Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Casa Blanca Style Living
There is a place in Scottsdale where you can live like a sultan if you want. This condo complex known as Casa Blanca has a long history in the area. It was built in the 1920's as a home for the Donald Kellogg family and in the late 1940's it was converted into a corporate retreat for the Warner Borg Company.
In the 1950's it opened to the public as the Casa Blanca Inn and it remained a resort all the way through the 1970's. That's how I remember it. I would sometimes go there just to use the buildings as a background for photos.
Today, the whole complex has been turned into condominiums and some of them are quite unique. Several years ago I got to visit two of them that happened to be on a home tour sponsored by a non-profit organization. I actually got to visit the home with the huge dome over the top of it.
Unfortunately, the day of that home tour was a chilly and rainy day so when I tried to take photos of the exterior, all that white just blended in with the misty sky. So, a few weeks ago I went back to get some photos with blue sky.
Back when it was a resort, there was a restaurant there called "The Sultan's Table". I sure wish I would have gotten a chance to experience it. It just sounds like a place I would have loved.