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Tour of Historic Homes For Sale in Mesa - 5/2/15

What a fun day! Thanks to all that attended our home tour on Saturday, May 2. Here's a list of the homes we toured:

438 N GRAND -- Mesa, AZ 85201
626 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
656 N Macdonald -- Mesa, AZ 85201
743 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
119 W 3RD PL Mesa, AZ 85201
And...one other that is NOT listed on MLS

For a complete list of what's available please call 480.250.0023 or write to Katie@EvoAZ.com. This is NOT a list that is found anywhere online and is not easy to come by. We also have homes that are not listed on the MLS.

 
 

Our Listing 438 N Grand Evergreen Historic District in Mesa!

Timeless, priceless charm. Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District and its ''hidden gem''. Beneath the canopy of lush and mature foliage, this finely remodeled, one-of-a-kind single story bungalow peacefully awaits. Remodeled with strict attention to detail that allows for the piece of mind of a new build but careful enough to not lose the original charm that evokes feelings of nostalgia. The warm glow of the original wood floors (1945) have been restored and the original front window of the home still exists. It's important that the front window was kept as original. This, along with no significant change to the exterior, allows the home to qualify for the Historic District tax break. The remainder of the house has been updated with dual pane windows to increase the energy

efficiency of the home. The kitchen and dining area have been updated to travertine flooring along with new cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Tile in both bathrooms have been updated. The full bath boasts updated shower surround and "furniture" vanity. Updated fixtures, ceiling fans, and hardware are also found throughout with custom finishing touches such as the wood counter at the kitchen peninsula, wood beams on the ceiling, and wooden window sills and door headers. 

The important parts that you don't see have also been addressed. The plumbing in the main bathroom and kitchen have been updated. Some of the electrical has also been updated including new breakers added to the electrical panel to meet code requirements. The water heater has been replaced with reconfigured gas lines / venting to meet code requirements. The roof over the master bedroom has been partially replaced as well.

It's helpful to note that there is plenty of space under roof and directly behind the master bathroom that lends itself beautifully to expand the master bathroom. 

The exterior boasts fresh custom paint, a laundry room (inside laundry), a large storage / workshop area, mature fruit trees, city irrigated grassy back, and sparkling diving pool (with new pool pump and filter). Notice the private alleyway access? Only those that back the alley way now have access. The city provides a key to the gated area.

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 especially with the completion of the light rail (coming in late 2015) which is just seconds to the south in historic Downtown Mesa. This area is beginning it's transformation back to the bustling metropolis that it once was. 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 and the original Blue Adobe. The homes in the historic districts (there are 7 districts total) are being renovated and are welcoming new families. There is quite a vision among the community for the future of Downtown and the groundwork is being laid each day toward this vision. The Downtown Mesa association and the Mesa Chamber coordinate events on a weekly basis that interest all walks of life. This includes the arts, music, and family friendly events. Welcome to the perfect place to create memories that will never be forgotten.

626 N Robson In Evergreen Historic District For Sale!

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For more information on this listing please click here

Welcome to one of the most highly sought after homes in the Evergreen Historic District of Mesa. There truly is no home in the Valley of the Sun that is quite like this one. The home has been the stage of many TV commercials and professional photo shoots for a variety of uses and media. Step inside and you'll see why... The wide, treelined 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 by a medical doctor in 1904/1905 when Arizona was still just a territory, the home has been renovated since yet special attention was paid to restore some of the original qualities of the home.

The original wood flooring in the formal living room still exists today as do original windows, moldings, and built-ins. With nearly 3700 square feet of living space that includes a formal living room, family room, formal dining room, and HUGE bonus / game room, 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 inviting and comfortable that you may have to actually ask guests to leave when it's time to turn in for the evening! 

The remodeled gourmet kitchen boasts gas cook stove, built in refrigerator, stainless appliances, contrasting color two tone cabinets, built-in refrigerator, apron sink, wainscoting on the walls, white subway tile backsplash, and granite counters. All three bathrooms have been completely remodeled. One has a beautiful clawfoot tub that completes the feel from the Era. The very private master suite has been completely remodeled from flooring to bathroom fixtures and decor. In addition to the spacious privacy, the master suite offers a private balcony with views soaring over the rooftops of neighbors serving as the perfect romantic getaway. The roof over the 2nd floor has been replaced recently with shingles and the entire home painted inside and out with eye-catching custom paint colors. 

This little piece of historic paradise sits on an oversized lot with access to city irrigation. 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 beginning it's transformation back to the bustling metropolis that it once was. New businesses have been opened and the the light rail is almost 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 and the original Blue Adobe. The homes in the historic districts (there are 7 districts total) are being renovated and welcoming new families into the community. There is quite a vision among the community for the future of Downtown and the groundwork is being laid each day toward this vision. The Downtown Mesa association and the Mesa Chamber coordinate events on a weekly basis that interest all walks of life. This includes 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.

Review of Le Salon De Beaute

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On one of the coldest mornings of the year, I waltz into Le Salon De Beaute of downtown Mesa with my black leather, knee high boots pulled over tattered skinny (yes, I said skinny jeans...10 months postpartum and I'm pretty proud to wear them!), my AC/DC sweatshirt (one of the warmest I own), and my "rats nest"...almost two feet of jet black, loosely curled mama hair neatly pulled back in the perpetual pony tail (to hopefully escape the curious mitts of my 10 month old). 

Whitney, my new stylist, energetically welcomes me almost instantly.  I think I maybe sat waiting only long enough to text Daddy (my sons daddy that is...) the most recent instruction for the next two hours while mama is getting pampered.  Excitement now starts to appear as my petite, platinum blonde stylist shows me to her station.  I instantly LOVED her hair.  Point for Whitney.

Once seated I have the opportunity to take it all in.  It's a good sized salon with two rows of stylist booths, maybe 20 or 25 or so.  The decor is more toward the upper end but attractive to all walks of life.  Since my hubby remodels homes for a living, I tend to daydream about remodeling all day long.  This place would look AMAZING with some "wood" tile in grey.  The originial tin ceiling and the feel of the older building was just perfect.  There was plenty of space for the sinks, nail techs, receptionist, and there was a good bathroom too.  

Now, I know I don't look a day over 35 ;) but I do have a good share of "the greys".  So, as she's applying color to my roots (oh…before she started she smeared some ointment by my hair line to keep the dye off my skin…brilliant!), I begin asking her about my new passion, Downtown Mesa.  It turns out that Whitney has been a stylist in that location ever since the owners established it so she has a pretty good take on what is going on downtown.  We talked about the historic home districts, who the business owners are in the area, the consensus on the light rail, etc... you name it.  2nd point for Whitney. 

I liked that, during that conversation, she pointed to a cutie pie couple a few stations away and said "those are the owners".  Him...originally from France, handsome, in jeans and black chucks.  Her...petite, the most BEAUTIFUL long, layered, blonde highlights and lowlights (I'm not sure if those are the correct terms but they sounded good here), and a pair of awesome red shoes.  I liked that they were there and alongside the rest of the crew.  I liked that they too had customers in their chairs.  

My stylist was indeed the best shampoo girl I have ever had, a skill that she developed the first year of her tenure here.  With a brief description of my frustrations she quickly and uniquely transformed my mama hair to something that I'm happy to twist up in that pony tail by day but let down at night.  3rd Point for Whitney. 

The impact on the wallet was less than a Scottsdale price but the experience was certainly one of the most enjoyable and I'm more than pleased with the results.  4th Point for Whitney.

Needless to say, I've found my salon.

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