Tucked behind the gates of the intimate enclave of Canyon Heights sits this breathtaking private 2.5 acre, 11k+ square foot, 12-car garage contemporary masterpiece, designed by renowned architect Bing Hu and built by R A Merritt Custom Homes. The 9,124 sf main home offers 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms while the attached private and spacious guest casita is complete with 2-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and great room. A one-bedroom 1-car garage caretakers quarters is detached from the main living space near the gate entrance. The private gated entry opens to a long circular driveway that wraps around the home, leading to a parking courtyard enveloped between four garages holding up to eight cars. Every detail is this home has been carefully selected and quality crafted. Private and secure, this home provides the optimal setting for entertaining in the interior and exterior spaces alike.
A steel trellis and tiered slate, steel and stone water feature welcome guests with an offering of peace and tranquility while creatively framing into focus the views of the desert through clear-story glass walls. Behind the grand wood and glass accented pivot front door, Blue Portuguese Limestone and one-of-a-kind glass tile inlays flow into the main living areas of the home and are met with unobstructed desert, mountain, sunset & expansive city light views. This residence inspires a modern lifestyle through the display of glass, brushed steel, acid washed metal, wood, granite, stone and copper allowing for the home to live in harmony amongst the Sonoran Desert.
The inviting living & dining rooms exude the perfect entertainment ambiance for intimate or larger gatherings and are graced by vaulted white knotless cedar ceilings, recessed and unique pendant lighting, a floor-to-ceiling acid washed metal fireplace, Jarrah wood accents & cabinetry, a 1500 bottle climate controlled wine room and elevator that provides access to the upstairs. The dining room rises slightly higher than the living room capturing both the courtyard and pool scenes. Intricately designed steel panel pocket doors offer the option of privacy while still allowing light and breathtaking sunset views.
A fully-equipped wet bar embellished with imported granite from Sweden opens from the living room, connecting entertainment areas and a study. A 3-car interior viewing gallery is separated from the billiards lounge by the use of glass, offering the perfect stage where exotic cars may be creatively displayed upon a floor of Ostrich Slate. The study provides a calm environment and is accented with Jarrah wood finishes Ostrich Slate flooring, a beautiful steel vessel and gas fireplace, panoramic views and direct access to the pool and patio. A fitness studio and bathroom/premium steam room serve the entertainment spaces.
One of the focal points of the home is a beautiful curved wood and steel staircase that leads from the dining room up to the master retreat, guest room and open loft that looks down upon the impressive scene of the living room and through the clearstory glass walls onto the pool and desert.
Upon entering the master retreat a true sense of warmth and romance is felt with soft lighting, a comfortable seating area in front of the beautiful granite framed steel vessel fireplace and stunning views from the intimate patio. A door from the master leads out to a private outdoor shower and staircase for access to the pool. The master bedroom and bathroom are separated by his and her walk in closets while a glass window above the Jacuzzi tub draws in stunning mountain views in the spacious and spa-like master bath. Just steps from the master retreat is a coffee bar, elevator and laundry closet.
The contemporary kitchen is a masterpiece of both design and functionality clad with premium finishes and fixtures, custom Gaboon Wood Cabinets and unique Italian golden lightening granite counters. High end appliances include Dacor double ovens, microwave and warming drawer, full size Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner Viking cooktop and 2 stainless steel Kitchenaid dishwashers. The space lends itself to a sense of connectedness to interior and exterior experiences. The kitchen and cozy family room spill out through sliding pocket doors onto the awe-inspiring exterior dining area equipped with a stainless steel exterior kitchen. The outdoor kitchen is top of the line with 2 Cal Flame gas burners, Cal flame gas BBQ/rotisserie, utility drawers, U-Line refrigerator and utility sink. The charming gas fireplace and lava fire feature provide warmth and romance to the modern elegance of this space.
The grand patio can be accessed from the study, kitchen and guest quarters and is enhanced by the tranquil sounds of the open desert, natural flora, twinkle of city lights, painted skies and light breezes that drift over the three sided zero edge saltwater pool and spa. A stirring combination of fire, water, glass & steel create an alluring ambiance as reflections of the setting sun dance upon the water and exterior glass walls.
The guest wing provides complete privacy from the main living spaces and includes two en-suite guest rooms separated by a flex room that may be used as a play-room or secondary family room. Each of the spaces opens up onto a private patio.
To complete this exquisite property is a professional tennis court facility with private parking and access from the main drive to accommodate instructors and or guests. A viewing deck provides the perfect place to relax and take in a tennis match.
Contact The Jason Mitchell Group for more information. This property is marketed by Pro Athlete’s Choice, a division of The Jason Mitchell Group (My Home Group).