Monday, April 15, 2013

The Joesler hacienda

The house here in Tucson is one of a number of residences built by Josias Joesler, a Swiss-born architect who used traditional southwestern handcrafted motifs. He's probably Tucson's most famous architect of the time.

This house has been added to and the kitchen redone but the romantic 1930s feeling remains.

The swimming pool is likely a later addition and that's where we spend most of our time.  That is, when we're not cooking and lunching at the table under the ramada.  It's a perfect place for a peaceful retreat.

Here's the main living room complete with beams and period furniture.  We only go in here to change the music. But every time we go in there we find ourselves wanting to waltz or fox trot!

The exterior is landscaped with some lovely fountains and patios but the highlight here is the array of gorgeous mature desert plants, many of them just coming into bloom.  I'll show you some tomorrow. This is a view from the kitchen out towards the Catalina mountains as the sun sinks in the west.  How lucky am I to spend time in such a beautiful place!


  1. Beautiful !
    What a lovely home and the pool looks so inviting !

    cheers, parsnip

  2. What a place for a holiday. I really like how you described everything. Fun!


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