When I was living in Mesa, I used to drive by this house often sometimes going out of my way just to get a peek at it. It sits about one lot away from a very busy street and it's right in the heart of a modern subdivision with lots of low slung ranch style homes all around it. My guess is that this was a farm house when the land around here was all farming and citrus groves and the neighborhood has grown up around it. I took this photo several years ago on a winter day. The photo below was taken just recently and you can see how that tree fills out in the summer time.
I'm not sure what about this place makes me stop and look but I do every time I find myself in Mesa. In fact, I've never driven by my old house since I moved to Phoenix but I'll go out of my way to drive by this one.