ICONIC Mid-century Modern impeccably restored to era! This Custom Model “HOME OF THE FUTURE” on John F. Long’s street of dreams expresses true Modernism. Featured in McCall’s Magazine in 1964 as Futuristic and in Phoenix Home and Garden’s 2012 edition as Timeless, it delivers on both promises. A group of 21 forward-thinking women came together and dared to help create the “perfect future contemporary home” which included loads of storage, a large kitchen in the heart of the home with backyard access, great split floor plan, oversized family/great room, light and overhangs for shade on windows, courtyards and more. These intelligent ideas are as relevant in our building standards today as they were boundary-pushing in the 1960’s. Renowned architect Fred Fleenor well known for his mark on The Kerr Cultural Center and more, brought their ideas to life in this classic piece of design and beauty. With clerestory windows throughout, exposed adobe and cedar board and batten ceiling structures this home echoes our desert as well as the post war era with it’s play on light and line. You simply do not want to miss the magic in this very special piece of architecture.
Tempe Ranch Modern – WALK TO ASU!
August 16th, 2018
Your home for X-mas? At this new price we think this one is a real gift! Modern ranch redo with green features and convenient ASU/Tempe location. Totally refurbished in 2013 with virtually no detail left undone! This home has it all going! Mid-century Style with sandblasted exterior block to cast concrete counter tops. Newer roof, and dual pane windows and doors, all in 2013. Yard offers unlimited potential with sprinkler and drip system in place, just ready for your design. Detached garage and carport. Garage/studio with A/C make this a perfect shop. Hand-scraped style wood floors throughout with decorator tile in baths, hip, urban-look subway tile surrounds in baths which include dual-flush toilets, and updated lighting and outlets in 2013. Custom kitchen cabinets, cool stainless steel farm sink, appliances and hood, custom concrete counters. MOVE-IN READY. High-efficiency HVAC system on house, A/C in garage too! All of this at an obtainable price within an easy walk or bike ride to ASU! Act Now!
DeConcini House | Paolo Soleri Architect
February 2nd, 2018
Beautifully kept, recently restored and well detailed, the DeConcini House is the only single family home designed by Architect Paolo Soleri and constructed in Arizona. The home is located in the pastoral Colter Estates neighborhood near the Arizona Biltmore. This very special home has been well-kept with additional detailing undertaken by the current architect owners. A unique design, the home lives in a conventional manner while quietly integrating Soleri’s principals of “Arcology”.
Offering 6 bedrooms, office, tower library-nook and semi-finished basement, the home integrates a gracious sense of space and form juxtaposed against a fully landscaped irrigated lot. Mature trees and expansive lawn offers setting that includes pool and outdoor “gazebo’ with fireplace; a cool respite from the eternal Arizona sun. Elegant interior spaces flow delicately from room-to-room. Dramatic barrel vaults, and a series of integral solar shading devices on east, west and south which echoes similar geometry expressed in much of Soleri’s drawings and work. The split-level design, remains compact yet ample and visually open incorporating a series of both communal and private spaces, allowing the home to not overcome the landscape. Two main-level rooms feature the grand domed wood ceilings that align with glazing for a stunning, yet sheltered connection to the exteriors. Timeless oak flooring and cabinetry throughout make for a continuous flow of materials. The design includes passive solar features: double walls on the west and east to protect the home from the sun: the west exterior wall a keyhole cutout, the east a curved notch, allowing light with minimal heat gain.
Some history: The DeConcini House was completed in 1982, and has been included in several publications, including Phoenix Home and Garden magazine. Dino DeConcini, (who along with his brother, Senator Dennis DeConcini; longtime admirers of Soleri’s work), approached the architect with an idea of designing a house for his family. Soleri had designed just one other house outside of his compounds: the famous “Dome House” in Cave Creek, which included Architect Mark Mills, making this a rare and unusual work from an architect whose built works remained mostly within his own control and compounds.
Urban Loft With a View – Tapestry on Central
October 16th, 2017
Top-notch urban living in this 6th floor unit with views that seem to go on forever. Premium location away from busy streets while capturing views to the north, east and west. Wonderful condition with fresh paint, updated flooring, modern kitchen with cherry cabinets and solid surface counters. No need to do anything as it’s all done! 2 BRs plus a den and a large great room with large vaulted ceilings and windows that take advantage of the view. The building is equipped with a state of the art fitness center, clubhouse, pool, spa, sauna, theater room, grills and underground parking with 2 spaces. Walk across the street to the light rail stop which will take you to downtown events, ballgames, theater, airport or Tempe and Mesa. Walk to dining, shopping and museums. To see it is to love it!
PV Area Ranch Modern — Separate Studio
March 3rd, 2015
This renovated Paradise Valley Area Ranch-Modern home offers superb location and turn-key condition coupled with a large Arcadia Style back yard that can’t be beat! “3-C’s” Schools and a wonderful neighborhood, You’ll find 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Studio/Office/Shop, updated cook’s kitchen, gas fireplace and both formal living and family-room, separate formal dining and eat-in kitchen round out the features, while the three car garage with built-in storage and extra storage sheds make living simple…but there’s more! In front you’ll enjoy a dramatic desert landscape with mature specimen trees anchored by a beautiful front patio complete with custom steel details, custom plate-steel framed window, serene cast concrete fountain and Mummy Mountain views!
The back yard is a paradise with a sparkling pool (recently refinished), fired adobe patios, covered main patio, built-in BBQ, outdoor fireplace, large grassy yard with mature shade trees, vegetable garden, irrigation systems from and rear. You’ll LOVE the Separate Studio/Shop/Office sports its own over-sized electrical panel and the yard has incredible access with a large, custom, sliding steel gate. You’ll fall in love with this great neighborhood of quiet streets and cul-de-sacs! You are surrounded by acres of landscaped and natural area open space common areas and the very modest HOA dues are unlike anywhere else! You’ll enjoy the affordability and ease of City of Phoenix Services while sporting a Paradise Valley address and you are solidly in the three C’s of Scottsdale School District: Cherokee, Cocopah and Chaparral! You can look but you’ll never find a house that offers so much at this price. If you’ve considered Arcadia you owe it to yourself to check this out too! Owner/Agent.