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Luxury Living in Glendale, Arizona

by Nate Martinez

Luxury Living in Glendale, Arizona 

Thunderbird Mountain located in Glendale, Arizona is home to the premier destination for luxury living on the Westside. Beyond the gated security lies the intimate community of Tuscany Hills – a local hotspot for some ofGlendale’s most elite homeowners. Perched high atop the mountain, you will find one of the finest luxury homes on the market today. With nearly 10,000 square feet in design and over an acre home site, the views of the native desert terrain and surrounding city are sublime.

Welcome to 24218 N 63rd Drive – a true “hill top” property that can brag about having 360 degree views and mean it. Located at the highest point in Tuscany Hills and backing to the mountain preserve, the 1.36 acre home site provides the privacy one might be looking for in a home of this significance.

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. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
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602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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New to the Market in Blackstone

by Nate Martinez

New to the Market in Blackstone

Just minutes from downtown Phoenix, you will discover one of Peoria’s most exclusive communities – Blackstone Country Club. Behind the private guard-gated entry, the beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert will beckon you to come have a closer look. Whether you love the natural desert setting or the jaw-dropping views of Jim Engh’s award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, Blackstone at Vistancia will stir your sense of style and appeal to your need for luxury.

  

Welcomed by an elegant courtyard, complete with a cozy brick fireplace, 12793 W Oyer Lane is sitting on a 10,682 square foot lot, surrounded by inspiring views, unique to Blackstone living. Designed by TW Lewis, this great room floor plan is just over 3,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

Through the foyer and into the gourmet kitchen – or in other words, “the culinary jackpot!” where you’ll find spicy maple cabinetry, custom tile backsplash, sinfully gorgeous granite counters and an appliance package to die for: built-in refrigerator, double ovens and gas cooktop. Tons of cabinet space, plus a large island with convenient breakfast seating, a Butler’s Pantry and a private wine refrigerator.

  

Down the hall you’ll find the spa-like master retreat with features like his-n-her tiled vanities with oversized wall mirrors, a glass block shower and separate tub designed for a Queen – enclosed with archways the soaking size bathtub sits up a step, supported by tile surrounds.

The outside grounds are just as spectacular as inside. With killer views from every corner, this backyard has everything you need to enjoy the Arizona lifestyle – outdoor kitchen, large covered patio plus a private sitting area, designed specifically for taking in the golf course view. The custom pool/spa was built with a waterfall feature that doubles as a seating area with a brick gas firepit.

  

If you are looking for a place to call home, that will fit your needs and your style, then 12793 W Oyer Lane might be exactly where you need to end your search. For a private tour, please contact Nate today - 602-430-5226.

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Tohono O'odham Casino & Resort in Glendale, AZ

by Nate Martinez


Tohono O'odham Casino & Resort

The Tohono O’odham Tribal Council revealed renderings of its planned casino and resort in Glendale, Arizona, at a press conference on Tuesday, July 12th at the Hampton Inn & Suites, reported The Glendale Star.

Glendale Council members Phil Lieberman and Norma Alvarez attended in support of the project, which is opposed by some city and state lawmakers, who are suing the U.S. Interior Department to halt the tribe’s plans. The potential trust land sits on county grounds just north of the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Norris has attempted to assuage fears of infrastructure costs being funded by Glendale taxpayers.

“It is total misinformation it is going to be costly to the city,” Norris said, according to The Glendale Star. “Where we do not provide services, we enter into an intergovernmental agreement. Regardless whether the Tohono O’odham Nation pays for services itself, there is an IGA and there would be costs to us.”

At the conference, Tribal Council Chairman Ned Norris Jr. revealed considerably smaller development plans–no three-acre atrium as previously included. The casino entry is lit by an LED electronic image board that Norris calls “the Disney effect,” according to The Glendale Star.

The west-side casino awaits Interior approval of land into trust. Its first court date to address legal challenges will take place on Feb. 17.  “The Feb. 17 hearing will give us a good indication of what the time line will be,” Norris told The Glendale Star.

Referencing economic impact, Norris cited an estimated 6,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs would be created in the Glendale area. The tribal nation projects an economic impact of $300 million annually with more than $100 million in taxes the first year, he said.

The planned structures of the Tohono O'odham Nation's proposed casino are similar to that of University of Phoenix Stadium, Tribal Council Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said.

Source: Indian Country, Today Media Network (Photo courtesy of the Tohono O'odham Nation)

Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ

by Nate Martinez

Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ

MIM was founded by Robert Ulrich, former CEO and chairman emeritus of Target Corporations. The idea for MIM came about after Mr. Ulrich and his friend Marc Felix visted the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, Belguim. They had a vision for a unique museum that offered a collecton of musical instruments from all over the world. Using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, they are able to show musical instruments being play in their original cultural context and deliver the sounds of these instruments through high-quality headphones.

Located right here in Scottsdale, AZ the Musical Instrument Museum hosts educational programs, films, concerts, private parties and daily admissions to tour the museum. MIM is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas days - they have a full calendar of performances and events to pick from as well.

4725 E Mayo Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ
480-478-6000

MIM Orientation Video from Musical Instrument Museum on Vimeo.

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