Month: January 2017

Our Listing 418 N Robson — Mesa, AZ 85201

Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District! Beneath the canopy of lush and mature foliage, this finely remodeled 1947 Early Ranch style home peacefully awaits. Remodeled and added onto with strict attention to detail but careful enough to not lose the original charm that evokes feelings of nostalgia. It’s important that the front windows were kept as original and that they are framed in wood which was a luxury after the war.

This perfectly staged beauty features a drive-through carport which was an invention of Frank Lloyd Wright. The original home was only a 900 square foot 2 bedroom / 1 bath. It has since been added onto and features a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath. There is a huge inside laundry room, a half bath, an office, and a spacious great room that is perfect for a large family, dining space and the baby grand! It’s an entertainers dream with french doors leading to the extended covered patio and enormous side yard. Imagine the family bbq’s and baseball games!

All this and more wrapped up in cozy, historic Mesa. This is the neighborhood where the neighbors know each other by first name and all the children and grandchildren come to visit on the holidays. The location is convenient and mere minutes from historic Downtown Mesa. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended and award winning restaurants including Worth Takeaway, the original Blue Adobe and Queens Pizzeria. There is quite a vibe within the neighborhood and Mesa’s historic Downtown area that includes the arts, music and family friendly events. Welcome to the perfect place to create memories that will never be forgotten.

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • Highly Sought After Evergreen Historic District
  • Beautiful Piece of History, 1947 Home
  • Large Master 
  • Inside Laundry
  • Nearby Many Award Winning Local Stops

Eggs in the New Kitchen!




We went to check out the progress on the models yesterday. It was so much fun to see the progress and they are looking like actual homes now. It’s so cool to see a neighborhood from the very start.

We stopped by our lot for a photo op and Munch made us some eggs in the new kitchen (for pretend of course)! Then she went to hang in the neighbors house for a bit! HAHA. I don’t know how they will feel in 9 months about her just walking right in. Hopefully they will be cool!

After a birthday party this weekend we stopped by our same builder to check out what the standard features look like and OMG. We’re so excited not to have to spend an arm and a leg on upgrades on top of the base price. And that blue door!!! So excited! 


We should be signing the new build purchase contract in about a week! I will update with how that goes. A lot of people sign on new builds with no agent to represent them. Think about it though. The sales person there works for the builder and is looking out for their interests. It’s a really good idea to have someone who knows the contract and can negotiate and advocate for you on your side! 


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-JD-

Mesa Movies On Main – January Fun

We had a blast getting started for this movie! Rain or shine, you can count on us MOMs from MOMnationAZ to always be here bringing you the show! 

We enjoyed working with all of our vendors and sponsors this month! A little rain never bothered us anyway!!

For all of our MOMnationAZ events check out MOMnationAZ.com for great local area info, deals, and all the MOM events you wont want to miss! 

Mesa Historic Home For Sale: 146 W. 7Th Pl., Mesa, AZ 85201

Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District. The wide, tree-lined streets, the gathering of an eclectic variety of home styles, and the quaint, tight knit community of neighbors complete the feel of times passed while incorporating the convenience and amenities that a modern family requires. This 1950 Ranch style home, built by Lester Kuck, is not a common style for this area. J.G. and Doria Allen, a co-owner of Styles and Allen Contractors, were the first owners of this wood board and batten siding mixed with painted concrete masonry units.

The steel single-hung windows and sprawling front facade with low pitch gable roof are characteristics of the ranch style. Historic glass still exists however 2 of the windows were replaced with triple pane. This home has been recently remodeled from floor to ceiling with careful attention to preserving the unique details that make it like no other with tons of historic charm, built-ins and custom touches throughout.

Crisp white plantation shutters with matching crown molding, exposed brick fireplace, and wood flooring are beautifully accompanied by bright white wainscotting, the perfect shade of neutral custom paint and accent wall panels.

Gourmet kitchen boasts gas cook stove, granite counters, bright white cabinets and subway tiles. Stainless appliances and indoor laundry are definitely an added bonus. 

The family room is comfortable and spacious! The wood accented ceiling, accent wall panels and beautiful historic glass windows make this room so warm and inviting.

The large master bathroom with double sinks and huge walk in shower with glass surround is a dream! The framed mirror and perfectly laid tile perfect the look. 

The bonus room, formerly a covered patio, is fully permitted and was just recently enclosed and finished. Gorgeous built-in bookcases and desks make it a great place to work from home or a homework/media nook for the kids. Tons of natural light pours into the bonus room from the double french doors that open to the extended covered patio. 

This little piece of historic paradise sits on an oversized lot with access to city irrigation. The options are endless from large family gatherings to baseball games with the kids on a lot of this size. Enjoy the coming and going of the seasons under the canopy of majestic, mature citrus trees. There is even a pomegranate tree! The vibrant green grass is the perfect back drop to the rose bushes that have been there for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. Welcome home!

Huge outdoor storage area under roof and behind bonus room. AC units were replaced in 2013 and 2016.

Chandelier in the formal living room (front room entrance) does not convey.

  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • Highly Sought After Evergreen Historic District
  • Beautiful Historic Glass Windows
  • Remodeled From Floor To Ceiling
  • Huge Oversized Lot

MOMnationAZ Home Design Caravan!

MOMnationAZ had a fabulous day touring gorgeous model homes to get some DIY ideas for their homes! These are just a few of our favorite features.

APRON SINK

The kitchen sink is now often an architectural focal point. Today, concrete, stone and especially copper options are available, as upscale interpretations of the classic porcelain or fireclay model, adding a variety to enliven and differentiate today’s kitchen. The traditional farmhouse sink is generally a lot deeper than modern stainless steel under mount or top-mount sinks. More useful for washing large pots, big baking sheets and oven trays, and even barbecue grills — items you would generally struggle to wash in a typical sink.

Apron sinks can be purchased as low as $250!!

http://www.nativetrails.net/

GEOMETRIC BACKSPLASH

Backsplashes have double roles, practical reasons being splashes, spills, and cooking related incidents. It also allows to get creative with fun designs and colors.

When designing a more neutral kitchen the backsplash becomes a focal feature for the entire room. A geometric design generally keeps the simplicity while adding to the kitchen. Also note that backsplashes don’t necessarily have to stick out or be bold, they can blend with the feel of the kitchen bringing texture to it like Subway tiles for example.

These can also be used in a powder room floor, which is cool too!

Here are some cool options! https://www.wayfair.com/Backsplash-Tile-C1807337.html

 

ROCK WALL AND TEXTURE

Our FAVORITE!!

This truly is bringing accent walls to the next level adding all incredible textures

Wood is fairly cheap and easy to install if you have a great handy man!

http://www.stikwood.com is an amazing website with stick adhesive for textured walls!

There is also glass cloth, burlap cloth and then there is air stone.

According to AirStone the only tools you’ll need are a hacksaw for cutting and a putty knife for smearing the adhesive. It takes about ten boxes and three tubs of adhesive to complete a wall, which is 11.5 ft wide and 8 feet tall. Estimated at about $650 to do a whole wall. Also, AirStone is only sold at Lowes

GRAY CABINETS

GRAY IS THE NEW WHITE!

There are many shades of grey (possibly even 50)!

You can go super contemporary with lighter greys and also go dark grey to compliment a more rustic traditional feel in a home.

Because it’s a big decision, people are also opting for white AND grey cabinets or just doing an island.

 Check out this amazing step by step write up on how to do this yourself. http://theturquoisehome.com/the-average-diy-girls-guide-to-painting-cabinets/

ere is an amazing DIY gray cabinet transformation that one of our Mama’s in our group did!


How do you truly get a perfect finish? The key to getting a smooth finish was thin coats of paint to avoid drips/streaks, and lightly sanding in between coats with a super fine grit sandpaper (most are even marked as “in between coats” in the hardware store).  It requires patience, which runs in short supply around here, but the end result is worth it. Gray cabinets also show less fingerprints from little ones! MOM WIN!

 

FREE STANDING TUBS

Spaciousness! All of that area around and beneath the tub makes the room look airy and larger than it is. Adding a tub with a claw foot is nostalgic. It can give a fun dash of vintage style to this bathroom.

You can add claw feet to an actual free standing tub to bring that vintage style. http://www.classicclawfoottubs.com/claw-feet–ball-and-claw.html

There are endless shapes and sizes and designs unlike your standard bathtub.

WAINSCOTING

Use trim to create your own wainscoting yourself! Check out this DIY!

https://www.lowes.com/projects/build-and-remodel/install-decorative-moulding/project

BASEBOARDS

Tall baseboards can add a subtle, but huge impression when sprucing up your home!

http://www.creeklinehouse.com/2014/01/beautiful-diy-baseboards-and-moldings.html

This link shows you how to make your current baseboards taller on a budget!

http://www.theidearoom.net/how-to-diy-taller-baseboards-with-existing/

 

We can’t wait for the next Home Design Caravan! Check out MOMnationAZ.com for a list of upcoming events!

Lot 221…wait, I mean 217!!


So we bought some dirt…Just kidding!

Lot 217 on 1/7/17. It was fate!

We are so excited for our decision to build a brand new home where Alex “Munch” will grow up and make lasting memories! It all started when I attended a Realtor preview event to view this awesome concept of homes where they all face the big grassy areas. The thought of Munch being able to play out front and not in the street piqued my interest. I HAD to check them out. When they told me there was a FOUR car garage option at an affordable price point, I said sign me up!! I didn’t realize until they released pricing just how amazingly affordable this was.

I kept in contact with the VP of the Project and anxiously awaited news on the floor plans and pricing. Once they started building the models, we HAD to go check them out. Even though they aren’t finished just yet, we got a great feel for them and were AMAZED by the extensive list of standard features like granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, LED lighting throughout, gorgeous cabinet hardware and SO much more… 

As we waited for the builder to release their first set of lots, we pondered over the floor plans for what seemed like FOREVER! The night before we went to put down a lot reservation we debated on 3 different plans and then finally decided on a totally different one. Then, you won’t believe this, we changed our minds AGAIN! Thank goodness for being a Realtor myself because I would be lost otherwise…So we started with Lot 221 and then had a genius idea to switch to a corner lot and a 3 car garage. <3! So 217 it was!



Munch has already claimed it as HER house and is super excited to be sandwiched between both awesome parks! The model homes should be done soon so we can’t wait to see the vision come to life!!

Stay tuned to the next phase in our process. Until then, I need to know. Who prefers the Spanish style and who likes the Craftsman because WE CAN’T decide!!

-Jen Duncan a.k.a. JD!