Midcentury Modern home next to the Ariztona Inn
5 BR, 5.5 BA
1830 N Potter Place, Tucson, AZ
Designed by noted Tucson architect John H. Beck, AIA in 1962, this warm, sophisticated house is a superb example of midcentury desert architecture in Southern Arizona. Situated in the Blenman-Elm historic district and at the end of the exclusive and tranquil Potter Place cul-de-sac, the property features a 3,600 SF 3 BR/3.5 BA home designed around a dramatic glass atrium, with striking solid wood ceilings and floor-to-ceilingwindows. Also includes a 400 SF detached office/studio and an 880 SF 2BR/1BA guest house with alarge covered porch with panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains. The first time on the market, the home has been extensively restored with updated HVAC, electrical, plumbing, windows, high-end appliances, and a contemporary open kitchen with an 18-foot-long island. The restoration added a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and private patio overlooking the pool. Groundbreaking when it was built, the restoration has been honored with a Distinguished Building Award from the AIA. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which makes the property eligible for a significant annual reduction in State property taxes. The owner is also seeking designation as a City of Tucson Historic Landmark, a permanent rezoning that offers enhanced protections and ensures the home will retain its historic value. It is considered an honor, as only a handful of Tucson residences have been granted this status. In an early and unique use of recycled materials, the exterior walls are made of precast concrete panels embedded with rocks from the nearby Rillito River. The glass atrium serves to constantly bathe the interior spaces in Sonoran Desert light and to provide passive cooling in the summer months. The half-acre property includes a pool and extensive outdoor patios, a perfect sanctuary to entertain family and friends. Come thrive in this modern home full of light and youthful energy,within walking distance of the UA and a short drive to vibrant downtown cultural and entertainment events. Begin your evening with a short stroll for drinks at the fabulous Arizona Inn resort, then return for dinner around the pool, facing another seemingly endless and endlessly stunning Southwest sunset.
4,900 sq. ft.
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April 20 on LinkURealty