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Although property owners started offering vacation rentals as early as the 1950s, the trend has exploded over the past decade or so, thanks to the advent of websites like Vacation Rental by Owner and Air BnB. Between 2019 and 2020, vacation rentals increased by 75 percent in Arizona. Local property owners have joined in on the fun; Prescott Woman sat down with four of them to get the scoop.
Jennifer Garber has always been drawn to historical farmhouses. So when she and her husband Mike had the opportunity to build a home in their favorite local neighborhood, Hidden Valley, she couldn’t wait to see her style come to life.
Jessi Hans, Executive Director of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) is on a mission to move people in the Prescott area from homelessness into affordable creative housing options.
[Featured Venue] Over the past 30 years, Lynx Creek Farm has been the site of many memories made – and now, it’s a place for creating more.
[Featured Venue] The Holiday Ballroom fills the space that was once the Grand Saloon and Restaurant, in the early 1900s (it was the last building to fill in after the fire of 1900). That history is part of what gives the room its unique character: authentic advertisements are still painted on the brick walls (which were the exterior walls of the building next door), and the hatch marks on the brick, which builders created to help the plaster stick, are still visible.
This energy-efficient home is a celebration of nature, year-roundBy Hilary DarttTo Suzanne Teachey and Steve Tidwell, their Prescott home is just about perfect.Literally built into the landscape, nestled in amongst the boulders and trees, the 2,400-square-foot,...
From the outside, the lovely turn-of-the-century Craftsman house set back from the street and up to a set of curved concrete steps that winds through rich garden beds, is the epitome of Prescott’s Park Avenue. Features like cedar shingles and a generous deck make it charming and quaint, while the setting provides treehouse-worthy views of downtown rooftops and P Mountain.
Kat Richards and Trevor Jurgens have poured as much creativity into making their house a home as they do into their other endeavors. As a result, their ranch-style property in Prescott Valley showcases an eclectic blend of old and new, color and texture, while also reflecting their values, interests, and personalities.
Tomie Sue Goulet became hooked on gardening when she was nine. Her father gave her an eight-foot-by-eight-foot plot in which to grow her own plants, and her mother was a self-taught horticulturist.
Creativity runs in her veins, too: her father was a stone mason and builder (and his father was one of the stone masons on the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina), and her mother was a seamstress.
“I look at the yard as my canvas, a palette of colors,” she said. And, thanks to her upbringing, “I can look at something and figure out what to do with it.”
Ed and Rochelle Reifman have shared many life adventures together. They’ve been married for 42 years—after meeting on a blind date. There’s one thing they hadn’t done, though, until two years ago: build a house from the ground up.
Ron Harvey has completed myriad home renovation projects in his lifetime, but never one quite like this. What makes this project unique isn’t the material he used or the ideas he developed; it’s the fact that the clients were his parents, Alissa and Ron, Sr.
Building peace of mind and better health, through nature By Hilary Dartt • Photos by Larry Kantor When Pamela and Tony Brown selected the piece of property where they’d build their Prescott home, they chose it because, Pamela said, “the 360-degree view was quite...