Biannual Home Tour Returns to Encanto-Palmcroft

March 21st, 2013

Strolling through the winding, palm-lined streets of the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood is like taking a trip around the world via architectural history. From the steeply sloped roofs of the English Tudors, the cozy courtyards of the Spanish Colonials, and the smooth adobe walls of the Pueblos, this collection of historic homes spans the globe of period revival architectural styles.

On Sunday, March 24, the public is invited to take a peek behind these stunning exteriors during the Encanto-Palmcroft home tour and street fair (no passport required!) From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, a collection of homes in the neighborhood will open their doors, allowing guests a closer look at what makes them so special, both inside and out.

The neighborhood, which features some of the larger homes in downtown Phoenix, began development in the late 1920s. Many of the houses were built in the 1920s, 30s and 40s and have since been lovingly restored and maintained to uphold their original design.

Encanto-Palmcroft is also unique for its number of famous residents throughout its history, including former Phoenix Suns player Alvan Adams and US Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.

Along with the home tour, the event includes a street fair with a wide range of attractions like arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, live music, raffles, and booths from home design and décor services and other local businesses and community organizations.

If You Go

What: Encanto-Palmcroft Home Tour

Where: Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood

When: Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets: Presale on the website for $18, $20 day of

Parking: Parking is available at the NE corner of Phoenix College, located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd. Trolleys will run throughout the day between there and the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood.