Just appraised at 1.8 Million! (May 2019) This elegant home was rebuilt in 2019 and now boasts a grand master suite addition. The redesign of the existing floor plan preserves the home's history with a vast open concept. Featuring 4 bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, a spacious kitchen with quartz waterfall countertops on a massive island, a 48 inch Thermador range and so much more! FOUR large sliding glass doors all leading out to the stylish paver patio centered on a brand new majestic pool with fountain water features, this home was designed for the indoor/outdoor entertaining family! Come see the potential in this huge backyard! The .86 acre lot is ready for the new owners to make their own! Do you need a large work shop? Sports court? Pool house? Guest casita? Gardens and lush landscaping? Even ALL of the above!? The possibilities for this expansive property with no HOA are endless! We already have ideas vetted with renderings available upon request. Customize this space to your desires! Welcome to the historic neighborhood of Cudia City Estates! This home is the flagship property of Cudia City Estates. It has been passed down through the family since it was built in 1959, and sits on a .86 acre lot 2 blocks outside of the Paradise Valley City boundary. A little more history of this parcel: Salvatore Pace Bodanza Cudia (SPB) was a charismatic Italian immigrant who in 1938 established the Valley of the Sun Studios more commonly known as Cudia City. The one block town included requisite hotel, saloon, church and hitching posts. Films and such as "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Red Ryder" and over 80 episodes of the TV series "26 Men" were filmed here in Cudia City before WWII broke out and slowed production. Views from Cudia City including Camelback Mountain, Praying Monk, Saguaros and other natural features can be found in these films and many other westerns.(("When I was a child in the 1950s, we would visit (the movie set) and walk along the fake western street with the swinging saloon doors," Charles Lopresto of Phoenix says. "Back then, Camelback was the far north end of the city. Lopresto says he and visiting family would stroll the wood sidewalks, gaze in the faux storefronts and live out their own cowboy fantasies.((" Besides film, Cudia had a flair for other theatrics and opened a restaurant and guest accommodations within Cudia City, where he would entertain celebrities and local movers and shakers. Actors Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power and Ginger Rogers visited Cudia City, as did the former king of Iraq, Faisal II. The Phoenix Symphony once hosted its annual gala on the large outdoor sound stage with seating for 1,200.(( Cudia City jumped until the early 1960s and the ringmaster decided to retire at age 74. He sold his fictitious frontier town which was razed for residential redevelopment."
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