5th Annual Modern Phoenix Week 2009

Founding Fathers of Modern Phoenix Home Tour in Arcadia and Uptown Phoenix

Mystery on Quartz Mountain.
Architect: Its a Mystery!
Year: 196?
Completion: 100%
Style: Midcentury Modern / Contemporary

This home, built in the early 60s, perfectly illustrates the breezy lifestyle associated with a home in the foothills of Paradise Valley. The deep setback, dramatic siting with perfectly framed views of surrounding mountains and clean, low lines are all hallmarks of desert architecture from this era. The kitchen area virtually floats above the entryway and a massive curved hearth serves the core of the home. The kitchen, dressing room and master bath have been recently remodeled. It is possible that beneath the stucco lies the work of one of Phoenix’s Founding Fathers of Modernism .Of those that voted, an overwhelming majority thought this was the work of the Talisein Fellowship.    

Photos ©2009 Chip Allison, Ryan Justham, Chris Crosby,
Regina Alexander, Mike Williard, Modern Phoenix LLC

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