Tucson is a town where the outdoor space rules the seasons. Whether its riding out the tail end of a powerful monsoon thunderstorm, or soaking in the cool breezes of the fall shadows (my personal favorite), the outdoor space in Tucson is the reason most of us live here. The interior of the home is practical by design but the real beauty of the home is the exterior spaces and the way they bring you out to meet the desert head on.
Our home is located in the Historic neighborhood of Jefferson Park. The neighborhood sits just north of the University of Arizona, strategically located near the streetcar but just far enough away from the University of Arizona to provide a peaceful enclave. It is also located less than 1 mile from Banner University Hospital and the Diamond Children's Medical Center. This is the perfect location for anyone needing to be within biking or walking distance of the University or Hospital.
For the "green" traveler, water harvesting and solar features are everywhere on the property, with not only passive surface rainwater collection, but also rooftop rainwater collection. In the summer the monsoon rains are also collected by stormwater collection basins in the front of the home. In addition, solar electric and solar thermal systems provide 100% of both the electrical and hot water needs of the home.
The home is walking distance to the University of Arizona and also the streetcar. The streetcar gives access downtown as well as the Menlo Park District which showcases some of Tucson's finest culinary treats.