Arekat said there are many unique resort-style features throughout the property that blend the area’s scenic topography with its interior and exterior design elements. “From the moment you enter this gated compound from a secluded countryside lane, you’ll be transformed by the beauty of this spacious desert estate,” she said. “Many properties in Paradise Valley are hillside, but this private resort-like sanctuary has magnificent grounds that are very flexible in terms of what you can do with them.”
The estate offers residents two entrances: a formal gated entrance accessed from a secluded country-style lane and a private service entrance that is perfect for events. Said Arekat, “It has all the amenities you would expect at a five-star resort while remaining warm and inviting to both residents and guests.”
The property’s spaious grounds include tennis and basketball courts with viewing pavilions, a sparkling heated pool and spa, and gardens large enough to hold weddings and other special events. The estate also includes a nearly 2,000 square foot guest house, a gazebo, an outdoor kitchen, multiple outdoor fireplaces and a misting system. “It is truly a resort-style estate both indoors and out,” said Arekat.
Santa Barbara and Tuscan design appointments can be seen throughout the home, which includes eight bedrooms, eleven baths and a five-car garage. “The kitchen is one of the focal points of the residence,” said McLain. “It is surrounded by a gallery of sky-lit windows with views in every direction. And a huge kitchen island is perfect for entertaining.”
Custom-designed Hopes windows, plank walnut flooring and Michael Smith designed interiors make this expansive estate feel warm and welcoming. Crackling fireplaces in the family and formal rooms invite residents to relax and unwind from the stresses of the world. A quiet library with English walnut flooring and walls, hidden entry to a climate controlled wine room and children’s or guest wing all add special touches to the home.
“And of course the master retreat is designed to be a respite from the world,” said Arekat. The home’s master retreat includes an art corridor, tongue and groove ceiling, Canterra fireside lounge and views of the estate’s terraced lawns and dramatic water feature. “Every detail of this home was thoughtfully planned and includes high-end luxury appointments from around the world.”
According to McLain, the interior appointments are only matched by its European style landscaping and attention to outdoor amenities. “It is rare because it is located on such an expansive home site,” he said. “To have five acres at the base of Camelback Mountain with such breathtaking views is not something that becomes available very often.”
This estate is listed through Arekat and McLain at Prudential Arizona Properties. Prudential Arizona Properties is the state’s largest Prudential affiliate and its parent company, Americana Holdings, is the 6th largest Prudential franchise in North America. The company has more than 2,000 real estate executives and 20 offices in Nevada and Arizona.
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