Our Biltmore Office
An Arizona Historic Property
The building was built in 1981 as the office for executives at Good Samaritan Hospital and its parent company SamCor. It was built most especially for, and under the direction of Stephen Morris, CEO of Good Samaritan and SamCor.
In 1985, the building was sold to a group of real estate attorneys, who occupied part of the building and also rented the building’s west side to First Star Metropolitan Bank. The building was sold for the highest price per foot for any commercial building up to that time in Arizona history.
In 1989, famed Arizona attorney Charles M. Brewer purchased the building, renovated it extensively to include the wood paneling, bookshelves and extensive legal library that still exists today. It was Charlie who added the third floor in the early 1990s. During Charlie’s time, the building became well-known to attorneys and others as Charlie was renowned as perhaps Arizona’s finest trial lawyer for many decades and his name prominently appeared on the southeast corner of the building at 24th Street and Missouri. Many of Arizona’s largest and most influential cases in shaping Arizona law were born out of the building.
In March 2013, Brett bought the building from Charlie, his friend. Charlie officed in the building until shortly before his death on August 13, 2021, since as part of the sale it was agreed Charlie (then in his 80s) would stay until he retired. Charlie was an amazing attorney and colorful character.
Under the guidance of architect Edward Chavez, and Brett’s wife, Brett renovated the building in two stages, the first in 2013 (main floor) and the second in 2014 (lower level, third floor and patios). Further renovations were completed in 2021, most especially to the building’s North side. With all of these efforts, Brett modernized the building’s capabilities while maintaining its original charm, staying true to Charlie’s original vision for the building, which was to have the best attorney space in Arizona.