Troon Desert Modern – Charlie Lazor

PRICED TO SELL $1,999,995.00

Offered well below replacement costs, this work of Desert Modern Architecture is nestled in the boulders & saguaros of Troon Ridge. The 2-acre hilltop property boasts sweeping views & every sunset. This home simply belongs in the mountain graciously adapting to its Sonoran environment. Secret patios, roof walk decks and formidable fireplaces add to the intrigue. Designed by Architectural Designer Charlie Lazor who incorporated deep vision to the smallest details. Honed concrete floors, glazing reveals mean a ”floating roof” effect, corner windows sans walls, & killer kitchen, it is all here. A wrap-around lap pool, vanishing and guest suite ”in the sky” leave no need unsatisfied. Steel beams create a colonnade worth traveling with sophisticated lighting tech to lead the way. Timeless material palette to enrich the soul.  Some renovations required, but this home represents a unique value for Modern Architecture of this caliber.


Rare Opportunity in Marlen Grove – Ralph Haver, AIA

Ralph Haver in Marlen Grove! This mid-century modern home was completely updated inside and out. Ralph Haver details, low-sloped roof, vaulted & beamed ceilings & clerestory windows bringing in natural light throughout. Highest quality architectural details are used judiciously, keeping the spaces uncluttered and open. The attention to detail is a minimalist’s dream come true – you will want to call this home…

Upon entering, Ralph Haver’s iconic design elements unfold—a low-sloped roof, vaulted ceilings, and clerestory windows. Architectural excellence is paramount, with the highest quality details creating uncluttered, open spaces, fulfilling the minimalist’s dream. Interiors are a curated blend of simplicity and sophistication, with each room telling a story of form and function in perfect harmony. Outdoors, meticulous landscaping extends living areas, crafting an oasis where indoor and outdoor living converge seamlessly. This residence embodies mid-century modern living at its zenith. From Haver’s signature elements to thoughtfully designed interiors, it captures the spirit of a bygone era reimagined for the modern connoisseur. Marlen Grove invites you to a lifestyle where artistry and functionality converge—an invitation to immerse yourself in a living masterpiece, where every detail whispers the story of refined elegance and contemporary sophistication.

Paseo Village in McCormick Ranch!

This sophisticated updated home is located on a private cul-de-sac lot w/ great yard spaces in beautiful McCormick Ranch. Sleek finishes include wood-look tile floors, plantation shutters, elegant light fixtures, shaker cabinets, quartz counters & much more. The private wrap-around yard features lush & low maintenance landscaping & a cozy patio w/ sun shades for barbecue’s. Hard to find 3 bedroom plus office! Renderings for a pool if desired. Great Scottsdale location with McCormick Ranch parks & walking trails, restaurants & shopping. Don’t miss this great home!

Mid-Century Modern Perfection in Pomelo Park – Hayes Studio Architect

Discover 1950’s charm reimagined for modern living! ! Updated in 2012 by Catherine Hayes, this home blends retro allure with contemporary sophistication. Light streams through oversized windows under soaring vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceilings. The chef’s dream kitchen, with a central island, is perfect for both grand dinners and cozy breakfasts. The primary suite features a vintage fireplace and a luxurious bath with a Kohler oversized tub. Outside, a saltwater heated pool is nestled in lush, landscaped grounds with towering pecan trees, capturing the spirit of the 1950s with a modern twist. Dramatic hardwood veneer floors, a captivating Malm fireplace, and built-in office spaces make this home more than a place to live—it’s a place to thrive- WOW – Call Now!

Custom built in 1949/1950 on a spacious .40 acres, this 3bd/2ba home was fully rebuilt and expanded in 2012 by renowned architect, Catherine Hayes (La Grande Orange, Hotel Valley Ho). Located in the verdant Pomelo Park in the heart of Phoenix’s Arcadia lite neighborhood, this grass-lined irrigated lot (a former grapefruit orchard) boasts towering pecan, pine and elm trees, plus full ficus hedge walls across the backyard and another privacy hedge fronting the street. Stepping inside the light-filled, mid-century modern interior, the home tempts with wall-to-wall engineered hardwood flooring, soaring wood-plank ceiling, extensive custom cabinetry and tile work, and premium Dacor/Bosch/Kohler appliances and fixtures with a restaurant-style steel kitchen hood. Nestled in the spacious backyard, dive into the custom salt-water swimming pool featuring heating & cooling for year round enjoyment. More resort-style amenities include a Baja deck, an elevated sun deck topped with top quality Shell Face pavers made with ground-up seashells to stay cool to the touch in the middle of summer. Additional highlights include new rooftop HVAC (2022) and Heat Pump (2023), new Bosch dishwasher (2022), new hot water heater (2023), new subway shower tile in secondary bathroom (2024) and new exterior/interior paint (2024). Also includes blueprints for proposed carport and guesthouse by the award-winning architects, Suchart + Chen. Inquire for plans and your private tour.


Paradise Valley Area Luxury


Finally! A timeless and gracious PV-area home…that’s priced right! Enjoy a fabulous gated location and recent designer updates! Inside, over $300K invested: open kitchen, fresh cabinets, granite, Viking appliance, wine-fridge, updated baths & elegant primary suite. Outside: views of Horseshoe Mtn & lush yard offers an oasis w/salt-water pool/spa, raised seating, flagstone, fire-feature, BBQ, fridge, deep shade & mature landscape w/grass play area and palm tree views! PLUS multiple fireplaces, custom media wall, soaring ceilings, newer roof, 3-car garage, N/S CDS Lot, and so much more…at just over 4500sf plus an executive office, all en-suite baths & a kitchen to host cooking parties, this home delivers! All this and coveted “3-C” Scottsdale Schools too- a MUST SEE home! HURRY…

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MID CENTURY MODERN: Richert House – Blaine Drake Architect

Carefree Arizona is a special place. This small community located at the far northeast area of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is positioned between the mining town of Cave Creek, and what is now Scottsdale. Originally developed in the early 1960’s, we’re often highlighting some of the original architects that helped shape this charming town of less than 4000.

One can only imagine the natural beauty and stunning backdrop that this community provided for this very special mid-century home. Designed and built in 1965 by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices, Architect Blaine Drake, the house remains nearly completely original.

For the MCM lover this present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain a pristine and unchanged example of Drake’s signature design.  The classic “Arizona Tan” slump-block constructed home features materials and finishes that echo other significant designs from Blake created during a highly productive era for him.

This home offers original millwork and details which include Terrazzo Floors,  floor to ceiling glass, and exposed wood ceilings and beams. The appliances have been thoughtfully updated to reflect the original scale. Located on an incredible 1.6 acre natural desert lot, the sweeping views to the north and east offer stunning vistas of the Continental Mountains.

The terms and sale will be subject to court approval. For a personal tour of this delightful Arizona home, contact us directly.

Hidden Valley Desert House – Wendell Burnette Architects

Desert Modern Architecture: Located on a five-acre gently sloping rise in Cave Creek, the Hidden Valley Desert House is a “long pavilion for living” that commands the site. Designed by Wendell Burnette FAIA, this very special home offers superb materials, detailed construction and a unique plan to make it simply a masterwork of living design.

A seemingly straightforward design delights in detail and surprise: From ground level, the home is anchored on a solid plinth using stepped, local concrete masonry walls and an integrally colored concrete deck/slab rendered monolithic hand-applied plaster style coating. Above the plinth is a large shade canopy that appears to float across the mass, creating a comforting sense of shelter. The upper roof canopy offers a deep, mill-finish stainless steel fascia that screens photovoltaic solar panels and necessary mechanical, while echoing the landscape and sky.

On approach, you are guided up a concrete stepped path along the face of the home which is graced with a recirculating water system for an oasis-arrival in the desert.There is water featured on the west of the home with ponds, the east includes a fire-pit for cool desert nights. Solar orientation and photovoltaic panels make this home eco- friendly.

Generous Living is found here. The main level includes a sublime kitchen complete with a coffee nook for the espresso minded; opening to an outdoor gathering space for meals and more. The great room includes generous dining area and built in A/V wall. A more intimate space includes a fire feature and wine column which converts to a fully open outside patio-room. A hidden transition wall slides open to expose a private meditation room that shares a view of the Koi pond with the Owners Suite. The Owners Suite also opens to the outdoors keeping the bath and sinks secluded. A Japanese-style bath was master-crafted for traditional bathing which includes a wood soaking tub and hand made wooden sink.

The plan offers two bedrooms plus exercise studio, which is easily converted into a full 3rd private bedroom; with guest rooms on the lower level. The home includes integral cages built for the love of birds; a large and protected pet run keeps four legged friends safe.

Artfully sighted, the primarily south-facing home is surrounded by a forest of mature Saguaro, but the site offers unique ecology; a teddy bear cholla field to the east flourishing in a prominent outcrop of unique pinkish-red shale. The home is elevated perfectly to enjoy sweeping views from the distant Phoenix Valley to the south. Surrounding mountain ranges include the Continental Mountains to the east, which reflect the sunset sky.

Inside and out, the underside of the canopy uses a black theatrical fabric scrim that creates a continuous feeling of deep soft shade and void allowing them to always feel open. The lowest level of the home lives as a comforting shelter, the upper levels are continuously open to view and earth with doors and glazing that create a much larger living space than what’s conventionally under roof. When opened, there are often no discernible distinctions between inside and outside.

A subtly rich material palette is found throughout the home including “shadow reflective finishes” of cold-rolled mill finish steel, ebonized sustainable MDF (Medite), three different dark finishes of highly sustainable resin-infused paper (Richlite), colored felt wall panels layered beneath corrugated and perforated metal, as well as an integral color purple-black hand applied stucco walls with embedded vermiculite for texture. The Japanese concept of “Wabi-Sabi” was embraced though the design and allows for the celebration of both new and old, rich and diverse textures; smooth metal against ancient rock. Built to a high level of craft, this home is irreplaceable at this price.

We find this simple statement by the architect encapsulates the serenity and harmony of this home in perfect summary; the architect shares: “For our clients this house was about purging/simplifying their life and also about an indoor/outdoor house for their Birds, Koi, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and one cat and their very specific way of living”. We are certain that you’ll find this home to be a perfect definition of Desert Living.

Aerial Drone Footage

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Concrete Dome House – Architect Wallace Neff Inspired

Accepting Back Up Offers:  An almost 10,000 SF lot zoned R-3 in the center of the city, for this price, you got it.  But, there is more, one of the original and few left MONOLITHIC AIRFORM DOME houses from Post War Era 1950 still standing?  Unbelievable.  Can you imagine the cool cave hang out pad you could make out of that place?  What about a YERT … it could be yours.  Guest Quarters or even just a Tiny House … the possibilities are endless.  Then, there is the long buildable LOT with NO HOA to tie your creative forces down, honestly, open your mind to the possibilities on this Urban set property close to it all.  LOCATION, LAND, COOL DOME HOUSE … we have it all here!


What is a Monolithic Dome?
A Monolithic Dome is a round, steel-reinforced concrete building known for its energy efficiency, low maintenance, and ability to offer near absolute protection from natural disasters. While they have had a relatively low profile in the past, these unique buildings have slowly started gaining national prominence as school districts, churches, sports facilities and even home owners have opted for Monolithic Dome construction. Monolithic Dome homes have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, the NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel.

A source for the above facts as well as much much more can be found here! The Monolithic Dome Institute

True Arcadia – Classic Ranch Charmer

This charming ranch style home is located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Hacienda Granada in the Hopi Elementary School District! Conveniently located within walking distance to LGO, Postino & Ingo! Updated with modern details that highlight an open feel. The spacious kitchen features white cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances and a gas cooktop and stove. Hazelwood is a palm tree lined street just minutes away from Kachina Park. Stunning and well appointed this home is a true gem!

1950s Ranch in Pomelo Park!

INCREDIBLE VALUE! Location, charm, livability all wrapped up into this full house package! Live on a 1950’s street of dreams with solid state ranches and front porch living. This 4 bedroom plus den home boasts a full renovation to the standards of today, extras like a luxurious heated pool & spa, putting green and garage level up this property. On a MASSIVE almost 1/3 acre lot, space, storage, room to breathe is all possible here. Beautiful flooring, light palatte, completely chef-y kitchen with quartz and stainless in all the right places with warm real wood cabinetry and a kitchen island that invites all to sit and stay a while. Near everything you want and need at Biltmore/Arcadia Lite and Camelback Corridors for ease of living. Spacious primary, irrigated lot, open floor plan … it is all here!


Swedish Modern – Biltmore Terrace

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Rare is it to find a one owner property that has been meticulously maintained and wonderfully upgraded in a PENTHOUSE location with views of the lake and golf course. This is it! Not only this but a fabulous floorplan with the master split with great room, dining and kitchen in between the bedrooms. The couldn’t be more ideal! Lovely blonde real wood floors and wood ceilings as well, spacious bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, lots of storage space and a wonderful balcony to lounge on after a long day. The community is well maintained with 2 pools, 2 spas, gym and clubhouse. And best of all you’re centrally located in the Biltmore neighborhood with access to shopping and dining just steps away. Who could ask for more? And at this price it’s unheard of!


Bon Vie #29 – Timeless Modern!

Welcome to Bon Vie, where sophistication meets serenity! Presenting an exquisite 2-bed, 1-bath gem nestled within this prestigious Mid-Century Modern community, designed by renowned architect Donald Van Ess. Crafted with timeless elegance, this original unit from the early 2000s boasts meticulous upkeep by its owners. Revel in Brazilian cherry wood floors, Caesarstone countertops, and Euro-style cabinets. With mountain views of McDowell and Camelback, and proximity to Scottsdale Stadium and Old Town Scottsdale, this residence offers both luxury and convenience. Enjoy the heated community pool, adjacent green belt walking/bike paths, and rare TWO parking spots. A move-in-ready haven or a canvas for your dream abode awaits!