evergreen historic district

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.

Old Skool, New Pool!

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Platted in 1910 by Edwin M. LeBaron and James Miller, Jr., Evergreen Historic District was initially the home of Mesa’s middle to upper class residents. Welcome to a neighborhood with rich history and a tight-knit community feel. Some families have owned their homes for decades, passing down to the next of kin, keeping these precious historical gems in the family.

Built in 1946 but brimming with modern amenities, sharp lines, and tasteful updates, this single level built with brick offers multiple living spaces, a pool and even a garage. Packed with pavers leading to a large covered front “porch”, this curb appeal is like no other around.

Tastefully appointed, rustic fences and planter boxes adorn the spacious front yard. Long driveway leading to the garage offers plenty of parking space for family gatherings, your classic car or your boat, trailer and toys.

This unique home boasts all the formals! The formal living room has a fireplace and real wood beams and the spacious formal dining room is perfectly situated in the front of the home with a beautiful view of the perfectly manicured front yard and quaint, 100-year-old tree lined streets peppered with an eclectic array of home styles ranging over decades. No two homes are exactly alike here. Lots of tile and hardwood throughout, granite counters and light colored, solid cabinets with crown molding and stainless appliances. Showers have decorative tile surrounds and master carpet is neutral and cozy.

Saving the best for last! The back yard is just TO-DIE-FOR with cozy seating area, outdoor fire pit right at the pool for that perfect fire and water combination, rough travertine pool surround and lush landscaping. The unique and very historic old bungalow that can be seen from the back yard is owned by a neighbor and no one lives in the home. It was moved from it’s original location and restoration efforts are to begin shortly. This home is an important part of Mesa’s history!

The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes 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. If you are looking for a social neighborhood, this is it. You are home. The location is also quite convenient and up and coming.

Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn’s Thai Cuisine, Queens Pizzeria and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic Downtown Mesa. Please feel free to contact the listing agent for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

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Tour of Historic Homes For Sale in Mesa – 5/2/15

What a fun day! Thanks to all that attended our home tour on Saturday, May 2. Here’s a list of the homes we toured:

438 N GRAND — Mesa, AZ 85201
626 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
656 N Macdonald — Mesa, AZ 85201
743 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
119 W 3RD PL Mesa, AZ 85201
And…one other that is NOT listed on MLS

For a complete list of what’s available please call 480.250.0023 or write to Katie@EvoAZ.com. This is NOT a list that is found anywhere online and is not easy to come by. We also have homes that are not listed on the MLS.

Our Listing 438 N Grand Evergreen Historic District in Mesa!

Timeless, priceless charm. Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District and its ”hidden gem”. Beneath the canopy of lush and mature foliage, this finely remodeled, one-of-a-kind single story bungalow peacefully awaits. Remodeled with strict attention to detail that allows for the piece of mind of a new build but careful enough to not lose the original charm that evokes feelings of nostalgia. The warm glow of the original wood floors (1945) have been restored and the original front window of the home still exists. It’s important that the front window was kept as original. This, along with no significant change to the exterior, allows the home to qualify for the Historic District tax break. The remainder of the house has been updated with dual pane windows to increase the energy

efficiency of the home. The kitchen and dining area have been updated to travertine flooring along with new cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Tile in both bathrooms have been updated. The full bath boasts updated shower surround and “furniture” vanity. Updated fixtures, ceiling fans, and hardware are also found throughout with custom finishing touches such as the wood counter at the kitchen peninsula, wood beams on the ceiling, and wooden window sills and door headers. 

The important parts that you don’t see have also been addressed. The plumbing in the main bathroom and kitchen have been updated. Some of the electrical has also been updated including new breakers added to the electrical panel to meet code requirements. The water heater has been replaced with reconfigured gas lines / venting to meet code requirements. The roof over the master bedroom has been partially replaced as well.

It’s helpful to note that there is plenty of space under roof and directly behind the master bathroom that lends itself beautifully to expand the master bathroom. 

The exterior boasts fresh custom paint, a laundry room (inside laundry), a large storage / workshop area, mature fruit trees, city irrigated grassy back, and sparkling diving pool (with new pool pump and filter). Notice the private alleyway access? Only those that back the alley way now have access. The city provides a key to the gated area.

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 especially with the completion of the light rail (coming in late 2015) which is just seconds to the south in historic Downtown Mesa. This area is beginning it’s transformation back to the bustling metropolis that it once was. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn’s Thai Cuisine and the original Blue Adobe. The homes in the historic districts (there are 7 districts total) are being renovated and are welcoming new families. There is quite a vision among the community for the future of Downtown and the groundwork is being laid each day toward this vision. The Downtown Mesa association and the Mesa Chamber coordinate events on a weekly basis that interest all walks of life. This includes the arts, music, and family friendly events. Welcome to the perfect place to create memories that will never be forgotten.