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Mayfair Manor

Rancho Drive at 16th Street, South of Bethany Home

One of Ralph Haver's first East Uptown housing developments, Mayfair Manor is a fairly original neighborhood at risk. Two-story additions and teardowns have preservationists and neighbors concerned. The designs are a transitional iteration between the small homes of Southdale and the more fully realized homes of Northwood and Starlite Vista. Concrete masonry unit construction, low-pitched gable roofs, and masonry walls with square voids near entryways are characteristics expressed here first on a mass scale. Narrow clerestory window strips are sometimes seen beneath the eaves. The development dates back to 1950; the massive trees reflect that maturity. Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix ArizonaThree homes in the subdivision are two stories tall and two have loft-like additions set back far from the front property line. Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix ArizonaAn original home is dwarfed by a new build. Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix ArizonaWe recommend that future renovators find creative ways to add square footage without adding a second story in order to maintain the low-lying character found in so many Haver tract neighborhoods, and to shift any new height toward the rear of the property so the original gable is seen first, then a second roof beyond as shown above and below. Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona<a href=View more of the Covington Studio and Residence or buy it! Mayfair Manor tract home by Ralph Haver AIA in Phoenix Arizona The Ralph Haver Archive