Mid century homes for sale in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona: A Haven for Mid-Century Homes

Tucson Mid Century Homes: a guide for buying or selling

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.

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Looking to buy or sell a mid-century home in Tucson? Contact Nick to craft plan for your goals. Nick@RealTucson.com or 520-975-8956

Tucson Mid Century Homes currently for SaleTucson Mid Century Condos & Townhomes for Sale
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$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) for Tucson mid century homes?

Mid century kitchen in Tucson

Where are some of the Tucson mid century neighborhoods located?

  1. Aldea Linda (Central)
  2. Broadmoor -(Central) Blog
  3. Carlos Terrace (Central) (Desert Development Corp.; Cheuvront Homes)
  4. Casas Adobes Estates (Northwest)
  5. Casas de Carlos (Central)
  6. Catalina Village No. 3 (North)(Friedman Jobusch Architects; James R. Schibley, Builder; E.J. Moore Construction Co., among others)
  7. Catalina Vista -(Central) Blog
  8. Citation Park (Central) (Lusk Development)
  9. Clara Vista (Central)
  10. Cloud Ridge (East) (Lusk Development)
  11. Cochise Estates (Northeast) (J. Herbert Oxman)
  12. Cresta Verde Estates (Northeast) (J. Herbert Oxman Developer/Builder/Earl Chai Chann, designer)
  13. Desert Steppes (East) (Lusk Development)
  14. Flair (Northwest) (Busby-Carroll Builders/Anne Rysdale was probably the designer)
  15. Flecha Caida Ranch Estates (North)
  16. Glen Heather (East) (Lusk Development)
  17. Glenn Aire (Central) (Lusk Development)
  18. Golf Links Addition (Central) (Arthur Rader, designer)
  19. Green Hills (East) (Miller Construction Co.)
  20. Harold Bell Wright Estates -(East) Blog
  21. Highland Vista (Central) (Lusk Development)
  22. Indian Ridge Estates -(Northeast) Blog  (Arthur Rader, designer; Lusk Development)
  23. Kingston Knolls Terrace (East) (Lusk Development)
  24. Leonora Annex (Central) (Tom Gist, Designer/Builder)
  25. Miramonte Terrace (East) (Busby-Carroll Builders/Anne Rysdale, designer)
  26. Mitman (Central)
  27. Orange Grove Valley 1 (Northwest) (David Ambrose, Architect; Maslow Construction, Builder)
  28. Painted Hills Estates (West)
  29. Rolling Hills (East)
  30. Rose Hill Estates No. 2 Resub (Central)  (Ambrose and Swanson, Architects; Jack Young, Dev.)
  31. Sambee Gardens (Central) (Cooper, 13th, Scarlet Streets) (David Swanson, Arch., Jen-Lor Homes, Dev.; Jack Young, Developer and Builder; Beauty Built Homes)
  32. San Clemente (Central)
  33. San Rafael Estates -(East) Blog  (Lusk Development)
  34. Santa Catalina Estates #4 (North)
  35. Shadow Mountain (Northwest) (Lusk Development)
  36. Sherwood Village Terrace (East) (Lusk Development
  37. Suffolk Hills (North) (Lusk Development)
  38. Tanque Verde Terrace (Northeast) (J. Herbert Oxman)
  39. Terra Del Sol (Central)
  40. Thunderbird Heights (Central)
  41. Villa Serena (Central) (Lusk Development)
  42. Wilmot Desert Estates (Central)
  43. Wilshire Heights -(Central) Blog
  44. Windsor Park -(Northeast) Blog  (Ambrose and Swanson, Architects; J. Herbert Oxman, Developer/Builder)
  45. Winterhaven -(Central) Blog

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

  1. Amherst Club Condominiums (Central)
  2. Blue Ridge Terrace (East)
  3. Cancha del Golf (Northwest)
  4. Casa La Paz (Central)
  5. Casitas de Castilian (North) Blog (Bennie Gonzales architect)
  6. Catalina Foothills Condominiums -(North) Blog  (Juan Worner Baz architect)
  7. Country Club Heights (aka Eden Roc) (Central)
  8. El Dorado Hills (East)
  9. El Encanto Apartments (Central) (Art Brown architect)
  10. Mission Hills Townhomes (North)
  11. Orchard River (Central) Blog (Robert Swaim architect)
  12. Oracle North Condos (Northwest)
  13. Randolph House (Central)
  14. 6100 Fifth Condominiums (Central)
  15. Tamarack Condominiums (Central)
  16. Villa Catalina -(Central) Blog
Green Hills advertisement from 1958 - Tucson Mid Century Homes
Vintage Tucson newspaper advertisement

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

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