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Starting at $399,000

Modus Development and Graham Downes Architecture are making local history as they develop Array, a neighborhood of nine eco-friendly modern town homes. This development will be built to strict LEED standards, using energy-efficient construction and recyclable materials. In conjunction with SRP, Modus will provide homeowners with the first-ever standard solar electric system in the state. Solar panels—which utilize Arizona’s most prevalent natural resource—will adhere to all rooftops in an effort to lower the cost of electricity, and homes will be equipped with their own heat pumps. Even the earth-tone exterior will respect its desert surroundings. Interiors encompass 1,000 to 1,727 square feet spanning three floors, and kitchens will feature energy-efficient appliances. The 12-foot low-E floor-to-ceiling windows allow ample natural light in while providing spectacular mountain views. Array expects to be Scottsdale’s first residential project to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Bonus: This community backs up to Indian Bend Wash, rendering recreation close at hand. www.array-scottsdale.com.