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Howard Perlman, AIA
Perlman Architects of Arizona
This home is light and well organized. The Primary Residence has a spacious Master Suite and two Bedrooms upstairs. The first floor Lock-Off Suite, with multiple entries is ideal for Senior Parents, a boomerang Child and spouse, or family friend sharing expenses. Everyone has privacy. The lock-off is designed to easily and economically regenerate into an independent office/studio suite; or it can be combined with the main residence providing additional bedrooms and/or bonus rooms.

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•2 Story
•2,475 SF appr. Primary Residence
•615 SF appr. Lock-off Suite
•3,090 SF appr. Total Livable
•4 Bedrooms
•3 ½ Baths
•2 or 3 Car Garage

Primary Residence

•Great Room
•Lg Master Suite w Huge Closet plus
•2 lg children’s Bedrooms upstairs
•Covered Rear Patio

Lock-Off Suite

•First Floor, front of home
•Dual Entries
•Bedroom Suite in Rear Yard
•Living area with Kitchen in Front
•Large Covered Front Porch


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