Thursday, May 29, 2014
Last fall I took a Sunday afternoon drive in a north Scottsdale area that I don't visit very often. The streets tend to be crooked and running in odd directions as they make their way over the ripples of foothills terrain. These homes are on the edges of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and many of them are large and luxurious places but, there are a few more modest homes in the mix too. The one above caught my eye because of the bright desert-orange wall and that large blue vase in front. I like that sort of southwestern look.
The one above is clinging to the side of the mountain with a a large and long deck running around it. They must have some fabulous views from up there.
This one is more "California" style with a gated drive that leads to a circular area with an attractive fountain in the center.
All of these homes are attractive and I can admire them but, I wouldn't want to live that far away from all the amenities I have near me like museums, theaters and restaurants. This isn't a neighborhood where you can walk to the grocery store or a neighborhood pub.
Reminder: The theme for June 1 is "Zest".
I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today. A visit one the best modern art museums in the U.S. is in order.