Nestled in a private 24-hour guard-gated canyon, yet easily accessible by jets as large as a G5 at a local FBO just 20 minutes away, is a one-of-a-kind magnificent Tuscan palazzo, Southwestern-style, with panoramic views of the valley below.
Designed by well-known Tucson architect Gary Robison, this home is perfect for a sophisticated person with a love of entertaining friends and family from around the world. From the moment one enters the custom iron and glass entry doors and is greeted by a sculptured wall of water gently cascading over a natural stone backdrop, the special nature of this home is clear.
Created from the highest quality of materials including tumbled travertine floors, fine wood flooring and curved Venetian plaster walls throughout, and graced with six fireplaces, the main home's 5,637 square feet and adjoining guest home of 1,613 square feet are magnificently elegant and gracious, yet also warm and embracing, and quite comfortable for today's casual life styles.
Designed to accentuate the stunning mountain and city lights views from multiple panoramic windows, every window is a work of art from which one can watch glorious sunsets and a parade of local wildlife at dusk just beyond the home's perimeters. A large formal dining room sets the stage for fabulous dinner parties yet remains intimate in feeling, with built-in buffets and window seat and a private terrace just out the door.
The kitchen includes all that a great cook could dream of: rich alder cabinetry, coffered ceiling, 6 burner Dacor cooktop with potfiller, 2 Dacor wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator and two refrigerator drawers, sink with a view plus prep sink in the commodious "Supersize Me" island seating six at a beautiful granite counter, Dacor dishwasher plus Fisher-Paykel dishwasher drawer for those small loads, icemaker and an elegant wood-framed wine refrigerator accommodating at least ---- bottles, and generous pantry. And don't miss the charming corner fireplace.
In the great-room, centered on a massive fireplace and a built-in TV cabinet, one can be as formal or relaxed as fits one's style. Enjoy panoramic views in every direction, under a planked wood ceiling accented with wood beams. The adjacent breakfast area includes a wet bar and looks out to a pond and waterfall feature set into the surrounding stone backdrop.
The master suite is truly a suite: the large bedroom includes a generous sitting area with fireplace and walls of windows, two refrigerator drawers, with a spectacular master bath featuring a steam unit and bench in shower area, separate w/c with bidet, a Jacuzzi tub overlooking gardens, and heated floors and a Dacor towel warmer for those chilly desert mornings. A richly appointed walk-in closet and separate laundry room complete the master suite.
The laundry room has hanging space for closet overflow, raised washer/dryer and sink. A substantial office is just down the hall, featuring a handsome built-in desk and drawers, bookshelves galore and an en suite full bath. The second bedroom is a spectacular guest suite with its own beehive fireplace in the sitting area, wet bar with sink, full bath with seated make-up area and private terrace. The spacious main laundry room includes raised Asko washer and dryer, sink and a 2nd refrigerator.
Stepping outside from the great room is an outdoor living area with TV, another cozy fireplace, banquette seating and a full outdoor kitchen, all sheltered under a rich wood beamed ceiling. Beyond is a salt water infinity pool and spa snuggled into natural rock formations, with a concrete water slide in to the pool for the grandkids should they be visiting. A putting green is off to the side of the pool. A firepit with seating is built into a rocky promontory looking out to forever unobstructed views of the Valley below.
The adjacent 1,613 square foot guest home is accessed by a path along a flowing water feature and ponds built into the rocks, and is in fact a small home. It includes a full sitting area with fireplace, complete kitchen, laundry room, and two bedrooms with en suite baths. A three-car garage provides quarters for both owner and guest vehicles.
Note the tiles used throughout, custom-designed and none the same. Included features to note are the built-in vacuum systems in both the main home and guest home, the extensive built-in cabinetry throughout the home, the use of the highest quality materials with a focus on natural materials, and wood-framed windows throughout.
This is a home for those of the most discerning taste and sophistication, and will provide great shared moments for years to come. Full furniture package may be available.
Property Features Include: 6, Hot tub, Separate Guest Quarters, Three car garage, Forced Air - Elec
Amenities Include: Pool
Built in: 2004
Approximate Square Feet:
Roof: Tile roof.
Architectural Style: Spanish Mission, 1 Story
Lot Acres: 1.82
Lot Dimensions: 252 x 192 x 253 x 283