Tucson, Arizona doesn’t get a whole lot of recognition for its historic homes, but there are some fabulous gems in downtown Tucson that House Crazy Sarah has come across in her travels.
This historic Tucson home was recently listed for sale for the first time in over 55 years! You know you are in for a treat when it has been with the same owners for so long.
Built in 1931, this desert dwelling is a fabulous example of Pueblo Revival style architecture.
It sold in recent weeks for $729,000.
This beauty is located in the Virginia Heights neighborhood, developed in the late 1920’s along with the adjacent historic El Encanto neighborhood.
The Great Room is truly, well, great with soaring ceilings, viga beams, original wood floors, and hand-troweled plaster walls, plus that huge front window that lets in a fantastic amount of light.
The large arched doorways and tile floors infuse the space with warmth and drama.
And look at the stone inlay in the foyer floor:
Also, notice the original wrought iron light fixtures.
If you look closely, you can see the original wood-framed windows with the old latch hardware.
It is delightful to see that the kitchen and dining area have remained virtually untouched over the decades and still retain their vintage charm.
No doubt new owners will come in and rip all this out in favor of a more modern, functional kitchen, but at least we have these listing photos!
Below is a wonderful angle of the dining room that showcases the wall of windows and the built-in shelving:
There is also an office/den area with lots of bookshelves.
And check out this bathroom:
The wallpaper is a bit dizzying but how cool are the original yellow and black tiles?
The home has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
The large backyard is a great courtyard space complete with a casita.
The guest house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
All-in-all, a fabulous historic find in sun-baked Tucson!