9966 E Chiricahua Pass, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

$2,450,000
4
BD
5.5
BA
5,562
SqFt
List Price
$2,450,000
Days on Market
370
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
5843634
City
Scottsdale
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
5.5
Living SQFT
5,562
Lot Size
34,022
Subdivision
Desert Mountain
Year Built
2002
Type
Single Family - Detached

Property Description

Luxury Mediterranean-styled estate with three bedrooms and an office in a Main House, plus a two-room Guest Casita, with golf and mountain views. With all-day solar exposure on the back patio, you can also directly see sunsets every night of the year, as well as the colors of the sunsets reflecting off and across the nearby Continental Mountain range, putting on a soft pink display many nights of the year. Located in 'The Saguaro Forest,' perhaps the most prominent ''Village'' in Desert Mountain, north Scottsdale's world-famous, thirty-three year-old, 8,200 acre, golf and recreational development. Started in 1986, the master planned community of Desert Mountain, set in the High Sonoran Desert of Arizona, is home to The Desert Mountain Club, a private club that has been the backb and centerpiece of the community since inception. It features six Jack Nicklaus Signature championship golf courses, one eighteen-hole, rated par-54 course, four practice ranges, six major Clubhouse facilities, eight private restaurants, a state-of-the art Golf Performance Center, and a twenty-mile long trail complex in the Continental Mountains at the rear of the community, ranging up to 4,890' ASL (the home is about a five-minute drive to the trailhead). One of the current Clubhouse facilities is the Sonoran Clubhouse, the Club's truly amazing swim (three pools), tennis (on grass, Har-Tru and cushioned hard court surfaces), fitness, spa and dining facility. It enjoyed a $12,000,000 renovation in 2016. The following summer saw six pickleball courts, two bocce courts, and a croquet court added. It is now perhaps the premier facility of its type in the entire Southwest. One of the Clubhouses, The Chiricahua Clubhouse, featuring Constantino's, a fabulous restaurant featuring northern Italian cuisine, is a two-minute drive from the house. Desert Mountain's climate is cooler, too, than what is normally associated with Phoenix, due to being much higher than the Valley floor. The house sits at approximately 3,100' ASL (compared to 1,137' ASL at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where the "official" temperatures are monitored for Phoenix). This difference in altitude means Desert Mountain's temperatures are typically ten degrees cooler by day than the Valley floor, and up to about twenty degrees cooler by night (paving the way for Desert Mountain to turn into a legitimate, twelve-month a year community, which it has become). Being approximately thirty-five air miles from downtown Phoenix (and normally about fifty minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport), the stars are bright at night and the air is much cleaner than what lies over the Valley. The nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek supply all the shopping needs Desert Mountain owners require. If you want to venture "off property" for a meal or some fun, there are 69 restaurants and bars within about sixteen minutes' drive. The Club's membership is a remarkable collection of people from all over North America and several European countries. This diverse group of people enjoy themselves and their fellow Members and are catered to relentlessly by an attentive Club staff, providing unparalleled social and recreational opportunities. In a word, the place is "phenomenal". It is so good that three multi-million dollar lottery winners have chosen Desert Mountain over the years as the place they want to live. Membership in the Club is not included but is available upon successful application to the Club. Against this backdrop of privacy, service, beauty and recreation, "Saguaro Forest 71" represents an unusually nice opportunity and value. The owners are building a new home nearby and have priced this home to sell while maintaining it well over the years using professional property management. The house is in impeccable shape for new owners. The Saguaro Forest has seen the most expensive home sales and the greatest amount of home development in the community over the last fifteen years or so. Saguaro Forest 71 is situated on the left side of the par-5 ninth hole on the "Chiricahua" golf course, out of the line of play and opposite the forward-most tees. In this location, errant golf shots coming into the back patio are extremely unlikely. The cart path is on the opposite side of the hole with expansive desert and fairway in between offering a quiet and serene atmosphere. Being on the ninth hole of a non-returning nine means that golfers are not often present during "cocktail time". Being away from any busy streets, much less not overlooking a road or being on a corner, contributes to the serenity of this home. The home is a Kitchen/Family Room plan with the Master Bedroom and Office "split" from the two ensuite guest bedrooms at the other end of the house. The spacious back patio/entertainment area enjoys grassy views to the northwest against the beautiful backdrop of Continental Mountain, a 4,449' high peak just 1.8 miles away. It is in a gorgeous setting and offers terrific views, as indicated above. The Kitchen is well equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a kitchen island, and two sinks. It has a breakfast bar that accommodates four stools, and a large casual dining area adjacent to the breakfast bar. Adjacent to that is a Family Room, currently equipped with a pool table and blessed with a large, wall-hung television with surround sound. It's a great place for fun with family or friends. The Living Room, on the other side of two-way fireplace set in an impressive stone covered wall rising to ceiling height of approximately 19 feet, has nice views of the pool, golf course, and mountains beyond, and has a walk-behind Wet Bar wide enough for four bar stools equipped with an under counter refrigerator with icemaker and bar sink. Around the corner from the Living Room is the Office, a round room with lots of windows and built-in storage and two desk areas on the perimeter. This room has dark-stained hardwood floors. Across from the Office is the entrance to the Master Bedroom Suite, carpeted, and with a large projection television. Two separate Master Bathrooms are complete with separate dressing rooms, toilet rooms ("Hers" also equipped with a bidet), and closets. It is a lovely home in a world-class setting. We hope to show it to you soon!

Additional Information

Elementary School
Black Mountain Elementary School
High School
Cactus Shadows High School
Middle School
Sonoran Trails Middle School
School District
093 - Cave Creek Unified District
Architecture
Santa Barbara/Tuscan
Assoc Fee Includes
Common Area Maint, Street Maint
HOA Transfer Fee
800
Hoa Fee
$2,187
Hoa Fee Frequency
Semi-Annually
Hoa
Yes
Hoa Name
Dsrt. Mt. Masters As
Association Info
Club, Membership Opt, Prof Managed, Pets OK (See Rmrks)
Builder Name
Mountain Star Development
Community
Desert Mountain
Community Features
Guarded Entry, Gated Community, On-Site Guard, Golf Course, Horse Facility, Biking/Walking Path
Construction
Frame - Wood
Cooling
Refrigeration, Ceiling Fan(s), Programmable Thmstat
Dining Area
Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Formal
Energy Green Features
Multi-Zones
Exterior Features
Covered Patio(s), Patio, Private Street(s), Pvt Yrd(s)/Crtyrd(s), Separate Guest House, Built-in BBQ
Features
9+ Flat Ceilings, Fire Sprinklers, Skylight(s), Vaulted Ceiling(s), Wet Bar(s), Water Softener Owned
Fencing
View/Wrought Iron
Finish
Painted, Stucco, Stone
Fireplace
3+ Fireplace, Exterior Fireplace, Firepit, Fireplace Family Rm, Fireplace Living Rm, Fireplace Master Bdr, Gas Fireplace, Two Way Fireplace
Flooring
Carpet, Stone, Wood
Garage Spaces
3
Guest House Sq Ft
589
Heating
Gas Heat
Kitchen Features
Disposal, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Kitchen Island, Range/Oven Elec, Cook Top Gas, Built-in Microwave, Wall Oven(s), Multiple Ovens, Walk-in Pantry, Granite Countertops, Built In Recycling
Landscaping
Yrd Wtring Sys Back, Yrd Wtring Sys Front, Desert Back, Desert Front, Auto Timer H2O Front, Auto Timer H2O Back
Laundry
Inside Laundry, Wshr/Dry HookUp Only, Gas Dryer Hookup, 220 V Dryer Hookup
Living Area
5,562
Lot Size
34,022
Master Bathroom
2 Master Baths, Bidet, Full Bth Master Bdrm, Separate Shwr & Tub, Tub with Jets, Private Toilet Room
Miscellaneous
Home Warranty
Model
Custom
New Financing
Cash, Conventional
Other Rooms
Family Room, Guest Qtrs-Sep Entrn, Media Room
Parking Features
Attch'd Gar Cabinets, Electric Door Opener, Dir Entry frm Garage
Property Description
Golf Course Lot, Mountain View(s), North/South Exposure
Property Use
None
Roofing
Foam, Partial Tile
Services
City Services
Sewer
Sewer - Public
Pool
Yes
Spa
Spa - Heated, Spa - Private
Stories
1
Style
All on One Level
Subdivision
Desert Mountain
Taxes
$9,554
Tax Year
2018
Technology
Cable TV Avail, HighSpd Intrnt Aval, Ntwrk Wrng Multi Rms, Pre-Wire Srnd Snd, Sat Dish Intrnt Ownd, Security Sys Owned, Smart Home System
Utilities
APS, SW Gas
Water
City Water

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