Nardini Manor was originally known as "The Field Ranch" which originated in 1908 by Mr.
Ralph W. Fields. Mr. Fields was a cattle rancher, farmer & preacher. It is unknown whether the lumber
to build the large house was brought in by way of horse and wagon or if it was brought in by way of the railway which was completed at almost exactly the same time that the house was being built in 1910.
What is known is that the exterior walls are constructed of solid concrete and are a full 12" thick In
stead of rebar the concrete was reinforced with railway rails; It is also known that the construction took two years to complete due to the shear size of the house. The construction was complete in 1912,
the same year that Arizona became a state. At this time in 1908 the estate included hundreds of acres.
As time went on, various owners split and sold off all but the 5 1/2 acres the Manor sits on today.
In the early 1970's Mr. Thomas Nardini and his family purchased the Manor which by this time was
in total disrepair.
He and his wife spent the next 20 years restoring the house and designing the gardens that you see today. Mr. Nardini, having come from Italy, had a vision as to what gardens should reflect. These gardens were designed to capture beauty and elegance, by way of fountains, sculptures and manicured hedges.
In 1990 the Manor caught fire and was severely damaged. Restoration was going to be a very large
undertaking and Mr. Nardini who had just recently lost his wife, decided against it.
In December of 1990 the Manor was sold to a couple named Rodger and Tana. They had a vison & and an unbreakable will to repair and bring back the beauty of the Manor for the express purpose of holding weddings, receptions and special events. The restoration took 12 months of hard work and was transformed into the show piece it is today.
Today Tana & Rodgers son & his wife are running the The Manor business with a vison to maintain the beauty and heritage so that future generations can have experienced the manor in their own special way. The Manor continues to grow in beauty, with many new features and projects planned for the
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