New Heard Farm community features modern farmhouse-style homes


Phoenix-based homebuilder MAK Homes announced that Heard Farm, an intimate new 24-home community in the heart of historic South Mountain, will feature modern farm homes focused on sustainable living. New homes can be visited on March 1.

The location in South Mountain was chosen based on a vision of MAK Homes to create a neighborhood that speaks of history, context and health to provide a meaningful backdrop for all of its owners. Heard Farm’s vision was to echo the agricultural history of this property by recreating citrus orchards and utilizing flood irrigation established by the site’s historic predecessors. surrounding family farms are currently open to the public with fresh produce and other merchandise. South Mountain Regional Park is 1 mile away with over 100 miles of recreational trails in the mountain preserve. The PRS canal system is a short walk or bike ride from the Heard Farm gate to the west.

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“We developed our industrial farmhouse style for the sophisticated homebuyer,” said Mark Doerflein of MAK Homes. “Rooted in agrarian tradition and applying a barn-conversion space strategy, our industrial farmhouse design is fully updated for today’s living. and practical, as well as numerous possibilities for indoor/outdoor interactions.

Heard Farm home designs are in direct response to the agricultural context of the South Mountain region by focusing on simplicity and elegance. The design of the Heard Farm house takes full advantage of views of South Mountain and its adjacent farmland, giving meaning and a sense of community. The composition of the exterior facades and the palette of quality materials provide artistic continuity to the neighborhood, including the cobblestone sidewalks and steel entrance arbors incite a dramatic and warm welcome to enjoy walks through the streetscape. All Heard Farm homes extend living space with usable porches to be inviting and encourage lasting relationships with neighbors. View deck options and large covered patios make connecting to outdoor living very convenient, and various floor plan options allow a family to choose a home that fits and enhances their lifestyle.

Heard Farm offers five custom models with unique qualities that showcase their vision of the modern farm. The Dylan is a full two-story home that features a deck off the living room to the attic. The home includes options like a deck with a view, an indoor/outdoor bar, an RV garage with 20 foot ceilings and more. The Joplin model is most aligned with the traditional farmhouse offering a unique intimate space that naturally divides into two wings. Buyers will have access to three garage bays, a formal porch, a gen suite option and more. The Tyler is a single story home with 18 foot high ceilings. Built with a large central porch and tiered windows for abundant light, the Tyler can accommodate up to seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The Mercury is a modern one-story design with streamlined rooflines and an open floor plan. There are 22 foot high vaulted ceilings that can accommodate a 500 square foot loft. The Morrison offers a full, separate generator suite with a private entrance, backyard, and garage. This one-story home has a prominent entrance, an office with private entrance, and a centralized layout with the kitchen at its heart. The range of custom color and material options for each model, including wood, metal, and stucco accents in gray, white, and beige colors to make every home distinct. Plus, the four-sided architecture ensures accents and treatments are done all around the home, not just in front. All homes are Energy Star rated and meet or exceed building standards.

Arizona-based real estate brokerage firm North & Co. will handle all home sales at Heard Farm. For more information about the community and available homes, visit or follow them on Instagram.


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