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9964 E SIENNA HILLS Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

$4,400,000
Remember your last trip to Spain and how great that country villa you rented made you feel? How its timeless ''Old World'' character, textures, and colors warmly connected you to the generations of families who lived there before? (''Timeless'' elements really are timeless!). And that great restaurant nearby! So relaxing and delicious! Warm, sunny days. Cool evenings. Clean air. Stars. Reconnecting with family and friends. Seeing life more clearly in such a calm environment. And, that nearby little town you visited several times? More memories! And, new friends, too. Want more of this, in a world-class private golf and outdoor recreation Club? In the USA? Sure! How? Live in this home, in Desert Mountain, in Scottsdale, AZ with a Full Golf Membership to the Desert Mountain Club! This home is a warm and inviting 5,794 sf graciously appointed and proportioned Spanish Hacienda-style home (brick caps on horizontal walls built of natural stone and stucco; some pitched Redlands clay tile roofs; brick sills under many windows). Kitchen/family room plan, with separate dining and living rooms. South/southwest solar exposure. Sited at 3,297' it has fabulous views of the Scottsdale and Phoenix valley (city light views at night!), winter sunsets, and mountains, near and far, and both north and south/southwest. Designed by highly respected designer, German Robledo, to offer a living environment filled with timeless elements that never go out of style. Built in 2005 by Salcito Homes, a leading regional builder, known for durable, high-quality homes (workmanship, appliances, systems, materials and finishes). Meticulously maintained since 2007 by current owner, selling to downsize within Desert Mountain. Offered with access to seller's Full Golf Membership in The Desert Mountain Club via separate payment to the Club (after successful application), avoiding multi-year waitlist (call Club for details prior to offer). In a particularly beautiful/prestigious "Village", The Saguaro Forest, named for ubiquitous giant saguaro cacti. (See "Locator Map" in Documents).
Entry/living spaces:
Gated entry courtyard with wrought iron gate and large see-through fireplace sets the mood upon arrival. Enter to 15' high ceiling in living and dining rooms, and you'll immediately notice the thoughtful design capturing the breathtaking views on both sides of the home. The quality of the home is immediately evident with extensive 3/4" solid walnut hardwood flooring, (one of six) fireplaces with hand-carved masonry construction mantles and surrounds, Venetian plaster on walls and ceilings, and many more comparable details. Continue toward the kitchen, first stopping at the three-barstool wet bar with marble countertop, hammered copper sink, undercounter wine fridge and ice maker, plus walk-in, brick-walled, 211-bottle wine cellar with additional rack and cabinet storage for another 70 - 100 bottles of wine or liquor. Now onto the large kitchen, with big quartzite-covered central island (extensive storage underneath); an elevated "kiva" style fireplace in one corner (hugely impactful); 11' 2" to 14' 4" high, vaulted ceiling with rough-sawn 10" x 10" trusses and authentic wrought iron structural connection plates and bolts; much natural light; custom, solid wood cabinetry; all Viking appliances (two dishwashers, warming oven, microwave, three ovens, six-burner gas range with pot-filler; separate refrigerator and freezer, and a second refrigerator in butler's pantry).
Bedrooms/bathrooms:
Lovely primary bedroom perfectly captures those distant views, and features an updated bathroom, and closet with custom built-ins. The three guest bedrooms are all ensuite, plus a separate media room/office (with surround sound, wet bar, under-counter fridge, microwave, and ventilated electronics cabinet), and a separate hallway work desk with storage and filing capacity. Most bedrooms and the media room/office have outdoor patio access. Don't miss the elegant powder room with hand-carved stone lavatory, tile wainscoting, and groin vault ceiling.
Backyard:
Particularly gracious and spacious back patio/pool/spa/barbeque area, with 1,458 s. f. of covered patio area. Large (32' by 18'), classically shaped pebble-finish pool with hand-carved stone water feature and side sprays, befitting the estate nature of this home. Large hot tub next to free-standing fireplace. Mature vegetation with rose bushes, lemon tree, and desert landscaping. Extremely private and quiet yard (no golfers, or anyone else looking into your back patio/pool area, and no busy roads).
Home features:
Central vacuum. Three-car, three-door garage (equals more room between cars) with numerous large, built-in storage cabinets, one stall has extra-height door and room for a lift. Four independently controlled HVAC systems, with under-slab air returns and overhead air supply for better circulation and efficiency. Electronic whole-house air filtration system. Room for a casita (plans available). Lutron lighting system. 400-amp electrical service. Natural gas appliances, fireplaces, and barbeque. Dedicated art lighting. Firewise compliant.
Located on a short, six-home cul-de-sac, so extremely light traffic. All nearby homesites have already been built upon so minimal risk of future construction noise. Home sited above street level and neighboring homes, enhancing views and privacy (see Documents for New/Updated Items & Service Notes summary).
A great home with high utility factor; room for everyone to be on their own, and then gather with others in rooms and spaces beautifully designed for that purpose. Everything you need; nothing you don't! A great all-around value compared to its logical competition!
How close is it to what you want or need? Three minutes' drive to Constantino's, the Club's wonderful northern Italian restaurant, and Angelo's, an indoor-outdoor pizza parlor serving outstanding wood-fired pizza, both in the Chiricahua Golf Course Clubhouse, home to one of six, par-72, Club Members only championship eighteen-hole, Nicklaus Signature courses, plus one eighteen-hole par-54 course. Four minutes to new, state-of-the-art dog park. Five minutes to trailhead for over twenty miles of scenic hiking or mountain biking in the mountains at the back of the property, reaching 4,500' ASL. Five minutes to the center of Desert Mountain's club life, the Cochise-Geronimo Clubhouse - 52,000 square feet of amazing Anasazi Indian inspired architecture and loads of social and dining activities; Cochise and Geronimo golf courses; double-ended practice range with excellent short-game practice facilities (one of four such facilities). Ten minutes to the Club's Sonoran Clubhouse, featuring premier quality swimming, tennis, fitness (equipment, classes, personal trainers, yoga, etc.), pickleball, bocce, spa, and croquet, plus a popular casual restaurant, the Verde Cafe. Fifteen minutes to the Jim Flick Golf Performance Center (lessons, club-fitting). Twenty minutes to excellent shopping and nightlife in Carefree and Cave Creek. Thirty-five minutes to Scottsdale Airpark, or an hour to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Two hours to Flagstaff (snow skiing), or continue north to the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell. Four and half to Las Vegas. Six to Newport Beach.
Desert Mountain is a thirty-four-year-old, 8,200 acre, gated, master-planned community with about 2,000 homes and about 100 homesites yet to be built upon. It is in a noticeably quiet, serene, safe (manned entry gates; security patrols), secure and beautiful location, spread east to west across the foothills of the Continental Mountains in the High Sonoran Desert on the northern edge of Scottsdale, with homes at elevations ranging from 2,600' to 3,500' ASL. The Tonto National Forest (fourth largest in the country), borders the community to the north. In addition to the golf courses and practice facilities, the Desert Mountain Club offers seven major clubhouses with nine different Member-only dining venues and an onsite health care facility. Considerable recent and ongoing investment in keeping Club facilities state-of-the-art, funded out of general funds, not through assessments.
Desert Mountain has enjoyed significant success over the years. Buyers have come from all states and western Europe, but especially from California, Oregon, Washington and the Upper Midwest. Most owners are Club Members, and virtually all of them seem to have made "having fun," particularly with a golf club in their hands, a key priority. Besides fun and great golf, another positive is real estate taxes strikingly lower than many places in the Northeast, Midwest, or West Coast. (2023 taxes on this home were only $10,423.16). Demand for homes has remained strong. 114 homes went under contract in 2022, 147 in 2023, and so far, demand in early 2024 is keeping pace with 2023. Owners have invested over $30,000,000 in individual homes.
Desert Mountain's weather is famously dry and sunny. Our risk of natural disasters is extremely low. Being higher and somewhat removed from the city means the stars are bright at night, the air typically much cleaner, and the daytime high temperatures can be about ten degrees cooler than the Valley floor, every day of the year. Summers are very enjoyable since it only gets over 100 degrees only about ten or twelve days a year here, compared to ninety days at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, with low humidity. At night in the summer, the temperatures drop fifteen to twenty degrees, a significant difference from life on the Valley floor. You would be amazed how comfortable 95 degrees is at night or in the shade. So, being in Desert Mountain on a year 'round basis is an attractive proposition.

In addition to the foregoing, the owner of this home will be close to major league and collegiate sports, fabulous medical care (including the Mayo Clinic and hospital), terrific air service, and a wide variety of cultural attractions.
"Paradise" does not overstate what Desert Mountain is for the people who get to live here.
Thanks for your time. If this home and Desert Mountain sound like a possible fit for you, we hope to hear from you!

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0.8 Acres lot

Jeff Barchi

Jeff Barchi

Features & Amenities

Interior

  • total bedrooms4
  • Total bathrooms5
  • Fireplace 3 Fireplace, Two Way Fireplace, Exterior Fireplace, Fire Pit, Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Gas
  • other interior Features Breakfast Bar, 9 Flat Ceilings, Central Vacuum, Drink Wtr Filter Sys, Fire Sprinklers, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Wet Bar, Kitchen Island, Pantry, Double Vanity, Full Bth Master Bdrm, Separate Shwr Tub, Tub with Jets, High Speed Internet

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area5,794 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.8 Acres
  • MLS® ID6666549
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT2005
  • NeighborhoodScottsdale
  • View DescriptionCity Lights, Mountain(s)
  • Elementary SchoolBlack Mountain Elementary School
  • Middle SchoolSonoran Trails Middle School
  • High SchoolCactus Shadows High School
  • School DistrictCave Creek Unified District

Exterior

  • STORIES1
  • Garage Space3.0
  • water SourceCity Water
  • PoolHeated, Private
  • roofTile
  • lot featuresSprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Desert Back, Desert Front
  • HEAT TYPENatural Gas
  • AIR CONDITIONINGRefrigeration, Programmable Thmstat, Ceiling Fan(s)
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • security FeaturesSecurity Guard
  • other exterior FeaturesBalcony, Covered Patio(s), Patio, Private Street(s), Private Yard

Financial

  • Sales Price$4,400,000
  • Real Estate Tax $10,423/yr
  • HOA Fees $1,494
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