8315 E. Cheery Lynn Road
8315 E. Cheery Lynn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
This Arthur and Charles Schreiber designed, mid-century modern house is tastefully renovated with the goal of respecting the original architecture while upgrading the layout and features and increasing the usable square footage. This house hits the sweet spot of being a lovely MCM house on a generous lot. It sits in an ideal location close to shopping, amenities, and the 101 Loop, making for an easy commute to most anywhere in the valley. Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of the very few modern elevations in South Scottsdale’s Village Grove Neighborhood.
As you approach the lot, you will notice its commanding presence at the arc of Cheery Lynn Road, one of the most sought after streets in all of Village Grove. The sweeping front yard has low-maintenance desert plants, established mesquite tree, mature pipe organ cactus, and extensive low-voltage landscape lighting. The paint scheme is reminiscent of a friendly Palm Springs modern look in turquoise, steel blue, white, and gray, with accents of red-orange.
The Village Grove neighborhood, constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, has almost 1000 houses. But fewer than 20 of this modern elevation were built. Early 1950s ranches in Village Grove tracts 1-6 are listed on the Scottsdale and National Register of Historic Places. They were designed by Arthur and Charles Schreiber and built by Allied Construction. Of the many elevation options offered, this particular modern sprawling ranch was the most expensive at $17,500, when other ranches were $15,200-$16,500. The hallmark features of this elevation include a low-slung roofline, spear-like entry patio posts, fenestrated block pattern at entry, large front elevation series of picture windows, and vaulted beamed ceilings. This specific Schreiber for Allied elevation design is featured in Alan Hess’s coffee table book, “The Ranch House.”
As you approach the glass front entry at 8315, you will notice the well-kept concrete hardscaping and river rock accents along the way. The new custom entry is comprised of the following: storefront glass door and clerestory windows in anodized aluminum finish, new masonry set with consistent treatment of grout lines to match the existing, and a raised concrete pad to match the height of the existing interior floors. The cheerful red-orange mailbox, hefty door lever and square deadbolt lock, lighted mcm doorbell, and view of the front hall decor complete the friendly and welcoming look.
Once inside you will be blown away by the rear elevation’s floor-to-ceiling new custom glass wall of windows and 15-foot sliding pocket door. The renovation plan removed the rear structural masonry wall, expanded the livable space, and converted the structural load to be carried down posts to a 25-foot lateral beam at the rear. As a result, the new custom windows are sized to exactly match and respect the existing structural beams of the house. Below the 25-foot beam is a 10-foot slider window at the kitchen counter, and 15-foot patio door at the dining area that completely retracts into a masonry pocket wall. When the door is fully opened, it is the ultimate in indoor-outdoor flow, and is perfectly aligned to the placement of the newly remodeled plaster pool with blue glass mosaic waterline tile in a classic color selection that is reminiscent of 1962 when the house was built.
The new great room layout completely reconfigures the formerly separate formal/casual living spaces and is no longer constrained by a dividing structural wall. Bring the largest sofa you can find and it will be easily accommodated. Additionally, the kitchen was completely relocated to back up to the tallest wall of the great room, found at the apex of the roof, thus providing a grand presence further emphasized by architectural backsplash, professional Wolf range, and matching hood. Relocating the kitchen also serves to open up a floor-to-ceiling view of the beautiful pool from all areas of the great room.
The professionally-designed kitchen features the following:
36” dual fuel 6-burner Professional Series Wolf Range and remote blower exhaust hood.
3×9” oval relief ceramic tile backsplash.
Run of pantry cabinets with pullouts, electrical outlet, and data/cable hub storage.
Two undermount enamel-over-cast iron Kohler sinks in Frost with push-button disposals.
The main Kohler sink is the Riverby 33″ L x 22″ W Cast Iron Undermount Kitchen Sink with Left Bottom Basin Rack, Colander with Integral Cutting Board.
Full suite of Hansgrohe Talis S plumbing fixtures: High Arc pullout faucets, potfiller with RO water, and Bar Faucet for RO drinking water at main sink.
Full size Asko dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwasher, both with panel fronts.
Hidden panel-front warming drawer.
Beverage fridge with lock and temperature controls.
Built-in, extra deep microwave.
Stainless Kitchen Aid refrigerator.
Floating shelves with integrated LED countertop lighting.
Hidden pull-out separate trash and recycling cabinets.
Large slow-close drawers.
Storage on both sides of island, plus three counter stools.
Custom oak butcher block countertops that waterfall with mitered corners.
Indoor/outdoor serving through the sliding window to the patio dining area.
The choices in interior finishes and fixtures combine to present a friendly and warm modern style. The house now has a brand new second furnace and air conditioning system. Other features of the great room space include a smooth drywall finish (continues throughout house), foam insulation in the ceiling and some walls, recessed LED can lights, all new copper plumbing supply lines, vents, gas lines, and soft and RO water treatment systems, brand new PVC waste lines under the entire house, mostly new electrical lines, multiple lighting control switches to achieve the exact amount of light desired, switches and leads provided to add additional cans in garage or front walkway if desired, repurposed original globe pendants over the island, Schoolhouse Electric chandelier, data wiring, and heightened ceilings due to a new structural beam where the load-bearing divider wall used to be. The rear glass wall also has custom Hunter Douglas motorized privacy window coverings operated by a remote wall switch, with multiple programmable configurations. The ¾” x 5” EcoTimber Solid Strand Woven Bamboo flooring floats throughout the common areas.
Extra care was taken in the design choices for the bedroom wing. Where other houses of this era have low ceiling height and soffits for ductwork, this renovation raised the ceilings to standard 8-foot height and installed all new ducts in the attic. In the master suite, the ceilings were vaulted to the roof line, as well as recessed can lights installed, thus achieving a more spacious feeling. Designer George Nelson pendant lights above the nightstands and a white Ron Rezek Ball ceiling fan with multiple speeds add to the elegant mood.
The electrical throughout the master suite was upgraded with multiple lighting switches, including perfectly placed dimmer switches and outlets at each nightstand. Other electrical improvements include an exterior sconce with interior switch, exterior outlets, can and pendant lights in the bathroom, whisper quiet exhaust fan, and hidden outlets inside the double vanity. The closet space has been significantly expanded. The original rectangular bedroom window has been replaced by an anodized aluminum sliding door which opens to the newly created master courtyard. The new privacy patio includes upgraded 6-foot privacy block, 11×14 paver patio, large pipe organ cactus with low-voltage lighting, river rock, new gravel, spacious seating and a fountain to provide a tranquil retreat.
The master bathroom has been completely overhauled. The previous small window has been filled in for privacy, and a new 4-foot clerestory window emphasizing the vaulted ceiling brings in just the right amount of natural light. The former 22-inch swinging door entry has been made much more spacious by a 28-inch pocket door. The layout of the fixtures is radically different than the original because it priorities the 8-foot long, fully marble tiled walk-in shower with built-in bench. Hansgrohe Axor Citterio fixtures include dual heads, dual valves, thermostatic valve, and hand sprayer with valve. Never wait for hot water as it is readily available thanks to the waterwise hot water plumbing loop running throughout the house.
The master bath’s 3×6 marble tile is set in a running bond pattern and runs floor-to-vaulted ceiling, and solid marble slabs have been installed at the curb, bench seat, and three accessory ledges to provide ample storage. A custom dual-swinging frameless glass enclosure extends the open feel. Both inside and outside the shower, the mini marble floor tiles are set in an inset herringbone rug-like pattern that creates a friendly, sophisticated, and timeless look. There is a tall, wall-mounted double vanity with white high-gloss pullout storage drawers and hidden electrical outlets, Hansgrohe vanity faucets, and floating modern vanity mirror. The edison bulb pendants, magazine rack, and coordinating bath mats provide a friendly pop of color.
In the bedroom hallway, the HVAC closet has been completely relocated, and in its place there is a laundry and linen closet area. The linen closet is floor to ceiling with pullout drawers and hidden electrical outlets. The laundry area has coordinating butcher block counter above front-loading Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer (to convey). 42-inch high gloss upper cabinets and under cabinet lighting complete the look.
Enter the hall bath through the new pocket door and enjoy all new copper plumbing supply and pvc waste lines. The stacked pattern of the 4×16-inch ceramic tile covers the floor and walls with striped color styling, including pencil quarter-round trim at window and bottle nooks. The showerhead and valves were relocated to the open end of the shower for ease of use. A Kohler Underscore deep soaking tub offers a major upgrade, complete with separate tub-filling American Standard spout and valves to provide a quick fill at a hot temperature. A tall wall-mounted vanity with white high-gloss pullout storage drawers and hidden electrical outlet completes the room.
On the other side of the house, a new fourth bedroom/ideal guest room and half bathroom have been built. Both are fully foam insulated with new window and wiring, and are serviced by the new additional HVAC system. The bedroom has custom designed lighting which operates on two-way switches. In addition the original builder’s plan which did not allow for direct carport access to the living areas has been corrected. Now the enclosed garage offers direct indoor access to the house.
From the great room, step through the slider door to the backyard and discover a spacious, poolside outdoor living room. The newly expanded hardscape surface is overlaid with a low-maintenance decking and adds a dining area adjacent to the kitchen. The newly built patio cover extends the existing roof line of the house toward the pool, providing plenty of shade all day long. It features LED can lights, two fans, and a smooth drywall finish. The structure of the patio cover includes a hidden set of engineered beams from which the architectural ceiling beams are suspended. The remaining three support posts are well placed to create a highly spacious and usable entertaining area. Stepping stones hop over to the grilling area that backs up to a masonry wall shielding the newer pool equipment. New ceiling outlets provide opportunity for decorative lighting. The fresh and clean look is assisted by all new paint on the house and privacy fence. Enjoy views of the professionally maintained green lawn with automatic sprinklers, complemented by low-maintenance desert landscaping, planters with agaves, lantana and vinca. Take a dip in the newly remodeled diving pool, watch the sunset or admire the glass wall from the sun lounger patio across the water, enjoy the night-glow of the pool from inside with its remote on/off light switch.
Other not-to-miss items of note: all new baseboards and case moldings are designed with a square profile for a fresh and clean look. Closet organizers throughout. Some utilities, including the new second HVAC blower/furnace, water heater, and water treatment system have been relocated to the garage for safety and ease of maintenance. The garage, with new flat panel door, easily accommodates two large vehicles and offers additional room for storage. Two storage sheds are located on the east side.
There is no mistaking this remodel for a flip. This jewel of a house is move-in ready and offers the ultimate in entertainment and the good life and is a winner on style, size, and location!
About the area:
Blue Ribbon Award Winning Pima Elementary is .4 miles (3 blocks) away. Old Town Scottsdale has popular shopping, galleries and dining, and is only 1.5 miles away. Catch the SF Giants in a spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium (1.3 miles). Grab a bite at the growing number of highly rated neighborhood restaurants (approximately .5 miles): Pig and Pickle, La Fontana Trattoria-Pizzeria, The Blind Pig, Carlsbad Tavern, Totties Asian Fusion, Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant, and The Side Door. Within just 2.0 miles you’ll find all of the following: elegant shopping at Design Within Reach, Barneys New York, Nieman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Check out the vibrant nightlife of the entertainment district. You’ll find public amenities including Scottsdale Civic Center, City Hall, Civic Center Library, and Eldorado Aquatic Center. Visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art or get active on the 14+ mile-long Scottsdale/Tempe Greenbelt including parks, lakes, playgrounds, golf and pathways. Pick up some groceries from Fresh & Easy (.6 mile), visit the Singh Farms Saturday farmer’s market (1.1 miles), or grab your coffee at Starbucks (.5 mile) or Dunkin’ Donuts (.6 mile). The loop 101 is close by for an easy drive to much of the valley.
Call Jennifer Hibbard at 602.908.5801 for more information!
Beds/Baths: 4 / 2.5
SF: 1,999/ assessor
Year Built: 1963
Pool: Private pool
Approx Lot SqFt: 10,313/ County Assessor
Apx Lot Size Range: 10,000-12,500
Level: Single Level
Dwelling Type: Single-Family Detached