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in: London's Daily Telegraph
Breaking news....Just listed "The most unique home in
America"-author Stanley Marcus. One of the few Arizona homes to
ever grace the cover of the legendary Architectural Digest,
The Boulder House, on almost 9 acres of prime North Scottsdale
land, offered for $4.2 million. Featured on press, TV,
books, magazines worldwide. Click here to see the exclusive page
of photos and info on this remarkable residence, shown below.
And be sure to see the video tour in High Def on vimeo.com
Called ''The most Original Home in America'' by author Stanley
Marcus! The World renowned Boulder House-one of Arizona's only
Architectural Digest Cover Homes, designed by noted architect
Charles Johnson and featured in over 30 publications, books and
international TV. This astonishing residence, on almost 9 acres
on undisturbed desert, is integrated into a massive outcropping
of granite boulders that make up over 60% of the structure. It's
also a horse property. The land's ancient petroglyphs chiseled
into the home's exterior, earned a place on the National
Register of Historic Places. There is no residence like this in
the world, and has a multitude of potential uses. Surrounded by
natural and pristine desert and bordered by the Whisper Rock
golf course. You will never forget seeing this! MLS
5263197. Be sure to watch the High Definition video tour on
Check out these three unique estate properties we have to offer.
are incredible, unique properties!
On the left, the largest estate offered in the Phoenix area, a
10,000sq. ft. Tuscan residence on a 54-acre gated private
mountain, offered for $7.5 million. In the middle, the Wedding
Cake House, a well-known Carefree landmark on exclusive Black
Mountain with stunning views of the Boulders Resort and
featuring a 24-ft. high entry rotunda! Featured in the Wall
Street Journal as one of the Hottest Southwest homes and a
Sotheby's "Listing of Distinction." Offered for $4.5 million
with solid construction and elegance in the desert. On the
right, the Phoenix-area's highest available view property
nestled in the mountains North of Cave Creek, complete with lap
pool, trails and a racquetball court, on 12 gated acres. Offered
for $1,996,000. Views that will take your breath
away! And there's 28 acres contiguuous to the property
available by separate purchase. See details by clicking on the photos. Or check out our Best
Listings button. Be sure to
watch the video tours as well!
Carefree's iconic "Wedding Cake House" touted by the Wall St.
Journal as on of the "Hottest Homes in the Southwest US" Also
included in the list was Bob Hope's $24 million former Palm Springs
Just Sold! Historical Scottsdale Property. . .the legendary ranch of
K.T. Palmer, co-developer of Carefree. Back in the late
1930's, Elmer Palmer purchased a full section of land (640
acres) around what is today, Scottsdale's best address, at
Estancia. On all this land he owned, he picked out a stunning
outcropping of Boulders in the shadow of Pinnacle Peak, as his
rustic ranch, having to haul in water for years, until a well was
dug. We are pleased to have concluded a sale of the last remaining
parcel of his land, where Palmer had lived. The land is so
dramatic, it resembles a mini-park, complete with a spring. In
Palmer's book "For Land's Sake", he described the scene as
"the most saguaros he had every seen, counting 500 without even
turning his head!" See several site photos below, included
Palmer's rustic hogan of railroad beams. The ranch borders the
Western edge of Estancia.
We find hideaways! We're Preston and Nancy Westmoreland from
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in Carefree, and we've been
fortunate to call this amazing area home for 30 years!
We'd love to help you find your special hideaway or use our expertise
to help market your home for sale. Call us at 602-377-0060.
Quick bio: Preston was a sergeant in the Marines, and an a Marconi award-winning talkshow host before joining Russ Lyon Sotheby's. His
wife of 42 years, Nancy, was a long-time escrow officer and branch
manager with First American Title prior to joining Preston at Russ
Lyon. Get 2 Realtors working for you, for the price of one!
The distinctive desert of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree
is the "Upper Sonoran" desert, described by National
Geographic as "the most beautiful desert in the world," one of the
most desirable living locations anywhere. It's where the
world-famous Boulders Resort is located, along with some of
the most unique residences in the world! Check out the
Carefree desert scene below!
Got landmark houses? Absolutely! Check out the house
below left called BoulderReign, former home of Rusty Lyon.
Featured in the movie Zabriskie Point, where a model of the
home was blown-up for the climactic end of the movie (middle) and also used
for Bob Hope's "Cancel my Reservations" In a remote area of
Cave Creek, a residence there was used in the movie "The Getaway"
with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Click on the two
photos on the left, below, to find out more about BoulderReign. Check out more
of the world-famous Boulders resort, photo lower right, by clicking
on that picture!
CNN was in Town!!
Thanks to the crew and photographer Stevan Pope for visiting the
historic 117-acre Gold Hill gold mine, Scottsdale's biggest land
offering. This property has been reduced to $7.9 million!
Watch the story right now:
Also: London's Daily Mail
features Gold Hill:
Check out this Top Listing-- Gold Hill, the largest parcel of land left for sale in Scottsdale,
Arizona, and has a myriad of possible uses. Historic Gold Hill,
117 acres of patented claims with elevations over 4,300 feet and
scattered pines! The land has been featured on TV and newspapers
competitively-priced at $ 7.9 million Historical assays indicate a
possibility of over 91,000 oz. of gold, and in addition, We have 16
other possible uses of the property! Check them out right here:.
It's also zoned for
Scottsdale residential hillside development for homes. What
potential would it have for you The property is just 3 miles off
paved Cave Creek Road. Complete links, TV and newspaper stories, assay
reports and other info here:
The London publication "Daily Mail" has recently done a story on
Gold Hill and the British connection!
See more on CNN:
Top Land Value! Family compound? Vineyard? Most
private getaway? A secret ranch and land property hidden in a geologic
"cirque" or basin only 4 miles from the Bagdad, Arizona airport.
740 acres of incredible beauty with huge surface water rights and
6,700 acres of State leased land. Pine-covered land offered for
$3.75 million. One hour from Wickenburg, and just minutes from the
Bagdad Airport. See the panorama below. And be amazed at what you've
missed. Hit "Best Listings" button for more information and details
or click on the photo. . . . Be sure to watch the new video tour on
Vimeo.com right here:
On occasion, TV
stations have asked us for comments on various real estate issues.
Once, on Fox10,
Preston Westmoreland vowed to sell a lender-owned home in Estancia in one week
after it was listed. . . and he and Nancy actually sold it in
several days for $100,000 above the asking price! Preston
also took the Fox cameras also through the highest view property in
Phoenix and then led CNN and other TV stations deep
inside the $12.9 million
dollar Gold Hill gold mine in Scottsdale.
Here's a sample:
Below, Preston discusses aircraft safety on CBS5.
During a search for a lost hiker, he appeared from Piestewa
Peak Park to talk about desert survival techniques, a topic he has
taught to thousands of people.
is the largest Sotheby franchisee in the world!!
We're located right next to the World-famous Boulders Resort, listed # 1
resort in the Hideaways Report 14 years in a row. The Boulders has a
world-class spa, many different housing areas inside, from all-adobe
homes to townhomes on the golf course. The Boulders Resort is half in Carefree and the Southern
side in Scottsdale
Short Sale airport properties,
a lot on the runway, or hangars!
As long-time pilots in the Phoenix
area, we can help your search for the perfect airport property. Avoid
Scottsdale Airport 20-year waits and Deer Valley Airport super
congestion as one of the busiest General Aviation airports in the nation! See more
Skyranch is perfect
for many of the Very Light Jets! Call Preston at 602-377-0060 for your personal tour"
Ask about our "best deal" adobe Skyranch home reduced by $100,000!
See some of the Phoenix area's most amazing homes on our "Best
Listings" page. Many of them have been separately featured by the
Wall St. Journal as some of the Great Homes of America, written about in
the Arizona Republic, and showcased on various television home tours!
See them all right here:
True adobe home/hangar at Skyranch
Stunning Carefree Home site
Hidden Ranches loaded with water,
Preston Westmoreland was asked to broadcast from Piestewa Peak Park
July 3 morning with Rick and Andrea on Fox10 News, to provide
expertise in desert survival techniques while an ongoing search for
a hiker continued in the Superstition Mountains. He
demonstrated an EPIRB device (above left) , which can send a pulse
of encoded information on your ID and location to a satellite,
within seconds of being activated. Sadly, the 55 year old hiker,
Kenny Clark, was found dead five days later, only one mile from the
trailhead where he had left. Hundreds of searchers had combed
over 265 sq. miles of territory, showing how elusive the desert can
be. Clark was found under a tree.
Watch the broadcast:
Marie Osmond giving Preston Westmoreland a back rub? Find out more
about his "other" life as one of the top radio talk show hosts in the
nation, winner of the "Marconi" award, a member of the Arizona
Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, with 27,000 guests interviewed in a
thirty-year radio career!
Get insider real estate information and news stories on the North
Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek areas on our blog,
The Carefree Times.
This month: Great photo of a bull snake trying to climb a kitchen
window--featured on TV, Cave Creek's battle with Scottsdale over their
motto, new home construction boom in Carefree, Carefree home honored by
Sotheby's as a "Listing of Distinction", famous Octave Mine featured on
the SyFy channel's Ghost Mines--what's the Carefree connection?, real
estate stats, and what local explosion is tied to a famous movie
filmed in area? Check it all out!