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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Willo Guest House Bursts with Charm

Remember the fort you had as a kid? Maybe it was a tree or a doll house, but we’ve all loved those special little spaces where our minds would drift, our imaginations took hold and countless hours were spent in our own little make-believe world.  I often get requests from buyers looking at property that includes a guest house, and if you’re ok with old, I’ll always mention the historic districts of Phoenix.

I stumbled across a terrific guest house in the Willo historic district.  Probably not original to the home in 1940, looking at the interior architecture, it followed after the home was built, probably in the early ‘60’s.  It features one large living space, a full bath dressed with vintage tiles and a claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with a hard-to-find vintage Frigidaire Flair, a free standing oven/stove combo.  Reportedly, this is the same kind of appliance Samantha Stevens used in “Bewitched.”

As you walk into the guest cottage, your eye is immediately drawn upward to the ceiling – like an old time boat house with its soaring beamed wooden-clad ceilings.  Not only a kids dream come true, but I could only imagine the parties, games and entertaining that surely must have gone on in that charming little cottage.   The new owner could even divide the large living area to create a private bedroom – a great one bedroom rental option. 

Just don’t let any harm come to that rare Frigidaire!


  1. Isn't that ADORABLE? I showed this home too and whipped out my Blackberry to snap a photo of that priceless Frigidaire Flair. OMG, I wanted to move right in!

    I'm seriously thinking about putting a note on the Frigidaire, telling the new owners that if they don't want it, I do.

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