Welcome to Apache Peak 33, an elegant, 5,660 square-foot (including a 675 square foot Casita) soft contemporary home about to be started in Desert Mountain, a gated, master planned recreational development in north Scottsdale, AZ. The home was designed by Graffin Design and will be built by Black Stone Development, a dynamic team with twenty-three Desert Mountain homes to their credit. The home is a very open, split, ''Great Room'' floor plan, custom-designed for its southwest-facing, highly elevated site to take advantage of some considerable views and provide a coveted sunny exposure for the back patio. It has a Study and three ensuite bedrooms in the main house (one Powder Room), plus the Casita. The elevation of the home is approximately 3,290', perfect for year 'round living. "Apache Peak" is one of about thirty-five different, custom home "Villages" in Desert Mountain, the highest elevation in the community and therefore the deliverer of the best views in the community, famous far and wide for its long-range (out to about eighty miles!) panoramic views of mountains near and far, and gorgeous Arizona sunsets. After dark, city lights twinkle like stars on the Valley floor, with many mountains silhouetted against those city lights or, to the north, against a dark, starry sky. The home is scheduled to start construction around September 1, 2019 with a target completion date of November 1, 2020. The current list price is a "Pre-Completion" price; it may go up after it is finished if it isn't sold by then. The accompanying renderings of the exterior of the home were produced to give you a very accurate reproduction of what will be built. Other details of the home include: steel columns, architectural stone face block, real stone veneer, metal fascia, smooth face stucco and board form concrete walls; a reverse negative edge pool facing a sunken conversation pit with a long, rectangular firepit, all next to a waterfall from the pool; two two-car garages flanking a spacious auto-courtyard; a large, well-equipped Kitchen (Wolf, Asko, Sub-Zero, and/or Miele appliances) with a center island; fireplaces in the Master Bedroom, Great Room, and in the covered area of the Back Patio; two private toilet rooms in the Master Bathroom; a spacious shower in the Master Bathroom with a high window in it for natural light; a large Master Closet with natural lighting and a center island for storage and to make packing and unpacking from a trip easy; a Study with good views to the north, a private patio, and a separate storage closet; an epoxy coating on the two garage floors; ceiling-to-floor windows in the Master Bedroom, the better to capture the fabulous views; a spacious, naturally lighted Laundry Room with a large Broom Closet for storage; direct access to one of the garages from the Casita; the Study is accessible from the Master Bathroom as well as from a hallway; the Casita has a small Kitchen area, a walk-in closet, and a spacious, double-lavatory Bathroom; the Great Room will also have ceiling-to-floor glass walls, approximately 16' of which will slide open, bringing the outside in and vice versa; a separate A/V closet will make working on the home's electronic systems easy (the home will be wired for the latest in home control systems); LED accent lighting will be extensively used throughout the home; the closets will all be finished out with high-quality, adjustable shelving; the Garage Storage Room will be air-conditioned; there will be no carpet anywhere in the house; the ceilings in the Great Room will be 14 to 17 ' high; the pool will have a chlorine-based water purification system; there will be no interior steps in the house; a Pet Door could be added to the exterior door of the Laundry Room and an associated, enclosed Dog Run could be added outside the Laundry Room if requested early enough; the Front Courtyard will be enclosed and beautifully landscaped with specimen plants; and, the choices of Materials & Finishes and things like adding a fire or water feature to the Front Courtyard could be influenced by a Buyer before November 1, 2019. The home will be magnificent! More on Desert Mountain... It is a highly acclaimed, thirty-two-year-old, 8,200 acre, gated, private golf and outdoor recreation-oriented master planned development on the south-facing slopes of the Continental Mountain range, nominally about 3,000' above Phoenix. It is contiguous to the fourth largest National Forest in the country. There is a twenty-mile private trail system in these mountains for the exclusive use of Desert Mountain residents. The top elevation is 4,890', highest in all of Maricopa County. The views from the high point in the trail system are really something to see! Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is typically about a forty-minute drive from the community's Front Gate. The opportunity to be a member of the community's private club, The Desert Mountain Club, is a significant part of the attraction of living in Desert Mountain for most property owners. The Club is the emotional, physical, and social "core" of the place. Membership is not included in the purchase price of the home but is available from the Club on a separate basis after being approved by the Club. The Club is rightfully internationally famous as a year 'round, private spa and golf mecca, with seven clubhouses, nine dining venues, six eighteen-hole championship Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, four practice ranges, a high-tech golf performance center, and, an eighteen-hole par-3 course, rated for handicap purposes. That course, known as "Seven", has a "sports bar" clubhouse with twenty-eight big screen televisions, two bocce ball courts, and several huge firepits. It opened in the Spring of 2019 and was hugely welcomed by the Club's membership. One of the other Clubhouses is the Sonoran Clubhouse, a truly amazing swim (three pools), tennis (nine courts, including one grass, five Har-Tru, and three cushioned surface hard courts), fitness, spa facility, and a popular grill restaurant. It enjoyed a $12,000,000 renovation in 2016. The following summer saw six pickleball courts, two bocce ball courts, and a croquet court added. It is now perhaps the premier facility of its type in the entire Southwest. The Club's dining venues offer a wide variety of food, wine, and atmospheres. No coats and ties required! A tremendous range of non-golf outdoor recreation and social activities are also available. The Club's membership is catered to relentlessly by an attentive Club staff and Concierge, providing unparalleled service. In a word, the place is "phenomenal". It is so good, three multi-million-dollar lottery winners have chosen Desert Mountain over the years as the place they want to live. Desert Mountain now has about 1,900 finished homes ranging in size from 1,800 to over 20,000 square feet and in price from about $700,000 to over $10,000,000. Owners have invested over $30,000,000 in individual homes. It has attracted full-and part-time residents from all over North America, Great Britain, and western Europe. Another steady attraction are real estate taxes that are strikingly low compared to many parts of the country, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and California. The weather is famously sunny, and our risk of natural disasters is extremely low. Being higher and somewhat removed from the city means the stars are bright at night and the air is typically much cleaner than what lies over the Valley. We hope to have a chance to visit with you about this home, and to show it to you in the unlikely event that it is completed prior to going under contract!
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Fine Properties.
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