Art Moderne in Phoenix's F.Q. Stroy Historic District, 1610 W Willetta Ave. Phoenix AZ 85007

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties

The only Art Moderne ( Art Deco) home in FQ Story! Are you ready for an amazing renovation. The owner has taken the extra time, care and attention to detail to make this home a true show piece.  There was no cutting corners and there is great attention to detail.



List of improvements include:

  • New copper plumbing throughout
  • New window glazing and refurbished windows (all cranks have been stripped down to the original copper and pot metal)
  • New hardwood maple floors
  • Refinished, grouted and polished travertine floors in kitchen, hall and bath
  • All new modern kitchen cabinets including a large lazy Susan
  • GE stainless steel appliances - 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher with steam function, and built in microwave
  • Large Whirlpool stainless side by side refrigerator with ice and water in door
  • Beautiful black granite countertops in the kitchen with custom square front design and unique custom back splash
  • Total rework of utility room to accommodate a pewter Maytag washer and dryer along with additional storage cabinetry (the previous room only accommodated the washer – dryer was on the patio)
  • All new landscaping from Moon Valley Nursery with a one year guarantee
  • Complete professional automatic irrigation through out entire yard
  • Totally refurbished garage with new drywall (see the beautiful original wooden ceiling) and a new garage door
  • New steel patio cover with additional lighting and a 30 year paint warranty
  • New patio closet for hot water plus additional convenient storage
  • New cinder block wall along west side of house
  • New glass block window in the living room (which was consistent with the original house)
  • Beautiful stainless steel front door designed by local artist Phil Cordero
  • Awesome front porch overhang (again consistent with the original architecture) which includes eyeball lighted front door
  • New brick pavers along the front driveway and inside the back driveway
  • Custom gate designed by local artist Phil Cordero
  • Addition of two attic vents for air circulation
  • Additional attic insulation
  • Removal of soffit along length of back bedroom (which accommodated original swamp cooler perhaps?)
  • New bathroom sink and toilet
  • Original milk delivery door still in place
  • All new lightening fixtures though out the house including the unique living room fan






FQ Story Historic District 


The Story neighborhood is one of Phoenix's first historic districts. Francis Quarles Story, for whom the neighborhood was named, was involved in numerous developments in early Phoenix, including the construction of Grand Avenue in 1887 and its subsequent streetcar line. Its 602 homes date from the late 1920s and span a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. The last development phase began in 1927, encompassing eighty acres from 11th to 15th Avenues, between McDowell Road and Roosevelt Street. Development hit its peak in 1930 with the construction of 133 new houses, only to falter as the Depression hit Phoenix. Construction declined, but by 1938, approximately seventy-five percent of the F.Q. Story Addition had been completed. Homes are listed on both the federal and state registers of historic places. The neighborhood is bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue.



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Aerial View FQ Story

About the Art Moderne Style

The terms Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne are often used to describe a variation on Art Deco architecture. As in Art Deco, Art Moderne buildings emphasize simple geometric forms. There are, however, important differences:


  • Shape: An Art Moderne building usually has a low, horizontal shape. Art Deco buildings tend to be tall and vertical.

  • Ornaments: Art Moderne buildings are stripped of decorative details. An Art Deco house may have zigzags, chevrons, sun rays, stylized foliage, and other ornaments.

  • Color: Art Moderne buildings are usually white. An Art Deco house may be white or brightly colored.

Art Moderne houses have many of these features:

  • Asymmetrical
  • Low, horizontal shape

  • Flat roof

  • No cornices or eaves

  • Smooth, white walls

  • Streamlined appearance

  • Rounded corners

  • Glass block windows and wraparound windows

  • Windows in horizontal rows

  • Porthole windows and other nautical details

  • Aluminum and steel window and door trim

  • Mirrored panels

  • Steel balustrades

  • Open floor plans

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Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Mar 26, 2012 05:32 AM #1
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Anne - We just reduced the price down to $189,173.

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