The Myers Residence – Desert Highlands

With design by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice and Taliesin Architects co-founder, John Rattenbury – he and his team of associated architects and apprentices designed the Charles and Alta Myers Residence located in the Desert Highlands community of North Scottsdale. It remains one of the most significant homes by this firm and is deeply connected to Wright and his principles of organic architecture.

Impressive to this day, and one of his finest works, the Myers Residence appears to grow out of the hillside. Located at the foot of Pinnacle Peak, this Wright protégé used his acumen to design a home of continuous curves that nestle into this boulder strewn environ. At approximately 10,000 square feet, the design belies its size in using multiple roof forms to break up the mass, and to provide a sense of individual shelters along the landscape. Decorative details echo the shapes, forms, and colors of the desert.  The home – at once of, and in, this generous multi-lot desert site remains timeless and one-of-a-kind.

Constructed with precision and incorporating the highest available building skills, this home is nearly irreplaceable today. Combining four lots, it commands the site, certainly now one of the best available in Desert Highlands!

The home offers generous spaces that includes a glorious owners suite, guest rooms, in-house guest suite (perfect for live-in’s), work out room with sauna, offices, entertaining spaces, formal dining, family and living rooms plus more:  the separate, freestanding guest house adds the the resort like setting.  The pool is stunning with select boulders placed for drama and design;  a full outdoor kitchen area, shower and pool bath complete the swim-side cabana shelter. There is a private elevator for convenience.

On-site, the house offers extensive parking for five and then some. With widely abundant storage and shop space.  The custom, gated lot is very private where the gentle hillside conditions allow for sweeping views of the Valley and uninterrupted sunsets.

In addition to the stunning architecture and commanding site, the decorative elements, stained glass, doors and other interior details were all custom designed by Taliesin Architects and associated artists. A custom patented copper-colored frieze, unique to this home, graces the roof edge offering a special element.  The roof lines and massing echo the natural environment.  This highly regarded and well-published home has never before been offered for sale. Recently refreshed with complete respect to the original design, you’ll find contemporary materials that include wood floors, custom stone, fresh paint, carpet, updated faucets, appliances, and more.

Architect John Rattenbury passed away on March 28, 2021 at the age of 93. The Myers house endures a graceful statement of lasting monument to his talent.

Call us today for more details about this very special home!

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Reserve at Tranquil Trail Lot

Great opportunity at Tranquil Trails! Stunning views of Black Mountain to the West, and Continental Mountain to the North, await you in one of the most spectacular and private communities of Carefree, Reserve at Tranquil Trail. This untouched, high desert, custom homesite is located within minutes of the quaint downtown Carefree area, with the famous Carefree Sundial and Desert Gardens park. Fantastic restaurants abound with plenty of high-class shopping and luxury resorts within walking distance. For those who love biking, hiking, horseback riding, trips to Bartlett lake for boating and summer fun, this lot offers the best of the best for an incredible price. Don’t miss out on it!

Ideally oriented E/W for amazing sunset views, this lot has electricity, water, sewer, and gas for every modern convenience when ready to build.

Spectacular Former T.W Lewis Model North Valley Home

Here it is! A rare opportunity to own this absolutely stunning and pristine former T.W Lewis model home in Stetson Hills! It boasts  lush, mature landscape, a backyard oasis complete with a sparkling pool, multiple water features, stone accents, and a built-in BBQ. A large three car garage and spacious front and backyard areas. Inside there is plenty of natural light shining throughout the family kitchen and living areas. Enter through an arched doorway into a grand foyer flanked by a formal dining and complete with inviting tiered ceilings and tile inlay floors. Enjoy views of your resort-feel backyard from the spacious kitchen that features a custom backsplash, granite counters, a large island with seating, and extended cabinets with a wet bar. Tall double doors to enter your primary suite and a large upgraded walk-in closet and private entry to the pool-side patio.

You don’t want to miss this one – Call today!

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Golf Course Views McCormick Ranch

A RARE opportunity to find a charming house with these Golf Course Views AND McDowell Mountain Views all in the place you WANT, with the gated community you NEED with all the amenities you DESERVE.

Whether you’re a car lover, or a Bobby Flay on the grill this home makes it all possible. Show off your wheels and do your thing in this built-out garage with epoxy floors, stainless built-in’s in every direction, recessed and pendant custom lighting and a counter height cold storage for those serious about good eats! Inside, the floor plan is flawless, offering nearly 2,400 well placed square footage with vaulted ceilings and walls of windows to bathe the home in light.  Watch golf, read a book, or chat with friends – you have about 5 places to do anything! This home lives well and entertains even better with consistent Baccarat Pendent lighting that sets the tone, a luxury kitchen stocked with all Viking Stainless Appliances, custom cabinets & countertops, a spacious island and a solarium by Four Seasons built right in. There are 2 owned propane tanks onsite so, you don’t have to compromise your outdoor cooking and entertainment.  Unwind at your front foyer with your well placed and tucked away wet bar.  Move into the vaulted ceiling living room for a longer chat or head straight out to the Lanai to catch a sunset on the mountain or watch some golf. Grab some shrimp for the barbie from your ample cold storage and head to your SECOND fully equipped indoor kitchen off the Lanai. The outdoor kitchen would impress Bobby Flay with it’s Commercial Grade deep fryer, multiple grills and griddles, a commercial grease and vent hood and of course, a glass beverage fridge. Keep cool and clean all year round with this separate mini-split space located in the Lanai/BBQ Kitchen.  Don’t forget the Anderson Windows that help reduce energy bills, bright in abundant light and increase clean living. Over 80 dimmable LED recessed lights throughout home and an electric car charger to round out the sustainable features. The exceptional privacy of this home starts with a guard gated community and continues with solid core wood doors throughout and a large lot facing the golf course with no neighbors.

Located in a very special community of Spanish Oaks within McCormick Ranch, it boasts a very own community pool and spa, plus a lake with duck watching, walking paths and tons of greenery and tall trees that offer wonderful shade and beauty.  The community is one of the best with easy access to all things Scottsdale and Paradise valley – right down the road!  You don’t have to compromise a bit with this home, you will have a little of … it ALL!

360 Degree views! Rare Clearwater Hills Mountain Top!

Looking for ALL VIEWS, ALL OF THE TIME? Tired of hearing a property has great views to be disappointed? We have your solution, literally a 360 degree view from Downtown City Lights to a complete view of Camelback Mountain, to the McDowells to the east, this has it all. Feature watching every sunset & every sunrise, the Little Prince isn’t the only one who can do this, you can. Pristine hillside lot at almost 2 acres fully ready for an exceptional build to match the location. Cleared, flat prepped site, driveway and utilities already in, just waiting for the design-oriented perfectionist who deserves to have it all. This is THE crown jewel property that Clearwater HIlls, Paradise Valley have to offer. Due to hillside codes, you could never find this lot again. This is the time AND the place!

 

Own The Whole Valley! Magnificent Ranch Acreage Yarnell Arizona

An unbelievable opportunity, this pristine 150-acre site (+-) is located in the cool environs of Yarnell Az. Escape to 5000ft elevations and sweeping vistas of natural landscape, all an easy drive away!

This very special parcel is stunning in its beauty, geography and setting. With improved access yet unspoiled acreage, the vast potential of this parcel is nearly unlimited. Zoning entitlement should allow for residential development, or you could enjoy one of the most beautiful and undisturbed parcels in the area, all for your single use.

Located above and behind Yarnell, this parcel encompasses a sweeping valley and towering hills beyond. Water and power are reasonably close and there are number of improved homes as you approach the access lane to the site. The views are AMAZING!

A rare find, existing zoning makes the case for reasonable development. This offering is so unique, it is one of the largest open parcels in the immediate area. There are two existing easements granted that runs with the land.

Make this your destination ranch in the high-desert of Yarnell located just 25 miles and 30 minutes (+-) from Wickenburg and 35 miles and 45 minutes (+-) to Prescott.

About this special location in Arizona:

Gold was discovered in Yarnell about 1865 by Charles Genung (1839–1916), a well-known area pioneer. The community is named for Harrison Yarnell, a later prospector, who discovered the Yarnell mine in 1873. Old U.S. Route 89 (now State Route 89), which goes through Yarnell, was paved in 1933, and for many years was the main highway from Phoenix to Wickenburg, Prescott and northern Arizona.

Yarnell Weather is delightful with Summer high temperatures well below the Valley. There’s more rain and the occasional dusting of snow to make this high-elevation place a true four-season gem.

Learn more about Yarnell, its people, and the unique Yarnell Water Improvement Association by watching HERE

“Movie-Set Western” Cool Yarnell Arizona Acreage

Surrounded by select boulders and amazing views, this 17.5+acre site is located in the cool environs of Yarnell Az. Escape to 5000ft elevations and pristine landscape, all an easy drive away!

As if you’ve walked right into a 1950’s Western Movie Set, this lot is simply stunning in its beauty, geography and setting. Improved yet unspoiled, you’ll want to circle the wagons for a nice long stay! This amazing parcel has improved access and a clear pad surrounded by pinion, oaks topped by “granitite” boulders (a unique stone flecked with dark brown mica) which only found in a few unique locations in Arizona.

Water and power are reasonably close and there are number of improved homes surrounding this very private parcel. The views are outstanding!  Run up for a get-a-way weekend or make this your cool ranch in the high desert of Yarnell located just 25 miles and 30 (+-) from Wickenburg and 35 miles and 45 minutes (+-) to Prescott.

About this special location in Arizona:

Gold was discovered in Yarnell about 1865 by Charles Genung (1839–1916), a well-known area pioneer. The community is named for Harrison Yarnell, a later prospector, who discovered the Yarnell mine in 1873. Old U.S. Route 89 (now State Route 89), which goes through Yarnell, was paved in 1933, and for many years was the main highway from Phoenix to Wickenburg, Prescott and northern Arizona.

Yarnell Weather is delightful with Summer high temperatures well below the Valley. There’s more rain then Phoenix and the occasional dusting of snow to make this high-elevation place a true “four-season” gem.

Learn more about Yarnell, its people, and the unique Yarnell Water Improvement Association by watching HERE