A Magical Mountainside Retreat in Paradise Valley
7421 N. LAS BRISAS LANE
Listing Price: $3,000,000
Offered by Jill Brenenstuhl of Coldwell Banker
3113 E. Lincoln Drive Phoenix, AZ 85016
Nestled on the west side of Mummy Mountain, this breathtaking desert-inspired estate provides a quiet sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The sprawling 6,200-square-foot main house features four bedrooms upstairs and a fifth downstairs, spacious living areas and an exercise room with a sauna and steam shower. There are also expansive outdoor entertaining areas with spectacular views of the city and mountains. As an added bonus, an intimate guest-house with two master suites provides the perfect space for housing visitors.
Enter by way of two glass doors and step into the magnificent foyer, where a gently curving staircase leads to the second floor. Travertine flooring, featured throughout the home, paired with pristine white walls and high ceilings gives the space an air of refined grandeur.
From there, make your way into the formal living room, a smaller, more intimate space with a wood-burning fireplace and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains; ideal for curling up and watching the brilliant sun set over the desert. Adjacent to this room is an inviting formal dining room with warm wood flooring, doors leading out to the patio and enough space to hold a dinner party with family and friends.
A true hidden gem of the home is its wood-paneled library. This cozy haven is the perfect place to work without interruption, get lost in the pages of a good book or simply spend some alone time.
Walk a little further and the smaller front rooms give way to the expansive living areas. The updated gourmet kitchen is truly a home cook’s paradise; boasting top-notch appliances, including a double Sub Zero fridge, 60-inch range and a large island where one can sit down for a quick bite in the morning or for an afternoon snack. A half-wall separates the kitchen from the family room below, allowing one to easily catch up on the latest T.V. show or watch the kids play while preparing dinner. The bright and open family room is a true work of art. Vaulted ceilings that are about 20 feet higher than those found throughout the home, a grand fireplace, towering windows with downtown views, and an array of curved white plaster walls create an ample amount of space to make this room an entertaining mecca.
Ascend a graceful spiraling staircase to the second floor where four of the home’s magnificent bedrooms are located. Enter the romantic master suite through double blue antique French doors and be transported into an intimate desert retreat. Designed by architect Lash McDaniel, this already inviting space is made even more so by a wood-burning fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the surrounding desertscape. Adjacent to the master suite is an equally impressive master bath with a spacious tub and shower adorned with intricately detailed, golden-hued tiles that recall those found in a quaint Mediterranean villa. The bath is complete with with two sinks, a small vanity area and a wall-length mirror.
Living Under the Stars
The home is perched upon Mummy Mountain and naturally provides spectacular panoramic views of the Paradise Valley Country Club, Downtown Phoenix and the surrounding mountains and desert. An ample amount of outdoor living space is an absolute must for nature lovers, and the home certainly does not disappoint when it comes to alfresco entertaining. A gorgeous lap pool with only a thin rail separating it from the majestic Mummy Mountain creates the sense that you are swimming in your very own desert oasis. A generously-sized hot tub and lounge area curates the ultimate haven for relaxation. There are also many patios, most notably off the family room, dining room, master suite and formal living room, that provide a more intimate way to enjoy all the breathtaking views that the property affords, whether it be at sunrise, sunset or night. For larger gatherings, an expansive outdoor entertaining area, complete with a cozy fireplace and dining area overlooking the mountains, provides the perfect spot for hosting an evening soiree under the stars.
This classic home is the perfect place to find peace, quiet and relaxation, all while enjoying the beauty and splendor of Paradise Valley. A truly remarkable desert haven.