Tucson Foothills

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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Basis Tucson North

Search Homes For Sale Near BASIS Tucson and BASIS Oro Valley Schools

Chances are, you’ve heard of BASIS schools. BASIS Tucson and BASIS Oro Valley are tuition-free charter schools (which are funded with taxes, but run by a private company) that consistently boast high scores with national school ranking organizations such as the U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post. The founders aimed to offer …

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Bas Tower at River Road and Via Entrada

Juan Wørner Baz and the Serene Tucson Neighborhood he Created

Juan Worner Baz (sometimes spelled Juan Worner y Bas) is not a name that most Tucsonans would recognize, but his buildings certainly are recognizable. Baz designed the iconic annex to Josias Joesler’s Broadway Village at Broadway and Country Club (many will remember as the former location of Table Talk). He also designed St. Phillips Plaza. …

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Skyline Bel Air Estates – Neighborhood Spotlight

About the neighborhood Skyline Bel Air Estates is a beautiful community located in the Catalina Foothills area of Tucson.  The area is known for its city and mountain views; with the Catalina Mountains just to the north. Homes are situated on large lots, located in a peaceful desert setting with plenty of native flora and …

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St Philips in the Hills church designed by Josias Joesler

Tucson’s most well-known architect? Josias Joesler

Joesler and the Murpheys Josias Joesler is arguably the most well-known Tucson architect. Originally from Switzerland and coming to Tucson after living in various cities across Europe and then California, Joesler collaborated with developer John Murphey and his wife Helen on over 400 residential and commercial projects in Tucson from 1927 until his death in …

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