Singer Linda Ronstadt, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is selling her charming 1929 Mediterranean-style home in Tucson. It was designed by the architect Roy Place with a clay-tile roof and balconies overlooking the Catalina Mountains.
The exterior of the house is the same pink as the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson: “Linda loved that color and that church. We would go with our grandmother to pray at the monastery’s chapel as young girls,” her sister Suzy O’Brien says.
You can get a better idea of the color from this photo taken by Robert Reck for an article about it in Architectural Digest:
Ronstadt, who is a Tucson native, bought the house in 1994 and lived here with her two children. She now has Parkinson’ Disease, and is sadly no longer able to sing. She has retired to San Francisco near her family.
Her sister told the Arizona Daily Star “Now with her illness, she cannot keep up with two houses. I know she is going to miss this house. She thinks of how beautiful the sunlight is when it comes in through the windows in the morning.”
I’m always happy when I see kitchens in older houses that weren’t updated so much that they no longer look like they belong in them, and this green one fits the bill:
“The iron hardware in the house is original, including the doorknobs and latches. The style of the house represents the late 1920s period with the use of tile, pink plaster, wrought-iron touches, arched doors and windows,” her sister says.
I love that this pink bathroom wasn’t gutted along the way and still has its original 1920s charm:
The gardens on the property feature roses, bougainvillea, citrus and palo verde trees. The sweet little white playhouse belonged to her daughter:
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