A Colorful Australian-Style Farmhouse For Sale In Arizona

This one’s for those of you who are tired of the all-white trend in decorating. When a reader named Elizabeth sent me photos of her colorful Australian-style farmhouse for sale near Tucson, I immediately thought of you. If you love color, then take a look!

A Colorful Australian-Style Farmhouse

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

They nailed the look of an Australian farmhouse with that tall, wraparound, 3,000-square-foot veranda.

overhead view of La Cholla Airpark house for sale

front door

The listing says:

Fly right up to your home at La Cholla Airpark, a 7-acre estate with a private residential runway and breathtaking mountain views. Australian farmhouse exterior with wraparound veranda and Country French interior by award-winning designer Elizabeth Spengler. Exquisite foyer with grand staircase, wood-plank floors, high coffered ceilings, and walls of windows.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Elizabeth, a designer, grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her husband Robert is a builder, and when they were designing this home, she was inspired by her memory of “warm and cozy places, comfortable and cheerful gathering spots for family and friends.”

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

They wanted it to look like an Australian farmhouse “with a touch of the West Indies” and lots of color.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

“I’m surrounded by beiges, browns and whites all day, which many clients favor,” she says. “I get bored with them.”

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

The house has 3 bedrooms + 4 baths.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

The bathroom mirrors were framed in iridescent mosaic glass:

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

The listing says:

Gourmet kitchen with carrara marble and French countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, Wolf Range, breakfast area with fireplace, and beamed ceilings.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

I had never seen a kitchen quite like this one.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

In place of upper cabinets on the main wall, they installed a large armoire in the center of the room.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

The wall of windows offers mountain views.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Her house was featured in Phoenix Home & Garden:

handpainted armoire phoenix home and garden article

The armoire was painted with personal details like the homeowners’ initials and the date they were wed.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

The cozy banquette seating area has a recessed, brushed-steel fireplace in the corner:

kitchen nook with banquette and fireplace

“My mother and grandmother would have loved my kitchen,” Elizabeth says.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

She adds, “It’s a fabulous place to live.” And I believe her! 🙂

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

To top it off, there’s a 5-car garage and a taxiway to the runway.

Australian Farmhouse For Sale in Arizona

Want it? Check the listing for more information (photography by Brad Holt), take the video tour, and read the article about it in Phoenix Home & Garden

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