Lifestyle About Face

When I show historic homes, I sometimes have to point out that there is no way to access the backyard except through the kitchen. This is especially true for homes built prior to the 1930s, but even later homes sometimes have underwhelming access to the back. Buyers are frequently surprised …

Wait a Minute Mr. Postman!

Bobbi and I love to introduce clients and friends to historic homes. We often get questions about some of the unique characteristics of the homes we sell, and one of those is the mail slot. Historic home buyers are often surprised to learn that their mail comes through a slot …

What’s an agent have to do with it? Have to do with it?

As REALTORS® who specialize in the historic neighborhoods of Phoenix, we are always amazed when someone lists their historic home with a real estate agent whose office is on the outskirts of Phoenix proper — or who has never sold or owned an historic home. As a seller or buyer of …

Willo – Buildings on our Borders — St. Joseph’s Hospital

If you’ve been in Phoenix for a while, you’ve seen St Joseph’s Hospital grow and grow and grow some more. The original, 1953 hospital, facing Thomas Road between 3rd and 5th avenues still exists but could easily go unnoticed as it sits nestled between vast new and modern buildings that have been added …

Willo – On Our Borders (2nd in series)

The Helen Anderson House Does anybody remember Jutenhoops? How about the Willow House? You certainly know Hob Nobs! This cute fairytale Cotswold Cottage that sits on the corner of 3rd Avenue and McDowell has been a neighborhood favorite for years! The National Historic Register listed this property on November 30, …

Willo – On our Borders (1st in 4 part series)

El Encanto Apartments/Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) You may have never noticed the white 2-story building on the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Encanto because its lovely façade is partially hidden behind mature palo verde trees — but it’s worth a second look. This historic building currently …