About two weeks ago I listed a very special and unique property here in the foothills. Now I know you hear that all the time, special and unique, yeah sure, but this one really is. It’s a 1941 Joesler that sits on 14.7 acres in the old Tucson foothills.
The Joesler is a 2600 sf burnt adobe that’s in vintage 1941 condition, with a very nice walled in yard and pool, and 14.7 acres of beautiful, untouched natural desert. And thanks to a conservation easement written into the deed, none of those 14.7 acres can be split or developed. Ever.
And from 1941 to today it's been just a two owner home. The first owners had it built by Joesler in 41 and used it as a vacation home until they sold it in 1951 to the family that still owns it.
As you might guess, when I took the listing I was concerned about finding that very special buyer who would not only appreciate this property for what it is, but also be willing to maintain it as it is, with no hope of ever profiting from it by developing or splitting the land.
But, and this is really a coincidence, at the same time I was also working with a couple from Europe who were looking for a Joesler here in the foothills. But this one is smaller than what they wanted, and aside from whether or not the house and setting would work for them, with the tight restrictions imposed by the easement, it was easy to imagine that they might take a pass.
But after talking to them about it and putting up a bunch of pictures and aerial maps, etc., one of them flew in to spend the day with me. And we walked the land and examined the house pretty carefully and also scrutinized the easement and everything else I could get my hands on that had to do with the property. And after a lot of looking and weighing and talking, we wrote an offer. And the offer was accepted.
So happily for all, this little corner of the foothills will continue to be the way it used to be, thanks to the people who truly appreciate it for what it is.
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