Ice House Lofts pool and spa area

Ice House Lofts – a Cool Redevelopment

About the Ice House Lofts The Ice House Lofts were redeveloped by a local Tucson architecture firm, Rob Paulus Architects, in 2004-2005. The Ice House Lofts consist of 50 units, varying in size from 580 to 2,700 square feet, from studios up to 3 bedroom homes. The conversion to lofts was a natural for Paulus’ …

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The Ramada House designed by Tucson Architect Judith Chafee.

The Ramada House: Designed by Judith Chafee

About The Ramada House Architect Judith Chafee’s best known house is currently for sale. The Ramada House is named for the giant Tohono O’odham-style ramada that shades most of the home. The ramada also creates wonderful shadow patterns on the white painted mortar-washed slump block walls. What is especially striking about the building is that …

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Tucson homes designed and built by architect David Tyson

David Tyson Architect of Desert Contemporary Homes

About David Tyson’s work David Tyson was an architect who designed beautiful, quality, contemporary residential and commercial buildings throughout Tucson. His work is easily recognizable with the use of massive rectilinear horizontal roof-lines (sometimes with recessed geometric patterns), wood window framing, stucco construction, contemporary wood doors, interiors with natural stone materials, and a contemporary style …

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Hidden Valley neighborhood in North Tucson

Hidden Valley Neighborhood: A Hidden Tucson Gem

About Hidden Valley Neighborhood Hidden Valley is a neighborhood just south of Sabino Canyon Recreation area, near Snyder Road and Sabino Canyon Road. It consists mostly of ranch-style homes built between 1960s and 1970s, although there are newer homes in the area too. Homes are typically on large ½ acre to 1-1/2 acre lots. Residents …

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Fairfield in the foothills entrance sign

Fairfield in the Foothills – All Along the Ridgetops

About Fairfield in the Foothills Fairfield in the Foothills is a community, with 1,812 residences, located in the northern part of Tucson near Craycroft Road and Territory Drive in the 85750 zip code. The Fairfield community consists of a dozen separate subdivisions each with their own homeowner’s association. There’s a wide variety of homes in …

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Campus Walk condos for sale

Campus Walk Condos – Walk, Skip, or Jump to University of Arizona

About Campus Walk For those looking to live close to the University of Arizona, you cannot beat Campus Walk Condos, only a short walk from the University of Arizona campus. Campus Walk was originally built in the late 1960s, and was completely refurbished in 2006. The community consists of 88 2-bedroom, 2-level units. Some units …

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How to find the history of a house

11 Tips on How to Find the History of a House

Many people are curious about the history of their house. Who lived there? What did they do? How many owners have lived here before? Who was the builder? Who was the architect? But how exactly do you find the history of a house? Uncovering the house history can be similar to trying to research your …

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Casitas de Castilian - Bennie Gonzales designed condo community in Tucson

Casitas de Castilian – designed by Bennie Gonzales

About Casitas de Castilian neighborhood Casitas de Castilian (search homes currently for sale in the neighborhood) is a 120-unit condominium community set within 17-acres of grassy and mature landscape. The neighborhood is on the north side of Tucson, near Oracle Road and Orange Grove Road. The homes were designed by the award-winning Arizona architect Bennie …

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Arizona historic preservation conference - inside theater

The Importance of Preserving Historic Buildings

Nick and I just returned from the 2019 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference held in Prescott this year. It was our first time attending the conference and we were impressed by the knowledge of the dozens of presenters. The conference featured 2 full days of seminars with speakers from all over the state, as well as …

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49ers driving range

Neighborhood spotlight: 49er Country Club Estates

Forty Niner Country Club and Golf Course The 49er neighborhood community Known to the locals as “49ers”, the Forty Niner Country Club Estates and Golf Course is located in the green rolling desert of northeast Tucson. The neighborhood is nestled between the base of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains and bordered by the Tanque Verde …

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