$1,650,000 • 1.98 acres
Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in the heart of Phoenix. Located 1 1⁄2 blocks from trails to the Piestewa Peak area of the Phoenix Mountain preserve, this 1.98 equestrian property has close access to protected miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.
Your new home offers a quiet, private country experience with close access to nearby grocery stores and pharmacies, shopping, and dining. Whether you want to go to downtown Phoenix for work, the airport or entertainment, close and convenient access to the 51 makes an easy drive in about 20 minutes. The property is fully fenced with an automatic double swing gate operated by 2 keypads, remotes, and pressure pad.
Desert landscaping with botanical cactus specimens and other native foliage welcome you as well as Gambel's quail, hummingbirds, the occasional Roadrunner and other native wildlife. An automatic drip system waters the landscape on the entire property. As you walk up the natural flagstone path and porch you will be welcomed into an open, split floor plan home with 2 living spaces and views to the back property that includes a view of Piestewa Peak. Your living areas can be enjoyed for gatherings with loved ones, a sitting area, space for a grand piano, game area; whatever suits your style. All windows and sliding glass doors are double paned glass with solid wood frames and exterior vinyl wrap by Anderson. The large sliding doors accessing the back and large windows ensure a full view protected from the sun by a huge porch with a tongue and groove ceiling, large pine poles and color sealed hand textured concrete. The kitchen has solid wood custom made cabinets, granite slab countertops and a large breakfast island. The same cabinet maker also made the custom desk area as well as a lighted display/storage area. Cutouts to display art or personal collections and a fireplace supplied with natural gas add personal style and comfort to the dining area. All appliances including the sink are stainless steel. A built-in residential/commercial style stainless steel ice maker provides all the ice you need, clear and odorless, just like bagged ice you buy. The large owner's bedroom/suite is on the east side of the house with a walk-in closet. The bathroom has a separate frameless glass shower and jetted tub. On the west side there are 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has custom cabinetry made by the same builder who built the kitchen cabinets. It is a double size room with 2 closets. Currently it is used as an office space/ workout area, but can be a large bedroom, office/guest room. The bathroom for these two rooms has a tub/shower configuration and a large bathroom sink base cabinet. This home is single truss construction which includes the attached garage and front porch. The single truss construction simplifies adding additional livable square footage if desired. Outside, there is a lawn area and a beautiful custom designed rock water feature and pond. This area, including the area in the front of the house has night-scaping on a timer. The water feature is particularly beautiful at night and a wonderful reason to sit on the porch and relax at the end of the day. Don't want to relax? How about cooking on the built-in propane fueled infra-red BBQ and gas burner with a flagstone area to stand and chat with others? Before we go to the horses, for the gentlemen and ladies too, there is a 18x60 metal building. The building is fully insulated, has overhead fluorescent lights, and 120 and 220 electrical power supply. A swamp cooler cools the entire building. One section has been turned into an office and has its own AC/heater. This building includes a large garage door, office space with regular door and concrete pads...make it your own whether it be a man cave, artist studio, or both. There is plenty of space on this valuable land to customize this home to fit your dreams and needs. If horses are your passion, this property shines for many reasons. The horse area is designed to be a functioning, working horse facility. The pole barn is designed for up to 8 horses. Fluorescent lights brightly illuminate the barn at night. In addition, small stall lights on a timer are available if you want to put horses under lights. For summer comfort, there is a high-pressure Aero Mist fan misting system to mitigate the summer heat. In addition, sunshades can be installed in summer via a custom installed cable and clip system. Finally, a natural pyrethrin fly mist system on a timer keeps those pesky flies down. Covered hay storage tall enough to accommodate a "roadside" delivery of an 84 bale hay stack up to a total of 6 stacks, concrete wash stall with mats, hot and cold water and night light, concrete pad for storage of bulk wood shavings and an in ground manure dumpster with ramps to make the task of stall cleaning easier are additions loved by horse owners. The 88 X 172 pipe arena has lights (vapor) for night riding and automatic sprinklers for dust control and even an automatic waterer when horses are turned out . The arena footing is clean dirt that was laser leveled and rolled and packed then topped with sand for comfortable, safe footing.
Additional information: zoning in place for building a detached guest house/casita, zoned for unlimited number of horses, septic fully updated 2020 with a current state required inspection, roof is approximately 5 years old, new AC/heater (gas) installed 07/18/2018, natural gas to property supplying the hot water heater, the house heat, kitchen range, gas dryer, and fireplace which was converted from wood burning, no HOA's, all utilities underground.