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Villa Adrian | 1970

By Haver, Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor Gold Key Homes

Villa Adrian is a close cousin to other earlier Del Trailor developments such as Golden Keys, Hillcrest and Villa D'Este. Not only does it represent the changing tastes and lock-n-leave lifestlye that Trailor became famous for as his infill developments continued to thrive through the early 1970s, it also represents a radical departure from the midcentury modern architectural style (which was conisdered to be passé) to postmodern revival of Italianate design. Villa Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ArizonaThe complex is inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Hadrian's Villa" at Tivoli. The dramatic entry monument echoes an arc from the historic Venus Temple.Villa Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ArizonaDriving down the streets of this tiny infill development in Scottsdale is like accidnetally swimming into a surrealist painting by diChirico, with sleek, white, minimalist columns situated to create grand entries in front of smooth, rectalinear, white façades.Villa Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ARizonaTrailor wanted his developments to contribute to the walkable urban lifestyle for active seniors, which is what makes Villa Adrian and Villa D'Este two prime examples of early high-density development that is close in-town to many shopping amenities in downtown Scottsdale.Villa Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ArizonaVilla Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ArizonaVilla Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale ArizonaVilla Adrian by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale Arizona Photos ©2019 Modern Phoenix LLC The Ralph Haver Archive