One of Diane Keaton's real estate purchases might be just as quirky as the actress herself. In 2018, the timeless star scooped up an adobe estate for $1.5 million in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson, AZ. The Sonoran row house is a far cry from the Oscar winner's $17.5 million former New York City apartment: She swapped clean white walls and black-and-white tile floors for exposed plaster, brick floors, and beamed ceilings.
The one-of-a-kind property has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and tips the scales at 4,572 square feet, with a separate but attached four-room guesthouse. Built during the 1880s, the adobe structure has since been restored by another owner, though the original plaster walls and traditional details remain. This desert-chic abode looks like an idyllic escape from the modern world and features quaint sitting rooms, a library, and décor inspired by its natural desert surroundings.
It's a well-established fact that Keaton is obsessed with remodeling and then reselling the homes she buys. And while she was clearly charmed by this historic property (it was actually awarded for its adept preservation), the actress will likely add it to her ever-growing list of successful flips. Let's take a look inside.
Exposed adobe walls and farmhouse-style wide-plank wood floors add to the off-the-grid feeling of this Southwestern desert home.
This rustic home brings outdoor elements inside. This entryway is no exception, thanks to a variety of textures and materials like brick, straw, and mud.
Multiple pendant lights, suspended from raw wood beams above, illuminate the high-ceilinged eat-in kitchen; a large wooden island provides seating and extra prep space.
The dining room effortlessly blends into the living area within this long section of the T-shaped house. Note the chic midcentury-modern vibes that nicely complement the austere structure.
The exposed adobe walls of the primary bedroom are raw and unrefined, contrasting with the smooth hardwood floors and contemporary rug.
The term “Primary Bedroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bedroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
Huge Primary Suite
A zoomed-out view of the primary bedroom illustrates that the space is ample enough to accommodate a large sitting area (or two).
The primary bathroom incorporates 1960s-inspired floor tiles, midcentury-style pendant lamps, a clawfoot tub, and an open shower area with a lime plaster surround.
The term “Primary Bathroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bathroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
The home's exterior view resembles more of a commercial structure than a house; you'd never guess the potential of this unassuming yet intriguing home.