Want to live in the BEST Haver-Hood in the Valley? Need a total infrastructure update? Want a separate Casita & NEW everything? Want to be in the HOTTEST zip code with the best Madison Schools district? It can all be yours in Marlen Grove in Uptown Phoenix near restaurant row!
Built in 1952, this Ralph Haver is a complete renovation with eco-friendly finishes, new roof, all commercial insulated windows and pivot doors, and brand new kitchen and baths from top to bottom! This Haver home is more than you dreamed of with ample amenities such as a wine/beverage center, 6 burner gas commercial range, microwave drawer, huge island + breakfast bar, perfect dining room space, a cozy fireplace, AND a new mini-split, fully permitted 252 SF casita! Enjoy walk-in closets and an oversized glass shower in primary suite. All of this with a dreamy front/back porch in the BEST Haver neighborhood.
Excellent value under 900K, great design, livability, perfect area – this is IT!
Iconic Grandview Garden – Al Beadle
September 28th, 2022
Al Beadle’s iconic architecture of block and geometry creating a mixture of private and shared spaces. All connecting through overhead beams and linear concrete that never disappoints! Grandview Garden is approachable architecture that shows the genius of one of the greatest Arizona architects of all time. The space is exactly where you need it, allowing loads of natural light to fill the custom painted rooms and bounce off the fancy black & white concrete floor treatment. Find yourself immersed in the clean lines with the connection to nature in this quiet, serene, and energy efficient home. Stroll outside to your private patio, visit a neighbor in the courtyard, or take a dip in the community pool!
Close to all things Mid-Town and Restaurant Row, Freeways and LightRail. The property inside and out has been renovated with care. Owner has replaced everything to make this infrastructure timeless, just like the mid-century design. Pride of ownership exudes with all renovations completed within the last year for the “designer owner’s” own use.
Relocation of seller is your GAIN! HOA covers A LOT like all exterior and roof maintenance, water, trash, pool, common area… This is the definition of TURN KEY living at Grandview Garden #111.
Designed by modernist architect Al Beadle, this amazing home is Arizona living at its best! With signature Beadle detailing including unique steel work, floor to ceiling glass walls and windows, a timeless material pallet and superb clarity of design details. The kitchen features new appliances and trademark ”Beadle-white” cabinets. There are renovations of the home are meant to fit today’s lifestyle all while retaining the essential elements. A comfortable resort-style backyard with built ins, bar-style seating and covered patio space. Updated HVAC, windows and doors. This is a very special opportunity to continue the lineage of ownership for this exemplary Beadle design!
The home has had great success as a Mid-Mod AirBnB.
Charming Turn-Key Condo at The Vistas on Union Hills
August 19th, 2022
This turnkey 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome in the highly desired Vistas community has a spacious living room, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and half-bath downstairs. Home features granite countertops, beautiful white cabinetry, gorgeous vinyl plank flooring throughout and stainless steel appliances. Large picture windows allow for plenty of natural light and sliding door downstairs leads to a private patio with large storage closet. Two primary suites and laundry are located upstairs. One covered parking spot included with home. Community offers a huge community pool, beautiful trees and mature landscaping. This well maintained home in the PVSD is located minutes from Desert Ridge and High Street, close to PV Community College and offers quick access to both the 101 and 51 freeways.
ROMAN ROADS Mid-Century Living by Al Beadle
June 30th, 2022
Welcome to ROMAN ROADS! Enter this historic classic with all of the Al Beadle charm, all of the fun floating stairs, and all the natural square geometry! This 2 story townhouse has 18 foot high stacked windows with integrated frosted glass bookshelves to backlight art and treasures, lovely exposed block for texture and great modern touches that are both Mid Century at its best yet also future-focused. You get to have your ICONIC Beadle Box design with glowing amber stained concrete floors with a streamlined kitchen and stainless appliances that are just ripe for entertaining. Unique to 1617 is the opened-wall that so commonly divides the kitchen from the other spaces which created the Great Room and elevates the threshold effect. First floor ceiling has additionally been raised adding to the volume and extending the lightsome feel. Through floor to ceiling glass the shaded courtyard beckons you to the garden to embrace the outdoor-in lifestyle at the heart of all Beadle projects. Not forgetting the community, Roman Roads is a true center for it all, for walking, talking, being a food enthusiast, riding on the canal, gazing at the fountain and simply chatting with neighbors that easily become friends here.
Imagine all of this … at a price you can afford! Located in the center of the complex, the home offers quiet serenity with grass surrounding the front and the coolest ‘cocktail’ pool in the back that will make you want to sip all day! Ease of lifestyle with walkable location to restaurant row, optical art as your palette with tons of bragging rights to an Al Beadle creation and piece of history, this can all be yours … today!
Marvelous Modernized Mid-Century – Ralph Haver Architect
June 15th, 2022
Mid-Century Home originally built by Ralph Haver in Marlen Grove! This post-war modern home was completely updated inside and out. With signature Ralph Haver Architect details such as a low-sloped roof, vaulted and beamed ceilings, and clerestory windows to bring in natural light throughout. The 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!
The area of Marlen Grove is the iconic Ralph Haver neighborhood. Formerly was a white grapefruit citrus orchard in which Haver developed a limited 73 homes! Today, it offers a wonderful North Central Location with access to all desired things.
This home has been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine as a published article.
Hidden Valley Desert House – Wendell Burnette Architects
March 12th, 2022
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.
The REAL DEAL, a beautiful single story VIEW house backing to NAOS land and beautiful desert, and mountains, a lap pool and … truly move-in ready. On top of that, this 3 bedroom 2,232 SF house which has vaulted ceilings, a lovely 3 car garage and fabulous storage actually exists … at this price. Now, more than ever, the right floor plan, the right condition, the right views are important and will always hold value. Fabulous winter warm up house or all the year round, you choose. High-end stainless appliances and newer infrastructure, wood fireplace, north/south exposure and views a mile long, feels like you own acres. Add to all of that pride of ownership and maintenance that is rare and much appreciated. When not inside, enjoy views from either shaded patio or your very own lap/floating pool in all the right places. Come, visit, fall in love.
PRD845 Loft Home – Studio MA Architects
March 12th, 2022
A Modern Loft-Style Studio in the heart of it all! Designed by the talented Studio MA Architects, PRD845 offers an exciting project that defined the Downtown Experience! This urban-hip 1 bedroom, open floor-plan studio combines Modern Architecture with superb materials, light-filled spaces, and eco-sensitive design. This home offers exceptional natural light among contemporary interiors such as a Euro-style kitchen, stainless-steel finish appliances, natural linoleum, and maple floor-coverings. Located next to Roosevelt Historic & Arts District, and just a short walk from the Light-Rail, great restaurants, and museums. Affordably priced, this corner home offers great views, North light, private deck, and 2-car garage! Full size W/D plus low H.O.A. fees too! The original owner has kept it timeless. Owner says sell!. Get ready to move!
NOTE: SOLD AS-IS
Updated Sun City Home – Corner Lot
July 13th, 2022
Welcome to a beautiful 55+ community of Sun City with 8 golf courses and 7 Rec Centers! This home was completely remodeled in 2017 with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, black kitchen sink with chef’s faucet, and huge walk-in pantry and storage. The open floorplan will WOW! Enjoy the 1-car garage parking in the front, and even more in the back of this home! It has a driveway which leads to a gated carport and next to that is a small carport for even more space – perfect for your golf cart! Complete with a long, extended laundry room with the big front loader washer/dryer included, laundry sink and separate workshop area. Plenty of room for your hobbies and storage. Grey tiled floors, no interior steps and updated bathrooms, make this a 10-star Sun City home. Solar panels were installed in 2017 helping create a low monthly payment.
Spectacular Sun City Gemini
June 9th, 2022
Welcome to the Active 55+ Community of Sun City!
This unit is great for a full-time occupant or winter visitor with it’s low maintenance lock-and-leave style. This condo features new paint and carpet as well as tiled floors. Kitchen has a spacious pantry and ample cabinet space was renovated in 2022. Home offers two bedrooms, one full bathroom with tub/shower combo, one 3/4 bath with walk-in shower, spacious Arizona Room, large living/dining space, solar panels and spectacular covered patio space overlooking gorgeous green grass that is maintained by the HOA. One-car carport with small covered patio space in front too!
Just a short drive to the Fairway Rec Center, close to golf, pickle ball, tennis, bocce, bowling, fitness center and much more!
Pinnacle View Residence by Allen+Philp Partners
February 11th, 2022
Pinnacle View Residence is an iconic Allen+Philp designed contemporary styled home, nestled alongside the western slope of Troon Mountain. Unique architectural details subtly and overtly highlight Pinnacle Peak mountain, the local canyons, desert vistas, and surrounding wildlife. The view of the massive boulders of Troon Mountain, as well as the panoramic overlook of North Scottsdale, will stop you in your tracks as you gaze at the astounding beauty of the high desert. City light views complete the feeling of this hidden sanctuary, yet it sits just on the edge of town. Ascending the front steps into this architectural marvel creates a sense that house and landscape can form a perfect union, just as the local trails connect hiker with mountainside.
Borrowing the design of the casitas at the Boulders Resort near Carefree, another iconic Arizona property designed by the architects, the detached guest house is positioned just off the main house by an expansive archway reminiscent of Devil’s Bridge in Sedona.
Thoughtfully and carefully crafted, the backbone of the home was laser lined to the apex of Pinnacle Peak. Monumental front windows perfectly outline and capture the beauty of this landmark, hence the name Pinnacle View Residence. Constructed in a manner consistent with Allen+Philp Partners commercial experience, this architecturally unique home built of steel and concrete that will stand the test of time, and reconstructing it in today’s economy would be impossible at the list price.