Tag: Phoenix Real Estate

Just Listed: 6730 N. 7th Street

June 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM | Dwell Arizona | By Maxfield Barker

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 

Cool Home Seeks Cool Owners

April 5, 2012 | 4:30 PM | Real Estate | By Staff

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.

Coronado Historic District: Then and Now

February 7, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Dwell Arizona | By Staff

Introducing 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. With a passion for modern design and architecture, the Arizona native, brings us the latest in Valley real estate and home news each month.

There’s something genuinely beautiful about blending the old with the new in home design, maintaining the historic nature of something while giving it a contemporary or modern twist. This synthesis of old and new can be found throughout many of the historic districts we have here in Phoenix. If you have never had the pleasure of touring some of these neighborhoods and homes filled with character and charm, now is your chance!

Coronado Historic District is having their 25th Silver Anniversary Home Tour: Then and Now. This home tour will mark 25 years of Coronado home tours, explore how far the neighborhood has come over the years, and celebrate tradition while honoring innovation and renovation.

This historic district features many styles of homes from bungalow, English Tudor, Spanish Colonial Revival, Pueblo Revival, and Southwest, to a few more recently built contemporary homes. Many of the residents are from creative industries and backgrounds, leading to very charming and stylish renovations to their historic homes, some of which will be featured on the tour. Not only will visitors be able to tour homes, but there will also be several events such as yoga, dog training, music, food and vendors of all types. Also on display will be the 2nd Annual Coronado Classic Car Show with unique classic cars lining the streets.

A large area of homes is covered by the historic district designation in Central Phoenix, bounded by McDowell and Thomas to the south and north, and between 7th St and 16th St to the east and west.  The tour will focus on a smaller, much more specific section of the neighborhood.

Tour Details: Sunday, March 4, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm
Centered on Sheridan Street between 8th Street and Mitchell Street (3 blocks south of Thomas)
Tickets are $15 day of tour or $12.50 in advance

Visit Coronado Home Tour website for more info and to purchase tickets.

Here are just two of the interesting homes on tour after the jump: »READ MORE

Phoenix Man Creates World’s Cutest/Creepiest Yard Sign

May 2, 2011 | 8:41 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? In fact, this generous gentleman is offering free rent, meals and utilities to one lucky lady. Yes, while driving through an unnamed Central Phoenix neighborhood, one of our intrepid reporters came across this very unusual plea. In case you can’t make it out (see a full sized image after the jump), this gentleman is advertising for a little female companionship in the most blunt way possible. One sign reads: Wanted Female Companion: Free Rent Meals Utilities. And if that’s not enticing enough, another says: Seeking Nice Girlfriend and Lifetime Soulmate.

Oh and BTW, if you’re feeling a little commitment-phobic, he’ll also sell you some Fresh Plucked Juicy Sweet Grapefruit for just a buck.

So, anyone out there want to get in touch with this mystery romantic? Contact us and we’ll send his phone number.

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Camelback to the Future

April 28, 2011 | 4:06 PM | Real Estate | By Staff

Five years ago, you would have walked right by this home, designed by the late architect Alfred Newman Beadle, assuming it was just another Santa Fean monstrosity. But underneath it all, was a great home screaming for air. It was liberated by design + build firm, 180 degrees. (By David Tyda/Photography by Michael Baxter)

Home Remodel Has All the Wright Stuff

April 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM | Home & Design | By Staff

Located in the Biltmore neighborhood just steps away from the Arizona Biltmore Resort, this contemporary stunner was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. So naturally, while planning a remodel, the new homeowners wanted to maintain the home’s original look and feel while also bringing this ‘Modern’ home into the 21st century. Furthermore, the owners tasked the Scottsdale-based interior design fim, Est Est, with transforming the home into a an indoor-outdoor showcase for their amazing Modern art collection.

So how did it turn out? See the results for yourself in the picture gallery below.
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Local Newspaper Titan Building Modernist Hideaway

April 25, 2011 | 10:42 AM | Media | By Staff

Call it the house that classified ads (and Sheriff Joe bashing) built. Yes, sources tell us that the owner of this sleek-yet-woodsy abode featuring million dollar views of the Phoenix skyline is none other than Michael Lacey, the famously hard-nosed editor/co-owner of the Phoenix New Times.

Perched on a rocky rise straddling the Paradise Valley-Phoenix border, this custom manse appears to be at least a $1-2M project. Which, crazy as it sounds, is just a drop in the bucket compared to the approximately $22M in fines Lacey and his Village Voice Media just paid out following a bitter court battle with a rival paper in San Francisco, in what media pundits are calling the Last Great Newspaper War.

After the jump, take in a full slideshow of what 40 years of sticking it to the man will buy you. Plus, learn a little more about how Lacey, an ASU dropout and self-described ‘foul-mouthed son of a sailor,‘ transformed a single newspaper into the nation’s largest chain of ‘alt-weeklies’ once valued at $400M. All while giving away his products away for free.

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Paint the Town Green

April 14, 2011 | 2:40 PM | Home & Design | By Frank Johnson

As Valley homeowners continue to struggle with a historically bad real estate market, one local industry is rolling in the green. Green paint, that is. Yes, companies such as Turf Painter are busier than ever as more and more Valley residents save money by letting their water-gulping grass lawns go brown. However, as anyone who’s ever lived in an HOA- monitored neighborhood can tell, the fines for not maintaining a green yard can dwarf any savings from turning off the sprinklers. Which is where these grass painting services come in. For about $200, they can paint your yard with a vegetable-based dye, which lasts for three months or so.

No word on whether they will also paint your green pool a nice shade of blue.

[NY Times]

Hooters’ Home Sells for $136.5 Million

April 7, 2011 | 11:18 AM | Real Estate | By Staff

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this photographer deserves a serous raise. Yes, the Arizona Center, a massive shopping and commercial complex in Downtown Phoenix that’s always been a bit of a bust, just sold for $136,500,000, reports the Phoenix Business Journal. Which seems like a lot for anyone who’s ever shopped at this handsomely-landscaped outdoor mall, considering the only tenants that have managed to stick around for the past few decades are pretty much the movie theater and the cheesy beer & hot wing joint, Hooters.

In fact, the mall parts of this mall were pretty much abandoned over the past two decades, as the entire second-floor food court was transformed into commercial space.

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Anybody Wanna Buy a Dump, Seriously

April 4, 2011 | 1:46 PM | Home & Design | By Frank Johnson

Surprise, surprise. It looks like that plan to build an indoor ski resort here in the Valley of the Sun is slowly melting away. Named “Freeze Zone,” this proposed theme park was to be built atop an old city dump in South Phoenix, with a design based on similar indoor snow parks already operating in Japan and Dubai (pictured), where you can actually ski and snowboard year-round, even in the middle of the Arabian Desert.

However, it now looks like this massive ski resort will just join the long list of AZ theme parks are still moldering on the drawing boards, including an $800M Rock and Roll-themed park planned in Eloy, AZ, and the Mesa Waveyard project that was supposed to open this summer. In fact, AZ Central reports that the developers behind this latest entertainment park, “have not responded to repeated phone calls seeking comment.” We’re no experts, but that’s probably not a good sign for the Valley breaking its streak as the largest metropolitan area without a major theme park.

So for anyone who’s ever wanted to build a museum or amusement park on top of a former EPA toxic waste site in one of the poorest parts of the city, they are taking numbers at city hall.

Read more about this exciting investment opportunity after the jump.

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Storming the Castle

March 21, 2011 | 12:58 PM | Home & Design | By Staff

Maybe it’s the dark ‘n’ stormy weather outside, but we just want to bundle up today. That said, why sit around your tiny apartment or overpriced McMansion, when you can set up shop inside your own Starter Castle? Yes, thanks to the worldwide real estate crash, “scores of castles” are now on the market for the same amount “you would pay for a condominium,” says the NY Times. In fact, a “decaying castle” in the former Soviet bloc can be yours for less than $100K, as long as you’re willing to live without a few minor amenities such as, you know, plumbing and electricity.

But why jet-set all the way to Europe when you can strut around your own majestic manor right here in the Valley?

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Function Meets Fun

March 3, 2011 | 12:43 AM | Home & Design | By Alanna Watson

The Engbarth home by SpaceLineDesign is totally out of this world. Shake your predetermined notions of what an architecture piece should look like and follow these simple rules: 1) Forget everything you’ve seen before. 2) Embrace your imagination. 3) Have fun. Built for a young couple and their three children, two dogs and thriving business, the Engbarth Home by SpaceLineDesign Architects + Interiors aimed to create something entirely different and landed with this. (And speaking of something entirely different, SpaceLineDesign recently relocated from Scottsdale to Dubai in the heart of the Middle East.)


Original Story by David Tyda
Photos by Michael Baxter

Worth Repeating: Wednesday WTF?

February 20, 2011 | 8:32 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

As chosen by you, here are the most popular stories OF ALL TIME (aka last week). Just in case you missed it.

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? In fact, this generous gentleman is offering free rent, meals and utilities to one lucky lady. Yes, while driving through an unnamed Central Phoenix neighborhood, one of our intrepid reporters came across this very unusual plea. In case you can’t make it out (see a full sized image after the jump), this gentleman is advertising for a little female companionship in the most blunt way possible. One sign reads: Wanted Female Companion: Free Rent Meals Utilities. And if that’s not enticing enough, another says: Seeking Nice Girlfriend and Lifetime Soulmate.

Oh and BTW, if you’re feeling a little commitment-phobic, he’ll also sell you some Fresh Plucked Juicy Sweet Grapefruit for just a buck.

So, anyone out there want to get in touch with this mystery romantic? Contact us and we’ll send his phone number.

»READ MORE

Take it to the House

September 27, 2010 | 9:42 AM | Sports | By Frank Johnson

While the Arizona Cardinals had to wait until the last minute to scratch out a win this weekend, one lucky fan was celebrating right from the get go. That’s because said Valley resident won a free home just seconds into this Sunday’s game.

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Tempe’s Condo Catastrophe Inching Closer to Completion

August 26, 2010 | 11:37 AM | Real Estate | By Staff

Oh happy day. Turns out we might not have to live with the Centerpoint Condos hulking half-finished over Tempe’s Mill Ave for too much longer. »READ MORE

Worth Repeating: DLT’s The Rumorist: Wanna Buy Amar’e's...

August 21, 2010 | 10:09 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

As chosen by you, here are the most popular posts of ALL TIME! (last week):

Calling all gossip girls and dirty laundry-loving dudes, introducing DLT’s column dedicated to the Valley’s juiciest rumors, spottings and innuendos. Check in regularly for the latest (unconfirmable), but too-good-to-not-be true tidbits.

A little birdie told us that former Phoenix Suns star, Amar’e Stoudemire has officially flown the coop. His posh fourth-floor condo in the heart of the Biltmore area, that is.

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DLT’s The Rumorist: Wanna Buy Amar’e's Aerie?

August 13, 2010 | 8:16 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

Calling all gossip girls and dirty laundry-loving dudes, introducing DLT’s column dedicated to the Valley’s juiciest rumors, spottings and innuendos. Check in regularly for the latest (unconfirmable), but too-good-to-not-be true tidbits.

A little birdie told us that former Phoenix Suns star, Amar’e Stoudemire has officially flown the coop. His posh fourth-floor condo in the heart of the Biltmore area, that is.

»READ MORE

Condo Catastrophe

April 9, 2010 | 1:05 PM | Real Estate | By Staff

Nothing says real estate bust like a bunch of half-finished hi-rises. The concrete shell that is the former Elevation Chandler has been stalled for years, while at least the 44 Monroe tower in downtown Phoenix was completed before going belly-up»READ MORE

Camelback Castle Can Be Yours

March 26, 2010 | 7:38 PM | Real Estate | By John McDonald

If you have the patience to navigate the Sotheby’s website you might just take a tour of this long time, yet strange house on the hill.

Try here.

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