Price Tag: $975,000
The Hood: Phoenix, AZ 85020 (Murphy Bridle Walking Trail)
What’s the saying? “a photo is worth a thousand words” and “a photograph tells a story”. These photos tell me a story, it might not tell me their story, but it does tell me my story. I love the choice of using the past photography with the story below. In order to appreciate any property or anything in general one must understand its past.
The Scoop: Celebrated Artist, Ruth Frerichs, and Dr. Frerichs collaborated with Architects George Allen and Hugo Olsson to design this cutting edge Mid Century Modern Home in 1958, and built by contractor Paul Senetra to become an award winning home. This home stood out among its peers across the country in the early 1960’s winning the AIA Western Home Award (from an array of 300 homes). ”Distinctive and Harmonious.” ”A shaded patio matches every room including the kitchen. Floor to ceiling expanses of glass and sliding glass doors are used in lieu of windows” Sunset Magazine Circa 1961. In 1972 home was expanded to include a loft art studio and a family room with extra storage and a full bath. This home has been worth the wait. It also won the Design Award of the Ninth Annual Honors Program conducted by the Western Mountain States region of the A.I.A. Frequent words of description included: distinctive, an ‘unusual variety of interior space’, ‘feelings of spaciousness and airiness’ and, ‘harmonious with its immediate surroundings’.
There is another saying “if the walls could talk” and oh boy it would be amazing to hear these walls speak!