Perfect Hexagonal House for Guest Faculty/Researcher

Perfect Hexagonal House for Guest Faculty/Researcher

*30% Discounts for UA Affiliated Faculty / Staff on stays longer than one month

Mid-century modern gem Ball-Paylore House offers 2 bedrooms (each with original built-in work desk), 1 bathroom, living room and vintage kitchen – plus large backyard porch with patio set. Private front drive and large fenced backyard. Located in the friendly Historic Catalina Vista neighborhood – Ball-Paylore House is a quiet respite moments from the University of Arizona, Banner Hospital, downtown Tucson and the modern streetcar line.

Basic living needs such as towels, sheets and kitchen cookware are at the ready. Mid-century modern period furniture throughout. Recently restored with modern amenities including Wi-Fi, 2 TVs with streaming (1 in each bedroom), central air/heat, washer/dryer, microwave, and pod coffee machine. No smoking or pets.

$3500 / monthly plus deposit – please contact Patricia at with queries.

Ball-Paylore House was designed by architect Arthur T. Brown, FAIA in 1952 for University of Arizona librarians Phyllis Ball and Patricia Paylore. The hexagonal-shaped house embraced the trends of American modernism, utilizing a south-facing wall of glass built with movable sunshades to create an early passive solar system. The small 1203 sq. ft. site-specific house was commissioned as a refuge in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert. Though the street facade is plain, the geometry of the house pulls you in and around as you enter the front door.

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation – purchased Ball-Paylore House in late 2019.

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