Ralph Haver Homes

Ralph Haver Homes

Check out our super popular and sought out, Ralph Haver listing in the Town and Country Manor 2 Subdivision at 4123 E Palm Lane, Phoenix.  This 3 bedrooms, 2 bath has 1,588 sq ft. One of Ralph Haver’s most successful home designs was the Town and Country model, characterized by its low sloped roof line, weeping mortar brick and “patio port”.  These homes don’t last on the market for long and we don’t expect this one to.

Ralph Haver was an architect working in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from 1945 until the early 1980s. Haver designed the Mid-Century Modern Haver Homes, affordable tract housing executed in a contemporary modern style.

Haver moved to Phoenix  after his service in World War II and began working with his brother Robert (a builder) and father Harry (a brick mason). His first set of experimental modern contemporary ranch homes was built in the Hixson Homes subdivision near 12th Street and Highland—now called Canal North.

Ralph Haver is responsible for much of the design of postwar Phoenix and he ranked among one of the largest firms of the time.  He designed churches, schools, municipal buildings, malls, multifamily housing, tract housing and custom homes. Haver worked with prominent housing developers, including Del Webb, Fred Woodward, David Friedman and Dell Trailor.

Some of the buildings Haver built were the Cine Capri theater which was razed in the 1990s, the 1960 Coronado High School was largely demolished by 2007, and the Polynesian-style Kon Tiki motel, an icon along Van Buren Avenue, was also demolished.

Haver Home characteristics include low-sloped roof lines, clerestory windows, massive mantle-less chimney volumes, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, brick or block construction, clinker bricks in the wainscoting, angled porch posts and brick patios. Homes are typically less than 1400 square feet.

Haver retired in the early 1980s and and the firm continued to operate from the new office building on North 16th Street.  Ralph Haver died in 1987.  His partner George Collamer died in 1993 and shortly after the firm closed.  Blueprints as verification for authenticity of Haver designs are rare, as many buildings were created outside of Phoenix city boundaries at the time. Many of Haver’s drawings, renderings and records were destroyed in 1993 when the firm finally went out of business—they ended up in a dumpster when the last office built and designed by the firm on 16th Street was abated.

taken from Modern Phoenix and Wikipedia