This Mid-Century means MODERN! This Arcadia/Camelback Corridor area home is the one for you! Major restoration completed in 2014 includes Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, A/C, Landscape and so much more! Turn-Key quality from designer-owners.
Efficient N/S exposure brings soft natural light through the expansive sliding doors for bright interiors without heat gain. Everyone’s favorite private front courtyard allows entry to the offset pivot glass door into the expansive vaulted living room, dining and kitchen: open and generous perfect for easy entertaining or relaxation-time. Amazing cook’s kitchen features custom walnut cabinetry and top of the line Miele appliances and fixtures. Flooring is a simple and elegant vein-cut limestone for easy living.
Comfortable layout with generous master suite and 2 bedrooms all with en-suite baths split from home office/guest room and bath. Large gathering spaces and a total indoor/outdoor relationship that makes this home easy to live with!
Architectural details include one-touch Lutron lighting system as well as auto window shades for privacy. High velocity A/C system for state-of-the art distribution. Garage wired for Tesla car charging station. The beauty of this modern home is that life extends to the outside as well: enjoy a lush lawn and green low-water use plants that draw you to the outside. Salt water pool for summer fun all in a private fenced setting. The only “fix-up” here its what you cook for dinner! This special home requires nothing of you except to move in!
Priced for immediate sale: NEW TO MARKET!
Lush Ranch-Style Artist Haven
October 10th, 2019
A true survivor, this 1936 original home offers Jazz age charm with curated Modern touches throughout! Large farmhouse-style fixtures and finishes throughout, Dutch-style door, gorgeous original windows, unfinished wood surfaces and outside shutters complete the look. Newer updated Modern kitchen with Wolf gas range. Vaulted ceilings throughout give room to breath, but most of all room to live! Extra separate space that can be used for an office/studio/yoga room. Outside a mature garden surrounds and comforts with many desert succulents and plants, enclosed by a privacy wall around the entire 1/3 acre corner lot property, making this an oasis from the bustling city. Unique opportunity to own a huge lot with potential to expand or add a garage with endless possibilities or love it the way it is with its beautiful landscape. Space for outdoor garden, a nature lover’s dream with city amenities,10 minutes to downtown, close to events, concerts, restaurants, airport and more! Don’t pass this up!
Cave Creek Contemporary Hillside
October 2nd, 2019
Nestled along the western slope of Black Mountain, this 2017 build is within walking distance to the heart of Cave Creek. The hillside lot is home to numerous mature saguaros and offers both city lights and mountain views. Hikers will love being conveniently located near the trail-head of Black Mountain, with many walking and biking trails close by.
The owner/architect created this contemporary masterpiece with many exciting, yet subtle features. The house is built upon two massive I-beams spanning a natural wash; the details of the block work at the entry is exquisite. The 8-foot tall, low-e aluminum casement windows bring light in from all the right angles while custom blown glass light fixtures add just the right touch of illumination.
Once upstairs, you’ll find smoked, white-washed, wide plank oak floors the perfect touch. The bathrooms have custom-made, solid wood vanities that accentuates the modernism. In the living room, a custom-made steel, wood-burning, hanging fireplace is the focal point of the open floor plan. The stacking sliding-glass doors bring the outside in and the cantilevered patio offers stunning, unobstructed views to the northwest overlooking Rancho Mañana. Enjoy those crisp, high desert evenings on the patio in comfort while staying warm under the built-in electric heater.
Floor to ceiling European style cabinetry with soft closing hinges completes the modern look in the kitchen. The island is complemented with Quartz counters and a built-in breakfast bar. Enjoy your beverages at the perfect temperature from the wine fridge. The gas range/oven are ideal for the discerning cook.
This home offers exceptional value as building in today’s economy would cost well over $300/SF, not including the cost of the land. Truly a rare find anywhere, this home stands alone as one Cave Creek’s finest.
Mid-Century Modern – Post War Historic in Midtown
September 30th, 2019
Post-War Historic Modern? Well, hello Midtown! Take one look at this super-hip 1946 International-style modern home and your search will be OVER.
You’ll love the abundance of north-facing glass and rich natural light, yet find plenty of privacy including a gorgeous courtyard patio with cozy fireplace in a sheltered side yard, perfect for entertaining. Inside the home was decorator-renovated with updated modern conveniences and designer details. This true Mid-Century Modern home offers two huge bedrooms with big closets and generous, updated bathrooms.
The large living room is anchored by the original fireplace and the Euro-style updated kitchen will please any cook. The home offers a nearly 50 foot gallery hall, complete with honed concrete floors throughout the main spaces. Views of the Midtown skyline surround you while the desert inspired landscape and patios keep you grounded. There is an alley-accessed one car garage, perfect for the car lover or as a refined shop/studio.
Rich with history, and one-of-a-kind uniqueness, this home offers easy light rail connectivity. Convenient for anyone who lives, works or plays Downtown and beyond. Art lovers who want to be close to the Arts Scene (Lisa Sette Gallery is just down the street), this home is a hop, skip and jump to Phoenix Art Museum, Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue.
Need more? How about close proximity to Phoenix Country Club, newly renovated Park Central, and Steele Park; this location offers something for ALL! This very special home is being offered from the first time in years and, since renovation, represents an opportunity to win a very special piece of history and design.
Hawkins Residence – Blaine Drake Architect
September 5th, 2019
Designed by Blaine Drake in 1964, this remarkable Camelback Mountain area home is offered for sale from the original owners for the first time. True Mid-Century Desert Modern Design, this home is offers a wonderful floorplan and incredible Mountain and City light views from a gently elevated acre lot. The Hawkins House was designed and built in 1963-1964 and figured prominently in Drake’s 1992 Exhibition “40 Years of Architecture In Arizona” which was presented at ASU. A luxury home at the time, it includes amenities often unseen in this architectural era.
The house is masonry construction showcasing a high level of craftsmanship with details that include a custom steel facia, mahogany millwork and custom built-ins. A curved “loggia” follows the path to the entry providing detail, shadow and a covered respite from the elements. Nearly original save for a few cosmetic updates, the plan has remained unchanged. Floor to ceiling glass and doors connect the home solidly to the outdoors, yet all are sheltered with generous overhangs that make this home desert-appropriate modernism.
The Master suite is particularly generous, with a large walk-in closet and en-suite bath. The Office/Den features walnut built-ins. The living room is open to dining, anchored by a masonry fireplace. Three additional bedrooms are offered, one with en-suite bath.
This corner acre property includes natural gas service and sports a circular drive for easy access from both Saddle Rock Lane and Rockridge Drive. There is ample storage, two-car carport and bonus shop/studio/storage room.
In a time where many of Drake’s designs became more rectangularly geometric, this home is wonderfully unique in that the home consists two intersecting arcs. Each arc plays a functional part in the design; one housing living spaces with a generous master suite and office, the other connects with additional bedrooms, service area and carport. Each arc allows the home to embrace a particular view selected by the architect to be celebrated by the occupants.
For anyone interested in Mid-Century Modern Design, this home presents a uniquely unspoiled example. It is offered from the family for the first time and is ready to enjoy, restore or renovate to its fullest potential.
Trust Sale: All offers should be considered “as-is”. It is priced for immediate sale and shown by personal appointment only. NEW TO MARKET!
About The Architect:
Blaine Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices at Taliesin, Wisconsin, in 1933, and went on to establish his Arizona practice in 1945. He designed approximately two hundred projects during his long career, nearly two-thirds of which were built. 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. One of the few Wright apprentices to pursue a successful independent practice, Drake 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.
Modern Ranch with Views!
August 16th, 2019
This is it! A one-level ranch home with brand new modern finishes, at the base of Piestewa Peak with nearby trail access, close to Phoenix’s business corridors and finest amenities including Biltmore, Sky Harbor, and restaurants galore. This home has undergone total permitted renovation, and boasts a completely new interior thoughtfully designed for today’s lifestyle. Large and ready for entertaining, the kitchen includes two breakfast bars, 8 foot island, Bosch appliances, wine fridge and gas cooktop. The split master suite floor plan, bonus en suite bedroom, private office, and dual living rooms make for fine living. Enjoy mountain views from the freshly remodeled micro-pebble pool or multiple paver patios surrounded by low maintenance landscaping. Relax, this is how life should be lived!
Casa Blanca Townhome Charm
August 2nd, 2019
Own a piece of iconic Scottsdale! This Casa Blanca townhome in Paradise Valley has so many interesting features and much of its original charm. Multi-levels create a unique ambiance: doors that open to the patio, high vaulted ceilings, half-flight stairs up to door leading to rooftop patio with unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain, along with sunrises and sunsets. Both bedrooms have private baths and there’s an extra den. Master bedroom suite is on the main level. The home contains Bosch appliances and newer AC system, although with some renovations and your personal touches, this place is sure to be a “knock-out”! Large private patio with gate to walking and biking paths. Multiple community pools, tennis courts, lush gardens, and resort surroundings in an exclusive neighborhood with 24-hr guard gate make this a rare opportunity. Minutes from the endless dining and entertainment options of Old Town, Scottsdale Fashion Square, and hiking paths — yet tucked away enough to enjoy peace and serenity in gated privacy!
Mid-Century Ranch Charmer — Arcadia Lite
July 31st, 2019
Meet this beautiful remodeled Ranch-style home in an Arcadia Lite location! The interiors are open, furnished with wood floors and dual pane windows, allowing for light and bright interiors to illuminate throughout. In the large backyard, entertain with a childproof, gated pebble tech pool, but that’s not all! Cap a night of hosting duties in front of the firepit and maybe have a nightcap under the large patio! Every bedroom includes a California Closet with lots of additional storage. Great Arcadia Lite neighborhood that’s surrounded by many points of interest in almost every direction, from Papago Park to Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy fine dining and shopping along the Arizona Canal and in Old Town. A must-see NOW, because this won’t last long!
Mid-Century Modern Ranch! AS-IS/FIX-UP
July 26th, 2019
HEART OF SCOTTSDALE! Amazing Opportunity in an amazing Neighborhood! Camelback Park Estates is one of the most desirable addresses in town being so conveniently located at Scottsdale and Chaparral Roads. This area has been the hub of an incredible amount of renovation and investment, with a number of nearby homes being total remodels or new-build projects! This is one of the original suspected “Haver” designed, concrete block mid-century homes and has been in the family for decades. It features the 3br main home plus a one bedroom guest house all on a 14000+SF irrigated lot. Guest house has in-operative window a/c only. Estate/Trust Sale: This home is being sold by the Family and will be sold “AS-IS” with no repairs inclusive of septic. There are two septic tanks on the property. Consider for your next remodel project or new build home in the heart of Scottsdale! EZ Show, use Showing Time for access. Opportunity knocks! NO HOA!!!
Sun City Attached – Active 55+ Community
Welcome to the Active 55+ Community of Sun City with seven recreation 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 laminate wood and tiled floors with no carpet in sight! The entry security door opens to a large living area with plenty of natural light, room for a formal dining table, or a smaller table in the kitchen. Brand new dishwasher and stove, pantry and space for a refrigerator. Two full bathrooms with tub/shower combos, large walk-in closets in both bedrooms, covered patio, separate storage area and washer and dryer included. Just a short drive to the Lakeview Rec Center, close to golf, pickleball, tennis, bocce, bowling, fitness center, indoor track, and much more!
Upscale Midtown Condo – Crystal Point High-Rise
July 23rd, 2019
Warm and inviting, this upscale condo home in Midtown offers your own private view of the Phoenix Country Club. A spacious floor plan, this MOVE-IN READY home is located in the elite Crystal Point Condominium Community offering the convenience of lock and leave, 24/7 secured and guarded lobby, underground/gated parking and mesmerizing sunsets. This split floor plan has two en suite Masters with panoramic views of Camelback, South Mountain and Downtown. Close to everything Midtown, Downtown and Central Phoenix has to offer. Come see this beautifully maintained condo for yourself. This home will not last long!
Introducing Vandra Downtown/RD Design Team Inc.
June 21st, 2019
NEW. MODERN. AFFORDABLE. VANDRA!
Just finished: new modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath plus office, 2 car garage and super-cool!!! High-efficiency meets modern in the beautiful architect-designed home and built by RD Design Team Inc. Polished concrete floors, euro-style cabinets, quartz composite counters, stainless steel appliances, architectural faucets, lighting and details complete the look. Open interiors with great room living, kitchen is accented by view to outdoors and back patio with large yard accented with built-in bench and fountain, a signature feature in RD Design’s homes. Quality materials: steel, concrete, 2×6 framing, foam insulation. HOT VIEWS of downtown both day and night!
Smack dab in the middle of the historically rich and thriving Warehouse District and in close proximity to all downtown has to offer. Just around the corner is Grant Park, for which the neighborhood is named, as well as The Duce, Bentley Gallery and SO much more! Grant Park Neighborhood is rich in history and primed for redevelopment! The website for downtown, the district and neighborhood, and a Community Garden. Last year, the New York Times caught on that the Warehouse District is the next big thing in Phoenix. Don’t miss out on this huge opportunity!