HOT NEW PRICE AND A RARE FIND! Designed by Blaine Drake in 1964, this remarkable Camelback Mountain area home offers true Mid-Century Desert Modern Design. With a wonderfully generous floorplan and incredible Mountain and City light views, this classic home nestles in the Camelback Mountain foothills on 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 completely custom luxury home, 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 thoughtful and updates and improvements, 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 unique example. Recent updating of mechanicals, plumbing, appliances, flooring, paint and electrical insure this home is ready to enjoy today!
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.
Welcome! A huge lot with a circular drive in the front, RV gate and RV parking for all your trucks, trailers, boats, and off-road vehicles in the back. A large, beautiful backyard pebble-tec pool with all new pool equipment installed in 2021. This home has an unfinished basement that could make an amazing Game Room, storage, or home office. Endless potential with a city lot this size! View it today!
Incredible INVESTMENT Opportunity – 5 Plex in Downtown
October 27th, 2021
This 5 Plex is an Incredible Investment Opportunity set up to be a Short Term Rental in a hip, cool downtown location! Not just one or 2 doors but 5 doors! Across the street from UA Medical School, ASU Downtown Campus and 5 minutes to the Convention Center & Chase Field. Equipped with full kitchens in each unit, onsite laundry, multiple patios & more. This property is freshly painted and ready to go! Units come FULLY furnished with all the amenities and accessories one could need plus, incredible reviews and traction in the marketplace already.
A historic property with all the charm you could want as well as all the things you could need such as, 5 parking spaces, a camera and automated locking systems for security and ease of access. The 5 Plex consists of 3 buildings with 2- one bed, one bath units and with 2 – two bed, one bath and 1 – two bed, two bath, two story with yard in back. Value, appreciation, profit, finished – this is it! Jump on the opportunity for a solid profitable investment!
Paradise Valley Camelback Views – For Land or Renovation!
August 12th, 2021
WOW! NEW TO MARKET – PARADISE VALLEY MCM HAVER FOR LOT OR RENOVATION! This Mid-Century Modern Home in Paradise Valley offers a superb Camelback Mountain view location and a large building site, all in one! A perfect starting point for renovation or take advantage of this acre+ site to design your dream home centered right on the Camelback views. Surrounded by homes of greater value, there’s almost no limit to the creative potential and possibilities with this site!
A 1958 Young-Construction home with a design attributed to Ralph Haver, the home has been readied for future renovation. The Seller’s investment equates to your savings in both time and money. Adjacent to a natural wash, this lot offers a generous building pad and private setting. The majority of the site is retained natural desert with a number of desirable specimen plants.
The existing floorplan offers a covered patio that could add nearly an additional 500SF+- to the footprint with ease. In addition to a number of inspection reports, the Seller has completed a recent survey of the lot.
Build your Paradise Valley dream home located close to the PVCC, with easy access to the Lincoln corridor, hand-in-hand with magnificent views. The nearly flat site and existing building pad makes this an easy choice. For those that love modern, here’s a chance to design in compliment to the existing MCM home and take it to the ultimate level! This shall be an “as-is”, where-is” sale. Seller is selling this home as LAND or POTENTIAL only — NO repairs considered. Seller retains rights to some attached items. Call for details. HURRY!
Pristine Papago Park Charmer
October 5th, 2021
NEW LISTING!! Affectionately known as “The Sanctuary at Old Town Scottsdale” by the current owner and VRBO guests, this gorgeous, FULLY FURNISHED, turn-key home has recently been used part-time as a successful VRBO rental. Located minutes from the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Arizona Canal Trail, this contemporary 4BR/2BA home is a quiet retreat with a lovely backyard oasis. The modern, open-concept kitchen features eat-up bar, stainless steel appliances and gleaming granite countertops. The master suite offers an en-suite bathroom with tiled walk-in shower and direct access to the backyard. The second bathroom offers a tub/shower combo. Guest rooms are spacious enough for either Queen or King size beds depending on the room. The fenced, spacious backyard features a lush lawn, gas grill, and space for dining alfresco or relaxing on the shaded patio. This pristine home would make a great primary residence, second home or rental property! Schedule a showing TODAY!
Turn-Key Territorial Living at Alamos
July 15th, 2020
Charming upgraded townhouse in highly sought-after community of the Alamos. Perfect turn-key investment property or vacation rental. This unit is being sold with all furnishings. Best location in Scottsdale! Within walking distance to Hilton Village, AJ’s, the Ritz-Carlton hotel, shopping and top restaurants. A short drive south from Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town. Kitchen with granite countertops, stone wall accents. Great room with beehive fireplace and french doors that open to spacious back patio overlooking fountain and green area. Master bedroom with balcony, barn door to bathroom, onyx sink and custom vanity. Upgraded plumbing and lighting. Carport parking conveniently located across from unit. Beautifully maintained grounds with mature landscaping. Community pool with entertainment area.
Premium Carefree Living
November 30th, 2017
PREMIUM GOLF COURSE OCOTILLO FLOORPLAN! Resort style living at its finest. This wonderful home is complete with upgrades including a 280 degree view roof deck, granite counters, custom sky lights that bring the outside-in, an expanded dual master en suite floor plan with separate lock-off entrance and energy efficiency built-in to boot. Enjoy exquisite sunsets over Black Mountain from your extended roof deck or take in views of the serene desert and golf course. Relax by the cozy Kiva fireplace and be amazed by all that Arizona living has to offer…entertain…relax by the resort style pool, perfect your golf game, and socialize at the lovely clubhouse. Beautiful furnishings to make life even easier also negotiable with sale.