Beverly Hills architect Arthur Froelich designed racetracks. Phoenix businessman Herbert Owens managed a number of racetracks throughout his wide-ranging profession. The 2 got here collectively for a novel venture within the late Seventies that had nothing to do with racetracks and all the pieces to do with Owens’ quest for a standout hillside house.
He wasn’t upset.
The midcentury modern-style house at 7550 North twenty first Place in Phoenix feels as modern now as when it was constructed. It took 5 years to finish the greater than 7,300-square-foot residence. Native assets contributed to key design components. For instance, pecan and maple wooden that dominate inside partitions and ceilings got here from regionally sourced bushes. The stonework featured inside and outside got here from a quarry in Bagdad, Arizona.
Using pure supplies melds with the pure setting. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass home windows set into partitions of wooden and stone give nature a starring position. The lounge and patios face unique bushes and cultivated gardens on the property.
The first bed room opens out to patios and a deck that supply huge views of the close by hills. Wealthy wooden ceilings and a floating picket staircase over an indoor reflecting pool maintain the ambiance mild and ethereal. The house has six bedrooms and 6 loos.
The timeless fashion and detailed craftsmanship make it a one-of-a-kind discover. “I really like the structure of the house,” says itemizing agent Christi Brink of RETSY. “Anybody who buys this house is just not going to alter the footprint. They gained’t want to maneuver any partitions or do something.”
Exterior, an expansive flat garden results in the principle entrance of the constructing that encircles the hilltop. The grounds have been a ardour of Owens. He planted tree aloes, Mexican blue palms, boojum bushes, a royal king palm and plumeria that line the drive as much as the house.
Royal poinciana bushes with wealthy scarlet blooms from Madagascar and doum palms from the Nile area adorn the higher backyard. Utilizing specimens on his property, Owens began a 30-acre Mexican blue palm tree farm. Among the cultivated blue palms stand within the gardens at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Owens and Froelich each had success on the planet of constructing and development.
Owens, who died in February at age 91, began an organization within the Sixties that produced prefabricated roof trusses to streamline house and constructing development. He later turned president of the Turf Paradise racetrack in Phoenix. He had many pursuits, together with being a “pilot, cowboy, rancher, lumber salesman, avid fly fisherman, golfer, gardener, prepare dinner, animal lover, enterprise proprietor, tree farmer and forester,” in keeping with a web based obituary.
Froelich and his associates have been identified for giant business ventures, such because the just lately demolished Hollywood Park Racetrack in Los Angeles, Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, and Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack, each in New York. He designed different buildings too, such because the modern-style Hanna-Barbera Studio in Los Angeles.
Froelich and architectural accomplice Morio Kow―working with Owens, who served as his personal contractor―designed what’s believed to be the one Froelich and Kow residence in Arizona.
The house’s further facilities embody two full kitchens, a pool and pool home beneath the principle home, 4 fireplaces (one exterior), a below-ground, hand-tiled indoor spa, indoor steam and sauna and ample patios. The property overlooks elements of the close by Phoenix Mountains Protect, which options mountain climbing and mountain biking trails.
Christi Brink and Cheryl McDonald, each of RETSY, are the itemizing brokers. The worth is $4.25 million.
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