For the discriminating buyer looking for privacy and unparalleled views, this beautiful custom home is located in the North Scottsdale community of Granite Mountain Ranch, just a few miles east of the Troon North area. Situated on 3 acres in a luxury gated community, the main house features an open and spacious great room floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the main house. A separate guest casita offers an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as a kitchen and living area and its own private patio and yard.
Upon entering the home, an expansive wall of floor to ceiling windows in the great room captures amazing views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert with its bountiful wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas. A La Cornue range is the centerpiece of the gourmet kitchen. Two full-size Viking refrigerators, custom hand-glazed maple cabinets, highly upgraded granite and backsplash with semi-precious inlaid stones, and a huge walnut kitchen island make this a chef’s dream. The master retreat offers a spacious sitting area--, perfect to use as a library or office--and a luxurious bath area with jetted tub and walk-thru shower with dual controls.
The wrap-around covered patio with built-in BBQ and bar area and a 40 foot negative-edge pool and spa with two fire pots on the upper patio deck is the focal point for summer fun and entertaining. A terraced backyard area with artificial turf leads to a 1,500 sq. ft. lower patio with an outdoor fireplace for savoring cool winter evenings. The 1,000 sq. ft. roof deck offers views of the Tonto National Forest, Four Peaks, Weavers Needle, Granite Mountain, Troon Mountain, the Fountain Hills fountain, and the city lights of Mesa. Backing to a 15 acre equestrian area, the surrounding natural desert ensures privacy and unobstructed views.
Granite Mountain Ranch, located in the Rio Verde Foothills of North Scottsdale, is a luxury gated equestrian community adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. There are 100 home sites on 313 acres, paved roads with a 15 acre equestrian common area with riding arenas, round pens, and wash stalls. Vivid desert colors, breathtaking mountain views, sweeping natural beauty and abundant wildlife surround this elegant and unique community.
While residents may have up to 4 horses, many do not have any. Residents enjoy the tranquility of the area, the incredible views, hiking, biking, fishing, and the Tonto National Forest with its quiet beauty that surrounds community. Granite Mountain Ranch is the only gated equestrian development in Scottsdale, and along with the common areas, it has trails leading to all of the surrounding lakes and mountains. It is just 10 minutes to the Scottsdale National Golf Club, 15 minutes to Troon North Golf Club, Estancia Golf Club or Troon Country Club, and approximately 30 minutes to many of the best golf courses in all of Arizona, as well as upscale shopping and fine and casual dining.