Villa Catalina

The most Unique Property for the Money – Villa Catalina

Mid-Century Modern Condos Villa Catalina Apartments are one of the most recognizable communities in Tucson. They’re a wonderful example of mid-century modern architecture with its broad linear roof line and the unique square and circle shaped railings.  The units were constructed between 1957 – 1960 in what was a more rural area at the time. …

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Historic Arizona Inn located in Blenman-Elm neighborhood, Tucson

Merritt Starkweather – The architect that designed the Arizona Inn

Merritt Starkweather, FAIA was a well-known, prolific Tucson architect from the 1920s to the 1970s. He designed area schools, (Carrillo, Drachman, Bonillas to name a few) resorts, and homes. Many of his homes can be seen in the El Encanto Estates neighborhood. Merritt Starkweather also designed the well-known, historic Arizona Inn located at 2200 E. …

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Downtown Tucson

‘Today Show’ lists Tucson among the Top 10 places for bargain homes

Tucson was listed as one of the top 10 places for bargain homes according to Barbara Corcoran on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, which aired on Tuesday. Corcoran said she took into account the cities’ job growth and home prices over the last year. Cities listed were: South Bend, Indiana Akron, Ohio Topeka, Kansas New Haven, Connecticut …

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Photos from the 2009 Southern Arizona AIA Architecture Tour

Today concluded another great Architecture Tour sponsored by the Southern Arizona AIA Chapter. The annual tour included 6 private residences, one office building, and one commercial space that is currently under construction.  Some were new structures and many were older homes that had square footage added on in an artful way. The tour is a …

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