Half a century ago, this 1958 house in Phoenix, Arizona went up against 300 other midcentury homes for the AIA Western Home Award. It received the "Distinctive and Harmonious" prize. Custom designed by the Arizona architects George Allen and Hugo Olsson for a watercolor artist and her husband, the four-bedroom dwelling with a vaulted ceiling and a skylight comes with "floor to ceiling expanses of glass, and sliding glass doors used in lieu of windows" along with "a shaded patio" that "matches every room including the kitchen," according to a 1961 article in Sunset Magazine.
The property was expanded to nearly 3,000 square feet in 1972, and a lofted art studio, family room, and full bath were added. This house on one acre of land is asking $975K. All of the listing photos are gorgeous black-and-white images, which are fantastic to gaze upon, although also a bit suspicious for a 2014 sale. The intrigue!