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The History of the House

The house that is now Tucson Hospitality Inn was built in the 1930s, and was part of only a smattering of small homes set in the desert scrub. As Tucson grew, the house’s owner sold off parcels of his land all around the property, and the house eventually found itself in the middle of the city.

Despite its central location, the Inn still feels secluded. The house itself can’t be seen from the street, and only a long driveway betrays its presence. As a result, the house feels like an oasis of privacy and calm in the middle of a bustling city.

When it was originally constructed, the house was less than 1,000 square feet. It had thick adobe walls and a little beehive fireplace in the living room. Another 2,000 square feet was built onto the house in 1982, adding bright, sunny rooms and hand-painted tile details throughout.

Today the house has 3,300 square feet of living space, and a 3,000 square-foot walled patio surrounded by tall palms and bright bougainvilleas. There’s a swimming pool, a small lawn, and an informal outdoor stage. There’s a mantel fireplace in room 6, and a larger fireplace waits in the great room for everyone to gather around, and the original little beehive fireplace now sits in the corner of the dinning room.

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