Square Feet

Michelle Hotchkiss, real estate agent and mid-century fiend, has square feet and a nose for great property. Each issue she brings us her pick of properties for sale. Photos courtesy of Michael Fassett.


Listed by:  Nordstrom Group

Where it is: Windsor Park on Tucson's far east side.
Michelle Hotchkiss. Photo by Casey Sapio

Michelle Hotchkiss. Photo by Casey Sapio

The damage: $1175 a month.

How many square feet? 1649

dexter5You'll love it because: At the time Windsor Park, a hidden enclave of well-preserved MCM homes northeast of Speedway and Camino Seco, was being developed by J Herbert Oxman in consultation with Tucson architect David Swanson, the newest thing on the market was "a push-pull measuring tape with thumb lock which keeps the extended blade from creeping back into the case." (Tucson Daily Citizen, 3.25.56). Oxman's ads (see below) next to this news about hot products said "with landscaping by Nature, (sic) your home in Windsor Park has a setting that sends poets searching for new words." He had put a glass window wall in every room, giving the three-bedroom house 575 sq ft of glass area. "Which is almost like living outdoors," said Oxman. These houses were meant for entertaining.
I often get asked by out-of-towners where to drive around to see mid century modern properties. If you have not ever visited this subdivision and you, like me, are a fan of quintessential Tucson MCM burnt adobes (southeastern Arizona’s unique local building material), this is definitely at or near the top of my list. This particular model, named Camelot, was voted “Best Home for the Money” by American Home Magazine in 1963.
Here comes the but: This rental is not for sale!  And not many of my buyers will look this Far East anyway...but I have to break it to you, that's where you've got to go!

Read more about Michelle, a RE/MAX Catalina Foothills Realty agent, at Atomic Tucson.


The house retains the original kitchen...



... including the cooker.


sq feet newspaper ad mid mod issue4
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