Historic Ball-Paylore House – An Architectural Gem

Historic Ball-Paylore House – An Architectural Gem

The Ball-Paylore House is captivating, offering guests a true Tucson mid-century modern experience. A stay in the Ball-Paylore lets you step back in time. Widely published, the 1200 sq. ft, two-bedroom architectural landmark has been named one of the most significant examples of modern architecture in Arizona. Centrally located within the historic Catalina Vista neighborhood, the property is close to the University of Arizona and major attractions, entertainment and shopping.

This significant historic property was purchased at the end of 2019 and meticulously restored by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. The property retains its classic charm. The 1200 sq. ft. architectural plan is based on the geometry of the hex, featuring two bedrooms plus a shared bathroom. Much of the original modernist furniture by George Nelson for Herman Miller and custom Tucson furniture maker John Kelso are extant. Recent upgrades have introduced contemporary amenities, including air conditioning and wireless high-speed internet. Each bedroom features a TV and Tuft and Needle mattresses.

Step back in time. Spend easy afternoons reclined in a chaise lounge on the "revolving terrace," or enjoy the Tucson weather as the sun sets over the Tucson Mountains. Take shelter from the mid-afternoon days while relaxing in the bright sitting areas. Experience 1950s Tucson.

Please contact Patricia via voice/text at 917-406-5638 or email Ball-PayloreHouse@preservetucson.org. We can offer short to longer-term rentals. Monthly rent is $3500.00 and includes utilities. Please let us know if a longer or shorter stay is needed.

Located in midtown Tucson, Historic Catalina Vista Neighborhood is rich with ranch homes, large lots, iconic palms and all things mid-century modern. Established in the 1940s, Catalina Vista is well situated, and within a stone's throw of the University of Arizona, Arizona Inn, Banner Hospital, Modern Streetcar Line and many shops and restaurants. Take a walk and enjoy its parks and friendly streets. Many visitors are surprised at the lack of nighttime streetlights, unaware that Tucson has a Dark Sky designation, which limits artificial light pollution to aid visibility to the many observatories located in the desert Southwest.

Historic Catalina Vista is bordered by East Elm (south), North Campbell (west), North Tucson Blvd (east) and East Grant Road (north). A short jaunt to the south is Blenman-Elm, offering the Arizona Inn and wonderful bungalow lined streets to enjoy your walk.

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