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Howard Perlman, AIA
Perlman Architects of Arizona
This extremely functional home has a side load front garage and a generous back yard. The Primary Residence offers abundant natural light and a very large Master Suite. The Lock-Off Suite, with multiple entries is ideal for Senior Parents, an adult Child with a Spouse, a live-in Housekeeper/Nanny, or Friend. Everyone has privacy. The lock-off easily and economically regenerates into a separate office/studio suite, or an additional bedroom and/or bonus room for the primary residence.

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•2 Story
•2,135 SF Primary Residence (approx)
•535 SF Lock-off Suite (approx)
•2,660 SF Total Livable (approx)
•4 Bedrooms
•3 ½ Baths

Primary Residence

•Large Great Room and Dining Area
•3 large Bedrooms upstairs
•Upstairs Playroom
•Huge Master Walk-In Closet, Balcony
•Large second floor Utility Room

Lock-off Suite

•First Floor, Dual Entry
•Full Kitchen
•Sitting Room with Front Yard view
•Master Bedroom suite w/ rear yard view


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