(Below) Fall in love with this view! A couple enjoys the setting sun on
the Boulders Resort and mountains from the rocks near this spectacular
Just found! Rare photographs of this amazing home being built. The
site prep that had to be done will surprise you and is a huge
added-value to this home, which you would not be able to duplicate
6948 E. Stagecoach Pass, Carefree, Arizona
6071 sq. ft. on over 1.6 acres, 4 bed/6bath/ 4 fireplaces
Offered for $ 2.295 million
Once in a while, a most-unique home comes onto the market and Carefree's
distinctive home is one of those showcase residences.
Described as a "landmark" by local residents, this imposing home is on Black
Mountain's Stagecoach Pass, Carefree's Top address. The entry marvels visitors
with a soaring 25-ft. dome with marble floors and the rooms feeding off
this magnificent foyer, also served by double elevators, complete with a
Romeo and Juliet balcony. On the entry floor, there's a living room
with ornate teak wood inlays, gracious dining room, and executive
office. There's a gourmet kitchen and butler's pantry, loaded with
highest-end Miele appliances, next to a garden-view morning
breakfast table. The lower floor has a full-size bar with brass rails, a
boulder left in place by the stairs, a lighted dance floor, and access
to the porticos that showcase the view. Coffered ceilings are of beams
hand-carved with an axe! And wait until you see the Master Suite!
Elegance everywhere! From hand-inlaid teak to coffered ceilings and
multiple arched windows, this home features over 60 solid mahonany doors
with solid brass fittings, and the highest finishes throughout! The view
above is of the living room, looking toward the stately rotunda.
Desert Sanctuary! Peaceful and private, secluded and quiet.
And get the Security of a gated private drive up to the
residence and a stately motor court with natural rock.
Entry to the house starts with an iron gate, under a rock arch, and
threads along a massive natural granite boulder on the site, that
shelters an outdoor breakfast patio on the other side. There is ten
feet of concrete below your feet on one of the most well-constructed
homes you will see. All stone on the site is hand-trimmed natural not
faux stone. What a setting on the magnificent boulder-strewn East face
of Black Mountain! This area of the Upper Sonoran Desert was described
by National Geographic Magazine as "the most beautiful desert in the
world." And the land was left untouched where ever possible. Be
sure to watch the video tour, and the dramatic exterior tour!
Colorful, elegant with culture and sophistication are hallmarks of the
entry of the home. Quite the setting in which to receive your
guests! Marble floors guide your friends into the
foyer and main rotunda, which soars above 25 feet, with a Romeo and
Juliet Balcony, leaded glass windows and stunning chandelier. What
a first impression your guests will have, walking into the hallmark
structure of the home. From the
floor of the dome (below) there are double elevators to serve all areas
of the residence,
and also direct entry to the living room, dining room, and gourmet
This home is right in the middle of one of Arizona's top recreational
areas. With some of the greatest golf courses in the world, in
view from the home, superb shopping in the quaint village of Carefree,
or a quick trip down to the Kierland Mall . There's a profusion of
restaurants nearby including Binckley's, voted Arizona's Best
Restaurant, in nearby Cave Creek. There's boating at nearby
Bartlett Lake, hiking in the Spur Cross National Recreation Area.
There's always something going on nearby, yet you have the privacy of
this world-class villa retreat to enjoy in the quiet moments. When the
builders of this residence wanted to create a landmark in Carefree, they
took Palladium design, worked with legendary Carefree architect Gerry
Jones, and crafted a design that would be built on one of the town's
most stunning home sites, beneath a large granite monolith sometimes
referred to as Carefree's "Praying Monk." Architect Jones
developed the extreme mountain engineering in rocks that he's famous
for, when he developed the triple-tiered home, distinctively set
against the rugged rocks of Black Mountain. Gerry Jones went on to help
write Maricopa County's Hillside Ordinances, which today govern all
construction on steep sites and rocky areas. The home is on over
1.8 acres and has stunning views of the world-famous Boulders Resort.
On the right, formal dining adjacent to
the butler's pantry.
What elegant dining area! Above left, formal greeting area with a
foyer and rotunda, inspired by the 15th century architect, Andrea
Below, stepping down the stairs, which wrap around a boulder, to the
party floor, with full bar and dance floor, and portico doors!
Below, spectacular boulder found while digging the pool, brought up to
the homesite and incorporated into the dramatic winding stairway!
View of the bar with brass railings, and below, several photos of this
entertainer's room with fireplace
This entire floor, served by an elevator, is like a whole other home,
with dance floor, entrance to the pool and balconies, as well as guest
Below, another view of the bottom floor entertaining and relaxing space!
on the right, the dramatic entry to the formal dining room, off the
rotunda and foyer
Doors from the entertaining and guest levels, go out to the multi-tiered
porticos, with outdoor bbq and the large pool, see daytime and evening
Below, two views of the elegant living room with impressive teak-inlaid
floor and full coffered ceilings
Below, several other views of the living room. On the left, note
the world-famous Boulder Resort "rock pile" though the window! The
residence is close to some of the greatest golf courses and clubs in the
Kitchen, below, with all-Miele appliances, lots of granite, island,
butler's pantry with three warming drawers, all the counter space a
gourmet would use and appreciate! You'll find a steam oven,
heat lamps, double ranges, a two-burner range top on
the island and a much larger gas range on the main counter. Note
the island has a large copper exhaust hood, and the beautiful granite
counter continues on a splash up to the cabinets.
Above and below, the Master Suite features the most stunning view patio
you may ever see! With imposing mountain granite boulders, city lights,
and to the Southeast, the world-famous Boulders Resort and Golf Course
and the signature Boulders Rock Pile that you see! The Boulders is
located in both Carefree and Scottsdale.
There's a complete sitting room/den adjacent to the Master Suite, as
well as a smaller reading area, below left. The Master bath
features separate his and hers bath and closet facilities and even a
full-size spa in the ladies wing. There's also a sauna room,
plenty of closet space, and elevator service to this floor.
City Lights to the South, from the home. Note landmark Camelback
Mountain near the right of the photo.
Photos below, the stunning view Master Suite patio, and (right)
flagstone steps from the pool to the Master Suite patio, wrapping
around rugged boulders
Ever wonder who has the best view of the Boulders Resort at sunset?
See the photo below taken from the home. You'll see the McDowell
Mountains and Pinnacle Peak area beyond
It's called "extreme mountain engineering" and Carefree is famous for
it. The art of fitting a home into a rugged home site and keeping
everything natural around it. This Carefree home is a prime example,
built into the spectacular granite boulders of Black Mountain.
Architect and builder Gerry Jones perfected this style of building, he
constructed the first home in Carefree, built the original homes for the
two founders of Carefree, and also designed this villa as well.
This view is looking from the Northwest to the Southeast with the
signature Boulder Resort rock pile visible, then Lone Mountain,
Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountains. You can see Camelback Mountain
protruding on the right of the photo. Watch the video tour!
See photos of the home being built:
Morning breakfast patio with a view of the fanciful rocks above!.
These graceful stairs wrap around a boulder from the entertainer's
floor, up to the rotunda. An elevator also serves both floors
Above right, the official Maricopa County GIS aerial showing property
lines, which have been enhanced in yellow, extensive concrete and stone
motor court. All rock used in the home is real, not faux
Property Highlights and Features
1.64 acre home site, 6071sq.ft.
Over $700,000 in improvements
Two separate elevator systems
All natural materials have been used in this block home.
Rock brought in by railcar, marble floors, highest-grade mahogany doors,
inlaid teak, metal railings and gates are solid iron, not hollow.
Miele Appliances in the kitchen and Butler's Pantry with 3
warming drawers, heat lamps steam oven, even a 2-burner range on the
Island and a main gas range with granite splashes to the cabinets
Coffered ceilings with Beams hand-hewn by axe
Full-size spa in the master bath
Completely separate Men's/Ladies Master Bath Areas
Cedar-lined Master closets
AC units placed away from the home for maximum quiet
Showcase 25-foot entry rotunda with marble floors, leaded
glass windows Upgraded pool variable-speed pumps Completely-mirrored
Entire residence recently repainted
Wooden Dance Floor with floor lights Complete professional bar
with brass rails Numerous high-end French and European light fixtures
No HOA Gas Heat, Carefree Water service and Fire Protection
Gated Private Drive
It's always nice to have privacy when you are a guest! This
residence features separate guest suites with full bath, ample sitting
areas, and doors adjoining the porticos with access to the pool. Note
the large boulder by the guest suite entry and leaded glass door.
Some of the views you'll see from this home on Black Mountain are below.
. . .
There's much more to this one-of-a-kind Carefree Villa. Like the
powder room completely covered by mirrors shown below, and all in
Carefree, Arizona, one of the world's great secrets. Discover it today.
This how is shown by appointment only to qualified buyers. Call us to
set up your special visit!
Preston and Nancy Westmoreland are 30-year residents of Carefree and
know the area like the back of their hand. They can also arrange for
private aircraft to fly into Carefree Skyranch as their guest, to tour
this remarkable home. Call 602-377-0060. Thank you! Reduced to
Some of the fine materials in the home (below) include inlaid teak
flooring of the living room. Coffered ceilings are in the major
rooms. Some are hand-hewn by an axe! Natural rock on the exterior was
brought in by railroad car and hand-trimmed onsite!
One parting view of the light show you'll enjoy every evening from the
porticos of this amazing home!
Be sure to watch the video tour: