T.C. Victoria Warner
Designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem and built in 1929, the historic Elizabeth Proctor Compound is sited on two acres in Sun Mountain Estates, on the edge of Museum Hill, and comprises a primary residence, a two-bedroom casita, and a spacious studio. The approximately 6,500-square-foot home is introduced by a courtyard with a classical fountain, a vintage fresco, flagstone terraces, vibrant flowers, and mountain views. It features four bedrooms, six baths, five portales, a media room, a grand sala, a formal dining room, a spacious kitchen with superior appliances, a breakfast area, and two offices, laundry rooms, and sunrooms. The two-bedroom casita—which provides two baths, laundry facilities, a private courtyard, and dedicated parking—and the studio—which offers a full bath, a kitchen, and laundry facilities—lie across a second courtyard dotted with fruit trees. While retaining the 1929 Pueblo Revival design elements and understated elegance for which Meem was known, the property has been carefully rejuvenated with updated systems: plumbing, electrical—including an 11.5 kilowatt solar array—heating, and cooling as well as a new roof, stucco, and windows. Contributing to the distinctive aesthetic are eight fireplaces, bancos, hand-carved doors, oak floors, vigas, beams, corbels, colorful tile, and replastered interior walls with original contours and soft edges. The skylit three-car garage could also serve as a workshop or studio. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed.