quartz slab counters, all offering an incredible experience for your culinary creations. Rich wood floors lead the way, guiding you through a space where every element has been carefully curated.
As you explore, you'll encounter smooth sanded texture of the walls, slate accents, shiplap, warm wood, 3D tile, exposed block, and barn doors that serve as artistic details that add layers of texture, exudes modernity, setting the stage for the home's unique character that evoke a sense of history and story.
Newer plumbing fixtures and electrical fixtures have been meticulously selected to align with the home's aesthetic, while new windows usher in natural light and breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Let's step out to the incredibly inviting covered patio, where the fusion of modern living continues. Recently built, you will find an incredibly sleek and intimate area. You will be met with an over sized island with built-in barbecue/ fire feature that's creates an atmosphere perfect for gatherings and relaxation.
This home isn't just a residence; it's an investment opportunity that is as versatile as it is promising. With its prime location near ASU, it's the ideal candidate for both long-term and short-term rentals. Consider the potential of utilizing it as an Airbnb or VRBO, taking advantage of its proximity to the university and its modern updates. Alternatively, tap into the thriving student market during the school year, where premium rental rates are within reach due to its contemporary amenities and convenience.
When you're not savoring the sophisticated charm of your newly remodeled haven, venture out to explore the vibrant neighborhood. Discover a multitude of restaurants, each offering a unique culinary journey that will delight your taste buds and expand your culinary horizons.
For those seeking adventure, take a hike at Papago Park, immersing yourself in the breathtaking desert landscapes and enjoying sweeping views of the city. If sports are your passion, catch a thrilling baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the crack of the bat and the cheers of the crowd create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Immerse yourself in the world of art and culture at the ASU Art Museum, where exhibitions and installations showcase the brilliance of human creativity. Just a stone's throw away, the Phoenix Zoo invites you to explore its diverse exhibits and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife.
Experience the magic of the performing arts at ASU Gammage, where you can watch captivating plays and performances that will transport you to different worlds. And don't miss the opportunity to unwind on Tempe Town Lake, where a leisurely boat ride promises relaxation and stunning water views.
Seize the opportunity to own not just a home, but a piece of history, as you immerse yourself in the Date Palm Manor lifestyle. Experience the convenience of modern living while basking in the heritage of this iconic district. Embrace the dynamic lifestyle that Date Palm Manor offers, where every day brings new adventures and possibilities. Your story begins here embark on a journey through time and style, and make this exceptional residence your own.
About the community: The Date Palm Manor Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
The Date Palm Manor Historic District, built 1954-1962, is a unique neighborhood that is representative of new approaches to homebuilding that emerged at this time. Unlike the typical tract-style residential subdivisions of the period that were built quickly and efficiently with standardized designs, Date Palm Manor is a neighborhood of spacious custom-built homes that exhibit the highest artistic expression of mid-century Ranch Style architecture. The builder's focus on craftsmanship and innovative design recognized that there was a growing market for moderately expensive custom homes. The high standards of homebuilding introduced in Date Palm Manor became more common in the 1960s as the housing market in Tempe grew larger and more competitive. Date Palm Manor is also notable for its unique landscape theme which pays respect to the agricultural heritage of the land by preserving remnants of the commercial date palm grove that once occupied the site.
The decade of the 1950s represents a dramatic transition in the development of the city of Tempe. At the end of World War II Tempe was a small town with a strong agriculture-based economy, but as millions of returning servicemen with young families started looking for a place to settle and start a new life, many looked to central Arizona, with its warm sunny climate and plenty of undeveloped land. The postwar boom brought the sudden influx of new residents and businesses that quickly changed the character of Tempe. Between 1950 and 1960, the city's population rose from 7,686 to 24,897, a 224 percent increase. Construction of new subdivisions soon pushed municipal boundaries outward. The small teachers' college that had been a part of the community since 1886 became a four-year liberal arts college in 1945 and quickly grew to become Arizona State University in 1958 . By 1960 Tempe had been completely transformed into a modern new city with a diverse economic base.
Judson A. Harmon received a cash entry patent for the northwest quarter of Section 27, T.1 N.,R. 4 E., in 1891. It was productive farmland for field crops, receiving irrigation water from the Western Extension Canal, one of the branches of the Tempe Canal. In 1923 a man named Nichols turned a 15-acre parcel of this land into the Valsunda Date Gardens, one of the first commercial date groves in central Arizona. The U.S. Department of Agriculture began importing date palms from North Africa and the Middle East in the 1890s to develop a new commercial crop in the arid Southwest The Tempe Date Farm, a USDA Agriculture Experiment Station, was established two miles south of Tempe in 1900 and started breeding stock of the drought-tolerant Phoenix dactylifera variety to distribute to local farmers. By 1934 there was about 400 acres planted in date palms in the Salt River Valley, mostly in small date gardens of just a few acres. The Valsunda Date Gardens was operated by a man named Nichols, and then by Cole and Refsnes. Demand and price for the sugary fruit went up in the 1940s, making even small gardens very profitable for a while, but in the early 1950s prices quickly declined. However, by this time agricultural land near Tempe was rapidly growing in value as an unprecedented postwar boom brought construction of dozens of new residential subdivisions, constantly pushing the boundaries of the city outward. Many local farmers sold their land for much more than the value of the crops they could grow on it. It was at this time that Presley L. Agnew, a young and ambitious homebuilder, acquired the date farm property.