Territorial-Style Homes For Sale

Territorial-style homes for sale in Tucson are prevalent and available throughout the entire city. Territorial homes are typically constructed using slump block concrete, and most were built from the 1960s to the 1990s. The style originated while the area was still known as the New Mexico Territory of the United States. The Spanish-inspired home was the standard during those times, but some homeowners wanted something slightly different, so they designed a home that was a bit more box-like, allowing for faster build times and more space.

Another important concept evolved during the mid to late 1800s when Tucson transitioned from a Mexican to an American town. Spanish residential developments were usually row houses, with each home on the edge of a block. In the middle, neighbors shared a common courtyard. This was the traditional way to build housing in Spanish cities at the time. American (or British to be more exact) developments were different in that each family would own their own home and land, not sharing anything (other than perhaps a well) with the surrounding neighbors. This led to homes that were not connected to each other anymore. The end result of merging Spanish-style architecture with American building styles were the territorial-style and bungalow-style homes.

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11610 E Sneller Vista Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,264 SqFt

11610 E Sneller Vista Drive, Tucson

$524,950
8439 N Coral Ridge Loop, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,914 SqFt

8439 N Coral Ridge Loop, Tucson

$359,000
7820 N La Canada Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,684 SqFt

7820 N La Canada Drive, Tucson

$235,000
5518 E Juarez Street, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 865 SqFt

5518 E Juarez Street, Tucson

$169,000
6486 N Lazulite Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,389 SqFt

6486 N Lazulite Place, Tucson

$1,850,000
2248 E Adams Street, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,132 SqFt

2248 E Adams Street, Tucson

$1,500,000
3001 Frontage Road, Amado
  • Residential
  • 10 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 6,458 SqFt

3001 Frontage Road, Amado

$1,400,000 ↓ $150,000
N/A, Arivaca
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,921 SqFt

N/A, Arivaca

$1,399,000 ↓ $409,000
6418 E Miramar Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,654 SqFt

6418 E Miramar Drive, Tucson

$1,299,000
6355 S Upper Valley Road, Vail
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5,206 SqFt

6355 S Upper Valley Road, Vail

$1,250,000
1 Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tubac
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,060 SqFt

1 Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tubac

$1,250,000 ↑ $200,000
92 N Horned Owl Lane, St. David
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,202 SqFt

92 N Horned Owl Lane, St. David

$950,000
4114 W Adobe Ranch Place, Marana
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,859 SqFt

4114 W Adobe Ranch Place, Marana

$865,000
6932 N Pusch Peak Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,569 SqFt

6932 N Pusch Peak Place, Tucson

$857,500
6966 E Badger Trail, St. David
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,955 SqFt

6966 E Badger Trail, St. David

$849,000 ↓ $54,000
9100 N Marne Place, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,783 SqFt

9100 N Marne Place, Oro Valley

$829,000 ↑ $60,900
4973 N Placita Osito Negro, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,387 SqFt

4973 N Placita Osito Negro, Tucson

$810,000
6960 N Chaparral Avenue, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,389 SqFt

6960 N Chaparral Avenue, Tucson

$800,000
6820 N Solaz Primero, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,328 SqFt

6820 N Solaz Primero, Tucson

$790,000
1560 E Camino De La Sombra, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,007 SqFt

1560 E Camino De La Sombra, Tucson

$760,000
4960 E Placita Alisa, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,612 SqFt

4960 E Placita Alisa, Tucson

$750,000
457 W 17th Street, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,016 SqFt

457 W 17th Street, Tucson

$699,000
4 Roundup Court, Elgin
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,947 SqFt

4 Roundup Court, Elgin

$698,000 ↑ $38,000
5231 E Camino Bosque, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,799 SqFt

5231 E Camino Bosque, Tucson

$675,000


Territorial-Style Real Estate Market

In the current Territorial-Style homes for sale, the highest price home is listed at $1,850,000 with the lowest available home listed at $109,000. The current average price for a home in the Territorial-Style real estate listings is $422,336 with a median price of $349,900. Territorial-Style homes for sale range in size from 587 Sqft to 6,458 Sqft and sit on lots that average 1.96 Acres in size. Territorial-Style properties appeal to a wide variety of home buyers and are some of the most popular homes in the Northeast" area.";


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Common Characteristics Of Tucson Territorial Homes

Slump Block

Slump BlockTerritorial homes have been around Tucson since the mid-1800s, but most of the ones currently on the Tucson real estate market were built from 1960s to the early 1990s. Those homes are almost always built from a certain kind of concrete. Slump block is wider than a traditional brick, but about the same height. The block has a distinctive look because it is removed from its mold prior to being completely set, giving it a slightly "slumped" appearance.

 

Spanish Heritage

Spanish HeritageTerritorial houses retain a lot of their Spanish heritage including arches, wrought iron (especially over the windows), courtyards in the front of the homes, and in many cases, some decorative tile work.

 

Flat Roofs

Flat RoofAlmost all territorial homes have a flat roof. They also have scuppers, or drainage outlets, to direct the water away from the house. These look a little different from the Spanish home's canales but serve the same purpose.

 

Cornices

CorniceUsually made from brick, these cornices are a hallmark of high-end territorial design. Cornices don't serve any function, but they do add decoration to what some people view as an overly simplistic, boring exterior.

 

Rectangular

RectangularTerritorial homes are almost always rectangles. Some have had additions built over the years, but typically these homes are twice as wide as they are deep.

 

Invest In Tucson Territorial Real Estate

Tucson Territorial real estate is generally seen in the areas of the city that saw explosive growth from the 1960s to 1980s. NW Tucson, Catalina Foothills, and east side of Tucson all have thousands of territorial homes. Most of these houses now belong to highly demanded central locations and neighborhoods as the city of Tucson has grown.

If you would like additional information about territorial homes for sale in Tucson region and would like a knowledgeable REALTOR® to help you understand more about this home type, feel free to contact the Michael Oliver Team today. We understand which details make for a great territorial property. If you own a territorial home in the Tucson area, we have experience selling this style and understand what buyers are looking for. As such, we can help you sell your home for the best price possible.

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