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Stunning Mid-Century Modern 360 Degree Views Private Pool

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Designed by Architect Arthur T Brown, Steel, Glass and Adobe Brick Construction

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Last updated: 07/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Catalina Foothills house description

Architect Designed, Fabulous Location

Arthur T Brown was an influential Architect who moved to Tucson area in 1936 and lived here for several decades. He designed many modern houses, as well as churches and schools, while remaining sensitive to the desert environment. The pictures of the house say it all. The Modern Architecture Preservation Project of Tucson lists this home among the top 50 significant mid century structures in the area. And, a paper entitled Arthur T Brown: Pioneer of Passive Solar was presented at last year's US Solar Conference. Glass, steel, and Adobe brick. Built in 1966.

The main feature of the house (this is a hard one - there are many incredible aspects to Brown's design) is the living area with two glass walls facing south east and south west. During the day they provide views of the city and southern mountains (the Santa Ritas) and at night - WOW - city lights AND incredible reflections of the interior furnishing and lights. The house boasts two original 'artichoke' chandeliers whose reflections bounce off the class walls like and 'infinity mirror' . . . at one point I counted 9 reflections of these two lights - like chandeliers suspended everywhere. You have to experience it to believe it.

Other features include newly stained concrete floors, tongue and groove ceiling throughout, wood burning fireplace, tasteful, cool and comfortable furnishings, an incredibly well thought floor plan, expansive private patios, private heated pool, interiors painted with fabulous colorways, indoor and outdoor dining spaces for 6, 3 roomy bedrooms, and incredible built in closet spaces.

Top quality products enhance your stay - a Tivoli radio, Bose sound system, AlClad wok and saute pan, Boltz bed in the master, Crate and Barrel outdoor seating and dining, an authentic breakfast table in the private patio, original Knoll chairs, an Eames era lounge chair in the master, numbered Kennedy Peace Prints in the Master Suite, and more!

Our house is located in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona. It boasts a 360 degree view that includes four mountain ranges (Catalinas, Rincons, Santa Ritas, and the Tucsons) as well as a bird's eye view the city. The night lights are fantastic . . . as is the location. Within a five mile radius you will find Sabino Canyon Hiking, the turn off to Mount Lemon, the best grocery store in Tucson hands down (AJ's), Copper Country Antiques, La Encantada Shopping, great golf such as Ventana Canyon (one of the best courses in Tucson) and much more.

Please take a look at the house on google earth to pinpoint our location. You will see that the south side of our property abuts Swan Rd (75 yards or so) ... While we are elevated from the road the house does have an urban vibe during the day -- though nights and mornings it has the feeling of a nature preserve with visits from havalina, hummingbirds and more. Please give me a call if you have questions regarding any aspects of our home.


IF YOU FIND THAT THE HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DATES PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER HOME, VRBO#436421 . . . SEE LINK just below the calendar further down on this page.



Keywords: mid-century modern, arthur t brown design, private home, contemporary, great views, city lights, authentic furnishings, passive solar design, private pool, expansive outdoor space, glass walls!, great location

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking inside or out. . . the only mid-century 'feature' (think Don Draper) not allowed!...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • King size beds (1) Two twin beds can be converted to king with twin bed bridge (provided), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) These beds can be converted to king with twin bed bridge (provided)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Retro Kitchen You might see this pic and wish the kitchen were upgraded. However, we have chosen to retain the charm of the kitchen and the GE Americana Range. We've hosted parties from this battle station and let me tell you it leaves nothing to desire in terms of space planning, efficiency, small appliances, knives, pans, flatware and more. This is a fun kitchen that is warm . . . and very functional....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                We've got great cooking utensils . . . Great flatware, glassware, small appliances and more....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                All bedrooms appointed with spa-like linens. Everyone sleeps in a cloud of white. Heavenly....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Aside from the garage, there is ample parking at the house....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Garage
              • Wood Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • City views, over 1500 square feet of outdoor patio and deck space, mid-century modern furnishings, architect designed, interior designer has taken great care in selecting authentic and appropriate furnishings....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Satelite TV - TV 's are in the master bedroom and the bedroom with 2 twin beds - not in the main living area....moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Although we don't provide a cell phone, we get strong reception at the house - which is not true everywhere in Tucson....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed wireless Internet....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Just down from the upper patios, the pool provides a wonderful space to cool off, swim, and relax. Pool can be heated for a surcharge based on temperature setting and weather. Best feature? Float around and look up at the dramatic roofline of the house silhouetted against the Catalina Mountains. Visually stunning....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Over 1500 sq. feet of patio and deck space with ample seating for six . . . to relax and to dine poolside....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            360 degree views of the Catalinas, Tucsons, Rincons, and Santa Ritas. City lights at night....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Spelunking
                          • Golf
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Mountain Biking
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          Jun 1 - Sep 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,750 $4,500
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                          5 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,960 $6,900
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          Did you know that Tucson has some of the best birding in North America? We recommend the following book if you are interested:

                          Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona

                          (7th Ed., 2007)

                          Tucson Audubon's book is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures throughout southeast Arizona. Find directions to more than 150 birding locations, and know which birds you'll see where and at what time of year! Plus more!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: That's us with our dog Abbey. We actually live in Wisconsin and visit our home in Tucson as often as possible. We have a close friend across the street from the Tucson house who will make sure your stay is exceptional. I am an Interior Designer who loves the TV show Mad Men. That's me on the left. When we had a chance to purchase this historic mid-century property, we did so with gusto! I've done much of the work myself, honoring the intentions of the architect, Arthur T Brown. We are restoring, not renovating. Your stay will be authentic mid century modern living, right down to the GE Americana range which works like a charm. As you can see from the photos, the house is nicely and authentically furnished. Outdoors, we have added new many new trees and plantings. Aside from the mountain views, we have an incredible Saguaro on the property viewable from most outdoor spaces. In the tradition of the Hohokum indians, we consider this large and magical catus the protector of the property.

                          Why the Owner Chose Catalina Foothills:
                          We chose Tucson for our vacation home because we love the terrain, views, and people. We lived in Tucson years ago and were transferred to Wisconsin. But once you have the Tucson 'fever', it never leaves you. You can see forever. The colors, the flora and the fauna are different than anywhere in the world. A word that comes to mind is 'inspirational'. The arts scene is great; the restaurant scene even better. And the views. The hikes. The golf. The biking. The list of activities never ends. It's an active town, but sleepy too with the most stunning sunsets in the world. That's why they call it the 'painted sky'.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          There are scores of rentals in Tucson that are beautiful southwestern venues. But this home is different. It's pristine mid-century modern. Roomy, well planned, well appointed. One visitor said just Sunday 'No matter where I sit in this room (the large living area) I have an incredible view of the outdoors - the mountains'. This is not by happenstance. It's because every detail of this house was attended to by one of the 20th century's great architects.


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                          Photos

                          • Designed by Architect Arthur T Brown, Steel, Glass and Adobe Brick Construction

                            Designed by Architect Arthur T Brown, Steel, Glass and Adobe Brick Construction

                          • Architectural excellence.

                            Architectural excellence.

                          • Open floor plan surrounded by soaring   glass windows (with solar shades).

                            Open floor plan surrounded by soaring glass windows (with solar shades).

                          • Breakfast nook with stunning view of the Catalinas.

                            Breakfast nook with stunning view of the Catalinas.

                          • Retro kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

                            Retro kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

                          • Guest room

                            Guest room

                          • Roomy master bath . . . mint condition (guest bath smaller version of same).

                            Roomy master bath . . . mint condition (guest bath smaller version of same).

                          • North facing side of house . . .

                            North facing side of house . . .

                          • Some have said that our grounds are not unlike a desert park.

                            Some have said that our grounds are not unlike a desert park.

                          • Patios cleanly landscaped and colorful in-season.

                            Patios cleanly landscaped and colorful in-season.

                          • Expansive patios with 2 dining spaces and casual seating . . .

                            Expansive patios with 2 dining spaces and casual seating . . .

                          • Retreat from the sun . . . but at night raise the shades for city lights

                            Retreat from the sun . . . but at night raise the shades for city lights

                          • The house is as stunning as the setting.

                            The house is as stunning as the setting.

                          • Solar Heated Pool  (as of Sept 15, 2011) and city lights

                            Solar Heated Pool (as of Sept 15, 2011) and city lights

                          • GE Americana Range works like a charm . . . and is charming!

                            GE Americana Range works like a charm . . . and is charming!

                          • master bedroom

                            master bedroom

                          • Versatile bedroom---bridge provided to convert to king.

                            Versatile bedroom---bridge provided to convert to king.

                          • The morning garden greets the sun.

                            The morning garden greets the sun.

                          • When you see this sculpture, you know you have arrived.

                            When you see this sculpture, you know you have arrived.

                          • Lots of mid century touches.

                            Lots of mid century touches.

                          • Relax at the pool with lounge chairs for 6

                            Relax at the pool with lounge chairs for 6

                          • Private patio looking towards elevated patios

                            Private patio looking towards elevated patios

                          • Evening cocktails?

                            Evening cocktails?

                          VRBO #352763

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                          $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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