This 1951 Phoenix Home is a Mid-Century Modern Stunner
by Val Wilson
Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.
Here’s a dazzling 1951 Mid-Century Home in the Encanto Vista Historic District of Phoenix, Arizona! This home was built by Fred Weaver, a notable architect who founded Weaver & Drover, as his personal residence. The architectural firm designed many historic structures in Phoenix during its time, and spared no expense in designing this classic home. The house maintains many original features, which include custom cabinetry and the red brick exterior. Other stunning accents include vaulted ceilings, wall to wall windows, a large brick fireplace, and steel gates. Desert landscaping compliments the outside exterior all around. Enjoy the golden sunsets in this timeless home!
712 W Vernon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
4 beds, 2 baths, 2,394 sq. ft.
Asking price: $550,000
Fred Weaver, co-founder of DWL Architects, designed and built this beautiful mid-century modern home as his personal residence! A Classic Mid-Century Modern Home in Encanto Vista Historic District! Archetypal details throughout the red brick home include wood tongue in groove interior & exterior vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, wall to wall windows in bedrooms, large brick fireplace and shuttered skylights. Original, custom designed cabinetry and closets provide ample storage throughout the home as well. Architectural steel accents and gates added after construction were designed to accentuate the unique profile, as well as to complete the landscaped patios surrounding the east, west and north sides of the home. A large pebble-tec pool puts the finishing touch on this amazing home!
More information over at Realty One Group.
AUTHOR VAL WILSON
Val Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and just never left! The sunsets and southwestern flavor of the territory have always been a place she calls home. Her love for old houses blossomed when she started exploring the many rustic ghost towns of Arizona in high school. The structures and homes left behind by former pioneers, miners, and ranchers ignited a passion to preserve such places so their story, and the people who lived there, live on in our histories.
Val has a Masters in Elementary Education, and is a teacher of the gifted. In her spare time, she is the chairman of her town’s art commission, a committee dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the structures and community systems within the town boundaries. Her town is a former 1955 retirement community, which fuels her love for mid-century recipes that she displays on her blog Mid-Century Chef.
She is also treasurer of the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association (PCA), which researches, investigates, and preserves artifacts, documents, and pioneer cemeteries of territorial Phoenix. She is often found at their headquarters, historic Smurthwaite, which is a 1897 shingle style house built by one of Phoenix’s pioneers, James Creighton. It is also one of the few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Phoenix.