Nestled just below the landmark rock outcroppings of Apache Peak in Desert Mountain, and with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, the valley beyond, city lights and captivating fiery, Arizona sunsets, this classic Santa Fe style home depicts a timelessness in both character and design. Along with the commanding views, it is the quality craftmanship seen in the many architectural details in and around the home that creates a simple elegance that exudes warmth and intimacy.
As you approach the home on the long, gently curved driveway lined with lush desert vegetation, hear the trickling sound of water in the carved stone fountain and meander along the stone covered, winding walkway through the front courtyard and up to the front door, the tone has been established for the character and intimacy you will find in this home.
The very spacious and inviting floor plan allows the common spaces to blend beautifully. From the foyer, enhanced by the stone floor, the tall ceiling with a fine, furniture quality, millwork style box wood ceiling and a wall of glass, you are immediately entranced by the subtilty of the details and the drama of the garden view with its boulder outcroppings.
As the foyer opens into the great room, with its additional space for formal dining, the wood floors, ceiling covered in tongue and groove wood planks and with massive wood beams, the fireplace and another wall of glass showcasing the magnificent and dramatic views of the valley, there is an overwhelming need to sit down and simply enjoy the warmth and character of the room and the views beyond.
The hearth room, also highlighted by wood floors and a fireplace, blends seamlessly with the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is showcased with a large working island, walk-in pantry and views of the pool and garden and the valley’s vista views beyond. Both spaces blend seamlessly with the intimate and casual dining area, made charming with its curved wall and windows looking on to the gardens.
The Master suite, with its fireplace, sitting area and expansive walk-in closet, also offers incredible views through another wall of windows. Two ensuite guest bedrooms with walk-in closets are extremely spacious and separated from each other, allowing guests greater privacy. One offers a private patio and wonderful mountain views and the second overlooks the courtyard garden area. A third guest bedroom is used as a den and offers direct access to another private patio. Wonderful privacy and tranquility make this a unique place to retreat.
As a personal retreat, or for entertaining, the outdoor areas of this very distinctive home offer another inspired living space. Designed with a south facing yard that is easily enjoyed year-round, the spacious patio with its pool, spa, built-in BBQ, covered areas and spectacular views make it ideal for entertaining, or simply enjoying the peaceful setting and privacy it offers.
The Desert Mountain Club offers its members a tremendous range of non-golf outdoor recreation and social activities, the use of seven golf courses, seven clubhouses, and nine different dining venues through three different memberships. Many of the non-golf amenities are seen at the new 40,000 sf Sonoran Clubhouse offering Fitness/Tennis/ Spa/Pickleball and Croquet. Twenty miles of award-winning private hiking trails and horseback riding are available. The very wide range of amenities will suit a variety of interests. Desert Mountain Club memberships are available upon successful application.
Day-to-day shopping needs for Desert Mountain owners are well-handled within a 10 to 15-minute drive to the nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek. For activities outside of Desert Mountain, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is famous for world-class shopping, cultural events, major league and collegiate sports, car shows like the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, as well as well as the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. Sky Harbor International Airport is about a 50-minute drive from Desert Mountain and the Scottsdale Private Airport is approximately a 30-minute drive.
For greater exploration of the southwest, Desert Mountain is within two and a half hours of normally excellent snow skiing in Flagstaff and is an easy drive to other great areas like San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell.
Property Features Include: Resort Location, 3 fireplaces, Gated Entry, security system, security patrol, attached three-car garage with built-in storage cabinets and epoxy floor, gas heat, city water, mountain, city light and sunset views, open and spacious rooms
Views Include: City, Hills, Sunrise, Sunset, Mountain
Amenities Include: health club, golf club, bike trails, on golf course, equestrian facilities, walking trails, tennis, 7 golf courses, seven club houses, 40,000 square foot Sonoran Club house offering fitness, tennis, spa, pickleball, croquet, twenty miles of award winning hiking trails, and horseback riding
Built in: 1998
Built by: Phil Smith
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Architectural Style: Spanish
Lot Acres: 2.097