Beverly Hills architect Arthur Froelich designed racetracks. Phoenix businessman Herbert Owens managed a couple of racetracks throughout his wide-ranging profession. The 2 got here collectively for a novel challenge within the late Seventies that had nothing to do with racetracks and all the things to do with Owens’ quest for a standout hillside residence.
He wasn’t disillusioned.
The midcentury modern-style residence at 7550 North twenty first Place in Phoenix feels as up to date now as when it was constructed. It took 5 years to finish the greater than 7,300-square-foot residence. Native sources contributed to key design parts. For instance, pecan and maple wooden that dominate inside partitions and ceilings got here from regionally sourced bushes. The stonework featured in and out got here from a quarry in Bagdad, Arizona.
The usage of 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 extensive 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 bogs.
The timeless fashion and detailed craftsmanship make it a one-of-a-kind discover. “I like the structure of the house,” says itemizing agent Christi Brink of RETSY. “Anybody who buys this residence just isn’t going to alter the footprint. They gained’t want to maneuver any partitions or do something.”
Exterior, an expansive flat garden results in the primary 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. A few of the cultivated blue palms stand within the gardens at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Owens and Froelich each had success on this 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 residence and constructing development. He later grew to become 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, cook dinner, animal lover, enterprise proprietor, tree farmer and forester,” in accordance with a web-based obituary.
Froelich and his associates have been identified for giant industrial 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 companion 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 extra facilities embody two full kitchens, a pool and pool home under the primary home, 4 fireplaces (one outdoors), a below-ground, hand-tiled indoor spa, indoor steam and sauna and ample patios. The property overlooks components 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 value is $4.25 million.
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