Prominent architect finishes $1M city homes in Old Town

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Gallery Living

Proving art truly is in the eye of the beholder, when a local psychologist set eyes on one particular unit at Artisan Lofts on Central in Phoenix several years ago, he knew he had found an unfinished masterpiece in the making. The overall feel of the 1,950-square-foot, three-story space previously envisioned by architect Mark Ryan was ideal, but its future owner knew it would not accommodate his desire for private bedrooms, nor his penchant for entertaining. And there simply were not enough walls to properly display his large collection of fine art photographs.

Realtor Scott Jarson of AZ Architecture suggested legendary local architect Will Bruder to make the necessary changes. “He thought I had the right sensibility,” Bruder says.

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This summer, Eldorado on 1st opened the doors of its group of seven adjacent city homes from North American Development Group, AZ Architecture and local architect Will Bruder. (As of press time, two remain for sale.) Each unique abode showcases the highest quality materials, state-of-the-art customizable bulthaup b3 kitchens and carefully selected finishes. Eldorado on 1st residents are sure to have an active social calendar as they will be super-close to the plethora of dining, cultural and entertainment venues found in Downtown Scottsdale’s Urban Arts District.

The Lake|Flato Effect

Even if you knew nothing about the [Brown Residence] or the architecture, you’d connect instantly the minute you step on the property and into the home. That’s the magic of its design and the setting. It’s a curated experience.

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“It’s clear people want to live in connected areas like downtown Phoenix now,” said Chris Chamberlain, a partner with North American Development Group, which is also developing the Eldorado on 1st condos in central Scottsdale.

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“We have this architectural heritage in Arizona that’s been ignored for a long time,” Architectural real estate agent Scott Jarson said. “Our firm and people like us have been celebrating these houses, and now they’re coming a little more into the mainstream.”

Eldorado on 1st more than half sold as it nears completion

North American Development Group (NADG) and the team at AZ Architecture, along with renowned local architect Will Bruder, have issued an eagerly anticipated construction update for Eldorado on 1st. The project, consisting of a group of seven adjacent city homes located at 6901 East 1st Street is slated to open its doors to owners starting in May of 2017. When completed, the homes will represent the continued evolution of Downtown Scottsdale’s housing market. The project is well over half sold with only two of the seven homes remaining.

More upscale condos for Old Town Scottsdale

Last year, construction started on a condo and office project designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder in Scottsdale’s art district of Old Town. Prices in the development, Eldorado on 1st, started at $1.5 million.

1st and Foremost

No one can argue the unmistakable aesthetic of architect Will Bruder, soon to be shared with Downtown Scottsdale’s urban Arts district. Eldorado on 1st, a luxury, seven unit townhome development, will offer a distinct combination of verticality, vibrance and walkable surroundings.

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The house was built in 2009 and designed by Lake Flato, a San Antonio architecture firm that won an American Institute of Architects award for it. It is sited roughly east-west, for desert and mountain views, and has glass walls, high ceilings (some of them 14 feet), large pivot doors that open to courtyards landscaped with native plants, and wide eaves that provide shade from the desert sun.

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The top housing market in the U.S. in 2017 will be metro Phoenix, according to a new realtor.com forecast.

It’s about time.

The Valley’s steady growth in sales and price increases, tighter new home market and short supply of foreclosures make it one of the healthiest in the country.

Plus a wise housing analyst who tracks home sales and trends every day told me last year that 2017 would be the big year for the Phoenix-area housing market.

View from the Top

Designed by famed FAIA Architect Will Bruder, this 5,387 SF stunner boasts multiple vignettes for showcasing a handsome collection of artwork and furniture. … For the courtyard, the former owners tapped local artists Mayme Kratz and architect Mark Ryan to produce a custom sculpture wall that glows a fiery red-orange in the outdoor space. Concrete floors and countertops keep the color palette neutral to allow maximum attention to the 360-degree views. “It certainly is one of the most expressive celebrations of architecture in the region,” says listing agent Scott Jarson of azarchitecture / Jarson & Jarson.