The Main House has an oversized "three-cars plus" garage; a 38' wide negative edge play pool; a spa; and a large, sunny back patio with a lot of shade and a 32" wide, built-in barbeque with sink. The landscaping is mature and plentiful.
Main views, to the south, include the McDowell Mountains (and iconic Pinnacle Peak) about seven miles away; a vast, twinkling carpet of city lights by night about twenty-eight miles away, and great sunset views" in winter, spring, and fall. There is a small golf course grass view. A sixty-yard-wide view corridor across the street to the west is guaranteed, thanks to the existence of a golf course easement.
The home is on an elevated cul-de-sac in one of Desert Mountain's highest "Villages" with only thirteen homes beyond it, so traffic is light. Busy roads are out of earshot, so the location is quiet, especially on the back patio at sunset when you might be there enjoying a beverage. This home is a wonderful place to relax, get refreshed, rejuvenated, and reacquainted, with oneself, one's spouse and children, or good friends in for a few days as house guests. It is a wonderful home with remarkable surroundings and experiences waiting at every turn.
In addition to the views, which are largely fixed, many other details make this home special including: a Wine Room (traditional racking for approximately 500 bottles); Lutron lighting controls; three fireplaces (Great Room, Master Bedroom, and the Front Porch); a Massage or Storage room (which do you need more?); some relatively recent upgrades including two gorgeous glass and iron doors (for the house and the casita); two water heaters (one conventional; one a Navien tankless); sliding, stacking doors across the width of the Great Room; and one HVAC unit (out of four); several lighted art niches; stone baseboards throughout; raised hearths and mantels on the two indoor fireplaces; a separate, out-of-the-garage storage place for two dumpsters; and, off-street parking for four cars.
The garage has two doors, at two different angles, creating extra garage space for a small- to medium sized car (or bicycles, motorcycles, etc..); three 10' wide storage cabinets; a hose bib; a wireless remote door entry; a dog washing station; natural lighting thanks to five windows; and epoxy floor coating. Nominally big enough for three cars, the extra "wedge" of floor space could easily make this a four-car garage.
The Master Suite is large and includes a large stone fireplace with raised hearth and mantle; carpeting in the bedroom; double vanities; a makeup counter; double closets, double toilet rooms (one with bidet); a four-head, steam shower; and a carpeted Exercise Room (partially covered with twenty-four 24" square thick rubber interlocking floor mats to protect against dropped weights); an overhead TV; a counter and drawers, and a place under the counter for a refrigerator.
The Kitchen is a well-equipped "working kitchen" with 37" high counters, a large, rectangular center island (raised at one end to create dining space for two); a Wolf six-burner plus a griddle gas range top with a pot-filler and two ovens below; two GE dishwashers; a 25" Kitchen Aid Convection oven and a warming drawer; granite countertops; a 13' 7" wide Breakfast Bar (perfect for serving meals to deserving adult visitors or Grandkids); two sinks; and a built-in Miele coffee center. Views are from an elevated vantage point (two steps above the Great Room) over the Breakfast Bar into and through the Great Room of the pool and the McDowell Mountains and city lights beyond. A large Butler's Pantry off the Kitchen offers abundant storage.
The Great Room has a generous seating area; space for a "formal" dining room table under a very nice chandelier; a high, wooden, tongue-in-groove ceiling system with large square beams; a built-in entertainment center housing a 56" (diagonal) Samsung television and a sub-woofer; surround sound; sliding glass doors; and easy access to the Wine Storage room.
The two-room Casita (a big bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a living/dining area with a raised counter with seating for two bar stools) has an under-counter U-Line refrigerator with an ice maker, and a GE dishwasher and microwave. One of the separately available televisions (a desktop 49" (diagonal) Samsung) is in the living area. Washer and dryer hookups are in a closet.
The southwest solar exposure allows for lots of back patio sun until late in the afternoon, but shade when the sun is low in the sky or during our warmer summer months, making the back patio very useful as a place to relax without having to fight the setting sun every night, colorful sunset or not.
Golf is a "big deal" at Desert Mountain, and full golf Members enjoy six Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf courses; one par-54 course with eighteen par-3s, four practice ranges; and a high-tech teaching and club-fitting facility. Other on-property outdoor recreation opportunities, for all Members include tennis, hiking, swimming, bocce, pickleball, horseback riding, and croquet.
Seven clubhouses serve the needs of the Members, including the Sonoran Clubhouse, a truly amazing swim (three pools), tennis (nine courts, including one grass, five Har-Tru, and three cushioned surface hard courts), fitness, and spa facility with a grill restaurant. It enjoyed a $12,000,000 renovation in 2016. The following summer saw six pickleball courts, two bocce ball courts, and a croquet court added. It is now perhaps the premier facility of its type in the Southwest. The Club's nine dining venues offer a wide variety of food, wine, and atmospheres. No coats and ties required! The Club's membership is catered to relentlessly by an attentive staff and Concierge, providing unparalleled service. The place is "phenomenal", so good, three multi-million-dollar lottery winners have chosen Desert Mountain as the place they want to live.
As mentioned, membership in the Club is optional, but since the Club is the emotional, physical, and social "core" of the place, the opportunity to be a member of the Club is a significant part of the attraction of living in Desert Mountain for most property owners. Several membership programs exist, available subject to supply and demand and upon successful application to the Club. The Club is very highly regarded within the world of Private Clubs, and there is an ambitious plan in place to update all the Club's major facilities over the next few years in order to provide an even better experience for its Members.
Desert Mountain's over 1,900 homes are spread out in over forty "Villages". Seven Arrows is highly regarded due to it being of the four highest Villages, and one of the most intimate, with only thirty-two properties.
Desert Mountain is on the slopes of the Continental Mountain range on the northern edge of Scottsdale, contiguous to the fourth largest National Forest in the country. There is a twenty-mile private trail system in these mountains for exclusive use of Desert Mountain residents. The top elevation is 4,890', highest in all of Maricopa County, affording dramatic views. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is about a forty-minute drive from the community's Front Gate.
Desert Mountain is a place of surpassing scenic beauty with long-range, panoramic views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, the entire "Valley of the Sun", many mountain ranges near and far, and, of course, Arizona's famous sunrises and sunsets! It now has just over 1,900 finished homes ranging in size from 1,800 to over 20,000 square feet with listed properties ranging in price from about $1,300,000 to $16,500,000. Owners have invested over $30,000,000 in individual homes. It has attracted full-and part-time residents from all over North America, Great Britain, and western Europe. Another steady attraction are real estate taxes that are strikingly low compared to many parts of the country, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and California. (the 2020 taxes on this home were only $9,240.54). The weather is famously sunny, and our risk of natural disasters is extremely low. Being higher and somewhat removed from the city means the stars are bright at night and the air is typically much cleaner than what lies over the Valley. For you readers thinking Arizona is too hot in the summer to enjoy year 'round living, this home is at an elevation of about 3,260' making for a fabulous climate twelve-months of the year, given the lack of humidity and the way the desert loses its heat when the sun goes down in the summer.
Relative to more local locational concerns, day-to-day shopping needs for Desert Mountain owners are well-handled within about a ten-minute drive by the merchants in the nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek. There are approximately 69 restaurants and bars within about sixteen minutes' drive of Desert Mountain's Front Gate. The Phoenix/Scottsdale area is famous for world-class shopping, major league and collegiate sports, terrific air service (Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is routinely less than a forty-minute drive from the Front Gate), and a wide variety of cultural attractions. Desert Mountain is within two and a half hours of normally excellent snow skiing in Flagstaff. Its location in the southwestern part of the United States affords easy access by air or car to the entire American West, with especially easy access to San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and a plethora of unbelievably beautiful places in Southern Utah. "Paradise" does not overstate it. Scottsdale is also famous for great medical care, with a Mayo Clinic and a separate Mayo Hospital.
Thanks for your interest in this home. Against this backdrop of privacy, service, beauty and recreation, Seven Arrows 23 represents an unusually nice opportunity and value. We look forward to showing it to you someday and helping you learn about the community, the Club, and the area!