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The Frerichs Residence

By Allan and Olsson

Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen Shelly Dunlop of Homesmart Elite hosted a salon for us in 2014 at this Sunset Magazine Western AIA Award-winning home by George Allan & Hugo Olsson. Readers may be familiar with their iconic Chapel of the Holy Cross and the City Hall in Prescott. Allan & Olsson once had an office on Architect's Row in the late 50s, but it was demolished for a church.Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen Celebrated Artist Ruth Frerichs and Dr. Frerichs collaborated with Architects George Allen and Hugo Olsson to design this cutting edge Mid Century Modern Home in 1958, built by contractor Paul Senetra.Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen The home was in remarkable time capsule condition. The Frerichs's son presented to our salon and recalled simpler times as a boy growing up in North Phoenix. Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen This home stood out among its peers across the country in the early 1960's winning the AIA Western Home Award (from an array of 300 homes). It also won the Design Award of the Ninth Annual Honors Program conducted by the Western Mountain States region of the A.I.A. Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen ''A shaded patio matches every room including the kitchen. Floor to ceiling expanses of glass and sliding glass doors are used in lieu of windows.'' Sunset Magazine circa 1961. Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen The second story hosts Ruth Frerich's north facing art studio. Frerichs House by Allan and Olssen Frerichs House by Allan and OlssenThe slump block has lots of character, and these sparkling lamps above the built-in bench in the living room just take the cake! Frerichs House by Allan and OlssenThe home was featured on Curbed in 2014 and sold for $950,000 in 2015. Thanks to Shelly and creative realtors like her for sharing modern treasures with our community. Here are the beauty shots from ELS Studios: Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson And the anonymous vintage photos: Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Frerichs House by Allan and Olsson Photos ©2015 Modern Phoenix, ©2014 ELS Studios, ©1961? Unknown Vintage Photographer