Pete Cure shops at Urban Southwest for the ideal gate for the historic home remodel in Paradise Valley.
Check out the neat stuff at Urban Southwest including old doors from Mexico and Mediterranean period. In addition to importing products, Urban Southwest also builds custom dining room sets and furniture to meet their customers’ specific needs. They create and build things like custom mirrors, rustic doors, windows, zinc table tops, art glass lighting, custom-made cabinets, wall art, and much more.
Did You Know: Urban Southwest uses recycled materials from their local neighborhood to build anything from simple to elaborate, contemporary to antique furnishings for customers. Check out their showroom and take a virtual tour, click here.
Back at the historic home, Pete learns the story behind the builder, Lon Megargee. Reading stories about the Wild West and seeking adventures as a young boy, Lon hops on a train and ends up in Arizona at the age of thirteen. He embraces Western lifestyle and makes himself into a cowboy. As a self-taught painter, he earns most of his living. Today, his murals can been seen throughout the Arizona State Capitol Museum and Arizona State University. Lon’s paintings are valued around $7K.
Lon Megargee lived life to the fullest and was somewhat of a ladies’ man. He was a big time entertainer and loved to socialize. He had lots of friends and enjoyed gambling. When his friends would come over, he’d let them stay at his guest ranch and that became the foundation for what is now Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley.
Did You Know: Lon Megargee built underground tunnels to escape local Sherriff’s, who were trying to bust him for gambling and having poker games at his home. Over the years, guests at the Hermosa Inn say they see Lon’s ghost wandering around the property.
Fred Unger is preserving Lon Megargee’s history at the Hermosa Inn. He’s owned the property since 1992 and rebuilt it after a devastating fire using local building materials. A variety of Lon’s artwork and gems can be seen throughout the property. Hermosa Inn is a fantastic getaway with a southwestern charm that people all over the world can enjoy. Call and make your reservation today.
Urban Southwest has provided homeowners, storefronts as well as commercial establishments with a complete and unique line of furniture made entirely from locally gathered reclaimed lumber and scrap steel. Nick Colamartini at Urban Southwest creates custom affordable furniture not only out of scrap reclaimed product, but also with a minimal amount of power equipment. The goal of Urban Southwest is to create works of art that are functional, affordable, and that owners will love.
Urban Southwest has been featured for its ‘green practices’ and custom designs in Phoenix Home & Garden. They have also been featured in Sunset Magazine, Arizona Republic, and Good Morning Arizona. Urban Southwest is proud to produce rustic and sophisticated art for yourself or for someone else as a gift. Come visit their store at 1016 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 for a unique experience! You will never think about Southwestern design in quite the same way.
For more information, please visit www.urbansouthwest.com or call Nick Colamartini (602) 980-8660 or Rose Ann Colamartini (602) 686-8000