734 W CAMBRIDGE AVE
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Beds/Baths: 4 bed/3bath
Bedrooms Plus: 6
Approx SqFt: 3.753/ County Assessor
Approx Lot SqFt: 13,242/ County Assessor
Year Built: 1948
See video, 3D tour & upgrades! This historic Peter Hauskens, AIA home combines enchanting mid-century modern architecture with classic finishes in a $240,000+ renovation. 150’ of Encanto golf course frontage delivers epic sunset, golf & park views. Take in views from a 25’ wall of glass in the family room. A fireplace, vaulted ceilings & clerestory windows are sure to impress in the living room. The interior courtyard is framed in windows. A high-design kitchen features Thomasville cabinetry, Silestone counters & S/S appliances. The master suite has a sitting area & W/I closet. Retro-cool baths retain vintage charm, with modern updates. Summers are a dream with a salt water pool, which has arching waterfalls, multi-color light, sun shelf & spa. New roof, windows & flooring in 2016.SEE MORE
In 1943, J. W. Morris sold 20 acres of former cotton farmland along 7th Ave, and 25 acres along Thomas Rd, to developers, John H. Lester and L.M Hamman; the Encanto Vista subdivision was born. Encanto Vista means “enchanted view” in Spanish. Due to its desirable location, unique “horseshoe” street layout and proximity to Encanto Golf Course and Park, Encanto Vista was a popular home destination for wealthy buyers. The homesites were marketed March of 1945 for between $1,175-1,275. Encanto Vista was built as a neighborhood of custom homes, many of which were built by prominent local architects and builders.
Peter Bert Hauskens, a.k.a P. B. Hauskens, was a successful local architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects. He advertised his services in the newspaper in the 1940s. He is credited with designing the Florence City Hall building in 1948.
Encanto Vista was added the Phoenix historic register and the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. 734 W. Cambridge Ave. currently receives historic tax incentives for its inclusion as a conforming property within the district.
This historic Peter Hauskens, AIA, home combines enchanting mid-century modern architecture with classic finishes in a $240,000+ renovation. 150′ of Encanto golf course frontage delivers epic sunset, golf & park views + access. This home sits on the 8th hole with picturesque views. An extended concrete walkway, sits aside a broad front lawn and leads to the oversized front door, which is set back 65′ from the front sidewalk. Upon entering the home, you arrive in the entry foyer, which features exposed, painted block walls, Dal-Tile porcelain floor tile with decorative mosaic insert and Jaima Brown designer wallpaper.
One of the distinguishing features of this home is the huge central courtyard, which is framed on all 4 sides by walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors. It is a virtual extension of the living space and a perfect outdoor room for all seasons. It includes a brick, wood-burning fireplace, built-in planters and Dal-Tile 18″x18″ Continental Slate porcelain tile.
The eat-in kitchen is all new in 2016. Delight in golf course and park views from your kitchen window, along with views to the interior courtyard, through the 15′ floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. The classic white shaker-style cabinetry by Thomasville has solid wood, dovetail construction, soft-close doors + drawers and glass front display doors. Durable Silestone quartz countertops and gray glass subway tile backsplash are the perfect complements to the timeless design. High-performance appliance package includes Kitchenaid Superba and Bosch stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous tongue and groove, beamed ceilings run throughout much of the home. The contemporary 18″ x 18″ continental slate porcelain floor tile flows throughout the space.
The expansive family room has a 25′ wall of glass with some of the best views you can find in a single-level home in Central Phoenix. A butler’s pantry connects the family room to the kitchen and features a bar with built-in wine refrigerator. The contemporary Armstrong premium 12mm laminate flooring comes with a 50-year warranty. The dining area is finished with a sputnik chandelier. Recessed lighting has been added, along with a modern ceiling fan.
The living room is a perfect combination of mid-century modern and usonian styles, with features rarely seen in homes of this era. Some might call the room style ‘rustic modern’, but whatever you call it, it is exquisite. Soaring, vaulted ceilings adjoin an expanse of clerestory windows, which let in gorgeous light throughout the day. The ceilings are adorned with natural tongue and groove wood. A 20′ wall of glass overlooks the interior courtyard. A substantial brick-lined, corner fireplace harkens a modern chalet. Dal-Tile 18″x18″ Continental Slate porcelain tile is accented with a decorative mosaic border. A formal dining room shares the natural wood tones and usonian vibe.
The master suite is quite spacious with an attached sitting room that would be perfect for a yoga/meditation space, sewing room, home office, exercise room, craft room, etc. Something you don’t see often in a 1940s Phoenix home are soaring vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows in all of the bedrooms. The Traffic Master commercial-grade carpeting comes with a 10-year warranty. There is a large walk-in closet. The master bath maintains a clean, minimalist look with expanses of white tile and Hansgrohe faucets.
The 3 secondary bedrooms all have vaulted and beamed ceilings with clerestory windows, Traffic Master commercial-grade carpeting with a 10-year warranty and spacious closets.
A separate office/den is multi-functional and would be perfect for an office or playroom. There are gallery-style halogen track lighting with 8 fixtures. The
Traffic Master commercial-grade carpeting comes with a 10-year warranty. There is also a large walk-in closet, which could be used as a workshop space.
One of the hall baths features the original retro-cool powder blue bathtub, toilet and sink. It is updated with penny-round mosaic floor tile, white tiled shower surround with penny-round tile accents and new reproduction mid-century fixtures. The other guest bathroom features period-appropriate basket-weave floor tile, porcelain vessel sink, classic tiled shower and retro-inspired mirror and lighting.
This home has been updated with many new home systems. There are 2 Trane HVAC systems with Trane programmable digital thermostats. There is an ADT Security System with entry, motion and smoke detectors.
This is a one-of-a-kind lot with over 150 feet of golf course frontage. There is a gate for golf course access, which many nearby residents use as a walking path. Check out the sunset photos taken from this home. Some of the best on the horizon in central Phoenix.
There is a new front yard landscape design plan and rendering by SUSTAINscape, if someone wanted to take the landscaping to the next level.
Talk about next level outdoor living…it doesn’t get much better than this entertainer’s paradise rear yard. The deep diving pool is a Shasta Built Master pool with a salt-water system, sun shelf and QuikClean in-floor cleaning system. The pool is finished in a 3M quartz finish and has an LED color-changing pool light and fiber optic surround lighting. The 5 arching fountains can be remote-controlled. The 8-person in-ground spa features 2 hydrotherapy jet settings and new Sta-Rite pool and spa heater (2015).
The patio is finished in ShastaDeck patio coating and has a custom Sunbrella cover with retractable privacy screens. The built-in barbeque has a workspace counter with a Turbo 3 burner gas barbeque. The block fencing features a unique pattern of “cross” architectural breeze block and pop-out blocks. A generous 2 car carport offers a separate storage space.
Homes of this price point rarely offer this caliber of architectural details, distinctive finishes and stellar views. This home is truly designed for indoor/outdoor living; the outdoor spaces are a virtual extension of the livable space. The home’s windows frame the exquisite views and the outdoor spaces were designed with privacy and entertaining in mind. Within 1 mile, you will find great coffee shops (Vovomeena, D’Lish, Starbucks) and restaurants (Original Hamburger Works,Z Pizza, Durants, Duck And Decan.
Rachell Pintor | Licensed Realtor with Twins & Co. Realty | Mobile: (602) 574-3438 | Email: Rachell@TwinsandCompany.com