This 2-bedroom loft-styled home has been immaculately upgraded by the architect-owner with features and detail typically not found elsewhere! Mountain Shadows Resort offers an exclusive lifestyle: situated with Camelback Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, the community has just 41 condos and loft homes that enjoy a serene Paradise Valley setting and full hotel privileges at Mountain Shadows Resort.
Available to close and fully furnished after 5/20/2022.
Mid-Century meets Desert Modern – Wendell Burnette, FAIA
March 28th, 2022
We are pleased to offer something truly unique: Mid-century meets Desert Modern. This post-war modern home was recently updated by one of the best desert modern architects we know, Wendell Burnette FAIA.
Originally built by mid century architect Ralph Haver, this home is located in Marlen Grove, THE quintessential Haver neighborhood in North Central Phoenix. In desiring to honor the history of these unique designs, the owner called on Wendell Burnette Architects to create a thoughtful update to this home.
The architect reorganized the plan, creating an open kitchen, elegant baths, and an even more harmonious relationship to the outdoors. Expansion of the roof line in mimicry of the original offers repetition of form, and the addition of clerestory windows, clear glass and abundant skylights balance the natural light.
Subtle white on white decor, concrete floors restored to their original leather color, and Euro-style cabinetry create a simple and calm backdrop to modern living. Steel framed dark anodized windows and doors accent the perforations and crisp the visual line.
At the entry, landscape architects Colwell Shelor created a space that balances the desert with the irrigated history of the area. The steel bench adds drama and convenience while drawing the eye to the home. The area, Marlen Grove, was just that: a former white grapefruit citrus orchard in which Haver developed just 73 homes. Today, it offers a wonderful North Central Location with access to all. In 2020, this home was featured in a 13 page article published in Phoenix Home & Garden.
Highest quality architectural details are used judiciously, keeping the spaces uncluttered and open fitting for this exclusive design-oriented neighborhood. The attention to detail in this home makes it a minimalist’s dream come true – we think you will want to call this one home.
Palm Canyon Hillside Modern — Edward B. Sawyer FAIA
July 30th, 2021
This Modern Hillside home was designed by Edward B. (Ned) Sawyer FAIA and offers spectacular views coupled with superb architecture. Perfectly positioned near the top of Palm Canyon, the home commands the site with sweeping vistas of both surrounding mountain preserves and city lights beyond.
A versatile floorplan, perfect for today’s lifestyle offering five bedrooms, attached guest suite, office/den, formal dining, large living room, adjacent built-in bar/game room, luxury eat-in kitchen with upgraded appliances. Views are available from nearly every room in the house which couples with outdoor living perfect for entertaining; oversized patios, negative edge pool, and enjoy amazing views from the synthetic-lawn grass yards. Hillside-living gains the views, but the large yard offers generous space for outdoor fun.
Located between Paradise Valley and the Biltmore area, Palm Canyon offers a fantastic location seemingly minutes from everything! This secluded location is surrounded by natural desert and dramatic homes. For the architecture lovers: The neighborhood offers an array of original designs from Will Bruder to Frank Lloyd Wright.
This double-volume home was artfully crafted to display the architect’s devotion to “complete design” and desert modernism. The mortar-washed masonry is juxtaposed against the clear glass and crisp lines of the house. Inside, the eye is ever drawn out to the view: one enjoys both a sense of shelter, as well as a complete connection to the outdoors.
About the architect: Ned Sawyer worked closely with Arizona Modernist Al Beadle and went on to develop a signature modernist ethic of his own. Now coming into their own as the architectural statements that they are, his designs are garnering the respect they deserve. This custom design is a rare find.
The Original Owners have kept this Modern Jewel unavailable until now. A turn-key modernist dream home for the discerning!
Mountain View East Modern – John Rattenbury Architect
November 18th, 2021
This beautiful McCormick Ranch home was originally designed by John Rattenbury, and is one of the only handful of homes designed by the famed Taliesin Architect. The home has been updated but still has the Frank Lloyd Wright influences that can be seen throughout. From the soffits in nearly every room, to the skylights on both the interior and exterior of the home, the contemporary architecture of this home is very unique and one-of-a-kind!
From the moment you walk in, you will be amazed by the feel of this home! Brand new engineered wood floors with a light blonde color, and newly painted walls really open up the space. The windows are so clean you feel like your are touching the outside. Large backyard with a Pebble-Tec diving pool and plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. Important features of the home include a porch swing, low maintenance landscaping, split floorpan, 2-car garage with garage cabinets and extra storage room. Enjoy the 2 primary bedrooms both with large bathrooms and walk-in closets. The main primary has a large soaker tub and separate tiled shower with two sinks and the second primary has direct access from the pool.
The exterior slider to the backyard and the floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light throughout. The kitchen features beautiful blue cabinets with slow release hinges, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, built-in desk and an open-feel to the back of the home. This home has the perfect space for a home office, plenty of storage areas throughout and placed on a spacious lot. This is such a fun, convenient area to many walking paths, golf courses, restaurants and shops of McCormick Ranch.
This one is a MUST SEE before it’s gone! Call for a private showing!
Urban Work/Live Townhouse Loloma 5 – William P. Bruder, FAIA
March 28th, 2022
Loloma 5 is an extensively-published, award-winning, timeless design by William P. Bruder, FAIA. This highly-upgraded unit has a mixed-use office space, spacious living/dining/kitchen area, 2 bedrooms, a rooftop terrace and a view patio off the living space, each aligned to the Marshall Way streetscape. This perfectly-proportioned 3-story condominium features loft-like interior spaces with high ceilings throughout. The original upgrades have been thoughtfully blended with recent refinements using architect-specified materials and finishes. Live/work zoning makes for a flexible lifestyle; the 2-car carport is gated and private, with direct access to the 1st floor office space from the carport and from Marshall Way.
This building integrates timeless and sustainable materials with desert modern architecture. An elegant zinc clad street elevation marries to natural steel details, galvanized perforated panels, and a Galvalume roof for an elegant material palette. Windows fall playfully, yet rhythmically, along the elevations to allow maximum north-facing natural light to flood the interior spaces.
A 13-foot master suite ceiling, 2 balconies, and walk-out roof deck complete the connection to the outdoors in this sophisticated, urban setting. This unit offers an array of custom built-in storage, as well as upgrades not standard in this development: Poliform/Varenna master closet, bathroom, and kitchen/pantry cabinetry, ILVA porcelain tile, Nora® Systems flooring, custom-fabricated sink and backsplash. A Navien tankless water heater was installed in 2019. HVAC was replaced in 2020. All appliances replaced in 2021.
More about this very special project: Loloma 5 was the first multi-unit, mixed-use project to be constructed under the Scottsdale Green Building Program. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Camelback Mountain from the two decks/patios and take full advantage of the vibrant Old Town Scottsdale location. Directly across the street from the Scottsdale School of Art, as well as minutes from the noted Museum of the West and from SMOCA, which was also designed by Will Bruder! This unit is steps away from award-winning restaurants, plus delightful museums, galleries, and shops – hurry!
Considered a masterpiece of modernism by the internationally renowned architect, this iconic building has been published in books and magazines throughout the United States, in Global Architecture (Japan), and UME Magazine (Australia). It is also featured in the book The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture, and The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Work Architecture.
Perfect Golf Course Lot on the 18th Fairway of the Arizona Country Club! Views from every angle that puts you right in the middle of the action with limitless grass you don’t have to maintain, palm trees, mountains and more on Valencia Lane. This perfect time capsule Mid Century Modern house from 1950 oozes with the best of the era and throwback elements throughout. A recessed wall built-in storage unit for your favorite vinyls right above the hatch top turn table piece is a show stopper. The red brick that stands the test of time still sets the tone. The offset copper door knobs in the center of gleaming walnut doors charm you to enter. The blue cast iron tub & sink set just make you smile. Single family ownership, a great opportunity to shine up the penny OR start anew! Your chance.
McCormick Ranch Perfection! Perfect Gated Patio Home in Scottsdale
April 8th, 2022
Absolutely STUNNING complete top to bottom FULL HOME REMODEL. Located in the private, guard-gated community of Spanish Oaks – this home is definitely one to be considered! With recent updates and charming, unique features throughout, no expense or detail was left off the list.
A light and bright, open concept floor plan and generous outdoor space make this home ideal! The most turn key property of the year with ‘house of a lifetime’ quality. Additionally, the infrastructure for this perfectly-sized patio home was updated, such as a tankless hot water heater, newer roof and air conditioning unit, and virtually all plumbing and electric have been replaced – checks all the boxes! For the design oriented, this renovation was lovingly created by artful owners to capture light, views, height and the serenity of easy living.
Magical meditation-like zen bathrooms, a full kitchen remodel with newer appliances, resurfaced cabinets, and quartz countertops. Outside a new paver patio with private, open space to breathe and relax. In a community complete with walking trails, mountain views, small lakes and all that McCormick Ranch & North Scottsdale have to offer.
This home was remodeled with LOVE! Designed and crafted by the artist/designer owner as their own personal home, it was detailed for living, not for fast profit. Contact us for a private tour today!
Modern Arcadia Home
February 25th, 2022
This beautiful home is sure to WOW! The custom-built, Modern Styled house has gorgeous interiors and charming exteriors. Located in the desirable Arcadia Neighborhood, this property has a 3,569 SF. main house and a 525 SF. guest house. The guest house was updated in 2019 with new cabinets, new countertops, water softeners and more.
The main house was built BRAND NEW in 2020-2021 with stunning modern updates and details throughout the living spaces, kitchen and bathrooms. It features engineered white oak wood flooring, 10-foot vaulted ceilings, a custom arched front door, interior doors with crystal knobs, Napoleon Vector 50” gas fireplace and a stylish, modern kitchen. Designed with split master suites, an office room, an additional art room, a full laundry room and both formal and casual dining areas. The west-wing master suite has a steam shower, a lounge deck and separate vanities. The east-wing master has a standing shower, a soaking tub and his and her sinks. At the heart of the home is a sleek modern kitchen with a large Walnut butcher block island, shiny Roca Montana granite countertops and backsplash, new appliances, ample cupboard space, barstool seating and a full butler’s pantry.
Additionally, it is easy to enjoy Arizona’s weather with an exterior door in each room, covered patio seating, a large green grass backyard and a custom built-in BBQ. Complete with a diving pool, and a landscaped courtyard at the center of the home. The house is equipped with a full water filtering system, audio/visual wire, security and surveillance network, NEW 14 SEER AC, gas furnace, automatic blinds, switch dimmers and more. All the character and class of this Modern Arcadia Home could be yours!
Encanto Park Historic
April 27th, 2022
A beautiful home in the historic Encanto neighborhood located on a palm tree-lined street, across from Encanto Park! Only minutes away from downtown and midtown. The home was updated with newer amenities and thoughtful touches throughout all while preserving the vintage charm. A fully functional separate guest suite with a bathroom and shower and newly updated AC wall unit. Gorgeous hardwood flooring, coved ceilings, and dual pane windows add the perfect charm. The replaced windows in 2021 provide beautiful natural light. The updated kitchen has stainless appliances and granite countertops, plus a gas oven, open shelving, and pull out cabinets. The large spacious backyard has a covered patio and a gas fireplace.
The outdoor space an extension of the home that provides the ideal Arizona indoor/outdoor living! A perfect setting for entertaining friends and family! Plenty of storage on site with a large shed complete with shelving and a workbench. This is one historic home you do not want to miss!
Dynamite Ranch Property
February 16th, 2022
Very unique oasis in the midst of horse properties and Sonoran Preserves, this property has loads of potential! Let your imagination run wild as you experience the rustic charm and neatly groomed desert landscape of this roughly 1.3 acre well-positioned parcel completely enclosed by stuccoed block and wrought iron fencing. With only two owners since the early 1950’s, this former horse property (purportedly the old Dynamite Ranch) has a variety of structures in place has lots to offer with multiple structures providing a variety of livable spaces. Located on a county island, there is no HOA. This property could be ideal for AirBnB or other short term rental opportunities. While it still feels as though you are tucked away in a remote corner of the desert, this property is conveniently located minutes from shopping and dining with easy access to both the 101 freeway and nearby desert trails.
The Main House:
The main house with two bedrooms and one bath houses a community kitchen with a lounging area as well as an outdoor bar and barbecue. The patio is surrounded by lush vegetation and has a water feature. A full laundry room as well as two additional bedrooms on the back of the house each with separate entrances help create a bunkhouse vibe.
There is an additional living space attached to the shop/garage area that has an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower as well as access to an outdoor bathroom and shower. There is a hot tub located between the structures as well as a fire pit perfect for gathering under the stars.
The Guest House:
The third structure with livable space was originally the barn on the property. A concrete block Santa Fe style building in the back of the property, the barn had been converted to design studio. With a large 5’x11’ island counter and surrounding shelving, lots of workspace abounds. The current owner added a separate full bathroom and bedroom to this space.
Per the current owner, the former owner was a top-notch carpenter and tradesmen, building top-end homes in the north valley and had applied his craft to all the work done at the ranch. The current owner followed suit and built all of the additions with the same high quality craftsmanship. The current owner also used his skills in trail building to landscape the property with native vegetation, trails and even a historic bridge from an abandoned trail in the nearby Bradshaw Mountains.
The property consists of a combination of single family detached and mobile/manufactured housing. Buyer to verify square footage and type of existing structures. Property offered as-is. Cash sale preferred.
Welcome home! This well-maintained property is completely turn key and is located in the highly desirable area of 85254! Inviting floor plan is decorated with a neutral palette and includes tile flooring throughout the main floor and bathrooms, TWO PRIMARY SUITES upstairs, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, in-unit laundry, a private, fenced-in patio located directly off the kitchen and more! Community amenities at Discovery at Tatum Place include lush, mature landscaping and a lovely, heated community pool and spa all maintained by the HOA. Unit also includes one conveniently located covered parking space. Home is located within the Paradise Valley School District and close to everything (shopping, dining, schools, etc)!
Save the Planet! Owner Built Earth-Sheltered Home
February 5th, 2022
Behind an unassuming horizontal profile is one of the most unique homes in the Valley! This earth-sheltered subterranean home was designed and built by the engineer owner to create a highly efficient desert home. Initially created as a response to high costs and the energy crises during the 1970’s, the home has stood the test of time.
Gaining considerable attention and having been highly published, what started as a vision became a proven ongoing experiment that has successfully explored energy efficient living in our harsh desert environment. Earth-sheltered homes are nothing new, but thanks to the benefit of having an arts and engineering family as its benefactor, this home incorporated several unique, innovative and successful design concepts.
A glorious center courtyard, open to the sky, provides abundant natural light and open air access to nearly every room in the home. A perfect setting for casual living and generous entertaining, this courtyard offers cool plantings and a connection to sun and stars. Open to the sky, this courtyard was engineered to accept a variety of green house enclosure options, which would allow this space to become completely sheltered: imagine greenhouse courtyard living all year long!
A four foot corridor runs the entire length of the home’s perimeter, effectively creating what could be the largest walk-in closet in Arizona! This area is effective for closet and storage space, but also doubles for storage, pantry and easy access to all utilities and HVAC distribution.
The 10 foot ceilings throughout coupled with the abundant natural light makes this home especially expansive. As currently configured, the home offers five bedrooms and four baths, including the guest suite with a full kitchen. With such a versatile floorpan, the home could easily configure to meet the taste and use of any owner.
The approximately 2.5 acre, desert lot offers room to roam with a separate, oversized, double bay garage/shop. The large, active ground mount solar array and enclosed pen/garden areas add to the savings and versatility. There are a number of unique specimen trees on site as well. In addition to the solar array, the home has been fitted with HVAC and is ready for a high efficiency evaporative cooler.
The home is being offered “as-is, where-is”, subject to buyer due diligence. Coming soon, this unique property is priced for immediate sale.