A Landmark 85-Calendar year-Old Mansion in Tucson, Arizona, Hits the Industry for $6.5 Million

A landmark 1937 estate with 15,502 sq. toes of residing space in Tucson, Arizona, has


A landmark 1937 estate with 15,502 sq. toes of residing space in Tucson, Arizona, has hit the marketplace for $6.5 million.

Created by Josias Joesler, a common architect in Tucson in the 1st aspect of the 20th century, the house was a single of the to start with estates in the Catalina Foothills, according to listing agent Thalia Kyriakis of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s Global Realty, who outlined the home final 7 days. The area is now 1 of the most fascinating areas of the city, and the house was listed on the Countrywide Register of Historic Locations in 2010.

“This is an extraordinary trophy asset,” Ms. Kyriakis said. “It’s uncommon. It’s iconic. It’s in a primary site and it is non-substitutable. There’s very little like it.”

Recognized as the Eleven Arches or the Grace Mansion, the home was created for Louise N. Grace, an heiress of the transport magnate W.R. Grace, the agent mentioned. It has a blend of architectural revival types, which includes European influences, with a major dose of Spanish Colonial. 

The double-peak lobby.


Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

The 4.4-acre estate is gated and walled, and situated inside the secured community of the Estates at Eleven Arches, Ms. Kyriakis described. Initially the estate was at the very least 150 acres, but the land was subdivided about the years to build the neighborhood all-around the historic mansion. 

True to its name, there are arched doorways both of those inside and out, according to the listing. There’s also a double-top foyer, tile flooring and beamed ceilings throughout. Created of mud adobe, the exterior walls are 24-inches thick, even though the interior walls have a thickness of 14 inches. 

In 2005, the current house owners established out on a 5-calendar year renovation of the home. They lived in the guest residence even though the key residence acquired a makeover, like up-to-date interior techniques, partial re-roofing and a 600-foot metal-encased very well, in accordance to the agent. 

“Having a private h2o perfectly in Tucson [is] huge,” Ms. Kyriakis mentioned, introducing that the home is also on town water. 

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Other amenities incorporate an prolonged take in-in kitchen area, which now requires up the place after employed as a personnel eating home, and a principal bed room suite with an workplace, dual bathrooms and a wraparound patio with east-experiencing views about the mountains. 

There is also extra than 5,500 square feet of visitor quarters, as well as two storage structures, on the residence. 

The home very last traded for $2.2 million in 2005, according to house data. The entrepreneurs were being not out there for remark.