"Luxurious Living... in the shadow of Camelback Mountain ...at a price you can afford!" Check out this ad from 1955 advertising a new Ralph Haver neighborhood. Located at 44th St and Calle Feliz, the new development was named Regents Park -"A location with a future" These model homes were called the "Princess Homes" and were offered with a few different floor plans to choose from. The 3 bedroom "Princess" models were roughly 1400 square feet and started at $13,200! Some of the special features offered were redwood fences, mature citrus trees, double carports, lifetime copper plumbing, and genuine Formica countertops. There were also additional add on options you could choose from, some of those options were automatic dishwashers, colored bath fixtures and radio intercom systems. Purchase of a "Princess Home" also came with complimentary decorator services from Lou Regester Inc.
Wow! A lot has changed since 1955. Today $13,200 is roughly $120,000, an unlikely purchase price for properties in or around the Regents Park neighborhood area..and Formica counter tops, colored bath fixtures, and radio intercom systems didn't withstand the ever changing times, but the ad does promote one thing that did: the ideal of luxurious living in the shadow of Camelback Mountain!
Photo posted from Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network #ThrowbackThursday#tbt#arcadia#Arcadialife#SRJdevelopment#CamelbackMountain#RalphHaver#Phoenix#Scottsdale#Development#luxuriousliving
Do you recognize this building?!? This span of Camelback Rd is a daily scene for a lot of our clients in Arcadia and the Arcadia area. If it looks a little bare in this photo, it is because this is a photo of the corner of 44th St and Camelback Rd from the 1960s! The former Valley Bank building still stands but is now the home of a Chase Bank branch, while the open land next to it has been filled with The Henry and the land across the street is now AJ's and The Village! #ThrowbackThursday#TBT#SRJdevelopment#arcadialife#Scottsdale#Camelbackmountain#Phoenix#development#thehenry#thevillagecamelback Photo reposted from blog site history adventuring