Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 15, 1969 · Page 134
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 134

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4-K The Arizona Republ Hl-L. LDl } Pncwnix. Sunday, Jniw 15, \m A boil t rp«l ' V* "» '4 f * J«ffjs. \ » V »v's< »_ ?\* Mrs. Charles Keeran, and other members of Litchfield Park Garden Club, will care for new plants at Litchfield Park Elementary School. 'Blue ribbon 9 garden club Project: Beautifying Litchfield's school grounds By AL DAVIS • The Litchfield Park Garden Club, going into 3ts third year of activities, is a Blue Ribbon Club. • Club members, now 37 strong, have taken «n a State Federation of Garden Clubs "blue gibbon" project by raising funds to beautify the Litchfield Park Elementary School landscape. ". "WE STARTED THE fund raising a year ,fcgo when our local bond issue didn't allocate enough money for the,, school's landscaping." relates Mrs. Charles Keeran, 504 E. Redondo Drive, who was club president when the project started. ". "As a novice club we figured the school peeded the improvement and it made an ideal way to get points for accreditation with Sthe State Federation of Garden Clubs," she. iays. ."•; ..... An initial $300 in funds was needed. The members began a seven-month bridge marathon at $7 per person and held a public fashion show at the Wigwam Country Club. Proceeds were collected and plants were purchased from the Litchfield Park Nurseries, with owner Robert Frye contributing landscaping design and suggestions. WE SELECTED PLANTS and shrubs that were mostly pollen-free and began planting them in March," Mrs. Keeran says. -Plants such as juniper, arborvitae, cassia, bottlebrush and pyracantha were placed around the administration building, health center, kindergarten and third and fourth grade classrooms. According to the former president the landscaping may take over a three year period to finish. This summer the club members, on a voluntary basis, will care for the plants and shrubs. Town house life offers compromise By DON G. CAMPBELL '•Togetherness," which is all the rage these days, goes considerably beyond such real estate approaches to it as cooperative apartments and condominiums. It is also finding expression these days in the "town house" concept, which may be likened to the application of the apartment principal to the single-family unit — the building of clusters of single-family residences, that is, which the developer merchandises as he would a condominium: offering the buyer exterior maintenance while at the same time offering him the privacy of the conventional home. Dear Mr. Campbell: I hope you can give us some advice on buying the town house home. We went to a new development that is being built in connection with several single dwellings. The one that caught our eye had four bedrooms and full bath as well as numerous closets upstairs, a lower-level kitchen- family dining room, half-bath and living room. The lots are quite large and fenced, and the homes have double garages and storage space for each house. There are four units of the same size under one roof, and are FHA approved. We are impressed by them as they are well priced, and require a very modest down-payment. Our thoughts are, is this idea practical and how does the resale value hold up if one is to move? Are they good investments? My husband is afraid that, when the outside needs painting, one tenant could block the move. Also, while we know that we will keep our yard up, we don't have any assurance that the others will do the same. Do you have any encouragement or discouragement on this? We are open to all suggestions and advice. ANSWER: The town house concept has been going great guns for the past few years because it offers an attractive compromise for the person who dislikes the coziness of the apartment living, but, at the same time, has equally little interest in spending any more time on exterior maintenance than is necessary. . I have talked to several builders specializing in town houses and I am assured that the resale value of these cluster homes has held up excellently—in most cases, they tell me', proving to be easier to turn over than condominium units in conventional high-rise structures. I wouldn't worry too much about whether the neighbors will maintain their property adequately or not, since the bulk of this upkeep is assumed by the developer and, at any rate, is no greater than the risk one runs in buying a conventional home where the next-door neighbor may, or may not, decide to go into professional goat breeding. On balance, then, the decision as to whether to buy a town house or not should be based simply on the same factors that go into the decision to buy any sort of home: is it fairly priced? well built? will we be happy there? * * * Mr. Cambell welcomes your letters and comments. Unfortunately, he is unable to enter into personal correspondence with readers, but will attempt to answer as many as possible through his column. (Register and Tribune Syndicate) Recondition dry walnut chairs Walnut chairs that have dried out during storage and will not take a polish may be treated by using a mixture of three parts linseed oil to one part of turpentine. Apply this mixture with a soft cloth and remove a few minutes later with a cloth moistened in alcohol. After that, the polish should take effect. 'Stay-at-homes' spend most on home They're not going to Europe this summer. You won't find them dining or dancing at all the "in" spots. They usually don't drive around in one of those new sports-type cars. T h e y 'r e the "stay- at-homes", the people who spend the most on home improvement. They are usually couples in their forties or fifties. Their children ftre either grown up and married or away at school. Their home is between 10 and 20 years old and in the $15,000 to $20,000 range. Their income averages ai-ound $8-10,000, putting them in the middle rather than Urn upper income category. See The Gracious Models of ace easx distinguished homes in an unexcelled location. Gracious 3 and 4 bedroom homes with the most innovative features in the Valley... built-in home entertainment center with stereo tape deck, record changer and FM Stereo Radio... the spectacular Counterange by Corning... no coils, no burners — when turned off top becomes usable counter space ... fireplaces, sunken Roman tubs, formal dining rooms, patio-kitchens and abundant storage space and walk-in closets. Every .custom home reflects the Golden Heritage tradition of the finest in design, craftsmanship and materials. Prices begin at! S32,ooo)with the best financing available. INTERIORS BY TOTAL ELECTRIC BRONZE MEDALLION HOMES FUTURES ELECTRIC HEATING & COOLING • ELECTRIC WATER HEATER ' ELECTRIC RANGE & OVEN 60th Street just south of Thomas Road. Open Daily 10 — 7 or by appointment Phone 949-1064 i I a GOLDEN HERITAGE HOMES Custom Builders and Developers fcfr You can iix it PICNIC LUNCH If you want to keep your picnic lunch cool and tasty in its basket during the warmest feather, try standing an ice filled fruit jar in the center of VOUT hamper and packing your food around it. After your basket is packed, cover it with a towel or folded table cloth tucked in tightly at the sides. If you wish, you can pour some concentrated fruit juice or double - strength tea over the ice, keeping in mind of course that the melting ice will dilute the beverage. Steel wool rubs rust from tools Remove rust spots from metal garden tools by rubbing with steel wool soaked with lubricating oil. For stubborn spots, repeat the process, using a rust solvent. . :'•'/.•'-••-'spztffr', •->'•*•* '-•%#:.>.&%&.' •#:{•• Summer Is i Here.... Enjoy It More At iScottsdale $ Houses OPEN 10-6 DAILY TELEPHONE: 947-7621 TSOO NORTH 68th STREET (two blocks north of Camelback itd.) Magnificent private clubhouse for residents Mediterranean cluster homes for adulla iJl—Hour gatehouse and security guard 2-1-lloui unique switchboard sen ice O—Holft pilch and putt golf course Nurt.e and emergency care facilities Large pool, Jacuzzi, sauna bath Barber and beauty tJicpg Maintenance-free living r 'ss~ <? A mature, well-established neighborhood of large, quality homes. A perfect place to raise your family. There is enough living in these homes. to make your world. SHNDS DRSIS Exciting model home complex. Six floor plans —14 elevations. Two, 3, or 4 bedrooms. Spacious baths. King-size master bedrooms. All-electric kitchens. Formal and informal dining. Underground utilities. Uniform masonry fences. FHA, VA, and conventional loans. Liberal trade-in program. Swimming pools and carpeting may be added to mortgage. From $29,000 Total Electric Homes feature: jElectric heat pump ; Electric water heater \ Electric range and oven Electric dishwasher and disposal. Interior, exterior changes gladly made to fit your particular requirements by Our Home Consultants Immediate delivery on homes. Open Daily 11 AM to 9 PM Saturdays to 6 PM 43rd Avenue and Northern' Phone 943-3301 American Builders, Inc. Emron Wright, president

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