On the Market: A 1920s Historic Estate in Central Phoenix

A historically-registered estate in Central Phoenix has hit the market following a multi-million dollar renovation. 

Named the E.A. McDonald Home, the awe-inspiring estate combines elements from the 1920s with the modern luxuries of today. The historical masterpiece is now listed on the market for $7,9995,000 by The Grigg’s Group of the Altman Brothers after 104 years in the making.

The historical home was constructed between 1920–1922 and is registered in the Arizona State Historic Property Records as “a high-pitched gable roofed Spanish Mission style home, with a flattened Gothic arched porte cochère.” The current owner—a longtime residential and commercial designer, builder and developer—retrofitted and renovated the main house and additions in January 2020.

“The home seamlessly marries historic, contemporary, and trend-setting design while maintaining its historic preservation status and tax benefits,” says Scott Grigg, owner of Grigg’s Group of The Altman Brothers. 

Conveniently located at 341 E. Monte Vista just off Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the estate spans 8,225 square feet and is the epitome of sophistication, luxury and practicality, flawlessly blending old-world charm and contemporary trend-setting elegance. The incredible home features six bedrooms, 10 baths, three kitchens, a separate spa building and many more luxury amenities that make the estate one of caliber and significance. 

The front drive features the original brick façade offset by a crisp new stucco exterior, which is poised on a sea of lush green grass. Once inside, every detail speaks of meticulous craftsmanship, including the restored original front door, which leads into a crystal opal marble entryway and a grand one-of-a-kind, circular glass staircase. 

The formal living room boasts a historically sourced fireplace and exquisite chandeliers from a New York City mansion that are complemented by raw steel beams and plaster cove ceilings. The dining room is also a hidden treasure with exposed brick and mirrored glass display shelves that double as a secret door to the Cigar or China room. A custom floating dining table, anchored with modern steel, invites guests into a unique entertaining area that is beautifully designed for large events and intimate gatherings.

The residence also boasts three chef’s kitchens, each a testament to culinary excellence. The kitchen in the main house showcases sleek colorful cabinetry, a center island with eat-up bar seating, commercial-grade Hestan appliances, designer pendant lighting and a separate stainless-steel commercial dishwasher. The kitchen opens seamlessly to the Great Room, which offers a custom 10-foot fireplace and sitting area. In the adjacent TV room, an innovative TV elegantly pops up from a hidden floor vault. 

A second custom glass staircase is illuminated by laser lights, which leads to a glass bridge overlooking the living spaces below, including the secondary main entrance in the great room that is marked by an oversized glass pivot door and a bespoke leather-clad bar featuring a wine station with a custom hydrogen feed for wine bottles that extends each bottle’s shelf life to more than four months. 

The primary suite is a haven of indulgence complete with its own private bamboo accented elevator, a natural safe room, a built-in wine fridge, microwave, a custom seating/storage bench and a private balcony with a heated spa and patio bar. The primary bath offers another oasis of privacy, practicality, and tranquility with dual floating sinks, a designer tub, four open in-ceiling showers and more. 

In addition to the primary suite, the home features multiple en-suite bedrooms and a separate guest casita with two bedrooms and two baths opening up to a stunning backyard oasis complete with custom heated pools, a beach entry with imported white California sand, firepits, an outdoor heated spa, a cold plunge, main pool with lap lane, secondary cocktail pool and an outdoor hot/cold shower—all enveloped by lush greenery.

Additional amenities include a home gym, a yoga studio with infrared heating and humidifier, an upstairs office and playroom, a separate pool house with a caterer’s kitchen and a spa house with lockers for storage, a custom shower and a giant wet steam room equipped with luxurious features. 

View the listing here

Photos courtesy The Grigg’s Groups Powered by Altman Brothers

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