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Spectacular Mid-Century Modern Retreat in Tucson

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Clean lines and burnt adobe masonry - a building material unique to SE Arizona

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Harold Bell Wright Estates house description

Stunning mid-century modern retreat in East Tucson.

This home designed and built in 1959 by noted Tucson modernist Tom Gist features beautiful burnt adobe masonry, walls of glass, incredible wood paneling and cabinetry, and a stunning kitchen. The home is listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

This residence has been maintained by previous and current owners in immaculate condition and is furnished with authentic mid-century furnishings, including Heywood-Wakefield bedroom and dining room sets.

The beautifully-landscaped patio has views of the Catalina mountains along with a large heated private pool. Even in the city, Gambel's quail, mourning doves, hummingbirds, and cottontail rabbits share the grounds. This home is a perfect base for exploring the city and the surrounding Sonoran desert.

The home sleeps six, with two full-sized beds in separate bedrooms, along with two twin beds in a third bedroom. A study/office workspace with wireless internet is also available. Bathrooms have original cabinetry and fixtures, and each has a combination shower and tub.

Experience the magic of Tucson living as it was originally envisioned in the 1950's.



Keywords: mid-century modern, Tom Gist design, retro, heated pool

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Recommended for children 14 and over. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Beautifully landscaped patio area, heated swimming pool, authentic mid-century furnishings...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful views of Catalina mountains...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Pool is heated for use during winter season. Pool area is not enclosed; not recommended for small children or those who do not swim....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30
                      4 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,820 $5,160
                      Gem Show - week 1
                      Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      flat fee
                      Gem Show - week 2
                      Feb 7 - Feb 14, 2015
                      8 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,400 $3,450
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      Why the Owner Chose Harold Bell Wright Estates:
                      My family is from and I grew up in the Sonoran desert of Southern Arizona. I always wondered why I ever left. This home is a beautiful example of the creativity in design and building of that era.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is the way that Tucson was meant to be enjoyed.


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                      Photos

                      • Clean lines and burnt adobe masonry - a building material unique to SE Arizona

                        Clean lines and burnt adobe masonry - a building material unique to SE Arizona

                      • Entry hall leads to dining room and bedrooms

                        Entry hall leads to dining room and bedrooms

                      • Living room opens to landscaped patio, and views to front desert landscape

                        Living room opens to landscaped patio, and views to front desert landscape

                      • Spectacular open kitchen with mahogany cabinetry.  Architect's signature feature

                        Spectacular open kitchen with mahogany cabinetry. Architect's signature feature

                      • Master bedroom with full-size bed and Heywood Wakefield "Rio" bedroom set

                        Master bedroom with full-size bed and Heywood Wakefield "Rio" bedroom set

                      • Extensive glass that opens to patio

                        Extensive glass that opens to patio

                      • As you pull in to the circular driveway...

                        As you pull in to the circular driveway...

                      • Living room furnished with authentic mid-century pieces

                        Living room furnished with authentic mid-century pieces

                      • Beautiful fireplace for crisp Tucson winter evenings

                        Beautiful fireplace for crisp Tucson winter evenings

                      • Dining room with seating for 6

                        Dining room with seating for 6

                      • Second bedroom with full-size bed

                        Second bedroom with full-size bed

                      • Heated pool adjacent to patio area and home

                        Heated pool adjacent to patio area and home

                      VRBO #382072

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $200 - $260 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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