Shangri La at the Mountain Preserves

Imagine living RIGHT on the Mountain Preserve: A stone’s throw away from some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the city, two minutes from the 51 interstate to get everywhere quickly, on a quiet cul-de-sac and walking distance to some of the best schools around in the Mercury Mine area and you have … SHANGRI-LA.  James Hilton named the place of perfection and THIS house on THIS street might just be close! Gorgeous Pebble Sheen pool that is perfect with mountain tops visible from several decks, wrap around porches, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bathrooms nicely updated too. Brand new paint and absolutely lovingly taken care of with pride of ownership evident. Either a fourth bedroom or a home office/bonus room for the kids, you have the choice. A two-sided fireplace and a speak easy door are just a few of the ‘CHARM’ factors here. Thick wood beams wrapped in stacked stone and accentuated with green landscaping creates a warm palate for the eye.  All new windows and doors with beautiful screens, truly indoor-out living, this home has it all!

The Platt Residence by William P. Bruder, FAIA

Designed in 1978 by Will Bruder and built in 1980 by original resident, David Platt, The Platt Residence is a unique desert oasis that would be virtually impossible to replicate today. Nestled on a scenic 2.2 acre parcel of land bordered by the Arizona canal, the Platt Residence boasts mountainous views from a quiet, rural setting that just happens to be minutes from the 101 and I-17 freeways as well as the shopping areas at Norterra. Bruder expertly used a combination of glass, steel, copper and desert masonry, to design the Platt Residence. The now internationally acclaimed architect and one-time Paolo Soleri apprentice, won the AIA Arizona/Phoenix Home & Garden 1989 Honor Award for his design.

This impressive home boasts spacious grounds, a sparkling pool and three bedrooms each replete with its own private patio. The crown jewel of this unique home is the roof. Comprised of oil-field piping, the intricately designed roof provides the perfect cover for the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that surround the home. When standing inside the home, it is often hard to tell where the inside of the home stops and where the outside begins.

The outdoor panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows are worth boasting about. Double sets of French doors lead you to one of the four secluded patios each containing unique water features. Open the interior set French doors and listen to tranquil water-flowing while watching the birds bathe.

View the 30′ tall Saguaro cactus the home was built around and Sonoran Preserve Mountains from the heated, resort-style pool, and Jacuzzi tub in the backyard. The outdoor shower and bath off of the master bedroom take the concept of indoor/outdoor living a step beyond the typical outdoor patio. The oversized, pull through, two car garage offers ample storage space and an additional sink and laundry hookup.

In the spirit of good stewardship, the current owners have worked many hours to restore and maintain this architectural gem. They have added upgrades such as a APS connected Tesla solar system, new rain gutters, new propane line and tan, and new pool heater in addition to repairing and maintaining the AC unit and ductwork. Reconstructing this masterpiece today would cost well over $300/SF, making this world-class architecture within reach for the Bruder enthusiast.

The Platt Residence is a brilliant combination of good design and masterful engineering. It is both handcrafted and sophisticated, a genuine diamond in the rough. To own this home is to own a work of art. This home is ready to find a new owner that will take pride in owning such a fine piece of desert architecture.

Designer Three Fountains — Al Beadle Architect

Iconic Three Fountains Condominiums remain THE “Definitive”Al  Beadle Design. This home features a unique restoration with no expense spared, modern make-over of an architectural icon. Original configuration has been converted to an amazing master suite complete with expansive wardrobe, built-in office and luggage counter – ideal for busy professional. Designed easily converts back to 2nd Br. Birch-wood ceilings, updated lighting. Full bath with Beadle sky-light updated with an extensive use of “penny” tile, Portifino marble top, Kallista fixtures and ample storage.Kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, Portifino marble counters, Miele cooktop, Space saving “over the cooktop” oven, Blanco sink, RARE-Inside laundry with stacked washer/dryer. Rare find…Hurry on this one! NEW TO MARKET!

Sun City Lock-and-Leave — Del Webb Builder

Welcome to the Active 55+ Community of Sun City with seven Rec Centers and eight golf courses. This is a great full-time unit or perfect for a winter visitor with a lock-and-leave lifestyle. This condo features freshly cleaned carpet and tiled floors. Security Door on the front opens to a large living area with plenty of natural light, room for a formal dining table, or a smaller table in the kitchen. All appliances included, pantry and open space to the enclosed Arizona Room. Two full bathrooms with tub/shower combos, large walk-in closets in both bedrooms, separate storage area, and wonderful enclosed backyard with potted plants, very low maintenance. Just a short drive to the Lakeview Rec Center, close to golf, pickleball, tennis, bocce, bowling, fitness center, indoor track, and much more!

Rare Mid-Century Modern with Million Dollar Views

This home checks ALL the boxes! Million dollar views? Check! Contemporary design? Check! Completely renovated? Check! Paradise Valley Proper? CHECK!

Custom designed Mid-Century Modern home with INCREDIBLE million dollar views! Enjoy sunrise over Camelback’s Monk and sunset over the Preserve with city lights all around.

Open concept with clean aesthetic including original tongue-and-groove ceilings, beautiful modern flooring, white quartz and brushed nickel throughout, wraparound view decks.

This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home has separate guest quarters with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and an entire great room area — truly unique custom design by Robert J. Peterson, architect. One of a kind home, COMPLETELY renovated to modern finishes while keeping all of the atrium, curvature, floating fireplace, corner windows original to the 1966 Post War design. This is one not to miss!

AGAVE HOUSE – RD Design Team, Inc.

High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect-designed home with NO HOA!

“AGAVE HOUSE”, designed by the talented RD Design Team, Inc., is a modern design home completed in 2018. With clean-lined, steel, wood and stucco detailing, this home evokes the optimism of mid-century design with today’s energy efficiency and quality construction! From finished concrete floors to the euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home timeless. Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. Oversized patio doors open to let the outside in.

AGAVE offers three bedrooms, den/office, two bathrooms, two car garage, natural gas cooktop and service, all in a super “Arcadia-feel” location, close to the mid-town corridor. Enjoy an easy drive to the airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Fashion Square and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the 3 year Envision Security System service.

Priced to SELL, you will not find a better buy on new modern design!

TRUE NORTH at 13 — RD Design Team, Inc.

NEW. MODERN. EXQUISITE.

High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect-designed home with NO HOA!

TRUE NORTH is the newest design by the talented RD Design Team, Inc., a completely new-built home with modern design. With clean-lined, steel, wood and stucco detailing, this home evokes the optimism of mid-century design with today’s energy efficiency and quality construction! From finished concrete floors to euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home timeless. Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. Oversized patio doors open to let the outside in.

TRUE NORTH offers 3 bedrooms, den/office, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, natural gas cooktop and service, all in a super location, close to the mid-town corridor. Enjoy a fast drive to the airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Fashion Square and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the three year Northstar Home Automation Security Lease. Don’t miss out on this huge opportunity!

NEW-Loloma 5 Live/Work Unit 1 – Will Bruder, FAIA

Such is this amazing live/work home in the dynamic Loloma Arts District of downtown Scottsdale. Loloma 5 Live/Work was created by Will Bruder in 2004 and is still a definitive piece of urban architecture, the finest of its kind in the Valley. Highly acclaimed, this project continues to garner kudos and this home is the best of the best. This home offers a premier location and one-of-a-kind upgrades unique to the unit. Recently updated with new paint, Tankless hot-water heater, HVAC service, R/O sateen, disposer and faucet, decorator and LED lighting. A completely unique design by this noted world-class architect represents an opportunity not to be missed.

When architect Will Bruder creates an urban home, you can imagine that every detail has been considered, nuanced and designed to perfection! Offering a unique plan, elevation, and premium location, this home offers detailing that is completely custom: vertical apertures allowing subtle shifts of light; custom flooring, one-of-a-kind built-ins and custom floating cabinetry drive the sublime interiors. The interior spaces are superbly balanced, offering a scale that’s nearing perfection.

The kitchen is unique as well, featuring polished edge, random-orbit stainless steel counters, custom cabinetry, niched lighting/electrical, and stainless appliances. The baths are superbly finished with architectural tiles, upgraded brushed nickel finish faucets, custom air tub, and oversized showers.

Countless details such as built-in cabinets, bookcases, closets and desks, were all designed specifically for this home. Custom metal fabricated doors and screens perforate the interiors and hidden rolling doors provide access to the central built-in laundry center. Architectural porcelain tile floors grace the interiors, all with gallery finished wall base: the tile was selected, patterned and detailed by the architect.

Loloma 5 is zoned live/work which allows for a professional office or even boutique retail space to share with the residence. You’ll love the city-street views from the balcony and private roof deck. Imagine a life filled with art and convenience as only downtown Scottsdale can offer. The Valley’s finest Shops, Restaurants, Museums and Galleries, all a short walk away.

More about the 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 World Architecture.

 

The Ramada House, Judith Chafee FAIA

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.

Offered with the entire 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.

For those seeking a truly remarkable home with architectural provenance and integrity, The Ramada House offers something completely unique and authentic. Shown by Appointment.

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.

AURA at Twenty-Nine — RD Design Team, Inc.

NEW. MODERN. AFFORDABLE! You asked for it, now you can buy it!

High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect-designed home with NO HOA!

AURA at Twenty-Nine is the newest TWO STORY design by the talented RD Design Team, Inc., a completely new-built home with modern design. With clean-lined, steel, wood and stucco detailing, this home evokes the optimism of mid-century design with today’s energy efficiency and quality construction! From finished concrete floors to euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home timeless. Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. Oversized patio doors open to let the outside in.

AURA at Twenty-Nine offers three bedrooms, den/office, two bathrooms, two car garage, natural gas cooktop and service, all in a super “Arcadia-feel” location, close to the mid-town corridor. Enjoy an easy drive to the airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Fashion Square and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the three year Northstar Security System service.

VIBE at Twenty-Nine — RD Design Team, Inc.

NEW. MODERN. AFFORDABLE! You asked for it, now you can buy it!

High-efficiency and eco-features meet modern design in this beautiful architect-designed home with NO HOA!

VIBE at Twenty-Nine is the newest TWO STORY design by the talented RD Design Team, Inc., a completely new-built home with modern design. With clean-lined, steel, wood and stucco detailing, this home evokes the optimism of mid-century design with today’s energy efficiency and quality construction! From finished concrete floors to euro-style cabinets with quartz composite counters, no detail has been spared in making this home timeless. Stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and custom details complete the clean and modern project. Oversized patio doors open to let the outside in.

VIBE at Twenty-Nine offers three bedrooms, den/office, two bathrooms, two car garage, natural gas cooktop and service, all in a super “Arcadia-feel” location, close to the mid-town corridor. Enjoy an easy drive to the airport, Arcadia, Scottsdale, Biltmore Fashion Square and Downtown! Sale requires assumption of the three year Northstar Security System service.

Restored Paradise Valley Mid-Century – Camelback Views

Originally designed in 1956 by Architect Blaine Drake, this Mid-Century Modern home has been carefully re-envisioned in 2010 with unifying design and thoughtful additions by Architect Jack Black, AIA. Completely updated, this home offers a wealth of high-design features in a turn-key package for the discerning buyer.

Inside you’ll find the original Drake design elements of the home celebrated and artfully incorporated into the design by Black. Unifying flooring and details make this home ready for the next century with completely modernized systems, up-to-date features and an integrated design sense.

Retaining the original entry door, the 8x8x16 “solider” patterned concrete block was sandblasted to provide texture and to blend new with old. Vaulted ceilings and offset pivot doors open the outdoors connecting you to the yard, landscape and views. Painted block remains in the original bedrooms for a period feel and the home provides you with the original Master repurposed for an ultimate en-suite guest room. Two guest baths feature imported Italian fixtures, large open showers and modern ceramic and glass tile.

The original fireplace hearth anchors the home while the exposed center beam provides a signature vaulted ceiling and 12 feet of pivot doors expand the living room to the exterior patios. Rich natural cherry floors draw the eye across the space and allow for the warmth of the sophisticated material to compliment the modern interior. Virtually the entire home has been reglazed with tinted, dual-pane, mill-finished aluminum windows.

The kitchen opens to the family room for a connection to guests and the outdoor views. Designed for serious cooking and entertaining, top of the line appliances include Thermador oven and 6-burner gas cooktop, built-in Viking fridge and quartz composite counters. This space includes a wonderful seated island with work space galore. You’ll also find a wine cooler and amazing storage throughout.

The comfortable family room offers a built-in desk/casual dining table, excellent storage and a wood and metal entertainment center featuring surround-sound wiring and a stainless steel clad fireplace. Tile floors make living easy and double doors open to the patio for alfresco dining and casual gatherings.

The Master Suite addition offers a spa-like bath, a built-in desk plus a separate office alcove, oversized walk-in closet and a direct connection to the views and yard through full-glazed double doors and windows. A subtle vertical fireplace adds visual warmth and romance; matching concrete block adds texture and design continuity. A pet-door allows your furry friends easy access to the secure yard.

The bath will astound you with Zen-like beauty and clarity of design: skylights provide natural light to the oversized dual vanity sinks featuring natural wood cabinets and stone top. A large oval soaking tub is framed by an innovative custom wood and plaster wall; a full length glass double shower features a private view to the outdoors.

The yard is a complete respite from the world offering a perfectly placed Pebble Tec pool which follows the lines of the house, modern sculptural steel water feature, ample patios and built-in BBQ. Desert landscape includes a mature specimen Joshua tree, synthetic turf lawn and a gas fire ring for warm gatherings on cool desert nights. You’ll find exterior lighting throughout including era-perfect vintage globe post lamps. Stunning views of Camelback Mountain and the “praying monk” are available day and night. The enclosed yard is dog friendly.

This “Heart of Paradise Valley” location offers a glorious view of the surrounding mountains. Well-sited for privacy, you’ll enjoy all the benefits that Paradise Valley has to offer. Easy access to the world class resorts and dining experiences. A walker’s dream, you will find access to trails, parks and bike paths.

This home is offered for the first time and is shown by appointment. NEW TO MARKET!