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Mid-Century Gems in the Desert: 5 Al Beadle Homes for Sale in Arizona

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    9842 n 33rd PL Phoenix AZ

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    3501 E Gold Dust Ave, Phoenix, AZ

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    5302 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley

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Psst … hey you, home buyer. Can we interest you in a Beadle box? Let us introduce you.

Alfred Beadle was an architect active in Arizona during the Mid-Century Modern movement. He isn't a household name, but his work in the 1950s movement is notable: Beadle designed Case Study Apartment #1 and won numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects.

His homes, known for their clean, simple, and boxy designs (occasionally on stilts) are well-known throughout Arizona in places such as Phoenix and Scottsdale, and they may even command a premium.

Now that you know a bit more about Beadle, take a look at these five homes currently for sale and designed by the late architect.

9842 N 33rd Pl, Phoenix, AZ

Price: $419,900

The Beadle bio: An air of mystery shrouds this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a cul-de-sac. It's rumored to be built by Beadle, but it's not guaranteed. Built in 1961, it has the boxy frame of a Beadle, but it lacks the large glass doors and walls of glass typical in Beadle homes.

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6001 N 38th Pl, Paradise Valley, AZ

Price: $1,325,000

The Beadle bio: This four-bedroom 1958 Beadle-designed house still has the original glass-walled living room -- a welcome feature for Mid-Century Modern hunters. The 4,012-square-foot house sits on a 1.17-acre lot and underwent major renovations and restorations in 2015, making it move-in ready.

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5302 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ

Price: $995,000

The Beadle bio: Beadle designed this home in 1956 for his family. Known as Beadle House #7, it's been "painstakingly renovated [for] today's lifestyle" and restored to "much of the original scope and footprint." With the vintage staging in the home's pictures, you may feel as if you've stepped right back into the '50s. Bonus: There's a freestanding cylindrical fireplace.

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3501 E Gold Dust Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Price: $420,000

The Beadle bio: This 1,600-square-foot house features walls of glass with a covered patio and pool area. The interior has been renovated, but the floor plan for Beadle's vision remains. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has mountain views and sits on an oversize lot.

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34833 N Legend Trail Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ

Price: $785,000

The Beadle bio: This Beadle box on stilts is a work of art. An illuminated ramp leads to the double glass door entryway, which opens to a living room with an entire wall of glass. That wall also has a glass door, which leads out to a wooden porch. Built in 1978, this 2,016-square-foot home is one of Beadle's later works and is featured in the book " Constructions: Buildings in Arizona by Alfred Newman Beadle."