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Where it is: Campbell and Skyline in Tucson’s foothills area.
Listed by: Bright Properties
The damage: $219,000
How many square feet: 1488
You’ll love it because: From the front door you know this is something special. This is a unique condominium community designed in the early 1960’s by Mexico City architect Juan Worner Baz. John and Helen Murphey hired Baz to bring his unique combination of modern and Mexican colonial architecture to Tucson, to great acclaim. He also designed the Broadway Village annex (the building that now houses Cashew Cow and Sugar Sweet bakery) and St. Philip’s Plaza. The wall of windows is of a modern vernacular, the exposed beams are Mexican colonial in influence, the angled interior walls create interesting interior spaces. The community pool area features bas-relief sculpture and a koi pond. On the less poetic side, this unit has two master suites and its foothills location and proximity to La Encantada would make it a terrific second home or vacation rental.
Here comes the but: Tucson has grown up around this community. This end unit features additional windows that other units don’t have and that allow even more light to the living room, but… they feature a view of the nearby commercial development. The front balcony has a beautiful view of the Catalinas… and some traffic noise from Skyline. Oh, and the HOA fee is $350 a month.
* Erika O’Dowd is a real estate agent with Tierra Antigua Realty. Find out more about her here.