Camelback Mountain Meets Arcadia – George Christiansen Architect

General Information

  • Square Footage: 4,008 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Garage: 2 Car Garage
  • Area: Camelback Mountain/Arcadia
  • Lot Size: 40,476 Sq. Ft.
  • Age: 1986
  • Architecture: Modern Contemporary
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Status:  Sold


This elevated modern home was designed by none other than Architect George Christensen for one of Phoenix’s most recognizable families.  Originally designed for Woody Johnson, owner and founder of the fabled Macayo restaurant, the home is perfectly sited on an elevated lot at the foothills of Camelback Mountain.

The views are sweeping and stunning:  from soaring vistas of Camelback Mountain, to a skyline view of city lights, South Mountain and the Papago Buttes, you will be hard pressed to find a better site on this sought after location.  Meticulously crafted with lasting quality, the home features custom block construction, timeless limestone veneer, and detailing that includes top-line hardware and lasting details.

The architect placed the home with perfection so that the entry is at once discreet and elegant.  A front patio wraps the house and embraces the views; the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. The 2-car garage is hidden from view and the home offers abundant shop and storage space. Once above garage level, the home offers a single level, split floorpan that includes generous rooms, large closets and elegant baths.

The main room is connected to the views both north and south, featuring over-height ceilings and a rhythm of classic geometry that is bold and comforting in scale and function. Timeless limestone flooring in the main living areas anchor space and center it around a gas fireplace. A dining area is a cornerstone to the space, large enough for every feast and special event. The kitchen is a study in efficiency, with center island, eat-in area, and cook’s appliances; a space to delight any chef.

The primary suite is superb, featuring a built in soaking tub and sauna, dual closets and more.  A private terrace features an in-ground spa. The plan offers an additional guest rooms, with en-suite baths. An oversized laundry makes for easy living too.  Outside you’ll find a mature landscape, with citrus,  towering palm trees, privacy hedge and unique desert specimens.

With an “Arcadia meets Camelback” location, this home combines architectural pedigree, unique history, lasting construction and timeless views into a one-of a kind opportunity for elegant desert living!

Spa, jetted tub and sauna “as-is”. Priced for immediate sale, shown by appointment.


  • Architect George Christensen
  • Camelback Mountain Foothill Location
  • Elevated Pad and Large, Near-Acre Lot
  • Skyline View of City Lights, South Mountain and Papago Buttes
  • Vistas of Camelback Mountain
  • Meticulously Crafted
  • Custom Bock Construction
  • Limestone Floors and Veneer
  • Scottsdale Schools
  • “Arcadia meets Camelback” location
  • Spa, Jetted Tub and Sauna all “AS-IS”
  • Priced for Immediate Sale



Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510
Tracey Zemer – 602.478.0607
Debbie Jarson – 480.254.7511

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