This house was designed by iconic Tucson architect Robert Swaim, and built in 1988. It has twenty or more floor to ceiling windows, giving a Mies van der Rohe modernist indoor-outdoor feel. It is situated in one the best sites in the Foothills.
This house is not really a family home. It was designed for a retired couple who might have occasional visits from their children—so the master bedroom is disproportionately large and the supplementary bedrooms small. [The master bedroom has a King bed, the others have Queen beds.] The light in the house is very good. The light is wonderful for reading, for computer programming, or just plain feeling good about life. The breezeway/dining room is large, essentially of small conference room size. In addition to the kitchen, there is an outside barbecue.
There is a swimming pool on site, (with a fence and childproof latches primarily to exclude neighborhood children). But there is no fence between the house and the pool. This makes the house not good for children.
We will be living two doors away—so we are available to help while not being on the premises.
We run and ride bikes, all over the local areas (and swim in the local pools). We would be happy to advise you on that.
No pets, sorry.
This is a quiet neighborhood of intelligent and sophisticated people. Please just meld in.
Please leave the house as you found it.
My wife Sarah and I are both on faculty at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Sarah's interest is art history, mine is philosophy, computers and information. We have both travelled extensively, between us having lived in England, France, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Kenya, Singapore, New Zealand, United States ...). Sarah is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian (hubbie not so good, though he can program in half a dozen or more computer languages). And we both enjoy exercise, particularly the swim-bike-run of triathlons. We have four daughters between us!