Beautiful, brick and historic in Woodlea of Phoenix

Located in the Melrose District of Historic Phoenix, minutes from Downtown, this 1939 historic masterpiece is full of character and convenience. Special care was taken to preserve the key elements from the past creating a unique atmosphere and effective use of space. The curb appeal is striking with double iron gates, brick exterior with black accents and a huge mature, shade tree. Feel welcomed by the warm glow of the oil rubbed bronze exterior fixtures, glass door and charming mail slot, one of the many hints of the homes historical attributes. Packed with natural light, the step down entry leads to the spacious living room with white washed and exposed brick walls, bright white, beamed ceiling and picturesque fireplace.

Step up into the kitchen and dining area with the view of the lush backyard through the back glass door. Classic white subway tiles, white shaker cabinets with oil rubbed bronze hardware and butcher block tops is pure utopia for the family cook. New, shiny appliances and fancy hood fan add tasteful finishing touches.

The inviting backyard offers mature landscaping and many versatile areas for that zen garden, artists nook or fire pit. This peaceful outdoor space even offers fruit trees and is surrounded by a tastefully painted block wall which perfectly adds to the relaxed environment complete with Edison bulb wrapped trees to set the mood.

Most everything has been rejuvenated or replaced from the new wood-look tile flooring throughout to the fresh custom interior paint, tall baseboards, new fixtures and hardware. The roof is new, the kitchen is all new, all new electrical, AC duct work and tankless water heater.

Back in those days, when the entire state of Arizona was only at a population of just under 500,000, Woodlea, named by Thomas MacKenzie back in the 1920's for the many trees found on the property, was special because it offered paved streets, electricity and no city taxes. Years later it's still special with its Historic District designation, close proximity to a bustling downtown that's loaded with arts and entertainment, golf courses and some of the most popular restaurants offering delectable local fare.

Posted on February 3, 2019 .