Month: July 2018

FOUR HISTORIC ARIZONA HOTELS TO CHECK OUT

Arizona might be one of the youngest states in America, however it is still rich with history.  Here are four of our favorite historic hotels in AZ.  All very different in charm and tale.  If you are looking to get out and explore what Arizona has to offer start with one of these great destinations. 

Enjoy!

#1 Tempe Mission Palms

#2 Hotel Monte Vista Flagstaff

#3 The Inn at Castle Rock Bisbee AZ

#4 Jerome Grand Hotel

The John and Eva Cummard House!

Right around the time when Arizona adopted our state flag and just before the spanish flu hit, this exquisite craftsman bungalow, The John and Eva Cummard House, was built for the family that kept it in some fashion for the next 100 years.

There aren’t many historic homes that are worthy of being on the national registry especially one that offers the style, versatility, space and amenities that this home has to offer. The main home, a 3 bedroom / 3 bath with storage galore (yes, storage in a historic home!) gracefully boasts many of the original features from days past. The hardwood floors have been carefully maintained, the original fireplace kept, several built-ins and even an authentic ironing board.

The recent renovations and updates are extensive but some that are noteworthy are the gourmet kitchen, equipped with a duel fuel stove (gas and electric), gorgeous granite, stainless appliances, built-in refrigerator, luxurious hood fan and gorgeous ceiling appropriate to the time period. The Master Bathroom has been completely remodeled with huge walk-in shower, spacious walk-in closet, granite, new cabinets, barn door and framed mirrors.

Back in those days, the roads were dirt and not too many people had cars, yet fast forward to 2018 when covered, secure parking is a now a need. If you are a lover of historic homes you’ll know that it’s somewhat uncommon to have a garage, let alone a two car garage with it’s own bathroom! Your dreams of have a workshop have become a reality! This home offers parking spots for several cars as well as gated parking for the main home.

Speaking of dreams, the double, corner lot, RV gate and RV parking, flood irrigation, HUGE play pool, covered spa and fire pit area, fruit trees and the mile-long back patio make entertaining a dream. Build lasting memories here where the nostalgia of the past still lives and the more modern amenities of the future are plentiful.

There is a small 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartment above the garage with a separate entrance. This is a popular location for vacation rentals especially during spring training and, with the light rail within a mile and its central location, it’s also very popular for long term tenants too. Turn your investment into cash flow right away with this turn key opportunity.

Back in those earlier years Mesa began purchasing utilities from Dr. AJ Chandler and installed our very first sanitary sewer system. Mesa was a bustling metropolis then and it is now. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most highly sought after Mesa historic districts, the Evergreen District, minutes from a bustling downtown full of arts, music and delicious variety of local fare.

Coming Soon! The John & Eva Cummard House

We are so excited to announce this one-of-a-kind pre-listing in the Evergreen Historic District!  The John and Eva Cummard House is on the national registry and will be on the MLS listed FOR SALE in the next few days.  Contact me for your private showing before the rest of the world knows about this unique opportunity!

1800sf Main House
3 Bed / 3 Bath Main House
800sf 1 Bed / 1 Bath separate apartment
2 Car Garage
Gated Parking
Oversized, irrigated lot
Large play pool, covered spa and fire pit


Contact for more details: Katie@EvoAZ.com or 480-250-0023.
Scheduled showings start July 10th.

Rare Mountaintop Estate – Ahwatukee Home for Sale

Enjoy the security, privacy and all that this luxury home has to offer. Perfectly appointed on the side of a mountain, 3/4 of a mile up, in a gated community in the Ahwatukee Foothills! Upon entering the grand entryway you are quick to realize that no detail has been overlooked in this custom built, labor of love. The home features soaring ceilings, walls of windows with million-dollar views and luxury finishes throughout.

There are views of the skyline from nearly every room in this home starting with the living room which accommodates a wrap around, leather sectional sofa and entertainment center with a 46″ flat screen TV. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainers dream. It has dual ovens, side by side built-in sub zero refrigerator, marble cook top, HUGE walk-in pantry and is equipped with everything you need to cook, bake and entertain. Set off the front of the kitchen is the breakfast room with spectacular mountain views and remote controlled shades. The formal dining room is set off the other side of the kitchen. This rooms seats many guests comfortably and has gorgeous views of the pool.

The spacious master bedroom accommodates a large 4 post bed fit for a King, offers a cozy fireplace and a sitting area with incredible mountain views and plantation shutters. If the bedroom is fit for a King the en-suite bathroom is fit for a Queen. With his and hers vanities, spa tub, and walk in shower you will feel like you spend a part of everyday at the spa. The massive walk-in closet has plenty of room for everything including the shoe and purse collection!

There are two additional guest bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Both bedrooms are split from the master and each other to offer plenty of privacy. Both have custom plantation shutters.

Finally, what you all have been waiting for…. the resort style backyard! You will want to spend your days and nights in the heated pool and spa. The pool has a built-in table and chairs with umbrella to enjoy a drink at without ever having to get out. Sit under the gazebo with BBQ grill and fireplace. There is plenty of space for your guests at one of three outdoor dining areas. You won’t want to miss Arizona’s acclaimed sunrises or sunsets from out here. As if that wasn’t enough, once the sun sets, the twinkling city lights emerge. 

If you can pull yourself away from the pool there are tons of shops, restaurants, and other attractions only a few miles away! With close access to the I-10 and 101 freeways, all spring training facilities are within minutes of the home. Only 17 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Close to some of the most stunning hiking and mountain biking trails that AZ has to offer.

This truly is a desert gem with incredible, uncommon views. If you are looking for a rare, luxurious and easy to maintain, custom estate, look no further!

Sweet Scottsdale Location – Home for sale in Scottsdale

Beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath home located in wonderful Scottsdale Summit subdivision. As you walk in you will notice the tall ceilings & great room floor plan. The living areas feature gorgeous 18 inch travertine flooring throughout. Very bright home with lots of windows. Beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, dark stained cabinets, stainless steel Samsung appliances, and a center island with room for barstools! Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Master bath sink features granite countertops & dark stained cabinets. Spectacular newly renovated walk-in shower with dual shower heads with waterfall shower head. This home features N/S exposure, rear covered patio, easy to maintain front & backyard, NEW Trane HVAC, & NEWLY epoxy garage flooring. Newly landscaped backyard with beautiful accent lighting to set the mood! New electric sun shade in rear patio, perfect to shade the Western sun. Perfect location, close to 101, Pima ParkOld town Scottsdale with lots of entertainment and restaurants!

No rest in sight for the Phoenix Real Estate Market – Phoenix AZ Housing Update

June’s jets have cooled just a little but not much since our fast and furious May.  We gained a little more inventory this past month, thank goodness, but still moving along these summer months rather swiftly.  Multiple offers are not uncommon and neither are contingencies on selling a home in order to buy another.  The Phoenix luxury market has also been busy with58 homes sold just in the last week at $1MM plus all the way up to $4.2MM.


Info courtesy of ARMLS.