An Ultraluxe Gallery And Home Mashup Makes Artful Living Easy In The Heart Of Old Town

By Taylor Transtrum | December 9, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

027_RR-6924-web.jpgAmple wall space is ideal for displaying art

Located near Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard, and just steps away from Old Town Scottsdale’s most lively restaurants, art galleries, shopping and cultural venues, is the Riva Yares Gallery (3625 N. Bishop Lane). After immigrating to the U.S. from Israel with her two small children, Riva Yares first opened the salonlike gallery in 1964. Since then, the unique space has been a cornerstone of Scottsdale’s contemporary art scene for decades. Thanks to a recent listing by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, art lovers now have the rare opportunity to purchase the iconic hybrid property that is part art gallery, part luxury residence. Totaling close to 9,700 square feet, the property includes a 3,000-square-foot main residence located above the gallery with two bedrooms and three bathrooms; 5,200 square feet of gallery and office space, and an additional 1,500-square-foot historical adobe nicknamed the “Bishop’s House.” Throughout the property, elements such as high ceilings, large arched entryways, gallery lighting, hardwood floors, custom skylights letting in optimal natural light, a loft- style bedroom, and original works of art from the abstract expressionism period can be seen. Other features like the updated gourmet chef ’s kitchen with granite countertops bring the move-in ready property up to date while staying true to its original midcentury modern roots. As Realtor Grant Almquist puts it, “This live/work gallery property is urban luxury living at its best.” $6 million, Grant Almquist, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 480.287.5200

058_RR-7131-web.jpgThe Riva Yares Gallery has been a cornerstone of the contemporary art scene for more than 30 years

051_RR-7033-web.jpgThe kitchen in the main residence features ample light and luxury appliances

Photography by: Roehner + Ryan; Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty