This is a private home on 3 gated acres bordering Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 5,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the highest and most scenic improved parcel in the northeast Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, detached game room, and multiple porches and decks with the best views of the Tucson valley-period.
This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.
Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of our house, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. From our driveway, you begin the journey into a geological time warp moving through a saguaro forest for the first 10 minutes, then into many oak and pinion pine covered mountains with spectacular rock formations. Within 35 minutes, you can be fishing for trout at Rose Canyon Lake in the ponderosa pines. If you continue on, you quickly arrive at the small village of Summerhaven and the Ski Valley lift at over 8,000’ elevation. Many trails can be found in both the lower and upper elevations for winter or summer hiking.
Even though you sense extreme privacy on the property, you are only minutes away from many activities:
Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, 49ers Country Club in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within an hour.
Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes. Park Mall is about 20-25 minutes away.
Drive time to the University of Arizona is about 35 minutes and to downtown Tucson, about 5 minutes further.
About the house:
(A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.)
Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 60” Wolf gas range, a 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and all mesquite cabinetry. A well stocked pantry with most of the basics and most items you might need to cook and serve a meal are provided.
Great Room: This is a 1,600 sq ft room with 16’ ceilings and wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley. It is furnished with leather couches, a large round mesquite table and chairs that will seat 6-10, a knook table with 4 additional chairs, a built in bar and wine cooler, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom, and a flat screen TV with an expanded satellite viewing package.
The Master Bedroom: This is furnished with a king sized mesquite bed, mesquite dressers, TV, another fireplace and more. The adjacent master bath includes separate mesquite vanities, a dual head walk in shower, and a large tub. There is also a separate office area connected to this bedroom with a futon for an extra sleeper if necessary. A covered porch that overlooks the saguaro covered mountainside and the city is accessible via an exterior door from this bedroom also.
The other downstairs bedroom: This is furnished with a King sized bed and has access to a full sized bathroom. This bathroom can be made private to the bedroom or to the great room.
Upstairs: This carpeted area has two similar, large bedrooms with each having its own full bath inside the room. Both are furnished with a queen and king sized beds and dressers. Also upstairs is a large media room furnished with a TV, a top quality full sized futon and a collection of DVDs and video games. A router upstairs provides service for your laptop throughout the house. There is an exterior door upstairs to a very large deck furnished with a table and deck chairs for enjoying the most spectacular views in the foothills.
The Game room: This is a separate 700 sq ft guest house that is currently furnished as a game room and is accessible by a very short walk across the flagstone and concrete common area that includes a built in BBQ w/sink and an outside fireplace (chimenea). The game room is equipped with a pool table, a championship 18’ shuffleboard table, a ping pong table, an electronic dart board, a bar, outside seating, a full sized futon, and a full bathroom.
A three car garage will house your vehicles and two laundry areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) are available for your convenience.
A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.
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