A striking hillside contemporary presents a statement house of luxury and impeccable taste on ten acres with an additional three multi-acre lots.
9401 E AW Tillinghast Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
The expansive, breathtaking, distinct lines of Scottsdale's Sonoran Desert have inspired dreamers and go-getters for thousands of years. The earliest settlers transformed the desert into viable farmland with intricate irrigation systems and adobe bricks. Fast forward, greats like Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Soleri, and their apprentices created a bold desert vision in Scottsdale that still remains. The area's latest wave of architectural achievement reflects solid environmental values, cutting-edge design, and a unique desert setting recognized worldwide. Reflecting this ethos to the tee, designed by Architect David J Wade, behind two gates (one with security patrols), perched high on Lone Mountain, sits an exceptional estate like no other -the magnificent 9401 E AW Tillinghast Road.
Positioned in the center of two lots, over 10 acres of picturesque land, the estate, known as The Lone Mountain House, affords its owners exceptional privacy, space, and serenity. Dramatically cantilevered above the terrace on steel beams, the house seems to be floating above the world. The high design of outdoor spaces begins with the gated courtyard entry with floor-to-ceiling glass, river rock, native cacti, and a soaring sculpture by Jesus Moroles, whose work is collected by the Smithsonian. The terrace floats above the landscape on the great room level, featuring a double infinity-edge pool, hot tub, wraparound patio, and floating stone outdoor grill. The views across the desert to the National Forest are unmatched. Four fire pits on the terrace and an illuminated onyx fountain make it a fun and comfortable place to gather in the cool evening or under the stars. Looking back at the house's interior with its illuminated coffered ceiling is magical at night. The guest suites' ceiling-heated patios present vistas in all directions. The primary suite's three patios provide privacy with a fire pit on one side and, on the other, a private terrace with views, ceiling heaters, and a third patio with an outdoor shower.
Tall walls of butt-glazed windows in the entry and great room create glass corners, giving you a thrilling wraparound view of mountains and valleys, natural land, and home lights. The finest imported finishes are integrated throughout the home. Designer David Michael Miller used Venetian plaster, Santos Rosewood cabinetry, figured Eucalyptus interior doors, stone and Khaya mahogany floors, French Limestone, Calcutta marble, and German-designed fixtures. The great room has a stupendous coffered ceiling of Khaya mahogany that lifts your eyes upward to gaze with pleasure at its unique contemporary design.
Enter the main level through a glassed-in atrium with original sculpture and a handcrafted door. The spacious great room with an oval firepit is perfect for intimate and large gatherings. The chef's kitchen is spectacular and built as one smooth curve of book-matched Santos Rosewood with illuminated glass tiles. The dining space enjoys wraparound views and a contemporary chandelier. The great room flows into a wet bar, glass-fronted wine cellar, media room, and powder room. Down a private hall on the other side of the entry are two luxury guest ensuites, with outdoor patios and stunning views.
The second-level primary suite enjoys complete privacy and amenities: intimate fireplace, office/den, exercise room, unparalleled spa bath with steam shower, boosted water pressure like a mountain stream, towel warmers, laundry, breakfast/wet bar, and three patios. The ground level completes this showpiece with an oversized three-car garage, a separate one-car garage, a mini-kitchen and private entrance, storage space, and mechanical rooms.
The dramatic great room, superb baths, fire pits, water features, and spectacular views of our beautiful world through giant windows make the home a private destination resort. Currently, the house is 8,258 square feet, but there is ample room to expand to 24,000 square feet. In addition to The Lone Mountain House's 10 acres, three other lots are available for a total of 25 acres.
The location within the Lone Mountain village, midmountain, provides quick, direct access to North Pima Road through the guarded Carefree Ranch gate, only minutes from your door. It is only minutes to The Sonoran Fitness Club, has easy access to both Desert Mountain entry gates, and is a short drive to multiple clubhouses for dining and golf and the Desert Mt. network of private hiking trails.
9401 E AW Tillinghast Rd, Scottsdale, AZ is offered at $16,000,000.
For more information or to schedule a private showing,
Frank Aazami, Associate
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Private Client Group
6900 E. Camelback Road, Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251