Fall in love with a property unlike any other that you could imagine existing in the heart of Central Phoenix close to the Arizona Biltmore in Rocky Acres. This custom designed one of a kind home designed by famed mid century modern architect Ralph Haver originally built sits on an expansive 3 acre lot with lush landscaping, a true desert oasis offering immense privacy yet located just minutes away from all the attractions of urban living. Originally built in 1949 for the C.L. Morse family, the home underwent a major near $1,000,000 renovation and expansion in 2015 under the guidance of ISOS Architecture and custom home builder Genova-Detwiler, all while remaining sensitive to signature original architectural character which makes the property an iconic example of desert mid century modern design.
Major improvements focused on the eastern half of the home which included: deconstructing and expanding portions of the home while salvaging many original red brick walls, removing the entire roof structure and raising up the exterior wall heights and ceilings 2-4 feet, replacing the old wood shake roof with new standing seam metal roof across the entire home, clerestory in the great room to match the original Haver clerestory in the living room, the addition of a new laundry room and pantry, and adding a 3rd car garage.
Entirely brand new kitchen from top to bottom with sapele wood cabinets, black Silestone quartz countertops, butcher block inlays, Sub Zero Wolf appliances, and large pass through window to back patio next and outdoor Wolff BBQ. Reclaimed wood floors in the living room and master bedrooms create a rich warm feel, with terrazzo tile with brass spacer details in the kitchen and great room, floor to ceiling windows and 12 foot wide Western Window sliding pocket doors open to gorgeous views of the front and backyards. Exposed red brick walls, wood plank ceilings, and clerestories in both the living room and kitchen-dining-family room bring an abundance of natural light in throughout the day creating a bright and warm inviting feel.
Split floor plan with 2 master suites, with tall vaulted ceiling and spacious walk in closet in the primary master bedroom. The master bathroom includes a steam shower with mid century inspired tile walls and rainhead showerhead, Japanese style soaking tub, teak wood steps, sapele wood millwork with white quartz countertops, and grasscloth wall covering.
With a generous window-wall in the living room sited to drink in views of the nearby mountain range to the North, this red brick home features many original touches including the south-facing high clerestory window under the shed roof, which lets light wash down into the living room just like it did in 1949.
Outdoor living at its finest with ramada and fireplace with sunken bar next to large sparkling pool, waterfall water feature with fire pit and heated spa that flows into pond, along with 3 acres of shaded lush professionally designed desert landscaping full of mature trees by Enchanted Gardens with walking paths throughout.
The Morse House is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Arizona history. Don’t miss it!
- Address: 6130 N 22nd St Phoenix, AZ 85016
- MLS: 6110427
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4.5
- Price: $2,4000,000
- Square Feet: 4,133
- Lot Size: 128,704
- Year Built: 1949/2015
- Courtesy Of: Urban Luxe Real Estate
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