Are you in the market for a new home? Look no further. Located in the amazing Arcadia neighborhood, off of Camelback and 48th Street, this five bedroom, six bathroom house has everything you need. Right away, you notice the beautiful Santa Barbara and Tuscan architecture. With an approximate square footage 8,600, it has all the space in the world. Too bad winter is almost over because the home includes a heated pool, spa, and three fireplaces. It also features a guest house, wet bars, built-in BBQ, and exercise/sauna room. Exquisite granite countertops ties the contemporary kitchen. Our favorite room is the master bathroom. Once you take a look in there, you feel like you’re in the presidential suite of a five star hotel. To learn more and see more pictures of this home, click here.
The subtlety of elegance the outside of this home depicts hardly does the interior the justice it rightfully deserves. Located in Phoenix, this four bedroom, four and a half bath home is stunning. It boasts a heated pool and spa, a master bath with double sinks and tub with jets. It is a modern delight. The kitchen has stone countertops, a large kitchen island paird with double ovens and side-by-side fridge. The master bedroom have hardwood floors, a huge walk-in closet, a door to the backyard, and jetted tub and steam shower. Along with the pool and spa, the backyard includes a built-in barbecue and place for the kids to play. If you have the means, this is the perfect house for you. Learn more by clicking here.
Built in 2003, this gorgeous two-story home in downtown Phoenix is something dreams are made of. The home will make you forget you’re living in Arizona with its giant grass yard and Tuscan exterior you’d see on the Italian countryside. With approximately 2,850 square feet, you won’t have to worry about getting cramped. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steal appliances, including a double-oven set up, are just some of the perks of this three bedroom, three bathroom Phoenix home. The master bath has an amazing walk-in shower and giant tub. Learn more about this home from Twins & CO.
Custom one-of-a-kind organic modern sanctuary on 2.2 acres. Architect Will Bruder designed The Platt Residence using an abundance of contemporary materials, including steel, glass, copper and desert masonry. Bruder, a well-known architect who designed the world-famous Phoenix Burton Barr Central library and apprenticed under Paolo Soleri, won the Arizona Institute of Architects’s and Sunset Magazine’s AZ Home Of The Year in 1989 with The Platt Residence. This is a beautiful example of Bruder’s philosophy “Make the ordinary extraordinary”. Upon arriving at the residence, the scenic location will captivate you, with mountain views and a rural setting, even though you are only minutes from shopping, restaurants and the 101 & I-17 freeway. You’ll find a newly constructed detached 30’ x 28’ extended garage, which blends with the landscape and offers 3 modern re-purposed metal and glass garage doors (all with openers), built-in cabinetry and a dutch access door. Serene desert landscaping in the front yard was designed by Thomas Park at Xerophytic Designs Inc. and includes gabion walls, stabilized granite walkways, native plants and a garden fountain. [Listing Here by Twins & Co]
This impeccable Modernist home is a residence of museum-like quality that celebrates the juxtaposition of Nature and Machine like perhaps no other in the State. Spanning eighty feet across the lot and over a lush native arroyo, the home becomes a “Living Bridge” that allows the occupants to enjoy a unique connection to the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. »READ MORE
Since we share your love for local real estate, we know you will be as excited as we were to hear that the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service has created a very unique version of a classic board game to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
Goodbye Monopoly, hello ARMLS-opoly!
A few of the key changes that make this board game clever: the names of the properties have been changed to reflect local cities (and prices accordingly), jail has been chanced to “Rules Class” and the utilities spaces are now realtor association groups.
The objective remains the same: the last player with the most properties and cash wins. »READ MORE
If you answered yes, The Cameron Team has just discovered the perfect desert mountain
property opportunity for you. Located at 41247 N. 95th St. in Scottsdale, this luxury resort-style estate has just been reduced to $1,529,566.
According to Jeff Cameron in an update posted Thursday, ”smaller homes sold last year for $4 million dollars” which is impressive since this property boasts 10,690 square feet.
What’s the catch? Well, the estate is not entirely finished. The wet bar, wine cellar, pool, six bathrooms and two half baths are among the unfinished amenities.
“(The) home is 85 to 90 percent complete,” Cameron added. “Needs some tile work, minor repairs, light and plumbing fixtures.” If that challenge doesn’t scare you, read on!
It’s no doubt that Arizona is one of the best places to live and hopefully you agree. A plethora of neighborhoods and communities stretch across the Valley, providing an eclectic real estate market that brings in people from all over the country and world. With a combination of great weather and low cost of living, the Phoenix area is one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S. That is why we want to show you some of the best homes for sale in the Valley. Welcome to Just Listed.
In our first installment of Just Listed we come to you from downtown Phoenix, specifically the Central Corridor Area, courtesy of Phoenix Homes. This 4,182 sq. ft., 4 bed/4 bath British Colonial inspired beauty is a work of art built by Michael Scott Garvin. The home is wrapped around an exquisite courtyard that leads to the front door.
Built in 2005, the home has a breakfast room, a Chef’s gas-powered eat-in kitchen, and dining room. The master bathroom features double sinks, tub with jets and a separate shower. Beautiful granite counter tops adorn the kitchen.
Chiseled stone flooring elegantly guides you through the home that also features hand-carved ancient stone columns. There’s even a wine tasting room!
Priced at a cool 7 figures, this home’s asking price is $1,000,000 and we think it’s worth every penny. To learn more head over to Phoenix Homes.
Images via PhoenixHomes.com
Ever dreamed of living in a castle, partying like royalty and feasting like a king? According to AZCentral and 12 News Robert Pazderka is well on his way to making this a reality.
For a cool $1.45 million Pazderka purchased the Copenhaver Castle on Camelback Mountain, complete with draw bridge and dungeon; however, he plans to spend up to an additional $5 million “to make it livable.”
Who doesn’t love an extreme makeover? Be it a person, a salon or a yard, we’re suckers for a before and after side-by-side and there’s no shame in that. After months major renovations and some vibrant aesthetic touches, Cabana on McClintock is ready for it’s “after photo” so be sure to have a looksie on Facebook or at the Cabana On McClintock website. Warning: even if you’re not in the market for a ultra chic
vacation home apartment, you may find yourself wishing you were. Newly opened bungalows are available now at 1701 E Don Carlos Ave. in Tempe.
A 1924 historic bungalow with a modern addition that was designed by [merz]project and built to be timeless in its innovation, materiality, and simplicity. Named “Home of the Year” by the American Institute of Architects, this sleeper situated in the Ashland Historic District, blends with the fabric of the neighborhood but comes alive with an incredible modern, yet warm and inviting space unlike any other. Materials like walnut cabinetry & drs, thousands of s.f. of blue sandstone, polished conc. flrs, a 24′ moveable wall of glass, plus green features; sprayed foam insul., low flow fixtures, low VOC paint, high velocity HVAC system, & commercial grade glass. The Mstr Suite and Kitchen are outfitted with the highest-end finishes.
Firefly Living invites you and all your cool friends to an open house Tuesday, April 10 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m at 30 W. Vernon, in the historic Willow District. Joe’s Food Truck will be there as well as a cocktail bar inside the renovated home for sale.
Visit the FireFly Living blog for some interesting articles by Taz Loomans. We love the “Why I’d Rather Live in Phoenix Than Barcelona.” We know, seems a rather silly concept. But if you’re looking for some inspiration at how great Phoenix is and can be, especially as the summer heat is creeping up, take a peek at the article here.
Architectural enthusiasts are gearing up for the Modern Phoenix Expo tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Over 20 exhibitors will gather to share their goods and services related to modernism, including interior design, home renovation, services and even jewelry. Tickets to the home tour on Sunday are sold out. The free schedule of the days expo lectures include:
11:00 a.m.: Researching your Midcentury Modern home.
12:30 p.m.: Sustainable choices for your Midcentury remodel.
1:30 p.m.: Becoming Beadle: How Al Beadle became one of Arizona’s greatest Modernist architects.
2:30 p.m.: The architecture of Reginald Sydnor.
4:00 p.m.: Building the Pauson house: Frank Lloyd Wright and Rose Pauson.
For more information, click here to ModernPhoenix.net.
Image via ModernPhoenix.net
Each week, Desert Living Today will bring you a ‘Dwelling of the Week’, a unique and modern living space. Check back weekly on Tuesdays for our pick of architectural eye-candy. This week’s listing is Modern Ralph Haver renovation from AZArchitecture. A Jarson & Jarson listing with 2082+ square feet and an asking price of $489,000, this original Haver home was thoughtfully re-crafted by celebrated Valley Architect John Douglas in 2008.
This award-winning abode has 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with one exterior bedroom marking a separate entrance for guest quarters or an office. The property not only boasts a large dining area, great room and office niche complete the interior spaces, but also a lavish patio outside that wraps a heated and cooled lap pool. A custom steel covered patio/ramada makes a comforting and playful respite from the sun; an outdoor shower allows for complete interaction with the yard. The landscape is superb and has been featured in publication. The enjoyment and day-to-day livability of this signature mid-century modern home was dramatically increased with a modest expansion and thoughtful changes to the interior, while detailed development of outdoor living allows the home to embrace and use every aspect of the site. Illuminated color resin panels transform the surroundings from a secluded and contemplative desert garden in the day and into a lively social space at night. This inspired design speaks volumes about the potential of these very special and sustainable urban homes.
From his own modern designs to the stunning restoration of historic homes and buildings, Architect John Douglas has completed a treasure of lasting designs that enhance our valley. This work by this award winning architect is well published and is certainly one of his most inspired renovations.
Each week, Desert Living Today will bring you a ‘Dwelling of the Week’, a unique and modern living space. Check back weekly on Tuesdays for our pick of architectural eye-candy. This week’s listing provided by DwellArizona.com
The acclaimed Meadowbrook Residence is a collaborative effort of designers Jay Atherton and Cy Keener. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,200 square foot home is currently for sale and listed by Greg Kilroy of The Velocity Group. Recently, the price of this stunning home was posted at $340,000. For more information on MLS# 4631415, click here.
1205 E MEADOWBROOK Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Listing description: Featured on Dec/Jan 2011 cover of Dwell Magazine, the Meadowbrook Residence is an example of pure architectural design. Atherton|Keener has taken a rather typical infill lot in Phoenix and through the careful use of a palette of materials – mainly concrete block, cement, drywall, & wood – have created a home with minimal distractions. Located on an oleander lined lot in Canal North neighborhood, the home’s design shows a strong relationship between inside and out. Windows on the north and south side allow natural light to flow into bedrooms while unique curved walls capture and disperse light. Custom Ferrari shade sails on a steel frame, shade the home from the Arizona sun. A long hallway provides the unique separation between a wall of glass on one side, and custom cabinetry on the other.
Images via Listing Agent
Shawn Beaird of Dwell Arizona, realtor with Pascale Group of HomeSmart Elite specializing in modern and contemporary homes, mid-century modern homes, historic districts, and urban high-rises is back with a tribute to the architecture of Arizona of the past 100 years.
As some around the world were celebrating Valentine’s Day, in Arizona we were commemorating our state’s 100th anniversary of becoming a state. Yes, Arizona is relatively young compared to the rest of the U.S., but there’s still a good deal of history that can be celebrated making it interesting to look back on how thing’s have changed. In honor of Arizona turning the ripe old age of 100, here’s a look at some beautiful homes for sale on the market either representative of their era or unique in style, with the age in which they were built spanning a full 100 years and 2 homes showcasing each decade.
The award-winning Paradise Valley home, Desert House, is for sale, listed by Scott Jarson on AZArchitecture.com for $1,499,000. Referred to by the listing agent as “Modernist Architecture of the highest caliber,” Desert House is owned by Circle West Architects’ Peter Koliopoulos and his wife, Lynn.
If you’re not in the market for Desert House, but are interested in touring it, get a ticket for this weekend’s Gnosis Architects’ Own Homes Tour. The three day event Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13 will include a two-day self-guided tour of Valley architects’ own homes, including Desert House.
For more information on the weekend tours and activities, click here.
Check out more pics of homes on the “Digs We Dig” Tour after the jump:
Salenger Home images by Mark Boiclair and Bill Timmerman.
We see the works of architects all around us every day. We all have our favorite buildings here in the Valley – whether it be a classic brick building, a mid-century mod construction, a brand-new sustainable design or something altogether different. But have you ever wondered what the living spaces of the talented architects who design our favorite digs are like? If so, you’ll want to check out the 3rd Annual Architects’ Own Homes Tour, November 11-13, Valleywide.
Tickets are $65 – $50 with a student ID – and include the following:
Friday, Nov. 11
Pecha Kucha & Panel Discussion/Symposium at Taliesin West, hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, moderated by Max Underwood AIA, President’s Professor, ASU School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Cocktail Party: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Symposium: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 12
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FLW Student Shelters will be open to ticket holders via 20-person tours, 15 minutes apart
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Self-driving tour throughout Valley to see architects’ own homes
Sunday, Nov. 13
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Self-driving tour throughout Valley to see architects’ own homes
Get a sneak peek of one of the homes on the tour with a look at the 1954 renovated bungalow in Tempe of Matthew and Maria Salenger: