A MEDITERRANEAN OASIS
This palatial estate is a master class in what can be achieved with the world's finest materials, a renowned team of artisans, and an unlimited budget.
8100 N 68th Street, Paradise Valley, Arizona
If you've ever dreamed of living in a fairytale villa in the heart of Paradise Valley steps from the Camelback Golf Club, this 17th century inspired estate by Juan Sandoval is a dream come true. Palatial in size, sprawling in scale, and exquisite in quality, the magnificent home represents a world of superlatives. Under a ceiling of sky are two breathtaking courtyards with over 6,800-squarefeet of stone-floored alfresco living space featuring covered porticos, dramatic arches, and flickering illumination provided by a bevy of gaslight sconces. The first of the courtyards showcases an array of meticulous, romantic gardens replete with a myriad of fountains. The second courtyard is home to a magnificent 60x60 mosaic-tiled saltwater pool with a separate spa. Collectively, the outdoor living space is an elegant, well-appointed desert oasis that is truly second to none.
Among the other features found outside the main home is a massive six-car main garage plus an additional two-car garage to house all your transportation in style. And for peace of mind when speaking of personal safety, the entire 45,000-square-foot perimeter of the home is entirely securely lockable, a level of security unmatched by even the most advanced technology. A notable outdoor kitchen featuring a Viking barbeque complete with a fan hood, a Miele dishwasher, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator makes alfresco dining a breeze. When seen as the whole, what you have is an outdoor, resort-style lifestyle that can handily challenge any five-star hotel – and one that is utterly difficult to resist.
Upon arrival, guests will pass through an electronic entry gate and across the brick paver drive before being greeted through a stone arch under which a bespoke, 13' entry door crafted of the finest Honduran Mahogany. Inside, you'll find room upon room of gorgeous areas created by a renowned group of artisans using the world's finest materials that are nothing short of magnificent. Within the home, 17,000-square-feet sprawls before you. Underfoot, you'll find exquisitely inlaid stone flooring, including some crafted of solid granite slab, while surrounding you are wall crafted from Venetian plaster, marble, or floor to ceiling granite. Thirteen beautifully artisan fireplaces throughout the home are finished with Canterra stone-faced hearth and mantles, and above, intricate wood coffered ceilings soar. Relax and entertain in a living room where built-in bookcases meet a custom spiral staircase leading you to an upper level equally grand in its presentation. Indulge in a glass of wine within the tasting room of a 2,500-bottle wine cellar, enjoy some family time in the game room with its hand-carved bar boasting custom cabinetry, a Canterra stone foot base, Sub-Zero wine chiller, refrigerator, and icemaker Miele dishwasher, take in a movie in the proposed home theater or hone your sporting skills on a 70' long shooting range.
Find your inner gourmand in a kitchen where a plaster range, four Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers, five Kitchen Aid dishwashers, both 60" and 36" Wolf gas cooktops meet granite slab counters, custom cabinetry, and a butler's pantry.
Behind 3-inch Mahogany doors, you'll find seven baths and five bedrooms, all featuring individual wet bars with stone counters and under-counter refrigerators – all the better to make mornings blissfully simple affairs. One bedroom boasts a private sleeping loft, and to make the home's remote areas even more appealing, an upstairs recreation room with a bath. As the pièce de resistance, a master suite with double entry doors features a bath for him complete with slab tub, radiant heated floors, steam shower with multiple heads, water closet, and a bath designed for her with numerous head showers, marble counters, water closet, and bidet. His and her walk-in closets created from gleaming wood and finished with the highest level of detail complete the overall indulgence found in the master suite.
Frank Aazami, the listing broker with Russ Lyon Sotheby's, concludes, "Juan Sandoval designed this mansion following the format of 17th Century Colonial architecture, but with every modern convenience. This magnificent home is unparalleled in its construction quality and architectural precision. Every 2-acre part of this estate was designed and built over ten years. To pass through the gates is to be transported to another place in time."
8100 N 68th Street, Paradise Valley, AZ is listed at $18,000,000.
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