This is a private home near the Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 4,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the one of the highest and most scenic improved parcels in the northwest Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, with multiple porches and decks with some of the best views of the Tucson valley.
This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at an elevation of 3,200’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is one of the highest estates in the northwest 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 Pima Canyon. We have personally seen the following birds and animals in our yard: giant owl; giant hawk, bobcat, deer, javelina, coyote, humming bird, rabit and various other species. 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.
It is only minutes away from many activities:
-Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within 30 minutes.
-Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes.
-La Encantada, Tucson's premier dining and shopping venue, is 5 minutes away.
-St Phillips Plaza, another exclusive shopping and dining location, is about 10 minutes away.
-Tucson Mall is about 10 minutes away.
-University of Arizona is about 20 minutes
-Downtown Tucson is about 25 minutes
Outside: Wrap around porch with terraced patio, top level has gas fireplace with comfortable patio furniture, mid-level has built in 36'' stainless BBQ grill with searing burner, stainless mini refrigerator, standalone burner, 2 chaise lounges, patio table and chairs, next to a large spa with waterfall; third level has a heated pebble tec pool, and a pennensula porch extending into the valley, with a patio table and chairs with two chaise lounges
About the house:
Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances including gas range, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and granite countertops. Cookware, utensils, and stemware is provided.
Great Room / Dining Room: This is a 1,000 sq ft room with 16’ beamed ceilings, one wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley, and another picture window looking at the Catalina Mountains. It is furnished with a 10' light oak dining table seating 10 accented by an enourmous chandelier, large leather couch, two leather recliners a large round oak coffee table, a built in wet bar, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom.
The Master Bedroom: Furnished with a king sized dark wood bed, two dressers, 50'' TV with NetFlix, and gas fireplace. The adjacent master bath includes separate his and hers vanities, a bidet, a walk in shower, and a large jetted tub. There is also a separate private balcony connected to this bedroom which overlooks the city of Tucson.
The Queen Suite: This private suite contains an oak queen bed with two dressers a small walk-in closet, and a 32'' cable TV. It is adjacent to a private sitting room with a combination pool/poker/dining table and a gas fireplace. It has a stone tiled bathroom with double vanity and large walk-in shower. A sliding glass door leads out to the back patio, providing views of the desert valley and pool / spa area.
Downstairs Suite: This private suite which has seperate access to the spa/pool area is furnished with dark wood queen bed, two dressers, and a 32'' TV. It has a bathroom with a walk-in shower. This is a large room and also accommodates a large air hockey table.
Office: Furnished with two large oak desks, a internet attached computer with 22'' monitor, wireless router, and printer, and a wireless router which provides access to your laptop throughout the house extending out to the wrap around porch.
Laundry Room: This is a large washroom with granite counters, washer/dryer and industrial sink
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