Mid Century

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 home 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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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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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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Aldea Linda – One of Tucson’s Historic Districts

About Aldea Linda Neighborhood Aldea Linda is located north of 22nd Street and east of Swan Road. It was developed 1947 to 1964 and it received historic district status in 2009. If you are looking for a quiet, rural feeling neighborhood located in midtown Tucson that is close to shopping and amenities, look no further …

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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 …

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Wilshire Heights Neighborhood – Roomy Midcentury Ranch Homes in Tucson

About Wilshire Heights Wilshire Heights neighborhood was developed by Chesin Construction Company just southeast of Broadway and Craycroft. The neighborhood, built in the 1950s-1960s, is known for it’s broad ranch style homes situated on large lots with curved streets that wrap around a grassy neighborhood park. Most houses are 1800 sf – 3000 sf in …

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Windsor Park – Mid Century Modern in Northeast Tucson

Search homes for sale in Windsor Park neighborhood About Windsor Park Neighborhood Windsor Park is a small community of roughly 125 mid-century modern homes on Tucson’s northeast side. Windsor Park was developed in 1962 by J. Herbert Oxman, with homes designed by David Swanson from the Tucson architecture firm Ambrose and Swanson. Oxman came to Arizona from New …

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Lusk Corporation built many great mid-century Tucson homes

Lusk Corporation: Building Mid Century Modern homes for the masses – 1950-1966 The Lusk Corporation, founded in 1950, was a Tucson-based developer/home-building company that was responsible for developing many unique, mid-century modern neighborhoods in Tucson. Although started in Arizona, the Lusk Corporation eventually developed neighborhoods in many states including Nevada, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, California, New Mexico, Illinois, and …

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Historic San Rafael Estates an award winning Lusk neighborhood

San Rafael Estates is a small mid-century neighborhood consisting of only 69 homes on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wilmot. The neighborhood was developed by the Lusk Corporation in 1954 and due to rapid demand the neighborhood was sold-out in 1956. The design of San Rafael Estates earned the coveted Award of Merit from the National Association of Home …

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Indian Ridge: Mid-Century Modern Meets the Sonoran Desert

Indian Ridge Historic District in Tucson, Arizona Indian Ridge is a beautiful mid century modern historic neighborhood located in northeast Tucson at the northwest corner of Tanque Verde Road and Sabino Canyon Road. The neighborhood is known for the angular, single-story, low slung homes with asymmetrical pitched roofs, using uniquely southwestern materials such as burnt adobe …

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