1937 North Central Historic Adobe

General Information

  • Square Footage: 1,978 SF +/-
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: Slab Parking
  • Area: Medlock Place Historic District/North Central Phoenix
  • Lot Size: 9,862 SF +/-
  • Age: 1937
  • Architecture: Historic Adobe - Regional Architecture
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Status:  Sold


This award-winning, fully renovated, adobe home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Featuring a top-to-bottom restoration, the home is a piece of Phoenix history! Located in the Medlock Place Historic District, the Stuart House was built in 1937 and has been in the original family until recently.

Completely restored and upgraded, the home offers a recently updated roof, electrical, plumbing and landscape upgrades. The original redwood surfaces, including doors, millwork, ceilings, trim and hardware, were restored and maintained with the home. The exposed adobe block was stabilized on the exterior and now features an authentic era-appropriate stucco finish.

With a complete update, this historic Adobe home is ready to move-in and enjoy!


The house, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, is considered historically significant as a contributor to the Medlock Place Historic District. It is also on the Phoenix Historic Property Register.  This significant home was selected to receive a 2020 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award in recognition of the quality and dedication to the restoration efforts made by the Sellers.

The sellers installed a recently updated new roof, tankless gas hot water heater, landscape watering system, recently updated HVAC, upgrades to the electrical system that included a replacement electrical service panel, additional wiring and lighting, new sewer line to the street for the Master Suite and kitchen. Fully renovated kitchen and baths offer period style and, where replaced, the water lines feature copper and “PEX” supply. Most electrical outlets have been “grounded,” an upgrade not typical for vintage homes.

The split master suite offers direct access to the patio, en-suite bath and walk in closet, all much to today’s standards. The hall bath includes vintage-inspired lighting, cabinets, tile and shower, while the kitchen features a freestanding vintage-style gas fired Italian range/oven, historically inspired cabinetry, farm-style sink and abundant natural light. “Encaustic” style, vintage-pattered tile adorns backsplashes and details.

The original red concrete floors, scored to mimic tile, have been restored and the interior adobe walls now feature a “plaster” style painted finish. The redwood ceilings were sanded and scraped to the original natural wood.  Original interior doors include vintage hardware and the steel casement windows were restored and maintained for authenticity.

This home offers a generous yard on a corner lot with perfect north/south exposure.  The courtyard embraces the yard for a sense of shelter and intimacy. The rear yard has the potential to be for flood-irrigated and offers room for gardens, citrus, pool and more. The home is wrapped with generous overhangs and a center court wooden “arboleda” completes the connection for home to outdoors.  In the front, a north-facing covered porch connects you to the street and desert adapted plantings make this home water efficient. The site offers room for garage, shop or casita. A garage plan is included with the sale.

Not often do we find a historic home remodeled to such detail. A wonderful find, we do not expect this home to last long to the market! Call us today to arrange a private showing. 

MORE HISTORY ON THE HOME: The E. Stuart Howard House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 is considered historically significant as a contributor to the Medlock Place Historic District. It is also on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. After serving in WWI in France, Edward Stuart Howard, Jr. moved to Phoenix in 1926 and married Frances in June 1930, setting roots at this home on Oregon Avenue in late 1937. Though it is unclear who designed the home, according to family members, Mexican laborers built the house, and construction of the home likely began shortly after the purchase of the lot. Final work was still underway late that year when a local real estate agent used it as a model while selling lots in the South Orangewood subdivision. The home remained virtually unmodified under the ownership of family members until 2018.


  • 1937 Historic Adobe Home
  • Award-Winning Renovation
  • Updated Throughout and Ready to Enjoy!
  • Listed: National Register of Historic Places
  • Medlock Place Historic District
  • Historic Designation Tax Rate
  • Charming Adobe Block Interiors
  • Original Red Concrete Floors
  • Vintage Wood Millwork, Doors & Ceilings
  • Original Fireplace
  • Renovated Kitchens and Baths
  • Split Floorplan
  • Natural Gas Cooking
  • North/South Exposure
  • Corner Lot
  • Room for Garage/Casita/Shop
  • Irrigation Available
  • Concept Plans for Garage Addition


Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510
Kathy Rios – 602.291.0695

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