SPANISH DECO IN THE ARIZONA DESERT

Designed by Josias Th. Joesler:

The structure is still largely intact… It is, however, by no means a time capsule, I know I can get annoying about preservation and the original vision of the architect. So let me annoy you a little – the land has been terraformed. The property slopes down from the front covered in non-native palms. There is a pool below a stone wall. There were extensive murals painted in the house done in a bold deco style – the mural in the living room is gone, now painted a tasteful white. The fireplace surround is no longer clean and minimal but has “Spanish” elements kluged on. It’s all very pretty and luxurious, but, extremely homogenized.

The murals:

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