; or fill it with friends and family for a wealth of Arizona memories. Four wood-burning fireplaces, welcoming flagstone patios, authentic tile and completely natural desert landscape sets the scene. Nearby Troon Golf offers membership and amenities while the gated Eagle Glen Subdivision gives you a natural Sonoran desert setting complete with stunning views of the peak, Troon and beyond! Curl up with a Tony Hillerman book and watch the hawks soar above you! Completely custom and soundly crafted, this is desert home for the ages!
Mid-Century Modern – Golf Course Lot!
September 10th, 2016
One-of-a kind Renovated home offers super-cool experience and move-in condition! Vaulted ceilings and indoor/outdoor living that defines Mid-Century. Attached GUEST HOUSE, perfect for live-in/in-laws! 2-car garage w/tons of storage. Lanai style “patio-room” expands living space two-fold and makes for amazing entertaining. Awesome master suite w/updated bath/spacious walk-in closet. Formal dining, HUGE family room, built-in bar (cocktails anyone?”), dramatic freestanding metal fireplace. Updated “to-die-for” Kitchen w/bonus family/study/play area! High-style – golf course – sunset views!
Northtown Modern Duplex
August 14th, 2016
Designed by local architect Mark Tate, you’ll appreciate the clean and simple modernist lines that echo with a hint of Al Beadle in the classically simple approach to materials and site.
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Camelback Timeless Modern – John Douglas FAIA
June 13th, 2016
This award winning architectural work by John Douglas FAIA represents a timeless desert modern home built for Arizona living. A luxury home created at a sustainable scale, this residence features custom block construction, deep overhangs and a shaded native landscape that is at one with the location. The floorplan offers generous public spaces, secluded patios, and large bedrooms. Soaring ceilings open to the impressive views of Camelback Mountain and the indoor-outdoor connection is unrivaled. Interior finishes include bluestone slate, maple floors and millwork, and exposed block for an enduring and ageless look. This home was recipient of the Environmental Excellence Award, 1996. The Landscape was by Christy Ten Eyck, FASLA.
Mountain Preserve Contemporary Luxury – Ted Alexander AIA
May 19th, 2016
This expressive home designed by Alexander and Associates offers echoes of organic architecture in a desert adapted design. Cay block construction, custom millwork, stone, tile and wood floors, wood ceiling, and custom details. Features include soaring ceilings, updated master suite, great-room kitchen and opening window walls to connect you directly with the outdoors. The lot backs to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve for hundreds of acres of natural desert open space, trails and views. Do not disturb the occupants.
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April 25th, 2016
Buy today and start living the urban lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of…no waiting to enjoy this Downtown Phoenix Loft style condo! Minutes away from Central Avenue and all of the amenities that make the Downtown Phoenix Corridor such an exciting place to be. This loft condo will be the envy of all your friends as you entertain them in the open plan first floor living room/kitchen area. The elegant stamped metal spiral staircase will whisk you up to your own private bedroom loft where you can enjoy the city-light views of the Downtown Phoenix Skyline. Artisan Lofts has superb amenities and great location. With recent updates and superb condition, this one will not last! Hurry!
Orange Grove Contemporary Luxury – Mesa
March 24th, 2016
Located in the beautiful orange groves area of east Mesa, this modern home combines Wright influenced details with solid construction to create a home of lasting design and quality. The space aligns with a central core for abundant natural light and a relaxed flow of space. From the sheltered pergola entrance to the deep overhangs, custom Integra block construction and north-south exposure, this is one home designed for Arizona comfort! Ease of living can be found in every detail: hardwood maple and finished concrete floors, Tech-line custom cabinetry, updated kitchen, spa-like baths and Loft-style living. You’ll love the spacious floorplan that includes spacious master suite, split bedrooms, comfortable family area, spacious workspaces, basement game room, and storage galore. he pool commands the lush irrigated yard and the Cul-de-Sac lot makes this one a home for generations. Mature trees offer “made-in-the-shade” fun for all. This home is situated in a location that’ll astound you with a beautiful array of unique custom homes and no H.O.A.
Eddie Jones AIA Desert Modern – Estancia
March 8th, 2016
Recently completed, this stunning modern home in Estancia combines world-class architecture, exquisite finishes and outstanding views to create a luxury home like no other. Architect Eddie M. Jones AIA worked magic to define a Desert Modern home the offers a comfortable floorplan, but remains a sculptural element in the landscape. Coupling lasting, desert sensitive materials and playful spaces, the architect made the most of this incredible view site, while creating a play of light and color that caresses the senses.