Square Feet

Michelle Hotchkiss, real estate agent and mid-century fiend, has square feet and a nose for great property. Each issue she brings us her pick of Tucson properties for sale. 

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Michelle Hotchkiss. Photo by Casey Sapio

Where it is: Indian Ridge subdivision, east side of Tucson.

Listed by: Tierra Antigua

The damage: $427,500

How many square feet? 4320 sq ft combined; 3491 for main house, 829 for guest house

You'll love it because: First of all I love the Lusk-built subdivision of Indian Ridge, so you get me there.  This 1959 vintage home rambles on almost half an acre and my favorite thing about it is the detached guest house. It was built in 1963 and designed by the firm of Cain, Nelson and Ware (six of Nelson’s commercial buildings were included in the Modern Architecture Preservation Project’s MODERN 50 project, which identified “50 exceptionally significant examples of mid-century Modern architecture in Tucson".) Cain, Nelson and Ware are more known for their 'brutalist' style, but the guest house (interior pictured below) is anything but. It's a sweet one-bedroom place all on it's own, so you are really getting two houses for one here.

Here comes the but: While on a huge lot, the house should have been situated further to one side of the lot. As it stands now the house opens up towards its backyard, which is very small, and up against the neighbors' fence.  Also while there is community pool residents can join, this house is a great big family home, and could use a pool.  It could also stand to have the kitchen re-configured so that you don't have to walk across the dining room to get to the refrigerator!
For more on Michelle, read her Atomic Tucson Facebook page or contact Michelle Hotchkiss, a RE/MAX Catalina Foothills Realty agent, here.

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