Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mid Century Modern

Wow! I just discovered the coolest website resource for folks interested in mid-century modern architecture in the metro Phoenix area. Check out Modern Phoenix! See especially their interactive map of mid-century modern Phoenix.

Not sure what mid-century modern means? Think 1950's and 1960's. If you like homes that look like those below, you're a fan of mid-century modern. It's making a huge comeback in the metro Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. My East coast friends get a kick out of we "Zonies" thinking that historic means 'built before 1960' but hey, ya gotta celebrate what you've got, right?

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Pricing for these beauties varies wildly depending on location and condition. In Maryvale Terrace, you can snap up an un-restored mid-century home for under $100,000. Travel to the neighborhoods around the Phoenix Country Club and similar homes, re-modeled, will run in the mid $300's. Email or call me if you'd like to see the historic listings in the local MLS and start a search for your piece of history.

photos were borrowed from the Modern Phoenix website