The kitchen has been completely updated with vintage heart pine plank floors, custom built painted cabinets, an AGA gourmet gas cooktop with dual fuel oven, Miele dishwasher and built-in Subzero refrigerator/double freezer, and a nook area for morning coffee. The property is also within walking distance of the light rail, numerous restaurants and Melrose!
With its English-inspired gardens, numerous fruit trees (lemon, lime, apricot, peach, chokecherry), winding flagstone paths, Coconino Sandstone exterior, refinished hardwood floors and historic flair throughout, you'll feel as if you're lounging in a European countryside cottage instead of the desert. The catch is that you're just off 7th Avenue in the Valley's Yaple Park Historic District and within walking distance to the light rail, Melrose's vintage boutique shops, and must-visit restaurants like Justin Beckett's Southern Rail, Windsor, and Postinos. This 10,000+ square foot property is uncharacteristically green because it's sitting on top of a flood irrigated lot. In addition, a full sprinkler system was installed in 2017 for additional landscape and vegetation flexibility during the winter months. A new 8' by 16' building at the back of the property can be used as a workshop, storage for your valuables and gardening tools and, with 8' high walls, a vaulted ceiling, and 6' wide roll up door on one end, room for all of your toys.
It's hard not to fall in love with the dripping, 75-year-old Wisteria vines, Giant Saucer Magnolia and Tulip trees, fragrant butterfly garden, and the Privet hedge that wraps around the perimeter of the property providing utmost privacy. Imagine the garden soirees you could host for friends and family, or the quiet Phoenix evenings spent tucked inside your cool, green oasis. Further adding to that "English countryside" charm is the home's Coconino Sandstone exterior, which is sort of like the Southwest's version of cobblestone. This stone was carried via a mule train in the 1930s from up north, and was used for the entire exterior, including the guesthouse. When you see it yourself, you'll notice the unique texture, subtle color variation from buff to white, and the occasional shimmer of quartz grains.
We could easily keep talking about 501 W. Campbell's exterior, but for now we'll just urge you to check out the exceptional gardens and stone in person and move right along to the inside of this home. And yes, it's just as lovely! We'll begin in the kitchen, which is outfitted with vintage heart pine floors, an AGA gourmet gas cooktop with dual fuel oven, Miele dishwasher, and cherry red, solid maple cabinets that provide ample storage. The refrigerator and freezer have been strategically hidden out of site behind their own cabinet, and there's a sweet breakfast nook that peers into the plush backyard. Off the kitchen is a formal dining space, which opens into the backyard via French doors to allow for an al fresco-esque dining experience morning, noon, or night. The living room is loaded with charm, as well. You'll enjoy having the gas fireplace going on cold Phoenix nights. This space opens out into the front yard, and has a window that faces the front, as well. Off to the right is a room with its own private entry, ideal for a home office, den, or guest bedroom. On the opposite side of the home you'll find two bedrooms and a tiled bathroom, which had a new toilet installed and the bath resurfaced with enamel in 2013. In addition to the primary home, there's a recently renovated stone cottage guest house located at the back of the property. This is an expansive space with its own full bathroom, as well as a built-in countertop complete with mini-fridge and sink. This is also where the laundry room is located, which can be accessed without disturbing whoever happens to be in the guest house.