Welcome to Encanto-Palmcroft and what is historically known as the J.R. Price home. Constructed in 1933 of adobe brick in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, this is arguably one of the most timeless masterpieces of the Encanto-Palmcroft historic neighborhood. Purchased in 1964 by the Refsnes family, this is the first time the property is being offered for sale in over 50 years. Situated on a premium corner 15,060 sq ft lot, the home is one of the largest in the neighborhood with approximately 5,368 sq ft. Historical writings indicate the adobe bricks were made by hand on site from the excavated soil. Click more Custom Honduras mahogany arched doors and stained glass windows are just a few examples of the unique character of the home. The grand foyer welcomes you to this magnificent space finished with scored concrete flooring, staircase and the original wrap around iron railing. To the left of the entry is the grand formal dining room with curved detailed ceiling elements and beautiful pristine hardwood flooring (most of the original oak flooring has been covered in rugs preserving the condition until just recently). To the right of the foyer is the formal living room with fireplace, wide plank white oak flooring and the arched stained glass window designed to be a focal point for the homes front facade. In addition, you have a library/study with built-ins adjacent to the foyer. The butlers pantry, kitchen, breakfast room, laundry, downstairs bath and greenhouse are situated in the rear of the main level facing the rear courtyard, gardens and pool. The kitchen is large and was updated in the past to include stainless appliances, granite countertops and newer cabinetry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large oval breakfast room with built-ins. The home also features a finished 427 sq ft basement and is a great flex space for a possible craft room, gym or wine cellar. Upstairs features large bedrooms to include a master with ensuite. The master is situated in the front of the home and features two french doorways leading to the covered porch/balcony or historically referred to as the "sleeping porch" - this is a beautiful space for that morning coffee, reading or an evening glass of wine. The master bath features large closets and recently updated snail shower. Three additional large bedrooms are found upstairs with two additional guest baths and built-ins throughout as well as a laundry shoot. Should one be challenged to walk the staircase, you have a custom two-way accessible elevator from the main level to upstairs. The Spanish Colonial design often blends indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly and this is the case here. Reminescent of an Italian Tuscan Villa, the rear courtyard centered between the main house and guest house is a magical space with water feature and is adjacent to a large diving pool, gardens, ramada and secured parking. The detached guest house is comprised of two levels at 778 sq ft and is separately metered for utilites. Downstairs guest quarters features fireplace, bath and kitchenette. Upstairs features vaulted beamed ceilings with its own bath and is the perfect home office, art studio or could be incorporated as a bedroom as these two spaces are connected via staircase. The upstairs space also has a private entrance from the exterior. Many of the mechanicals have been updated throughout the years such as electrical and plumbing. The property has been lovingly cared for while preserving the original character and charm yet it awaits a new owner to update and modernize! This is a rare opportunity in one of the most sought after historic Phoenix neighborhoods five minutes to downtown, sports, arts & theater, restaurants and just blocks from Encanto Park. Rare opportunity!
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Biltmore Partners.
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