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Krista Brayer

Krista Brayer


Realty Executives Arizona Territory


Spectacular Renovated Ranch House in Tanque Verde

(Published on - 2/19/2016 9:37:17 PM)

Only a short walk, or horse ride, to Agua Caliente Park, this newly renovated, western flavor ranch house sits on lush mesquite acreage.   With washes and winding trails, you'll be transported to a simplier time, where lazy afternoons with ice tea on your porch and visiting with neighbors was common place.  You can visual horses tied to a hitching posts and kids running around the yard with jars trying to catch lizards. The front of the home is strategically placed facing north to take advantage of the pristine Catalina and Rincon Mountain views.  


Over 3,600 sq ft of well allocated living space includes: seperate living room, game room, den and open kitchen family room.   4 well proportioned bedrooms, including a huge master suite with a spa-like bathroom and a large walk-in closet, are newly remodeled with travertine, marble, designer vanities and water friendly fixtures.  


Bring your horse trailer, trucks, dirt bikes and cars!  The 900 sq ft garage has a 9 foot high opening plus a work shop/storage area.  This county maintained dirt road isn't a detererant, even to the most descriminating ranch dwellers.  


When you come to visit 11725 E. Thunderbird Trail, please make sure you see the orignal charming "Rock House".  This lovely one room structure could be an artists studio, yoga/workout room or wherever your imagination  takes you.  It has electric and amazing views!  


To see this credible renovation call me,  Krista Brayer, with Realty Executives, Tucson Elite.  I'm thrilled to show off this impecable property.  You can reach me at 520-975-5640.





Fun Things to do and see in beautiful Tucson, Arizona

(Published on - 12/27/2015 9:59:19 PM)

There's something for everyone inTucson, Arizona.  One of the distinguishing qualities that attracted me to this diverse southwest city is it has a "true" sense of community! With it's territorial feel, there are some amazing historic sites and cultural points of interest.


Here are just some of my families favorite things to do and see.


  1.  Pima Air & Space Musuem - one of the world's largest Aerospace Museums
  1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Natural History, Art, Conservation, Botanical    Gardens, Zoo and More!
  1. The University Of Arizona's Biosphere 2 - Houses 7 model eco-systems,      with on going research.  Amazing!
  1. Sabino Canyon - A spectacular desert canyon with trails and creeks, all in a 12 million year old mountain range.
  1. Tombstone, Arizona - Called "The Town too Tough to Die".  Relive the Old    West and pretend you're hanging out with Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.
  1. Colossal Cave -   Tour six and a half stories of a beautiful dry cave, with history and legendary stories.
  1. San Xavier Mission -  A National Landmark built in 1783

More in Tucson:  Golf, Music, Incredible dinnig, world class accomodations, spas and resorts.  Kip Peak Observatory, Tohono Chul Park, Mt. Lemmon, The Presideo and Tucson Museum of Art, are just a few more ideas.  


Have fun!







Who is Lewis Hall?

(Published on - 12/24/2015 10:50:06 PM)


You’re house hunting in Southern Arizona and the Realtor pulls into a circular driveway to view this amazing Spanish Colonial home.  Or, is it a Spanish Revival with an original burnt adobe exterior?  Really, you're not too sure.  But, you do know that the arches, angles and craftsmanship  must have a significant place in Tucson’s history.


You feel the warmth and charm radiating from this dwelling.   Armed with a smart phone, pen and yellow note pad, you follow your agent to the front door.


Surprise!   Beyond the large double exterior doors is this amazing courtyard!  There’s some detailed iron work and a flowing, three tiered, Mexican fountain. 

As you enter the home, you can’t help but admire the placement of the home on the lot, as it takes advantage of its views and natural setting.   


Large floor to ceiling windows greet you in the old world foyer.  The home has spacious gathering areas, a huge brick fireplace and boasts hand sewn wood beams from the old Mt. Lemmon sawmill.  You can picture yourself sitting on the overstuffed sofa, with a good book, on a cool desert evening. 


Instantly you feel that this unique home had a superior architect.  Who is this incredible design genius? 


With these prominent features, there’s a very good chance you’re in an original Lewis Hall. 


Mr. Hall, a highly recognized Architect in Southern Arizona, is well known for his works, such as:  Anthony’s in the Foothills and The Tea Room at Tohono Chul Park.   Hall built commissioned custom homes in Catalina Foothills Estates, El Encanto and thoughout Pima County.  In addition, in the 1950's and 1960's, he built some spec homes to experiment with new techniques and styles.

Lewis Hall was a craftsman, a visionary and a vocal proponent of historical buildings in Tucson.  Hall apprenticed with Josias Joesler, who's known for his romantic revival style in residential homes, The Broadway Village and St. Phillip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. 


Original content by Krista Brayer.  1967 Lewis Hall renovated by Krista Konrad-Brayer in 2013.     For historical before and after renovation photos visit:


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