It’s safe to say that homes in Arizona have their own unique charm, but just what exactly makes up an Arizona home? Today neighborhoods throughout Arizona are made up of a mixture of architecture, ranging from ultra-modern and contemporary to traditional, southwestern, country and territorial.
Early settlers brought several styles of architecture from different regions of the country to build their homes as a reminder and a little piece of home. That’s why, in our historic districts, you’ll find a mixture of Victorian homes standing side-by-side with homes displaying a Spanish Colonial flare.
From early Native American Indians to the 18th- and 19th-century Spanish and Mexican settlers, resourceful early Arizonians faced their homes to the south so in the summer, when the sun is high, the interior of their buildings were shaded from the direct overhead sunlight and heat.