Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network
The Ralph Haver Archive

Rancho Vista aka Rancho Ventura aka Town & Country 1 aka Town and Country Manor

41st Place and McDowell

The first known example of the Town and Country style neighborhood design was designed by Ralph Haver and built by Fred Woodworth in 1956. It is situated firmly between Phoenix and South Scottsdale near the Miracle Mile area of development that extended from Central Phoenix out toward its sister city. It was marketed at the time as "The Home with a Future". Kitchens were U-shaped, and the patio-port was marketed as Spanish in styling. The poured concrete patios feature the same redwood grille pattern as the trellis above it. Some homes also feature clinker brick style wainscoting or Superlite Shado-wal detail. Models started at 1505 square feet for 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for $12,500 – $15,700. Few homes have been altered in ways that would disqualify them for historic designation. It has an active neighborhood association and is an attractive destination for prospective homeowners seeking unaltered Haver homes. Compare house style and clinker bricks to Town and Country in Scottsdale and see more of Hector's pictures of this neighborhood and his home. One of the more unique features are slant-faced CMU blocks designed to have the appearance of siding,similar to those shown in profile a the bottom of this page, only much larger. Clinker bricks, just like Town and Country. View the Town and Country Rancho Ventura 50th Anniversary Home Tour

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