Welcome to Saguaro Forest 334, a beautiful, south-facing, 8,739 square foot, hill-top Italian Villa finished in mid-April. The home was built by esteemed builder RS Homes of Scottsdale. It was conceived and started by a couple as their ''Dream Home,'' and they didn't spare any expense anywhere in the home. A change in family situation has caused the owner to put the home on the market, creating a very rare opportunity for someone looking for a home that is: a) new, b) ready for immediate occupancy, c) of extremely high-quality, d) blessed with wonderful views and privacy, and e) equipped with features found in only the highest-end custom homes designed by people for their own, full-time use, not for resale as a spec home. Some of these features include: a home theater; an exercise room (including a rack of dumbbells and a Universal machine); a large library/office with a two-sided "Partners' Desk" in the middle, bookshelves to the ceiling and two ladders to help reach books on the top shelves (plus a proper office storage closet); a "show stopping" outdoor kitchen/entertainment area replete with large barbeque, side burners, pizza oven, icemaker, under-counter refrigerator, in-ceiling heaters, a misting system with fans, a spot for a large television, countertop seating for several hungry diners; a nearby firepit with built-in banco seating; a nearby outdoor shower; a security gate on the paver stone driveway; a 521 bottle wine storage room; bricked, barrel vault ceilings in several places; a large game room area adjacent to the living room; a rooftop observation deck; an RO water filtration system; two pairs of washers and dryers (one pair in the laundry room, and one just outside "Her" dressing room); crown molding; tankless water heaters; two garages, both with epoxy floor finishes; one for a single car, and another one, air-conditioned, for three cars and wall-lining storage cabinets and work surfaces; both equipped with direct drive overhead openers, much quieter than normal chain driven units; high-glaze Venetian plaster everywhere; storage galore; beautiful architectural details; top-of-the-line appliances, lighting, and home systems (Crestron); spacious and gracious rooms, etc., etc.), all on a 3.48 custom estate homesite, far away from any noise-producing road or golf course, in a prestigious neighborhood in one of Scottsdale's most celebrated gated, golf and recreational communities, Desert Mountain.
The home is a traditional "Kitchen/Family Room" split floor plan, with no steps anywhere on the Main Level. Two ensuite bedrooms with walk-in closets and the rooftop observation deck are up a full flight of stairs, but otherwise, there are no steps. As you come in the front door heading south, the dining room and office/library are to your left, on the north side of the 114' long main hall. The master suite is on the east end of that hallway, and features elegant, separate bathrooms and dressing rooms. "Her" dressing room is a sight to see, with a large, center island, extensive glass-fronted shoe storage, high storage for out-of-season clothing, a safe, and stacked washer and dryer. Mother of Pearl mosaic tile, beautiful light-colored wood cabinetry, and elegant light fixtures complement the other details. "His" side is very nice, separate from "Hers", with hand-carved, dark-colored cabinetry. The carpeted master bedroom has a beamed ceiling; a hand-carved, raised hearth limestone fireplace with mantel; built-in bookshelves, and a lighted, mirror-backed and glass door-equipped curio cabinet for dust-free storage of treasured collectibles. A large, projection television screen drops down from the ceiling.
On the south side of the hall on the east side of the home is the kitchen, pantry, and butler's pantry. The kitchen is a tour de force of beautiful cabinetry, tile details, top-grade appliances, double islands, and a large, in-kitchen dining area. A spectacular buffet is included.
Straight ahead upon entry is the living room, with disappearing sliding glass doors leading out to the pool patio with a large infinity edge pool and spa with a waterfall into the pool; views towards downtown Phoenix over several mountains, about forty miles distant. Look left when you get outside, and you'll see the Four Peaks, about thirty miles away, and a nice profile of the Superstition Mountains. Another hand-carved fireplace with a raised hearth and mantel graces the living room, along with a large, crystal chandelier. A large television is above the fireplace. To the left of the fireplace is an included elegant hutch, specifically purchased for and designed into the home.
To the right of the living room as you enter the home is a large, open, game room, with room for a full-sized pool table, a game table, and a seating area in front of a large flat screen television. A niche is ready to receive a juke box. The outdoor kitchen is just outside of this area. The 521 bottle wine storage room and a fully equipped bar (ice maker, refrigerator and dishwasher) and back bar are in the game room, with a television in the back bar, perhaps to show something else than what is on the main game room television or the also-visible large television a few feet away in the living room. More glass-shelved, lighted, glass-door covered display cabinets are nearby, perfect for the display of trophies and awards.
Down the main hall towards the garage is a hallway to the right, to the exercise room, laundry room, and the single-car garage, set up to be the "right" place for a collectible car, with soft water for spot-free car washing and wooden baseboards. Your valuable car will be in a very nice place! Back to the main hall, another offshoot hall to the south leads to the Junior Master Suite, equipped with a mini-kitchen and with access to the back patio. Again back to the main hall, you'll find extensive under-staircase storage for suitcases and the like; the home theater with double doors, hand carved with movie film designs and equipped with handles made from a large movie reel; and theater seating consisting of six of the most beautiful, red leather recliners you'll ever see; the stairs up to the two guest bedrooms and the rooftop observation deck, and a key drop just inside the door to the larger garage.
The main hall is magnificent, with accent mosaic tile everywhere, wonderful chandeliers as well as indirect lighting, an ochre-colored arched ceiling, and display cases for collectibles. The bedrooms and dressing rooms are carpeted, and there is hardwood flooring in the dining room and the library/office. Otherwise, the flooring is all travertine tile.
The Main Level has 7,745 square feet of air-conditioned space. There are 994 on the Upper Level. 1,912 square feet is spread between the three-car and the single-car Garages and Storage, and there is an additional 1,332 of Covered Patio space. The grand total is 11,983 square feet. It is a magnificent, high-end home in all respects.
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Listing information last updated on May 30th, 2020 at 10:02pm MST.