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To call this beautiful Estate Los Arboles home in McCormick Ranch a simple remodel would be a disservice. This Camelot Embassy model has been utterly transformed from a dated time capsule with great bones and potential into a modern Tuscan showplace. This was no slap-dash investor fix and flip with the same formulaic greys and whites that everyone else is currently buying at Remodels R Us, but a labor of love crafted to the demanding tastes of an owner who actually lived in the home.
The wall between the living room and family room was opened up to give the home a more modern, great room feel. The sunken living room, which was common in homes of this vintage across McCormick Ranch, was filled in. The kitchen was opened up to the family room … and oh, what a kitchen it is! All new (in 2014) cabinetry with loads of storage, slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and vent hood, pendant and recessed lighting, a large walk-in pantry, breakfast nook with bay windows and more make it a must see.
Two gunslot windows on either side of the fireplace were replaced and expanded to bring in more natural light and take advantage of the view of the inviting backyard.
Where there was once a center atrium and bar, a huge walk-in master closet (complete with an organization system) now stands. The original closet was removed, paving the way for an expanded and fully remodeled master bathroom with a separate tub and shower. Anyone familiar with the limitations of late 1970s and early 1980s construction knows exactly what a rarity it is to find a decent sized master bath OR a generous master closet in these parts, let alone BOTH!
Indeed, this home is a unicorn.
Versailles pattern tumbled travertine stone flooring stretches throughout the entire home. Plantation shutters cover the windows, not that excessive sun is an issue with the ideal North/South exposure on a prime corner lot. Elevated ceilings greet you at the front door, accentuating the modern feel of the architecture.
The fourth bedroom was converted to a den/office; its entryway relocated to the front foyer. Even the laundry room is a work of art with new (2014) cabinetry, granite counter, and sink.
The backyard is, itself, a great place to entertain under the large covered patio, or cool off with a dip in the pool. Not relaxing enough? Slip into the in-ground spa that underscores one simple, but not to be overlooked asset this home has over other properties across McCormick Ranch: natural gas.
Estate Los Arboles is one of the ONLY pockets of McCormick Ranch that is serviced by Southwest Gas, meaning you can actually heat a pool here without spending a small fortune on propane. Yes, I’m looking at you, winter visitors!
With immediate neighborhood access to the walking path / greenbelt that stretches throughout the Ranch, it is a quick stroll to Comanche Park to the East, and the booming shopping center of Paseo Village to the West. New establishments like The Vig, Luci’s at the Grove (currently under construction – slated to open in the fall), Starbucks, and LA Fitness join community favorites like Lox Stock & Bagel to turn this once-sleepy center into one of the most vibrant hubs in the area. And you don’t even need a car to get there!
This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of a unique property. Don’t miss it!
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Be among the first to see this beautiful old world style home in McCormick Ranch! New to the market, this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features hickory wood floors, tongue and groove wood-finished vaulted ceilings, two way fireplace between family and living rooms, large open kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, master suite with large walk-in closet and inviting bath, split guest suite with its own bath, large entertaining back patio, swimming pool, and all the warmth you have been missing in the “modern” grey and white remodels that have all the soul of a dentist’s office.
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This just might be your only crack at this one!
Tired of living on Grey Street? Sick to death of the lifeless color palettes and hyper-modern finishes that every investor/flipper under the sun is using these days? Looking for something with a little more … soul?
Coming soon to Estados De La Mancha in McCormick Ranch, this unique semi-custom home flies in the face of convention with its old world charm and warmth. From the rich hickory wood floors to the tongue and groove wood ceilings and everything in between, this is the home that frustrated McCormick Ranch home shoppers have been pining for as they sift through the overpriced ocean of greys and whites that litter the market at present.
While nearly everyone loves the location and amenities that McCormick Ranch offers, there are four primary complaints with the standard McCormick Ranch home: 1) small, closed-in kitchens, 2) small master bathrooms, 3) small master closets, and 4) sunken rooms.
This is the rare gem that carries none of those burdens. The generous kitchen opens to the family room, making it a wonderful entertaining home. A two-way fireplace separates the living and family rooms into two distinct areas without closing them in or making them feel isolated from each other. Even the back patio is a revelation for entertaining or private reflection.
The master suite includes a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and tub, and a walk-in closet that is the envy of every neighbor who had to sacrifice in this area.
There are no sunken rooms, much to the delight of anyone who has been through enough McCormick Ranch homes to know exactly how rare that is. Living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, etc with differing elevations is a way of life for many in the area. Thank you very much, 1970s. Fortunately, no such tripping hazards exist here.
One of the four bedrooms includes an en suite bathroom, and is split to the other side of the home, making it an ideal guest/in-law/teenager suite.
Relax on the front patio, take a dip in the pool, or stroll the Camelback Walk multi-use path that follows the greenbelt past Cochise Elementary School and Mountain View Park just down the street.
Offered for sale at $720,000, this one will sell in a flash. Call us today to get in before the rush and see it before we go live on the MLS this weekend!
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Get ready, North Scottsdale home buyers!
I know you have had your house hunt focused on McDowell Mountain Ranch, one of the most coveted planned communities in all of Scottsdale. I also know you have been frustrated as you scour the major Real Estate sites for the perfect home, refreshing your search every five minutes in hopes that the skies will part and the new listing you have been waiting for will finally appear. Something smaller and manageable, but not cramped or lacking privacy. Something affordable, but not at the cost of tasteful finishes. Where you don’t pay through the nose for someone else’s hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of upgrades, and can still move right in without having to change out all the dated cosmetics of a time capsule. You don’t need a sprawling yard that will require a team of goats grazing around the clock to manage, but a private pool sure would be nice. Not one of those glorified hot tubs that has been stretched just enough to be considered a pool either, but an honest to goodness pool. Perhaps, with a water feature? Maybe even a shaded, swim-up seating area for entertaining?
I am pleased to inform you that your unicorn has arrived.
Hitting the open market this weekend at the sublimely low price of $424,000, this gem is ideally suited to full-time residents and seasonal home buyers alike. With ready access to all of the amenities you love about McDowell Mountain Ranch, as well as immediate access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway (hiking, etc) and the Loop 101 freeway, you’ll know this is home from the moment you pull up to the curb.
UPDATE: THIS LISTING IS NOW LIVE ON THE MLS!
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What? You didn’t think we never left the cozy confines of Scottsdale, did you?
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Mountainview Ranch is community of approximately 550 single family homes along the Frank Lloyd Wright corridor in North Scottsdale. Developed in multiple phases from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s by well-established builders including Pulte and Continental Homes, Mountainview Ranch is dominated by prototypical Spanish architectural style, with stucco exteriors and tile roofs. The livable square footage of the homes range all the way from 1212 to 3986 sq ft, with a variety of single-level and two-level floor plan options available.
Just down the street from local attraction and designated National Historic Landmark Taliesin West (containing renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, and serving today as the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Taliesin), Mountainview Ranch offers views of the majestic McDowell Mountains at more affordable pricing than many of the luxury communities that dot their Southern foothills.
Falling within the boundaries of the Aztec, Mountainside and Desert Mountain (elementary, middle and high schools respectively) school districts, Mountainview Ranch is a straight shot down Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd to the Loop 101 freeway. This accessibility to the rest of the valley makes this neighborhood attractive to commuters and those who simply enjoy exploring different parts of town alike. Shopping, restaurants and other amenities lie immediately in both directions, though, so homebodies need not venture far.
For those North Scottsdale home buyers looking for a Spanish home that typifies the Southwestern lifestyle, near it all, and with an affordable price tag, Mountainview Ranch might just be for you.
Ready to start your Mountainview Ranch home search? Scroll down to see homes currently for sale!
Looking for that perfect, low maintenance, lock and leave luxury home in the middle of it all?
Ready to trade in the expansive yard, but not quite ready to sacrifice on the size of your home?
Do you prefer old world elegance and inviting warmth in your home to the sleek, but sterile modern style that is all the rage these days (at least until the next big thing comes around the corner to replace it in five minutes)?
Best of all, do you like the idea of getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in upgrades and improvements, and paying pennies on the dollar for them?
If you answered “yes” to these leading questions, read on for full property details for one of the best values you will find in all of Scottsdale this year.
If you answered “no,” well … there are always soulless alternatives at grossly inflated prices to consider. To each their own.
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Monterey at Mountain View is two-phased development in the vicinity of Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch in central Scottsdale. Built by Monterey Homes between 1990-1993, the two gated enclaves feature larger luxury homes (2900+ square feet on average) on moderately sized lots (approximately 10,000+ square feet on average) that typify the lock and leave lifestyle that many high-end home buyers seek. Full time residents and seasonal residents alike enjoy the security and low maintenance living afforded by these sister subdivisions, particularly if travel is a top lifestyle priority.
In total, Monterey at Mountain View contains 89 developed lots; forty lie in phase one, forty nine in phase two. The majority of the homes are single level (72 out of 89), but there is a smattering of two-story homes (17 out of 89) for those in need of a little more room to roam. Fifty nine of the homes (66%) have private swimming pools. Those who prefer to avoid the maintenance of a private pool have access to the community pool(s). A popular home builder, Monterey is known for an elegant, modern style of Spanish architecture that invokes visions of Santa Barbara and sun-drenched days by the sea. Their homes can be found in planned communities like Scottsdale Mountain, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, etc.
The difference between those communities and Monterey at Mountain View is location.
Many expect that they will have to migrate to the Northern or Eastern bounds of Scottsdale to find relatively newer construction of this quality. After all, many of the surrounding communities that comprise the central Scottsdale zip code of 85258 (McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, etc) feature homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. The older floor plans and architecture of those developments are trade offs for the ideal location and amenities. Monterey at Mountain View offers the best of both, however – desirable, modern architecture right in the middle of it all.
With the shops and restaurants of Gainey Village to the immediate South, the restaurants, lakes, parks and walking paths of McCormick Ranch to the immediate East, and everything else you could need at the intersection of Scottsdale Rd/Shea Blvd to the immediate North, you could not ask for a more convenient location.
The excelling school district (Cochise Elementary, Cocopah Middle, Chaparral High) has long been a strong draw for buyers as well.
So whether you are downsizing to get rid of that big yard you no longer wish to maintain, looking for a vacation home that will be secure when you are gone, or are simply after a quality home with modern appeal in one of the most coveted parts of the entire valley, you owe it to yourself to consider Monterey at Mountain View for your new Scottsdale address.
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Grayhawk is a golf community developed around the world renowned public golf club of the same name.
Boasting two championship-level courses (The Talon and The Raptor) amidst the scenic backdrop of the Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains, Grayhawk features the resort-quality clubhouse, fine dining, and other amenities you would expect of a development of this caliber.Located just North of the Loop 101 Freeway, Grayhawk offers the scenery and pace of North Scottsdale while remaining accessible to the rest of the Valley.
The homes themselves run the gamut from townhouses and patio homes to high-end single-family residences. Construction is predominantly from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. There are guard gated subdivisions within Grayhawk for the security-conscious and those who enjoy the lock and leave lifestyle of a vacation home. There are non-gated options as well for those uninterested in paying those premiums.
In all, 31 separate subdivisions (some of which include community pools and neighborhood parks) with nearly 3800 homes of all styles on over 1600 acres make up the Grayhawk community. Whether you are a golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone who simply wants to be a little further from all the hustle bustle of central Scottsdale/Phoenix, Grayhawk might just be for you.
Learn more about this community by visiting the Grayhawk HOA page.
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Welcome to beautiful McCormick Ranch in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona!
Revered for its lakes, miles of multi-use paths, restaurants, golf, public parks, top rated schools, greenbelts, and housing architecture that has stood the test of time, McCormick Ranch remains a highly sought-after community four decades after its original inception. With all that Scottsdale’s first, and arguably greatest, planned community has to offer today’s home buyer, there is something that typically must be sacrificed to live here: a third car bay.
You just don’t see as many three car garages here as you do in newer developments. While many accept that limitation as a small price to pay for all of the perks of home ownership that come with this centrally located community, some just are not willing to compromise and are forced to look elsewhere, much to their regret.
For those of you who wish to enjoy the McCormick Ranch lifestyle, but must have that third car bay, you are in luck … if you hurry.
Just listed, the beautiful Spanish home at 8401 N. 86th Way is that rarest of things: a remodeled McCormick Ranch home with great room architecture, soaring vaulted ceilings, swimming pool & spa, large 1/3 acre lot and … drumroll, please … a three car garage!
Far from just an extra parking space, this gem includes Brazilian teak wood and travertine stone flooring, remodeled kitchen with refinished cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, remodeled baths with tumbled stone (snail shower in master), vessel sinks, marble counters, new fixtures, new roof and A/C, plantation shutters, and much, much more.
I could drone on, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Feast your eyes on eighteen thousand more.
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Contact Paul Slaybaugh at (480) 220-2337 to view this unique property today.