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Harold Price, Sr. House

The residence, built as a retirement home for Harold Price and his wife, is a true desert dwelling, located on a 9-acre plot on the outskirts of Phoenix.

Built

1954

Client

Harold C. Price of the Price Company

Address

7211 N. Tatum

Status

Privately owned. Occasionally open for public tours.

The roof of this elongated concrete block structure is raised from the walls of the house by steel piping, allowing the desert breeze to flow through the home. Bedroom wings on the east and west incorporate five master bedrooms, each with their own bath. At the center, a living room and kitchen flank an open-air atrium with a skylight-illuminated fountain. Following Price’s death in 1964, the estate was sold to U-Haul company president, Sam Shoen. Maintained as a private residence, it is occasionally used for charity events and open to public tours.

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