Burnt adobe home with a mountain view

Tom Gist – Builder of Tucson Mid-century Burnt Adobe Homes

Do you love the warmth of burnt adobe? Do you prefer the natural character of stained wood? Are you in love with anything vintage or mid-century? Are you looking for a house that feels at home in Tucson? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’d probably appreciate a home designed and built …

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Saguaro cactus in lush desert environment with mountains and clouds in background

Tanque Verde Valley and Tanque Verde School District

About the Tanque Verde Valley area The Tanque Verde Valley is beautiful green area in northeast Tucson that abuts mountains and Saguaro National Park to the east.  There was once a large prominent cattle tank which inspired the name that translates to “The Green Tank”. Much of the area is relatively lush green desert and …

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La Cebadilla neighborhood in northeast Tucson

Neighborhood Spotlight: La Cebadilla Estates

La Cebadilla Estates neighborhood features La Cebadilla Estates is a beautiful, rural, equestrian neighborhood of luxury homes with large lots and gorgeous views of the surrounding Rincon and Santa Catalina mountains on the northeast side of Tucson. La Cebadilla Estates is located east of Tanque Verde Road and Wentworth Road, on the way to Redington …

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West University neighborhood in the second most walkable area according to walk score

Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Tucson

Get Walking, Tucson! Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning, walking to your favorite neighborhood diner for breakfast with friends, then stopping by the market for a few items, on the way home stopping by the neighborhood library to pick up the latest best-seller. And doing all that without a car. It’s possible with a …

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Tucson Inn designed by Anne Rysdale

Anne Rysdale: A Tucson Mid Century Architect

Anne Rysdale – One of the First Female Architects in Arizona Anne Rysdale was born in Detroit in 1920 and raised in Tucson. Rysdale attended Tucson High and the University of Arizona. She graduated from UA in 1940 with a degree in Engineering and Fine Arts, since UA did not have an architecture program yet. Later she moved …

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Tucson Barrio building near downtown

Tucson Barrio District building styles

Architectural Styles in the Tucson Barrio (1840 – 1900) Have you ever wondered about the different styles of architecture found in Tucson in the 19th Century to the turn of the 20th Century? What does Sonoran style architecture style mean? What’s the difference between it and Transformed Sonoran style? What about Territorial style, how does …

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Guest house airbnb vacation rental

Buying a home with a guest house for Airbnb rental or multi-generational housing

Looking for a Home with a Guest House? There are many reasons to purchase a home with a guest house or guest quarters. Some like the flexibility of having extra room for a hobby like an art studio, music studio, or sewing room. Some need the extra room for family members, but like the idea …

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FLW house

The David and Gladys Wright house is for sale

Frank Lloyd Wright’s son’s home is on the market Own an Arizona architectural gem that was almost demolished! Known as the David and Gladys Wright house, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most celebrated Arizona homes is currently on the market. The David and Gladys Wright house is in the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix, at the base …

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Teatro Carmen

Convent and Meyer Avenue – Living Tucson History

Convent and Meyer Avenue in Downtown Tucson If you would like to live in one of Tucson’s oldest, most historic properties, a home on Convent and Meyer Avenue might be for you. These narrow avenues, just south of downtown Tucson, are full of colorful mud adobe buildings loaded with character. Most of these buildings are old, …

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