SECRET Historic Homes for sale in the Mesa Historic District

YES, that's right!  We've been at this awhile, Alex and I at Team Evolution Real Estate.  We are passionate about the historic districts and the surrounding areas of Downtown Mesa.  We've been diligently working on our goal to increase the values in the area for our neighbors not only because it's what we do but because it's in our best interest as a historic property owner.  It's our neighborhood too! 

Because of our work many of the neighbors call upon us for remodeling advice, advice to prepare to sell a historic home (there are many things to consider that you don't need to consider with a regular resale home), advice on value (we are doing our best to help our neighbors realize their homes true value and prevent them from accepting very low ball offers) and pre-marketing their home to our vast pool of buyers.  

Here is our list of upcoming historic listings.  These homes are not listed on Zillow or the MLS.  There are two on the list and we have another that we are expecting to list in March or April that is not on the list.  

Call or text Katie at 480-250-0023 for more information on the area, home values and our upcoming listings. 

 

 

Posted on February 25, 2018 .

Market with Pony Rides and Clothing Swap Drop Off

It’s time to enjoy some time outdoor and treat yourself (or others) to creative, handmade items! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24 from 9am to 1pm!  The Market is located outside in Downtown Mesa at Main and MacDonald. 

This month's market will feature MOMnation MOMbosses and small businesses with their homemade items. We will have hundreds of gift items for sale, food, drinks, kids' activities including pony rides and tons of give-aways hourly!

***At our March 31 Market, we will be hosting a FREE children's clothing swap! We will be collecting the children's clothing at our February Event. Please bring your gently used children's clothing to this event. Then come back in March and choose a new (to you) wardrobe for your child!***

What a great way to not only shop local and support other mommas, but to also find super unique and adorable decor, gifts, and other household items! 

Please help us support local business by sharing this event and inviting your friends & family!

Vendor Application here! If you make stuff or grow stuff, please apply.

After our event on March 31, any additional clothing items will be donated to Sunshine Acres Children's Home

This event is brought to you by Team Evolution Real Estate and Well Fed Family Farm!

New Home for Sale on Grand in Evergreen Historic District!

Platted in 1910 by Edwin M. LeBaron and James Miller, Jr., Evergreen Historic District was initially the home of Mesa’s middle to upper class residents. Welcome to a neighborhood with rich history and a tight-knit community feel. Some families have owned their homes for decades, passing down to the next of kin, keeping these precious historical gems in the family.  LEARN MORE...

Get your Tickets NOW for the 18th Annual Mesa Historic Home Tour!!

It's that time of year again!!  Time for the Annual Mesa Historic Home Tour and it's our 18th year!!  Katie Lambert with Team Evolution Real Estate, an annual Historic Home Tour coordinating volunteer, is excited to announce that ticket sales are HAPPENING NOW!  

The tour will be held Saturday January 27th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm and we'll be featuring homes in West Second Historic District and Wilbur Historic District.  The tour is a self guided walking tour.  Tickets and more info here! 

Are you a Mesa Historic Home owner and want to get involved next year?  Contact Katie at 480-250-0023 or Katie@EvoAZ.com.  Display your home and its unique history all year long at MesaHistoricDistricts.com.  Enter your home for the website here! 

Posted on December 23, 2017 .

Home on Robson in Evergreen Historic District takes first place in BEST Home on Tour!

  HOME DETAIL AND PICS   Built in 1949 this rare basement home has been renovated and added onto since yet special attention was paid to restore the qualities and charm of the original home. The original wood flooring in the formal living room, dining room and family room still exists today as do original windows, moldings and doors. With nearly 3100 square feet of living space, you can rest assured that there is room for the entire family to gather for holidays, celebrations, and visits. The historic warmth of the home is so accommodating and spacious yet cozy and comfortable.  The remodeled gourmet kitchen boasts new stainless appliances, beautiful, new white cabinets with grey counters, white subway tile backsplash, HUGE walk-in pantry and updated tile! The kitchen is perfectly centered in the middle of the home with one of the masters with full bath off to the side (with separate outdoor exit). The main home is the perfect set-up for multi-generational families and we haven't even talked about the separate guest house yet!  The spacious formal dining room is one-of-a-kind with its rounded "wall of windows" that look out onto one of the most private lots on the street. This oversized, flood irrigated lot offers so much space and lush, mature landscaping! There are 9 fruit trees! There are 3 orange trees, a lemon, a mandarin, a pomegranate, a grapefruit, 2 peach trees, a pecan, a grape vine and a small garden. The home does back the old alley and only owners of homes backing the alley are given access. There are two gates to the alley. The guest house is a 2 bed / 1 bath guest house with an attached workshop / storage building.   The options are endless from large family gatherings to baseball games with the kids on a lot of this size. Enjoy the coming and going of the seasons under the canopy of majestic, mature trees and vibrant green grass and shrubbery. The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. If you are looking to rekindle the warmth and homey feeling of a visit to Grandma's in your every day life then this is it. You are home.   The location is also quite convenient and up and coming. Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine,  Queens Pizzeria  and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic  Downtown Mesa .  Please feel free to  contact the listing agent  for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

HOME DETAIL AND PICS

Built in 1949 this rare basement home has been renovated and added onto since yet special attention was paid to restore the qualities and charm of the original home. The original wood flooring in the formal living room, dining room and family room still exists today as do original windows, moldings and doors. With nearly 3100 square feet of living space, you can rest assured that there is room for the entire family to gather for holidays, celebrations, and visits. The historic warmth of the home is so accommodating and spacious yet cozy and comfortable.

The remodeled gourmet kitchen boasts new stainless appliances, beautiful, new white cabinets with grey counters, white subway tile backsplash, HUGE walk-in pantry and updated tile! The kitchen is perfectly centered in the middle of the home with one of the masters with full bath off to the side (with separate outdoor exit). The main home is the perfect set-up for multi-generational families and we haven't even talked about the separate guest house yet!

The spacious formal dining room is one-of-a-kind with its rounded "wall of windows" that look out onto one of the most private lots on the street. This oversized, flood irrigated lot offers so much space and lush, mature landscaping! There are 9 fruit trees! There are 3 orange trees, a lemon, a mandarin, a pomegranate, a grapefruit, 2 peach trees, a pecan, a grape vine and a small garden. The home does back the old alley and only owners of homes backing the alley are given access. There are two gates to the alley. The guest house is a 2 bed / 1 bath guest house with an attached workshop / storage building. 

The options are endless from large family gatherings to baseball games with the kids on a lot of this size. Enjoy the coming and going of the seasons under the canopy of majestic, mature trees and vibrant green grass and shrubbery. The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. If you are looking to rekindle the warmth and homey feeling of a visit to Grandma's in your every day life then this is it. You are home. 

The location is also quite convenient and up and coming. Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, Queens Pizzeria and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic Downtown Mesa.

Please feel free to contact the listing agent for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

Posted on December 18, 2017 .

Rare Basement Home For Sale In Evergreen Historic District

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Welcome to the highly sought after Evergreen Historic District! The wide, tree-lined streets, the gathering of an eclectic variety of bungalow homes, and the quaint, tight knit community of neighbors complete the feel of times past while incorporating the convenience and amenities that a modern family requires. Built in 1949...

this rare basement home has been renovated and added onto since yet special attention was paid to restore the qualities and charm of the original home. The original wood flooring in the formal living room, dining room and family room still exists today as do original windows, moldings and doors. With nearly 3100 square feet of living space, you can rest assured that there is room for the entire family to gather for holidays, celebrations, and visits. The historic warmth of the home is so accommodating and spacious yet cozy and comfortable.

The remodeled gourmet kitchen boasts new stainless appliances, beautiful, new white cabinets with grey counters, white subway tile backsplash, HUGE walk-in pantry and updated tile! The kitchen is perfectly centered in the middle of the home with one of the masters with full bath off to the side (with separate outdoor exit). The main home is the perfect set-up for multi-generational families and we haven't even talked about the separate guest house yet!

The spacious formal dining room is one-of-a-kind with its rounded "wall of windows" that look out onto one of the most private lots on the street. This oversized, flood irrigated lot offers so much space and lush, mature landscaping! There are 9 fruit trees! There are 3 orange trees, a lemon, a mandarin, a pomegranate, a grapefruit, 2 peach trees, a pecan, a grape vine and a small garden. The home does back the old alley and only owners of homes backing the alley are given access. There are two gates to the alley. The guest house is a 2 bed / 1 bath guest house with an attached workshop / storage building. 

The options are endless from large family gatherings to baseball games with the kids on a lot of this size. Enjoy the coming and going of the seasons under the canopy of majestic, mature trees and vibrant green grass and shrubbery. The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. If you are looking to rekindle the warmth and homey feeling of a visit to Grandma's in your every day life then this is it. You are home. 

The location is also quite convenient and up and coming. Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, Queens Pizzeria and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic Downtown Mesa.

Listing Details

Please feel free to contact the listing agent for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

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Posted on November 16, 2017 .

History Loves Character

West Side Clark Addition is located immediately west of the original town site of Mesa and was platted between 1930 and 1947 when Joseph and Mary Clark developed some of their farm property along Clark Street. Therein lies this gorgeous little historic gem that is known as “The Flannery House”.

This top to bottom remodel is not only unique but perfectly compliments the preserved historic look and charm that sets this home apart from every other home in the Valley. Lush green grass and a long brick walkway adorn the entry to the classic front porch with rustic metal accents and flower boxes. Double RV gates lead to the 1.5 car garage (it might even be bigger) and HUGE, grassy back yard with oversized back porch.

The kitchen is any chefs dream with gorgeous white cabinets, apron sink, stainless appliances and geometric backsplash. There are gorgeous REAL wood floors throughout with the exception of perfectly placed "wood look" tile in the bathroom and kitchen. Classic subway tiles in the bathroom with penny tile accents. Plenty of storage in this historic home with a large closet in the guest room and plenty of built-ins in the master. There's a convenient, larger indoor laundry and that is also an upgrade!

The neighborhood has been in the news lately. The District was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 but, in August 2017, the Mesa City Council approved a zoning overlay that will offer homeowners property-tax breaks! Close to Sky Harbor, The Beeline, the 60, the 202 AND the 101. Within walking distance of the amenities of Downtown which include many award winning restaurants, the light rail, the Mesa Arts Center, and many other boutiques.

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Posted on October 8, 2017 .

Rent this Historic Downtown Beauty within 1/4 mile of the Light Rail!

The origin of this spanish-style, energy efficient home dates back to 1880 when the first structure, just the living room and kitchen, was built. It wasn't until 1915 that the house was completed. Back in 1915, Woodrow Wilson was president, the Ford Model T was only a few years old, the population of Mesa, AZ was under 3,000 and 1st Avenue was a dirt road.

Privacy abounds with mature and lush trees and bushes (one is 100+ years old!), fully fenced with automatic gates to the covered parking area and even a gated front entrance. It's the convenience of a bustling Downtown with the peace of a zen-like retreat.

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Posted on September 10, 2017 and filed under mesa historic district.

240 W 1ST AVE, Mesa, AZ 85210

Own a remarkable piece of Mesa history! The origin of this spanish-style, energy efficient home dates back to 1880 when the first structure, just the living room and kitchen, was built. It wasn't until 1915 that the house was completed. Back in 1915, Woodrow Wilson was president, the Ford Model T was only a few years old, the population of Mesa, AZ was under 3,000 and 1st Avenue was a dirt road.

Privacy abounds with mature and lush trees and bushes (one is even 100+ years old!), fully fenced with automatic gates at both parking areas and even a gated front entrance. It's the convenience of a bustling Downtown with the peace of a zen-like retreat. 

Built solid and efficient with all new doors and windows. The dimensional shingle roof is nearly new and very durable as is the dual stage AC unit. Gourmet kitchen features sleek, upgraded cabinets (and plenty of them!), polished concrete counters, built-in refrigerator, 6 burner gas stove AND pot filler! 

This home is like no other in the area with venetian plaster walls, cork laminate flooring, rounded corners throughout and "smart" master shower / tub. The extra large lot offers plenty of space for entertaining with extra large covered patio and gated RV parking. The workshop can be easily converted to a guest house! 

All this and more wrapped up in cozy, historic Mesa. This is the neighborhood where the neighbors know each other by first name and all the children and grandchildren come to visit on the holidays. The location is convenient and mere minutes from historic Downtown Mesa. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended and award winning restaurants including Worth Takeaway, the original Blue Adobe and Queens Pizzeria. There is quite a vibe within the neighborhood and Mesa's historic Downtown area that includes the arts, music and family friendly events. There are many wonderful things on the horizon for this area. It's the perfect time to settle in!

  • Historic Beauty
  • 2 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • Gated RV Parking
  • Near Light Rail
  • Mature Lush Foliage 

418 N Robson Mesa, AZ 85201 Virtual Walk Through Tour

Hello world, I'm 418 N Robson and I've been around for a long, long time. I remember the big flood of 1946, when "Pepper Square" was a Greyhound Bus Depot and when the Majestic was still a theater. A lot of me is still original however my current family loved me enough to add additional space and I went from a 900sqft home to a 2600sqft. They have been with me for over 13 years and have loved me every second I am very sad to see them go but their family has finally outgrown me. Some think that my lot location is not ideal and that it might be bothersome because University is so much bigger now than it ever used to be but there is soooo much space in between and I'm further north than most people think. My family will be the first to tell you that the location has never been an issue and you cannot hear traffic at night while you are sleeping or from the kitchen while making dinner. My enormous lot has given my family lots of space to play and entertain. My character, history, functionality and charm is ready for another and I can't wait to make new memories with a new family that will love me just as much. Is that you? 

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Posted on March 31, 2017 .

264 W. 2Nd St. Mesa, AZ 85201

This is it! That perfect blend of history, charm, and location. Mesa's very own Robson Historic District has quite the significant history! Also known as Pomeroy Place, this neighborhood was platted by Frank T. and S. Dora Pomeroy, early Mesa pioneers. West 2nd Street district, the neighborhood to the East, was home to the most prominent middle to upper class families in the early 1900's and, because of that, 2nd Street itself was often called, ''Millionaire Row''. On a street with tree lined medians (one of the very few tree lined medians in Mesa), 100 year old trees, and neighbors that have passed their homes from generation to generation lies this gem built in 1936.

The charm begins at the curb and doesn't stop! The incredible refinished "real" hardwood floors, along with original kitchen and bathroom create the perfect look and feel that you would expect from a historic community.

The oversized lot has a very cool and very old 2 story detached building that has quite a history and offers versatility. The commercial / residential zoning makes it easy to run a business out of this location or make it a great Airbnb rental or primary residence.

This is a walk-able community! The police station is at the end of the street on Robson which is sure to keep things nice and quiet in the neighborhood. On your walk you can visit the "secret garden", the "hanging tree", 3 different museums, the MAC (world-renowned arts center), the Mesa Farmers Market (every Friday from 8am to 12pm), and a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants. While you are at it, grab a ride to Tempe or Phoenix on the train but don't forget to stop at Inside the Bungalow first for an amazing cup of joe. Say hello to Betty for me!

This home is one-of-a-kind!

  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • Oversized Lot
  • Famous Barn On Lot
  • Robson Historic District 
  • Residential & Commercial Zoned 
Posted on March 14, 2017 .

119 W. 3Rd Pl. Mesa, AZ 85201

INSTANT EQUITY! SPECIAL PRICING! Currently accepting offers through Sunday February 19th at MIDNIGHT! ALL bids must be submitted by midnight on Sunday. Showings during open house only. OPEN HOUSE schedule Friday 2/17, 2/18 and 2/19 - see open house tab for details.

Beautiful NEW BUILD property in Historic downtown Mesa. Citrus tree-lined streets, lush greenery and historic character surround this perfectly appointed, impeccably built replica of a 1930's historic single level that sits on an over-sized, flood irrigated lot with a temperature controlled 2 car garage and in-law suite above (on it's own separate 200 amp panel)! Originally built in 1930, this 2015 new-build offers energy efficient living with the quaint charm and architectural detail of the original historic home including the refurbishing of the original China cabinet. Since it's only a few years old and built with energy efficient doors and tinted, dual pane windows with newer A/C units, with radiant barrier throughout and 2x6 wall construction, you'll be very pleased with the reasonable utility bills.

Custom wood finishes throughout include 3/4" solid oak wood flooring, Honduran Mahogany wood crown molding, wood counters and kitchen island. The gourmet kitchen features high-end cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a stainless sink, gas range, custom hardware and a very entertainment friendly, spacious kitchen island. The master bath is spacious with an over-sized shower, travertine and marble tile and a refinished & repurposed 1943 "furniture" vanity. Indoor laundry with custom, cedar closet shelving. 

In Arizona we live outdoors just as much as we live indoors and this home has the perfect outdoor set-up. Whether you are watching the game or entertaining, the original & refinished 1930's kitchen sink and bar area, mounted television and over-sized, knotty pine tongue & groove covered outdoor patio with pre-piped gas line for inferred heat, offers the perfect amount of comfort and shade. 

It's rare in this area to have a garage but unheard of to have a 33' drive through R.V. carport leading to the 2 car over-sized and temperature controlled garage with a 600 square foot apartment above! Perfect for a teenager, your in-laws, your home based business, your hobbies or your Airbnb rental!!! Seasonal rentals in the area are going for hundreds per night especially during Spring Training games. This truly is the perfect set up with kitchenette and bathroom. 

The home is set in the highly sought after, West 2nd St Historic District. Significant for its architecture and known as the home of the middle to upper-class families of the early 1900's, this is home to some of the very few citrus-lined medians left in Mesa. It is 12 minutes to Sky Harbor, less than 5 minutes to SR87, I-60, 202, 101 and within walking distance of the amenities of Downtown which includes many award winning restaurants, light rail, the Mesa Arts Center, and many other boutiques.

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • Drive Through RV Carport
  • 2 Car Oversized Garage
  • Temperature Controlled Garage
  • Highly Sought After West 2Nd Street Historic District
Posted on February 17, 2017 .

418 N Robson -- Mesa, AZ 85201 Beautiful Yard

Gorgeous Historic home on an incredible lot with soaring block privacy walls in this super quaint neighborhood. 

Notice as you step inside this well insulated and updated historic beauty the only sound heard is that of the clocks ticking. 

Call 480-250-0023 to see this home today! 

Our Listing 418 N Robson -- Mesa, AZ 85201

Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District! Beneath the canopy of lush and mature foliage, this finely remodeled 1947 Early Ranch style home peacefully awaits. Remodeled and added onto with strict attention to detail but careful enough to not lose the original charm that evokes feelings of nostalgia. It's important that the front windows were kept as original and that they are framed in wood which was a luxury after the war.

This perfectly staged beauty features a drive-through carport which was an invention of Frank Lloyd Wright. The original home was only a 900 square foot 2 bedroom / 1 bath. It has since been added onto and features a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath. There is a huge inside laundry room, a half bath, an office, and a spacious great room that is perfect for a large family, dining space and the baby grand! It's an entertainers dream with french doors leading to the extended covered patio and enormous side yard. Imagine the family bbq's and baseball games!

All this and more wrapped up in cozy, historic Mesa. This is the neighborhood where the neighbors know each other by first name and all the children and grandchildren come to visit on the holidays. The location is convenient and mere minutes from historic Downtown Mesa. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended and award winning restaurants including Worth Takeaway, the original Blue Adobe and Queens Pizzeria. There is quite a vibe within the neighborhood and Mesa's historic Downtown area that includes the arts, music and family friendly events. Welcome to the perfect place to create memories that will never be forgotten.

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • Highly Sought After Evergreen Historic District
  • Beautiful Piece of History, 1947 Home
  • Large Master 
  • Inside Laundry
  • Nearby Many Award Winning Local Stops
Posted on January 26, 2017 .

Mesa Movies On Main - January Fun

We had a blast getting started for this movie! Rain or shine, you can count on us MOMs from MOMnationAZ to always be here bringing you the show! 

We enjoyed working with all of our vendors and sponsors this month! A little rain never bothered us anyway!!

For all of our MOMnationAZ events check out MOMnationAZ.com for great local area info, deals, and all the MOM events you wont want to miss!