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.

Start your search for Territorial homes for sale in Tucson below, or learn more about the characteristics of Territorial houses.

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126 E Cholla Shadows Drive, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,548 SqFt

126 E Cholla Shadows Drive, Oro Valley

$400,000
90 E Silverado Place, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,812 SqFt

90 E Silverado Place, Oro Valley

$399,900
4631 E Bellevue Street, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 816 SqFt

4631 E Bellevue Street, Tucson

$274,000 ↑ $25,000
13105 E Placita Las Avenas, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,007 SqFt

13105 E Placita Las Avenas, Tucson

$2,950,000
12135 E Horsehead Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,070 SqFt

12135 E Horsehead Road, Tucson

$1,950,000
2950 E 1st Street, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,320 SqFt

2950 E 1st Street, Tucson

$1,345,000
92 N Horned Owl Lane, St. David
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,202 SqFt

92 N Horned Owl Lane, St. David

$1,295,000 ↓ $170,000
4098 W Adobe Ranch Place, Marana
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,950 SqFt

4098 W Adobe Ranch Place, Marana

$1,285,000
4094 S Melpomene Way, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,114 SqFt

4094 S Melpomene Way, Tucson

$1,200,000
6925 E Paseo Dorado, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,272 SqFt

6925 E Paseo Dorado, Tucson

$1,049,999 ↑ $150,000
4610 N Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,889 SqFt

4610 N Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson

$999,998 ↑ $100,002
6370 N Valley View Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,590 SqFt

6370 N Valley View Road, Tucson

$994,900
3042 E Placita Santa Lucia, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,025 SqFt

3042 E Placita Santa Lucia, Tucson

$950,000
N/A, Green Valley
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,451 SqFt

N/A, Green Valley

$900,000
5740 N Placita Del Trueno, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,013 SqFt

5740 N Placita Del Trueno, Tucson

$875,000
5050 E Placita Salud, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,538 SqFt

5050 E Placita Salud, Tucson

$875,000
2037 E Miraval Quinto, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,212 SqFt

2037 E Miraval Quinto, Tucson

$875,000
1961 N Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,033 SqFt

1961 N Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson

$875,000 ↑ $25,000
4721 N Via Sonrisa, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,458 SqFt

4721 N Via Sonrisa, Tucson

$850,000
4201 N Calle Vista Ciudad, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,444 SqFt

4201 N Calle Vista Ciudad, Tucson

$795,000 ↑ $55,000
1231 E Indian Wells Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,409 SqFt

1231 E Indian Wells Road, Tucson

$795,000
6540 N Mesa View Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,806 SqFt

6540 N Mesa View Drive, Tucson

$769,000 ↑ $10,000
3620 N River Ranch Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,891 SqFt

3620 N River Ranch Place, Tucson

$765,000 ↑ $30,000
1505 E Big Rock Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,549 SqFt

1505 E Big Rock Road, Tucson

$749,900


Territorial-Style Real Estate Market

In the current Territorial-Style homes for sale, the highest price home is listed at $2,950,000 with the lowest available home listed at $114,000. The current average price for a home in the Territorial-Style real estate listings is $492,828 with a median price of $399,900. Territorial-Style homes for sale range in size from 546 Sqft to 6,114 Sqft and sit on lots that average 0.95 Acres in size. Territorial-Style properties appeal to a wide variety of home buyers and are some of the most popular homes in the Benson/St. David" 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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