Nestled high on the mountainside of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve a stunning desert retreat awaits you. Every detail of the design was meticulously planned to maximize views of the beautiful surrounding preserve & the twinkling city lights below. Three levels of patios & balconies provide multiple options for entertaining or private retreat. Each construction finish was thoughtfully and lovingly chosen and include imported slate from India, Brazilian Teakwood, and Bolivian Cedar Doors. This home is an artful blend of Italian Tuscan and Santa Fe Ranch that create a luxurious and welcoming lifestyle for you--and--a stunning statement when entertaining. At 19,000 SF this home boasts the largest lot in the subdivision. Driving through the gate you'll know you've arrived at someplace special. A private bricked courtyard graces the front and features the first of four fireplaces and creates an intimate spot for enjoying our gorgeous desert weather. Step through the wrought iron door into the foyer and get your first glimpse of vast desert vistas. Soaring 21 ft the living room offers a feeling of spacious elegance and features lighted peeled logs and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace that draws your eyes upward to the graceful upstairs balcony. Large glass pocket doors flank the west wall and seamlessly extend the living space to the expansive cobblestone covered patio and 25 yard infinity lap pool. Whether you enjoy quiet intimate living or gracious entertaining, this home can accommodate your style. Custom domed ceilings are featured throughout, along with intricate custom ceiling treatments. A state of the art sound system ports sound throughout the home, outdoors and even in the pool! The gourmet kitchen features high-end stainless steel appliances, including a commercial Viking Range, commercial range hood, pot-filler spigot, travertine backsplashes and gorgeous granite. A second sink and disposal on the island gives another place to prep fabulous meals. Enjoy meals in the breakfast nook overlooking the pool and city views or entertain friends and family in the formal dining area with access to a warming drawer in a butlers' pantry located in between the kitchen and dining room. A climate-controlled wine cellar with a barreled rock ceiling provides beverages of choice for the dining experience. To add to the ambiance, double doors from the dining room to the front patio can be opened during cool weather to enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Imported slate floors grace the first floor while custom teak floors create warmth and ambiance on the second floor. On the main floor, two elegant guest rooms share a superbly appointed jack-and-jill bath with two sinks on custom vanities, a walk-in shower and a beautiful soaking tub. Alternatively, this flexible layout could also be used as 3rd master suite, in-law suite or en-suite bedroom and spacious home office. On the opposite end of the home you will find a nook for a computer desk, a full bath with an exit to the pool area, and the laundry room. Both the laundry and bath feature gorgeous cabinetry, while custom granite vanities adorn the bathroom. Whether you have large vehicles or lots of toys the oversized 3-car garage with epoxy floors can accommodate your needs. Currently the 3rd garage bay has a wall separating the garage, but the wall is easily removed. The porte-cochere offers additional parking. The second floor provides a second spacious suite with a nicely sized bedroom with walk-in closet and a bath with unique vanities and sinks, walk in shower and a jacuzzi soaking tub. Head across the bridge to the media room. A media equipment closet also has room for additional household storage. Alternatively, the media room makes a great exercise room. The second-floor master suite features an octagonal sitting area with a three-sided fireplace and a bath with custom vanities, spacious closets, a sunken soak tub with a unique water spout system. His and hers closets feature laundry chute and built-in ironing board. A private door leads to the balcony and another fireplace where you can enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails in private while enjoying the gorgeous desert morning and night views. Not to be outdone, the backyard is one of the best features of this home with views of Phoenix, Tempe, Camelback Mountain, and South Mountain. The Olympic length pool and heated spa features dark Pebble Tec, lane markings and a unique water feature with three laminar water spouts and fire features that dance in the evening light. A motorized pool cover provides pool barrier and safety. An intimate gathering area by the spa includes a fire ring for cool winter evenings. Just steps away is the outdoor kitchen with grill and refrigerator. And your golf game is sure to improve with your private putting green with its challenging slopes, surrounded by mature, producing lemon, clementine and tangelo fruit trees. A spiral staircase takes you to the second-floor balcony and to the rooftop deck. 4th of July fireworks can be seen all over the Valley along with year-around downtown city lights. If you are looking for a refuge with stunning views this home brings all the luxury and technology to your finger tips from the side of a mountain in Central Phoenix only 15 minutes from the airport, downtown or Scottsdale.
Listing courtesy of Bold Realty.
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