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William Wrigley Jr's Winter Cottage

Posted October 2021

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riginally constructed in 1932 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Junior, the Mansion was thoughtfully designed as a 50th-anniversary gift to his beloved wife, Ada.

Sitting at the top of a hill, it commands the most dramatic views in Phoenix, showcasing the mountains and the city below.

It's architecture includes curated elements of Spanish, California Monterey, and Mediterranean styles.

Original tiles still grace the mansion, having been shipped from the Wrigley family's tile factory on Catalina Island and carted up the hill by donkey.

Sold by the Wrigley family in 1973, it changed hands several times. In 1992, as the city of Phoenix was planning to tear it down to make room for condos, Geordie Hormel and his wife, Jamie, fell in love with the property and purchased it. Together they restored it with the intention of sharing its inherent magic with everyone. Today it's a premier fine dining and special event venue.

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This "winter cottage" was supposed to become the resting point for the Wrigley's during their long journeys from Chicago back home to Catalina. William Wrigley would truly never get a chance to enjoy the fruits of his effort. Not long after the completion of the Wrigley Mansion and during his first full stay, William Wrigley died on January 26, 1932 at the age of 70. And while William Wrigley never got the chance to enjoy the Wrigley Mansion, its still stands proud today.

  • 24 rooms, 12 bathrooms, and over 16,000 square feet
  • Sits on a 100-foot knoll with views of greater Phoenix to the south, close to the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, which Wrigley owned.
  • Also known as William Wrigley Jr. Winter Cottage and as La Colina Solana
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989

The Wrigleys maintained other residences in Chicago; Philadelphia; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Catalina Island; and Pasadena, and used this, the smallest of their houses, for only a few weeks a year.

The Mansion, was built as a 50th wedding anniversary present from Wrigley to his wife.

In 1932 Wrigley passed away in this home. He was 70 years old.

Wrigley passed away in the home in 1932 the Wrigley family continued to own and visit The Wrigley Mansion for 40 more years after his death They took immaculate care of the property—right down to the doorknobs. Over the years, Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries and even presidents made stops at the historic site.

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2501 E. Telawa Trail Phoenix, AZ 85016

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