Design Through the Decades - Part 2
Ralph Haver was an architect in the Phoenix area for over 30 years, starting in 1945. His style of homes in the 1950s usually featured low pitch roof lines with little to no attic space and windows that were either floor-to-ceiling or placed high up on a wall. Let’s take a look at some Ralph Haver designed homes in Phoenix from the 1950s.
This first home was built in 1954. Note the windows placed high on the front wall right up to the roofline. One-car carports were common in Phoenix in the 1950s.
Also built in 1954, but this home features floor-to-ceiling windows in the front.
Built in 1957. With low sloping rooflines, there is no attic space. Homes like this oftentimes have trouble adding overhead electric (for ceiling fans or lights) if they were not pre-wired at the time of construction.
Built in 1958. Ralph Haver homes were built of concrete block or brick or both.
This home was built in 1952 and is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Here we can see a horizontal roof line and floor-to-ceiling windows.
For more information about Ralph Haver’s history in the Phoenix area plus a list of neighborhoods with his homes, go here. A future post will show interior views of Ralph Haver homes.