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Tucson, Arizona: A Haven for Mid-Century Homes

Mid century homes for sale in Tucson

Tucson experienced a housing boom after WWII, which means we enjoy a lot of great mid-century architecture.

Tucson grew leaps and bounds in the post war years of the 1950s and 1960s. As a result mid-century architecture is ubiquitous here. Mid-century Modern architecture has become more popular with a younger generation looking for clean lines and interesting details that are often not found in standard track homes built today. Many enjoy these homes because they are in established neighborhoods, which tend to be more centrally located and feature plenty of mature trees. Are you looking for a mid-century home in Tucson? Let this page be your guide.

Midcentury Homes currently for Sale Midcentury Condos & Townhomes for Sale
Under $100,000 Under $50,000
$100,001 – $200,000 $50,001 – $100,000
$200,001 – $300,000 $100,001 – $200,000
$300,001 – $400,000 $200,001 – $300,000
$400,001 and up $300,001 and up

 

Tucson Mid Century homes for sale

Who were some of the movers and shakers (i.e. builders, architects, designers) of Tucson’s mid-century homes?

  • Builders/Developers:
    • Lusk Corporation
    • J. Herbert Oxman
    • P.A.T. (Perfect Arizona Type) Homes
    • MRF Construction
    • Busby-Carroll Construction Co.
    • Beauty Built Homes
    • Chesin Construction
    • Morrison-Fremming
    • Daly Construction Co.
    • Miller Construction Co.
    • Cheuvront Homes
    • Associated Home Builder
    • Algin Construction
  • Architects/designers:

Where are some of the Tucson mid-century neighborhoods?

Let’s not leave out Tucson mid-century condo and townhouse communities:

Green Hills advertisement from 1958

What features might I find in a mid century house?

Mid-century homes were built between 1945-1975. This is a broad time period so there were a lot of different styles that were popular over the years. Ranch style homes are ubiquitous during this time period. Ranch homes could veer towards the more modern range of the spectrum or toward the more traditional side. Just as styles of furnishings during this time ranged from Colonial to Danish to Mediterranean to Modern, houses, too, followed these same style trends. Here’s some of the things you may find in a Tucson mid century home.

  • Burnt adobe construction
  • Red brick
  • Wire-cut brick
  • Large windows that follow the roof line
  • Clerestory windows
  • Knotty pine cabinetry/paneling/woodwork
  • Colorful plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Colorful tile  in the kitchen and bath
  • Formica countertops
  • Linoleum floors
  • Terrazzo floors
  • Mahogany interior doors
  • Single or double carports
  • flagstone or brick fireplaces
  • Colorful kitchen appliances
  • Phone nook
  • Breeze blocks
  • Wrought iron details
  • Decorative shutters

Midcentury home advertisement

Are you interested in buying or selling a Mid Century home in Tucson? Contact Nick at 520-975-8956 or Nick@RealTucson.com

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