At the entry you will find the attention to detail starts with the custom front door, adorned with impeccable craftsmanship in the iron accents. However once inside, your attention will be drawn to the impressive chandelier that graciously illuminates the foyer and the grand stature of the Italian imported pillars (rumored to be valued at $350,000). Although it may be difficult to decide which direction to start your tour, you will find it is led by marble flooring throughout the main level. Through the grand foyer are the formal living areas; to the right is the master retreat and to the left is the family room and kitchen.
The seller has spared no expense with quality and unique amenities you may not find in another luxury home, such as the lighted onyx sink in the guest powder room or the gold plated fixtures throughout. Overlooking the kitchen and a view of the grounds, the family room is accented by the soft light of the tray ceiling and the rich tones of the Alder wood wall unit that surrounds the fireplace. The gourmet kitchen will remind you of something you saw featured on HGTV – walnut wood floors mixed with Alder wood at the island and a subtle distressed antique look to the cabinetry - not only pleasing to the eye, it is functional and practical.
Also on the main floor is the master’s quarters, which has a hidden room that could easily be a reading room or a private study. The two-way fireplace will draw you into the Mediterranean-resort-like bathroom, were we will see more of the uniquely elegant details featured in this home. The primary focal point is no doubt the huge Roman-style tub, which is like what you might find when visiting old world Rome - a huge tub with gracious archways supported by pillars and surrounded by marble. His-n-her vanities with onyx sinks and lamp-style wall sconces, accented with gold plated fixtures. At first glance, the walk-in shower will appear to be glowing, but that is just the shimmering effect of the glass tile – another uniquely elegant detail that the seller spared no expense with.
There are two ways to access the second level, one of which is the convenient elevator that also accesses the garage. Upstairs is were the real fun begins – literally. Here you will find a poker room which has its own private balcony – the seller calls it a poker room, but it could be used for whatever suites you. Just off the poker room is the massive game or bonus room, which has a full wet bar with an appliance package and plenty of cabinets for storing all your favorite spirits. A savory game room such as this wouldn’t be complete without a private bathroom, fireplace and of course a two-way salt water fish tank. While all those amenities are fantastic, it is here that you may have the first opportunity to appreciate the magnificent views. But wait, there is more…within the game room is a separate theater, decorated just like an original opera house with theater-style seating for seven. Elegant and classic in décor but modern with technology - this media room comes with a fiber optic star-filled night sky ceiling and Crestron Home System.
While it’s a fact that this home makes entertaining a cinch, there is work to be done at some point in the day and you’ll appreciate having the study or office nearby. Encased with floor-to-ceiling Alder wood and built-in book shelves, the vibrant colors from the salt water fish tank compliment this warm and inviting space. Here you will also find a second hidden room that stores all the security systems in this home.
Upstairs are the secondary bedrooms, four of them to be exactly, each with their own themed amenities and private en suite baths. If you need to fulfill a princess’s bedroom-dreams-come-true, then you will love the theme in bedroom number two. Every princess needs a little pink décor and of course a balcony! The bathroom is just as sweet with a hand-painted floral sink, large soaker tub and gold plated swan faucets – yet another one of those unique details the seller has spared no expense with.
In a home of this quality, you would expect to a guest casita but perhaps not guest quarters such as these. This guest house is nearly 1,300 square feet with two bedrooms, one bath, a living area, full kitchen and a one garage attached garage. In addition to the guest parking, there is an oversized four car garage attached to the main house and plenty of parking on the cobblestone driveway.
The hilltop grounds are just as impressive as the interior. Nestled against the side of the mountain preserve, privacy is a key element of this backyard. Surrounded by Canterra stone, the lap pool has a negative edge spa and a rock waterfall that is built into the side of the preserve. An extensive use of Travertine stone has been used at both the covered patio and the wrap-around balcony. Some of the backyard amenities include multiple fireplaces, an outdoor shower and a built-in BBQ with Lynx brand appliances.
While the views from the balcony are breathtaking, the real awe-inspiring 360 degree views are seen from the roof top deck. There is literally hundreds of square feet of outdoor space where the views are nearly perfect – on a clear day you can see the Arizona Cardinals’ football stadium to the west and at night the city lights sparkling like diamonds on the horizon.
The only thing left to do is imagine for a moment, the sound of cobblestone under your tires as you accelerate past the gated entry and make your way to the top of the hill. That is the welcoming sound of luxury living and it can be yours today. Contact Nate for a private tour at 602-430-5226.