Seasoned landscaping, Period Revival and Early Transitional Ranch architecture make La Hacienda a diverse and charming Phoenix neighborhood.
La Hacienda Historic District in Phoenix AZ is best known for its mixture of revival and ranch style homes. The neighborhood is evolved from two late 1920’s subdivisions, La Hacienda and Mayfair. La Hacienda Historic District is roughly bounded by 3rd & 7th streets from Verde Ln. to Catalina Dr and is home to some fabulous Spanish influenced properties.
La Hacienda Historic District… a bit of history.
Las Hacienda subdivision was plated in mid-1926. The owners, Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Obear, hoped to established a neighborhood that would complement the prestigious Phoenix Country Club and attract wealthy home owners.
To achieve their goal, the Obear’s contracted celebrated architect Herbert Green to create the initial design. Green was a top tier architect who planned the original Heard Museum as well as many of the homes surrounding the Phoenix Country Club A Chicago Transplant, Green was well known for his Spanish and Monterrey revival designs.
La Hacienda is recognized for its larger homes (averaging 3200 sq.ft.) and nearly ¼ acre lots. Since it was platted in the 1920’s, you’ll find a number of nice period revival homes.
John and Dorothy Bonds plated the Mayfair neighborhood in 1928 creating 48 home lots. The lots were smaller than La Hacienda’s and sold for a fair amount less. In Mayfair you will find a few sweet English revivals as well as the more common ranch.
Records state you could buy a lot in Mayfair for $840-$1140 in 1928, whereas Las Hacienda lots sold for $1500-$1750 during the same period.
La Hacienda Historic District Today:
Homeowners in the area describe the neighborhood as warm and friendly. Many use the light rail and biking to downtown restaurants and activities is common. The hardest thing is finding one of these places that is actually for sale, especially in the original La Hacienda subdivision. That, in itself, speaks volumes for the neighborhood.
- Spanish Colonial Revival
- Monterrey Revival
- Mediterranean Revival
- Pueblo Revival
- Cape Cod Revival
- Transitional and Modified Ranch
- For more info on revival style architecture read our special article.