With decades of experience, numerous Design Awards and more than 150 completed projects, Architect Ned Sawyer is one of Arizona’s most significant modern architects. His design philosophy is always site specific, and this home is no different. Completely updated, this is one special home, at an amazing price!
This Hillside home was designed by Architect Ned Sawyer AIA, recognized for his distinctive Modern designs. Positioned for maximum views along the top of this 1.45+- acre desert Hillside site, the home subtly commands the landscape, but never overwhelms the natural beauty of the location. Vaulted wood ceilings, loft-style master suite and open plan make for dramatic interiors that include oak wood and finished concrete floors. Freshly painted gallery finished walls are highlighted by the decorator lighting. Split plan includes three bedrooms while the master bath includes a glorious shower and oversized tub with jets. The master closet is oversized and there is an adjacent work/study/office.
The updated kitchen includes a full suite of features and appliances. There is a view patio with built-in BBQ. The acre+ lot gains privacy and is loaded with potential for additions, pool and more. The garage has extra air conditioned space for shop/storage; even a convenience toilet.
Outside you’ll marvel at the standing-seam-metal roof, smooth plastered walls and original redwood decking with architectural cable-rail barriers. Stunning views surround this home offering intimate mountain vistas and city lights, all from the super location close to the Phoenix Mountain Preserves.
With new paint inside and out, refinished floors and more, this home has been completely freshened and is ready to enjoy without any work. The location is superb with all that this popular location has to offer including convenient shopping, freeway access and wonderful Paradise Valley Schools too!
Here is your rare opportunity to own an architectural home designed by a name that has contributed so much to our Valley! Modern Hillside Living… Don’t miss it!
Modern Hacienda — 3 C’s Location!
February 8th, 2019
Luxury hillside living with 360 degree views! Enjoy kitchen views from the McDowell Mountains all the way to Four Peaks, twinkling lights to the north while you lounge on your patio at night, a spacious back yard surrounded by the vista of the Mountain Preserve with lots of grassy area to play and a bonus sport court as well. Inside, the home features 4 bedrooms, a split master suite with steam shower and dual closets, office, large gourmet kitchen and an expansive vaulted great room – just perfect for entertaining. Heated pool and spa with waterfall slide and cozy fireplaces are just some of the finishing touches. Close to shopping, great restaurants, 3’C schools – and only steps away from Trail 100, as well as some of the best hiking in Phoenix! This is one home you don’t want to miss!
Elegance in Maravilla
February 7th, 2019
This updated, warm and inviting home on an open floorplan is located in the elite gated Maravilla Private Streets Community — with an almost literal gateway to Kierland Commons! Did we mention that this home is MOVE-IN READY, too!? It sits on a more than 1/4 acre and has updated gray woodgrain tile plank flooring throughout the common spaces. Kitchen boasts lots of storage including walk-in pantry in this model. The cabinetry, including family room built-Ins, are fashioned with the most current finishes and hardware and continues into the bathrooms. Beautiful granite countertops – matching throughout! A split master with a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub, in addition to access to a large backyard with fenced pool, grass and mature landscaping. Priced to sell…come see this home now!
Dramatic Hillside Modern – Fully Remodeled
January 10th, 2019
Turn-Key Modern Interiors coupled with Contemporary Mediterranean lines set this home above the rest! Completely custom, you’ll find incredible panoramic city and mountain views from every room in this newly remodeled hillside home in the prestigious guard-gated Lincoln Hills community. Step inside to soaring ceilings, contemporary high-end finishes galore, and generous living spaces throughout. The kitchen boasts a built-in refrigerator, dual under counter ovens/microwave, and an oversized island with plenty of seating for family and friends.
Dinner parties surely impress in the large formal dining space overlooking sprawling city views. Formal and informal living allows for flexibility, while the master bedroom on the main floor creates convenience rarely found in hillside homes. Maintain privacy with split guest rooms upstairs, each with their own bathroom and terrace. Amenities continue with a 900+- sf 3-car garage with auto-lift.
This home has been lovingly updated from top to bottom with details and finishes that compare to any new home. No expense was sparred to make this a seamless remodel including new roof and 2 A/C units in 2018. If you’ve been dreaming of a hillside home with all the amenities that is move-in ready, you have found it! Why remodel indeed! The work has been done. WOW!!!
Listing Courtesy:Walt Danley Realty
Old Town Mid-century Ranch
September 19th, 2018
PRICE REDUCED 31K! INCREDIBLY MOTIVATED SELLER, ALL OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED! BEST VALUE IN ALL OF OLD TOWN — Ride a bike to a Spring Training Game, Uber to Old Town, hop over to Fashion Square, or jump on the 101 — this home is five minute from all of it and where YOU want to be. Little gem of a historic true AZ RANCH home from the 60’s. Charm shows with the original kitchen dividing wall that echoes from another era. The canvas is ready & possibilities endless. Nice updates with new roof in 2018, remodeled shower, two-car garage, workshop, and a FANTASTIC AZ Room that has AC, a fireplace, dual pane windows/doors & could be anything from an office to playroom-your choice. Yard is massive with a shade tree, loads of grass, an RV gate & a horseshoe pit. NO HOA, great schools & LOCATION, this is the place to be!
Camelback PV Mid-Century – Blaine Drake Architect
August 23rd, 2018
WOW! – SUPER HOT NEW PRICE! This choice Blaine Drake designed home in Paradise Valley’s Stone Canyon is a rare find!
Designed in 1959-60 by Arizona Architect Blaine Drake, the home has had only two owners since new. Combining a wonderful history with unspoiled original details and finishes, this house defines 1950’s and 60’s mid-century desert-modern living. Thoughtful additions, as well as modest updating, make this move-in ready or restore this home to create a sanctuary in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. Stunning red rock views surround this home located in the Stone Canyon area of Camelback Mountain. The original architectural details are intact including Drake signatures such as exposed wood and beam ceiling construction, natural wood finishes, original turquoise beams and a floating steel fireplace. The floor plan embraces indoor/outdoor relationships that wrap the pool and patios.
White tile floors, natural cork and original paneling keep this home authentic. The split-plan offers a generous master suite with built in closets and connected studio/office filled with abundant natural light and a separate entrance. There are three additional bedrooms, one with en-suite bath. The formal dining room offers a built-in buffet for entertaining and opens to the front patio. The current owners have enjoyed this comfortable home since the 1970s, completing the additions, all of which are seamless to the original design. It’s rare to find a Mid-century home in such original condition that combines location, views and affordability, especially in Paradise Valley. Shown by Appointment Only.
About Architect Blaine Drake:
Mr. Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices and went on to establish his Arizona practice in 1945. According to ASU, Mr. Drake designed approximately two hundred projects during his career, nearly two-thirds of which were constructed. Thankfully, for us in Arizona, most of his work was in the Phoenix area and focused on residential architecture, though he also designed office, medical, and apartment buildings and churches.
Mr. Drake was one of the few Wright apprentices to pursue a successful independent practice. He was an advocate of energy-efficient design in the desert. He received national and international recognition for his work. Blaine Drake retired from architectural practice in 1985. His remaining buildings are highly sought after and indeed very special.
His Architectural Archive is located at Arizona State University.
Ralph Haver | MidCentury Town & Country Rental
July 11th, 2018
Here’s your opportunity to live in a Mid-century Modern Ralph Haver designed home in the heart of Scottsdale. This wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath home features an updated kitchen and baths, family room and living room, vaulted ceilings, and lots of windows bringing in natural light. You’ll enjoy the large back yard and pool or relax on the patio and watch the sunsets. You’ll find a separate workshop as well. This coveted location is just moments from old town scottsdale and some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Hurry, this one won’t stay around long!
Palo Verde Lane
March 30th, 2018
NOW SELLING – Only four lots left available!
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, in the artist enclave of Cattletrack area (which we wrote a blog about in 2014), 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.
Though only a stroll from upscale restaurants and shops, Palo Verde Lane honors its desert heritage. From its very inception, the community has been designed to harmonize with the environment and cultivate neighborliness among its residents.
Unlike most other gated communities, Palo Verde Lane is not hidden from view behind barriers that interrupt, and become, the scenery. Nor are there walls to segregate the individual properties within. The landscaping and security structures surrounding the community work in unison to provide privacy, yet promote visual flow. Palo Verde Lane has been carefully choreographed to achieve the ideal integration of aesthetics and function, interior and exterior spaces, privacy and transparency.
Live among neighbors who share your vision of community, close to everything the Scottsdale Waterfront and adjacent areas offer. With just seven homes available for purchase, the chance to be part of this unique community may not last long. First Home Completes soon! Call agents direct for a personal preview.
Final taxes not assessed. Developers writes contract: one-time close financing or cash. Sales subject to buyer’s approval of ADRE Public Report. Renderings are interpretations of built environment. Subject to errors, omissions, substitution or change. To Be Built. Options available, call for details. HARD HAT SITE! CALL FOR ACCESS!
Desert Mountain Contemporary – Golf Course Lot
January 12th, 2018
EXACTLY what you have been searching for! 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. A rare offering, this home is shown by appointment.
Listing Courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Al Beadle Designed: Commercial Live/Work Space
November 19th, 2017
CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS’ HAVEN! For more than 25 years, this studio of over 7,000 sq. ft. has operated as a welcoming workspace in the heart of central Phoenix for a wide range of creative professionals, including award-winning photographers This Al Beadle designed building functions as a unique studio that offers a variety of colorful niches and open project rooms with intimate creative spaces. The studio is equipped to accommodate multiple projects and features three immense shooting spaces, a full cyclorama, 13-foot ceilings, two natural light shooting areas, a full kitchen for food styling, design offices, and a comfortable conference room.
Conveniently located near the light rail stop at McDowell and Central, head south into the heart of Downtown or head north to Uptown, and enjoy a plethora of music venues, coffee shops, and restaurants, not to mention it’s walking distance to Phoenix Art Museum, Habit Burger, Giant Coffee, and long time favorite, Hob Nobs Cafe.
This Mid-Century Architect-designed property is a perfect solution for a multitude of businesses in need of locational opportunity. Situated in the central corridor, downtown and uptown Phoenix, This unique building allows access to a rapidly growing skilled labor force, proximity to a booming tech industry, and superior access to all major transportation corridors including Phoenix’s growing light rail system. Couple these traits with a downtown corridor zoning overlay; this is one hot property!7100+- square foot office/flex space is outfitted with various small to large office spaces, each with the character one expects from unique MCM Building. Multiple bathrooms, full kitchen, private meeting rooms, reception area, and studio complete W/commercial photography wall. Building signage on McDowell Road, a major downtown arterial, creates exposure not often found at this price! Available for sale and full lease. Cal Ryan Puddy if interested in this building.
Raw Land Potential – Carefree Highway
October 4th, 2017
Large parcel with 5.01 acres currently zoned R-43. Raw land, no services, with APS electric at the street. This is a flat, level lot, with rectangular shape, and available for development with one or more homes. The current zoning allows for horses, single family residence, possible church, possible school, or a small agricultural use. This lot could possibly be divided as well. Hard to find this size of lot in this area. Don’t miss this one!
Byrne Residence — William P. Bruder FAIA Architect
November 24th, 2016
RESTORED AND PRICED TO SELL! This signature home by celebrated architect William P. Bruder is the most published of his residential works. Internationally recognized, this home combines a unique plan, dramatic geometry and quality materials to create truly inspiring spaces and festival of natural light, anchored on a saguaro-studded, 5-acre, view lot in the pristine gated community of Carefree Ranch Highlands. Irreplaceable at the offered price and representing a rare opportunity to own an extensively-published home by William P. Bruder, a master architect known internationally for his designs. This is Desert Architecture at its finest.
Skillfully built, the award-winning sandblasted masonry walls echo a natural canyon; an offset steel roof floats above the space like a soft canopy, rich copper panels add warmth and connection to the region’s rich history. The views are integral to the experience of the home and surrounding desert scapes; seamlessly combining both design and nature.
This home has undergone a complete and total four-year-long restoration and renovation by the owners, who consulted with Mr. Bruder on every detail. Important systems have been upgraded, surfaces refreshed and details sorted to realize the full potential of this very special place. A complete landscape restoration in 2012 by TRUEFORM Landscape Architects compliments the site, adding native texture, subtle lighting and footpaths to encourage exploration.
An updated kitchen and renovated bathrooms feature custom wood detailing, custom stainless steel counters/backsplashes and Ann Sacks glass tile. No aspect was overlooked: Thermador appliances, VOLA fixtures, victoria+albert soaking tub, maple & cherry detailing and technology from Apple, August and Nest reflects a level of commitment the owners have made to ensure this very important piece of architecture remains alive, vibrant and relevant in the 21st century. This journey has been documented at byrneresidence.com, a blog created to memorialize the restoration efforts from start to finish.
World famous, this home has been featured in dozens of publications and periodicals, in advertising, in digital media and on numerous architectural tours. The home is featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, was acknowledged as an Architectural Record “Record Home” in 1999 and received the Arizona Masonry Guild “Excellence in Masonry – Gold Trowel Award” for the innovative and challenging concrete block forms throughout.