Front view of 55 N Cherry Ave Condos in Tucson, Arizona

55 N Cherry Ave – Half Mile to UA Campus

We help a lot of parents purchase homes for their students studying at University of Arizona. Consistently we hear from our clients that they want something within 1-2 miles of campus. Often times they like the idea of a condo for the ease of maintenance, nice amenities, and affordability. the condos at 55 N Cherry …

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2 backyard chickens in Tucson

Raising Chickens in Tucson – Something to Crow About!

“Reprinted from the Pima County Master Gardener Sonoran Seasons Newsletter – Dec 2019” Raising chickens in Tucson has become easier since the Tucson City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved an urban agriculture text amendment to the city’s unified development code in 2015. According to the Arizona Daily Star the amendment reduced barriers to raising …

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Stone Arts and Crafts home designed by Arthur Heineman in 1908

Arts and Crafts home in Tucson, Take a look!

Take a look at this fantastic example of an Arts and Crafts home for sale right here in Tucson. Pasadena architect Arthur Heineman designed the home constructed in 1908. Stonework and shake shingle siding make up the exterior of the bungalow home. The stone was probably mined from the nearby quarry at the base of …

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Spanish Colonial Revival style Safford School designed by architect Annie Rockfellow, working for Henry Jaastad in 1917 in Tucson's Armory Park neighborhood.

Annie Rockfellow: A Master of Spanish Revival Architecture

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Annie Graham Rockfellow. Somehow, Arizona’s first female architect got pushed aside in local history for several decades. So, who is she? Annie Rockfellow was the first woman to study architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one year after they allowed women to enroll. After working back east for several …

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Sam Hughes Place condos - view of the upper floor ramada patio

Sam Hughes Place Condos – Luxury Living Next to UA Campus

About Sam Hughes Place at the Corner Sam Hughes Place is a mixed-use development, consisting of businesses and condominiums, directly across the street from the University of Arizona campus in the Sam Hughes neighborhood. You can’t get much closer to UA than this! It’s located conveniently at Campbell Avenue and 6th Street in Tucson, Arizona. …

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University Heights School designed by Henry Jaastad was converted to apartments many years ago

Henry Jaastad – Architect and Tucson Mayor

Henry Jaastad was an important local figure in the early 20th century for 2 main reasons. One, he was a prominent Tucson architect, designing about 500 buildings in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona, literally shaping the appearance of area. Secondly, he became influential in local politics with a long career as a Tucson Mayor and …

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The first 2 units of Miramonte Barrio Viejo project are under construction in downtown Tucson

Miramonte Barrio Viejo – New Townhomes in Downtown Tucson

About Miramonte Barrio Viejo Arizona home builder Miramonte Homes is building 13 new townhomes in downtown Tucson in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood. The masonry homes are currently under construction at Meyer Avenue between Simpson Street and Kennedy Street, on what was previously 5 long-time vacant lots. Let’s take a look at Tucson’s latest infill …

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A couple of the homes in the Milagro Cohousing community in Tucson, set within a forest of native creosote shrubs

Milagro Cohousing: Here it’s all about Community

First impressions of Milagro Cohousing Community The first time I visited the Milagro Cohousing Community, it had rained the previous day so the creosote scent was intoxicating. Mmmmm, creosote is the most amazing desert scent. The walk from the parking area to the homes is highlighted by beautiful paths through natural desert landscape and lush …

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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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