This Award winning Adobe home in the heart of Paradise Valley features a total renovation and stunning architectural updates, making it one of the most unique homes available today: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a nearly 100-year-old adobe home nestled in the midst of its own desert botanical garden with views of fabled Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Squaw Peak.
Originally a 1928's adobe guest ranch, this charming complex of adobe structures was named "La Casita de Maria" by the original owners. Today this very special home has been totally renovated, expanded and restored to perfection, most in the last year.
This home was recently reimagined and totally remodeled faithfully restored to capture its history yet fully updated to include most 21st century amenities. Hidden away in Paradise Valley, this one-of-a-kind home is private, secluded, and secure. Yet, it's only 12 minutes from Sky Harbor International and minutes to freeway access, restaurants and shopping.
Enter this home and you've left the cares of the world behind you. "La Casita de Maria" is unique unto itself: a place to truly call home!
Located on a pristine, 1.35 acre desert parcel with outstanding mountain views, you'll enjoy a gated and private compound that offers a five bedroom home, separate one bedroom guesthouse, complete with roof deck, resort style pool and an oversized three car garage with shop and storage. This casa has enough patios - one for every day of the week - for easy indoor-outdoor Arizona living/entertaining.
The heart of this magnificent home is the newly added kitchen, a stunning design that blends old with new, certain to meet the demands of any chef with its Pro 48 Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador six-burner, griddle, steam oven and warming drawer range, dishwasher, Miele "plumbed" coffee maker, convenient trash compactor, microwave, and two sinks.
It becomes a special gathering place and a unique connection between original adobe structures. Retractable glass doors pocket open to sheltered patios for generous entertaining. Or pull up to the eat-in kitchen breakfast bar. Cozy informal dining area next to the kitchen includes gas fireplace and relaxed seating.
The owners-suite is a charming blend of historic and modern, featuring a contemporary bath with oversized shower and a very generous closet. Enjoy a cozy sitting area, and gas fireplace; en-suite bath includes a "private" water closet, dual vanity and sinks, large master shower with digitally controlled dual shower heads; the closet houses a convenient washer/dryer combination, one of three washer/dryer locations within the home.
Living Room/Salon has room for a baby grand piano, remote controlled gas fireplace, and opens onto patios with Camelback Mountain views. Dining room easily accommodates eight and is perfect for entertaining. It opens onto its own patio for al fresco dining. The attached butler pantry houses its own under-counter dishwasher, soda fridge, ice machine, and wine chiller.
The split plan includes a stunning guest bedroom opening to it's own patio, a family room/lounge area with gas fireplace that opens to the back yard, and a resort style swimming pool. The family room is the gateway to the home's main laundry room, garage, convenience "kitchen", and the "bunk-house"; a two-bedroom suite that includes a sitting area and bath, plus enough room for ranch hands of every description.
There is a one-bedroom detached guest house compete with walk-up roof deck in the territorial style of its day. Site amenities, gas/wood burning fire-pit, 2 barbecue grills, view deck, gardening area, and garage parking for three cars with shop, storage and additional washer/dryer hook-up.
This award-winning adobe home offers all the charm of 1920's Arizona with the updated modern flair, reliability and luxury of today. Schedule now to view this amazing home by appointment to qualified buyers, you may never want to leave!
Awards and Recognition:
AIA and Sunset Magazine, Western Home Awards, Special Award, 1993
AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award, 1992
AIA Arizona, Award for Excellence in Architecture, 1992
AIA Central Arizona , Arizona Homes of the Year, Merit Award,1992
AIA Central Arizona, Merit Award, 1991
United States Senate, Congressional Commendation for Historic Preservation, 1993
ASLA National Awards Program, Merit Award, 1992
Governor's Award for Historic Preservation, for Historic Renovation, 1995
Environmental Excellence Awards Program, Historic Preservation category, 1992
Renovation Architect (2019): Brent Armstrong AIA, ISOS Architecture
Restoration Architect (1992): John Doulas FAIA, John Douglas Architects