Manker Residence – Blaine Drake Architect

General Information

  • Square Footage: 2885+-
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: 2 Car Open Garage
  • Lot Size: 1.13 acres / 49,169 sf +-
  • Age: 1965
  • Architecture: Blaine Drake
Jump to photos

Status:  Sold


Designed by Architect Blaine Drake for the Dr. Raymond Manker Family, this amazing home remains a cherished example of Mr. Drake’s work. Inside, the original nature and materiality of the home has been widely maintained, excepting some very sensitive updates that were made with the assistance of Architect John Douglas. Recent and caring renovations thoughtfully staged this home for today’s living and the home, preserved and saved, is ready for immediate enjoyment.

This home features superb views of the surrounding mountains, and interiors that include the original Mahogany millwork and cabinets, original windows, dramatic steel and concrete fireplace, post and beam exposed framing and wood ceilings. The beautiful suspended redwood deck has been refinished.

Architect Blaine Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices and went on to establish his Arizona practice in 1945. This house is a beautiful study in light and space; a perfect example of how delicately architecture can sit upon the landscape in the Desert. Adjacent to a wide and beautiful arroyo, this home features a large walk out deck to the west, which opens up the home to the views and natural landscape.Blaine Drake retired from architectural practice in 1985. His remaining buildings are indeed very special.

This is one of the most untouched and original examples of the mid-century work of this significant Arizona Architect and represents both an amazing opportunity and exceptional value.


Blaine Drake Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice
Mid Century Modern Gem
Mountain Views – Paradise Valley Location
Recent Caring Renovation
Beautiful Acre + Desert Site
Original Detailing
Mahogany Millwork
Outstanding Documented History
Beautiful Natural Desert Arroyo
Original and Cherished
Affordable Town of Paradise Valley Home
CALL SCOTT JARSON 480-254-7510


Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510

Printable brochure