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PLEASE NOTE A $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION on Grey Fox 142, a 4,000 square-foot custom home of Contemporary styling in Desert Mountain, a highly acclaimed, thirty-two-year-old, 8,200 acre, gated, private golf and outdoor recreation-oriented master planned development in the mountains on the northern edge of Scottsdale Arizona. The home was designed by a very well-known and admired Architect, Herman Robledo, and built in 1997 by Tony Salcito, a Master Builder here, and has been impeccably maintained by its single owner ever since. It lies at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a centrally located ''Village'' of Desert Mountain, overlooking a heavily vegetated natural wash about 100 yards across. A location on this wash is a noted, desired amenity in the community, as it significantly adds to a home's privacy and ''connected tonature" feel. It also means that the homes in the viewshed are relatively far away and partially obscured by trees. Its backyard exposure is on an arc from southwest to northeast, affording a wide variety of views, in addition to the greenery of the wash, from a sliver of city lights on the floor of the Valley of the Sun, to several mountain ranges both near and far away. The home is a "Kitchen/Family Room" plan, with a separate Living Room and a separate Dining Room in addition to the Kitchen and adjacent Family Room. The Master Bedroom is on one end of the home, and the other two ensuite bedrooms and an office with a nice complement of built-ins on the other end. The home is the epitome of "light and bright". It is on one level but does have three sets of two steps. The current owners are art collectors, and there is ample, well-lighted, wall and niche display space for treasures. An elevation of approximately, 3,075' and very low humidity means year 'round living is a delight. Further details on the home are provided below. It has been priced aggressively, especially given the excellent condition it is in, in order to attract showings and offers quickly. Desert Mountain is about a fifty-minute drive north from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The opportunity to be a member of the community's private club, The Desert Mountain Club, is a significant part of the attraction of living in Desert Mountain for most property owners. The Club is the emotional, physical, and social "core" of the place. Membership is not included in the purchase price of the home but is available through an application process and is optional. The Desert Mountain Club is rightfully internationally famous as a year 'round, private spa and golf mecca, with seven clubhouses, nine dining venues, six eighteen-hole championship Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, four practice ranges, a high-tech golf performance center, and, as of Spring 2019, a seventh course, a serious eighteen-hole par-3 course. One of the Clubhouses is the Sonoran Clubhouse, a truly amazing swim (three pools), tennis (nine courts, including one grass, five Har-Tru, and three cushioned surface hard courts), fitness, spa, and a dining facility. It enjoyed a $12,000,000 renovation in 2016. The following summer saw six pickleball courts, two bocce ball courts, and a croquet court added. It is now perhaps the premier facility of its type in the entire Southwest. The Club's dining venues offer a wide variety of food, wine, and atmospheres. No coats and ties required! A tremendous range of non-golf outdoor recreation and social activities are also available. The Club's membership is catered to relentlessly by an attentive Club staff and Concierge, providing unparalleled service. In a word, the place is "phenomenal". It is so good, three multi-million-dollar lottery winners have chosen Desert Mountain over the years as the place they want to live. Desert Mountain is a place of surpassing scenic beauty with long-range, panoramic views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, the entire "Valley of the Sun", many mountain ranges near and far, and, of course, Arizona's famous sunrises and sunsets! It now has about 1,900 finished homes ranging in size from 1,800 to over 20,000 square feet and in price from about $700,000 to over $10,000,000. Owners have invested over $30,000,000 in individual homes. It has attracted full-and part-time residents from all over North America and western Europe. It also has a eighteen to twenty mile hiking, biking, and equestrian trail system ranging up to 4,890' ASL in the mountains at the back of the property for the use of all residents. Another steady attraction are real estate taxes that are strikingly low compared to many parts of the country, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and California. The weather is famously sunny, and our risk of natural disasters is extremely low. Being higher and somewhat removed from the city means the stars are bright at night and the air is typically much cleaner than what lies over the Valley. Day-to-day shopping needs for Desert Mountain owners are well-handled within about a ten-minute drive by the merchants in the nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek. There are 69 restaurants and bars within about sixteen minutes' drive. The Phoenix/Scottsdale area is famous for world-class shopping, major league and collegiate sports, terrific air service, and a wide variety of cultural attractions. Desert Mountain is within two and a half hours of normally excellent snow skiing in Flagstaff. Its location in the southwestern part of the United States affords easy access to the entire American West, with especially easy access to San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and a plethora of unbelievably beautiful places in Southern Utah. "Paradise" doesn't overstate it. Against this backdrop of privacy, service, beauty and recreation, Grey Fox 142 represents an unusually nice opportunity and value. Other details include: a two-car garage with a storage room; somewhat recent enhancements including an expansion of the Laundry Room in 2005; a new washer and dryer in 2018; a built-in natural gas barbeque; ceiling fans throughout; drop-down solar screens on the back porch; a waterfall feature in the back patio, complementing the pool and spa; the attached televisions do convey, as do any other electronics except for personal computers and office equipment; the rug and wall hanging in the Family Room are included in the price; the dishwasher was replaced in 2016; the current range top is electric, but gas is available; the owners also recently installed two new HVAC units after the third one was replaced in 2011, did some major roof maintenance in 2017, and painted the exterior in 2015. Thanks for your interest in this home. We look forward to showing it to you someday and helping you learn about the community, the Club, and the area! In the meantime, enjoy the photographs and "virtual tour" of the home, the photographs of some of the Desert Mountain Club's facilities.