1143 W. State Ave.

1143 W. State Ave.

1143 W. State Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021



This unrivaled 1960 Glen Schauer, AIA home is constructed of solid block with original breeze block accents, protruding beams, floor-to-ceiling windows, gently vaulted ceilings + clerestory windows. The home’s history has been respected and thoughtfully enhanced. Mid-century modern breeze block was sourced to create a privacy wall for entertaining, in the front courtyard; it matches the original breeze block and looks like it has always been there. This home is ideally-situated on a corner, 10,428 square foot lot, which gives this home multiple outdoor destinations. The front and rear yards both have night-lighting; low-voltage landscape lights in the front and back to accent the pristine landscaping and outdoor living spaces. Outdoor speakers are controlled from a hub inside the home, so you can have the perfect ambiance in the patio/pool area. 

Large concrete pavers lead to the gated front entry, which features an oversized concrete paver walkway, block wall with vintage breeze block accents, custom steel gate and house numbers + spacious outdoor living space.  An original breeze block entry screen extends seamlessly into the home and is surrounded by a wall of glass. Mr. Schauer blurred the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces perfectly. The 1960 “chocolate bar-style” door won last year’s Modern Phoenix + Sherwin Williams “Explore-A-Door” contest with its ‘Alchemy’ color door. There is a side entry to the home, which is walled + gated and features another stunning outdoor living space. This home has an exceptional indoor/outdoor connection throughout, which is rarely seen in other local mid-century homes.  You’ll find original breeze block screen walls at the 1 car carport and the side entry breezeway.  A concrete-curbed bocce ball court gives off major vintage vibes. Get yourself a set of light-up bocce balls and you have another nighttime entertainment area, for your family and friends. 

The sophisticated family room opens to the formal dining room and kitchen. It features a gas fireplace with funky vintage wood rack + new custom steel fireplace surround. There are recessed LED lights, classic concrete-overlayed floors, built-in, furniture-quality wall unit and modern light fixtures at the entry that finish off the space. There is a formal dining area off the living room which has dual-pane clerestory windows, a modern brass Jonathan Adler ‘Meurice’ chandelier and a dual-pane sliding glass door that opens the space to the rear patio. On the other side of the kitchen is a built-in, European storage wall with workspace area that matches the furniture-quality kitchen cabinetry. We love the folks at World Interiors who have quality handmade furniture.

The living room is open to the kitchen and features professionally-finished concrete floors, recessed lighting, modern ceiling fan and views to the front outdoor living space, lawn area and the pool. A corner sliding glass door with clerestory window connects to a top-of-the-line 24’ Fleetwood 6-panel multi-slider, which further enhances the indoor/outdoor connection. 4 of the glass panels stack to the sides, which creates a large 16’ opening to overlook the pool + resort-style yard. A classic furniture-quality, built-in media wall conceals your TV, speakers + media equipment and has accent bookshelves and speaker cubbies. A multi-use entry space off the family room overlooks the gated front patio, through floor-to-ceiling windows and has access to the rear yard. It is currently used as an additional seating area, but it is flex space that could be used for a music room (hello grand piano!), reading area, meditation space, yoga room or screen it off for a temporary guest space/pop-up bedroom.

The high-performance kitchen features custom rift-cut, white oak inset cabinetry, quartz countertops and professional-grade, stainless steel appliance package that includes: built-in GE Monogram paneled refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Thermador Professional dual fuel range/oven. A contemporary white hood, marble subway-tiled backsplash and 2 white oak shelves finish the space. The kitchen features a 16’ island with seating for 4, single-basin sink + Grohe faucet and additional storage cabinets on the seating side. An appliance cubby conceals all your countertop appliances out of sight, for a clean, minimalist look. The kitchen is all drawers, which is cutting-edge cabinet design. The furniture-quality, built-in pantry/bar complements the kitchen with sleek, white inset cabinetry. 

The owner’s suite has European built-in wardrobes, a walk-in closet with organizers, concealed laundry closet and full private bathroom.  The owner’s suite bath has a free-standing soaking tub with vintage chandelier and tiled accent wall, large tiled, walk-in shower, furniture-quality floating vanity with quartz counter, dual sinks + vintage vanity mirrors. Visit HD Mirrors for more mirror options that can match more your house theme. The 2 additional bedrooms have finished concrete floors, recessed lighting, modern ceiling fans and upgraded dual pane windows. The hall bathroom is remodeled with modern furniture-quality floating vanity, quartz counter, wallpaper accent wall and designer-tiled shower. 

The impressive entertainer’s rear yard is perfect for the year-round AZ desert lifestyle. The Fleetwood multi-slider opens to the rear yard for the ultimate in indoor/outdoor entertaining. A poolside lounging area is the perfect destination for soaking up some vitamin D. There is a rear patio with a slatted roof that overlooks the pool. There are 3 ‘outdoor living rooms’ and you’ll want to spend time in all of them. The high-end synthetic lawn is eco-friendly, virtually maintenance-free and looks pristine all year. Citrus, hibiscus, palm trees and native desert specimens create a resort-style desert oasis landscape; Palm Springs would be jealous. The swimming pool has all new mechanicals in 2018, including a new pool heater. 

Additional features and upgrades at this home include: Foam roof (2015), Nest thermostat, dual pane windows + sliding glass doors, 2 AC units (2009/2011), custom metal work around the property, dimmers on light switches + smooth drywall finish.

There is a 1 car garage with auto-opener and a 1 car carport, along with plenty of street parking for guests. The home is ideally located on a generous, corner lot and is a short walk/bike ride to restaurants/coffee shops/local destinations. Pride of ownership in this neighborhood make for cheery walks + bike rides.

The level of workmanship used throughout the home is simply not something you will find in a flipped home; it was taken down to the studs and the renovation was completed with no expense spared. You won’t find another home with these features and amenities, with this large corner lot, in a better neighborhood, at a more affordable price point. This mid-century jewel is a true classic. 

Glen Schauer, AIA is best known for his modern architecture locally including:
Clifftop Condos in Sunnyslope (1057 E. Butler Dr.), which was recently added to the national register of historic places
St. Andrews Lutheran Church (3101 W. Cholla Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029)
Central Mountain Villas Apartments (9990 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020)
Glenfair Apartments (3001 N. Randolph Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014)

Contact Jennifer Hibbard by call/text at 602,908.5801 0r Jennifer@TwinsAndCompany.com.