We are working at another university so our well-maintained, charming house is available. It has all the amenities inside and out to enjoy every season in Tucson. It is an elegant, artistic retreat in the heart of historic Tucson, a refuge with lovely desert gardens and mature trees front and back. The home has been lovingly maintained, and retains its original character and charm.
The location provides quick and easy access to the University of Arizona and the Medical Center, as it is a pleasant walk to the southern edge of the campus. Our historic house is located in the Rincon Heights Historic Neighborhood; the neighborhood is adjacent and due south of the University of Arizona. It is a pleasant 9-minute walk 4 blocks north to the University of Arizona campus. You can also ride the provided bikes to campus or continue to walk or ride a few minutes more through the campus to reach the Banner-University Medical Center.
The house is perfect for visiting academics, doctors, or visitors who appreciate a well-furnished, low-maintenance, high-end historic house with excellent office spaces.
The well-built main house was crafted in 1928 and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The smaller bathroom has a tub; the larger one has an Italian-tiled shower that glows and shimmers under its own skylight. The shower is complemented by a large circular lit mirror and marble wash basin set in a lovely wooden cabinet.
The quiet master bedroom has a comfortable California king-sized bed with a most comfortable deluxe latex mattress. The smaller bedroom has a full-sized latex mattress and a lovely piano, ready to be played. There is also a large sitting room with skylight (which used to be another bedroom before the remodel) looking through a huge north window onto a lush backyard landscape, complete with numerous hummingbirds that live in the garden. The private driveway leads to covered parking on the side of the house and there is room for friends to park off-street for sporting and cultural events at the university. Front and back covered porches are perfect for morning coffee and paper reading.
The house has coved ceilings, oak hardwood floors, and well-designed lighting. Enjoy the living room with its lovely sofa and fireplace; plenty of firewood is provided to enjoy evenings by the fire in the winter. Outside, you can enjoy fires in the large Mexican chimenea next to a lovely Italian tiled fountain. Gather with friends in the private backyard around the magnificent handmade mesquite table and Mexican bench to enjoy outdoor eating at sunset. An outdoor gas heater similar to the kind used in restaurant patios makes a cool winter evening outside more than pleasant.
For working at home, the house has plenty of comfortable working spaces with desks and two high-quality computer monitors. There are reading areas, large skylights throughout (you can see the stars at night) as well as fast wireless internet throughout. An HP laser printer is also provided so you can print wirelessly from anywhere in the house.
For cooking, there is a gas stove with a new range hood, a large new refrigerator, many quality pans and knifes, and a large collection of spices. A large cutting board counter next to the stove makes meal preparation a joy and cleanup a fast chore. For coffee, there is a quality grinder and an espresso machine. A lovely copper counter surrounds the sink in this remodeled kitchen. A deluxe outdoor gas barbecue with smoker and a burner for pans provides another cooking option, especially for outdoor get togethers.
The detached (630 square feet) guesthouse has two different working spaces. One room is a great office or art studio and has excellent outdoor light coming in through the two sets of French doors. There is another room, also with French doors that is designed to be a combination office and TV room. There is also a sofa bed for guests in the guest house. The kitchen/dining area has a table, sink, small refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. The large washer and dryer are also located in the guesthouse. Finally, a large bathtub for two as well as an outdoor shower are the final attractions.
The utilities (gas, electricity, water) are all paid by the owners; reasonable utility use is requested. The main house and the guest house both have their own central (forced air) heat and air conditioning.
This lovely house and its gardens are in an amazing location with easy access to the University of Arizona, the University Medical Center, and the 4th Avenue and historic downtown shopping and entertainment districts.