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Alvarado Historic District
Roughly bounded by Central Ave., Oak St.,
3rd St. and Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ
Ashland Place Historic District
 Roughly bounded by Central Ave., Vernon Ave., 3rd St. and Oak St., Phoenix, AZ
Cheery Lynn Historic District
16th St. to Randolph Rd. and Earll Dr. to
Flower St., Phoenix, AZ
Coronado Historic District
Roughly bounded by Virginia Ave., Fourteenth St., McDowell Rd., and Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ
Country Club Park Historic Subdivision
Thomas Rd. to Virginia Ave. and 7th St. to Dayton St., Phoenix, AZ
Del Norte Place Historic District
Virginia Ave. to Encanto Blvd. and 15th to 17th Aves., Phoenix, AZ
East Alvarado Historic District
E. Alvarado Rd. between 3rd and 7th Sts., Phoenix, AZ
Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District
Roughly bounded by N. 7th and 15th Aves., McDowell and Thomas Rd's., Phoenix, AZ
Fairview Place Historic District
Encanto Blvd. to McDowell Rd., 15th Ave. to the Alley West of 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Idylwilde Park Historic District
Roughly bounded by 11th and 12th Sts., Weldon, and Fairmont Aves., Phoenix, AZ
Oakland Historic District
Roughly bounded by Fillmore St., 19th Ave., Van Buren St. and Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Homesteads Historic District
 Roughly bounded by Flower & Twenty-eight Sts., Pinchot Ave., & Twenty-sixth Sts., Phoenix
Story, F. Q., Neighborhood Historic District
McDowell Rd., Seventh Ave., Roosevelt St. and 16th Ave., Phoenix , AZ
Roosevelt Historic District
Roughly bounded by Portland and Fillmore Sts., Central and 7th Aves., Phoenix, AZ
Willo Historic District
 Central Ave., McDowell Rd., 7th Ave. and Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Victoria Place Historic District
7th St. to 9th Streets on E. McKinley St., Phoenix, AZ
Woodland Historic District
Van Buren St., Seventh Ave., Adams St. and 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Windsor Square Historic District
 7th St., Camelback Rd., Central St., and Oregon Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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A Spanish Colonial home is characteristically one with its own environment. The casual dwellings boast thick stucco walls, red tile roofs and enclosed courtyards that extends living space. Spanish Revival house plans are all about making family, friends, and entertaining comfortable and relaxed. Spanish Style homes are authentic and sophisticated.

It's a style dating back to the tail end of the Spanish Conquistadores and it's what they knew how to build. The now classic style fit the environment at the time.

As the style migrated throughout the then-Spanish territories, these homes began to veer away from the Spanish and Mexican originals. Today the term Spanish Colonial Revival, like that of FQ Story Historic District or Fairview Place Historic District, is used to describe homes built in the early 20th century that incorporate various elements of Mediterranean architecture. But as with all true styles, these homes are linked by a set of common physical characteristics such as:

Key Features

Curves and arches.
Spanish Colonials may have curved steps leading to a graceful archway to the front door.

Terracotta roof tiles. The red clay roof tops give the homes a warm, earthy, rustic look. Often the roof lines are multi-level to create interest and asymmetry.

White stucco exterior and walls. Fresh white paint covers roughly textured stucco; a hand-applied mix of cement, water and sand or lime. The result is an aged-looking old world surface.

Built from indigenous components. Spanish Colonial homes might be made of adobe in the Southwest and coquina rock in Florida.

Thick, stucco-clad walls. Thick walls are ideally situated for a hot environment. Thick walls absorb the day's heat and gently radiate it back into the building during the cool evenings.

Small, open windows. Smaller windows, originally sealed by wrought iron grates rather than glass panes, are sited on the building to best capture breezes while avoiding the direct rays of the sun. Wooden shutters, when present, are traditionally mounted on the inside of the home.

Tower-like chimneys. Spanish Colonial homes often have chimneys with moldings, little arched windows, its own tile roof and decorative ledges below it whch are perfect for displaying rustic planters.

Ornamental iron work. Finely crafted wrought iron work graces stair railings, gates, window grilles and lanterns.

Wooden doors and gates often feature iron details which are typical in Spanish Revivals.

Single or 2-Story. The Spanish Colonial is the ancestor of the ranch-style house however there are many elegant 2-story Spanish revivals as well..

Limited ornamentation. Ornamentation on some informal homes were often limited to arches on entranceways, principal windows and interior passageways. More elaborate homes might feature intricate stone or tile work, detailed chimney tops and square towers.

Wooden support beams. Wooden roof supports project out over the exterior walls in classic Spanish Colonials.

Inner courtyard. Historically, the courtyard let families move the cooking around and its accompanying heat and steam outdoors. Today, these patios, porches and courtyards act as informal gathering spots for family, extended family and friends.

One of the hottest trends in real estate has become the restoration of historical homes. The Phoenix Historical Districts, with its rich history, has a wonderfully textured architectural past which allows a wide variety of historic homes for sale to choose from. Downtown Historic Phoenix, Midtown Historical Phoenix, Central Avenue Estates and the Central Corridor, are host to historical homes that demonstrate the great and ever-changing architectural trends of the past.

Whether you want to restore a Phoenix historical home, move into a historic Phoenix home which has already been restored or some combination thereof, the Phoenix historical districts and the Phoenix-Metro historical districts have plenty to choose from in many different price ranges, styles, cultures and conditions.

Historic home shopping in Downtown, Central Phoenix is as artsy and unique as the historical home itself. The cultural offerings in a historic home are desired by a select, distinctive taste and there are many types of historical homes in Phoenix for sale. It takes a certain person to buy a historic Phoenix home. It also takes a certain type of Real Estate Agent to help such people in their Phoenix real estate.

Some of the more popular historical Phoenix homes districts and homes are in Willo Historic, Roosevelt Historic, Coronado Historic and Encanto-Palmcroft Historic, but there are so many other charming and quaint, up & coming Phoenix historical districts too. Del Norte historical district has some wonderful homes as does North Encanto Historic District, Garfield Historical District, Pierson Place historic district, Phoenix Homesteads, and Cheery Lynn historical homes districts.

Don't forget about homes in East Evergreen historic district, Encanto Vista historical district, F.Q. Story (Story, FQ), Country Club Park Historic district, or Fairview Place Historical district.

Properties along Central Avenue are becoming extraordinarily popular. The growth in high-rise living from lofts to luxury condos is gigantic with tons of ground-floor opportunities. The urbanization in downtown Phoenix is extraordinarily rapid and exciting while there are a lot of wonderful properties to choose from.

This website is designed for you to search historic properties by individual Phoenix historical districts. You can also search Tempe historic homes, Glendale historical homes, Scottsdale Historic Homes and other terrific central Phoenix neighborhoods like Arcadia and the Biltmore.

Don't forget about Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Luxury Homes For Sale, or lofts, condos & high-rises in downtown Phoenix, the much sought after North Central Phoenix homes, and, especially homes surrounding the festive Copper Square area.

You can also do a private, free, no obligation FULL MLS search for all Phoenix and Phoenix-Metro homes while customizing your search tailored to your needs & wants.

There are many important factors to consider before and during the historical home buying process compared to buying a newer home or a new build. Read my articles on "How to Buy a Historic Home, and
4 Critical Factors In Choosing A Phoenix Historical Homes Realtor".

The advantages of buying a home in a designated Historic Phoenix district are numerous such as value stability, resale values, tax breaks and grants. Still, there’s much to learn about buying and owning a historic property BEFORE buying one, and it's crucial that you have the experience behind you throughout the process.

Owning a piece of historical real estate is a joy, an art, and an incredible experience. When shopping for Phoenix Historical homes for sale, enjoy browsing through this site as it offers a plethora of historic homes in the Phoenix and Phoenix Metro areas along with a bunch of valuable information.

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