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 8318 E. Autoplane Drive, Carefree.  $3.5 million. Skyranch's finest aviation estate, 2.3 acres on the runway of one of the most prestigious airparks in the Nation, Skyranch at Carefree, a private world-class premier fly-in community. The 4bdr 6,000+sf main house,2bdr 1600+sf separate guest casita & 4400sf detached airplane hangar are situated on 2.3 acres. The estate borders the 11th hole of the renowned Desert Forest Private Golf Club, recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the US. The backyard is designed for the entertainer with a resort style pool, 1500 sq ft putting green, expansive patio inclusive of an outdoor fireplace and seating area, bbq & 2 intimate view decks to capture the sweeping Sonoran Mountain Vistas. The hangar is ideal for private aircrafts, RV, car collections, boats &/or private parties.   Photo below, you know when its hard to find a 45-foot-long Prevost Motorcoach, you have one astonishing garage!!!   Check out the new video tour:  Skyranch Estate

Below, also included on the Hacienda estate, is a storybook 2 bedroom Southwest casita, bordering the Desert Forest golf course.

Largest hangar built at Skyranch-this beauty opens on two sides, has a generous tail-slot cut out of the Eastern side, complete professionally-applied epoxy floor coating. Approximate width of 70 feet! The hangar, along with the rest of the property has been completly painted.

 The Front of the home has an extensive motorcourt and circular drive with extensive native plants

Centerpiece of the main residence is a stunning glass capstone, put in place by a crane in the construction, anchoring a media and party room like no other! (below)

And below, the main entrance and media room below the capstone!

Prime runway frontage over two lots and a dramatic motorcourt/plane taxiway entrance to this Skyranch hacienda estate. Check below to see the Desert Forest golf course frontage, with the home's private putting green and private pool and spa visible.

And what an idyllic backyard with extensive flowering plants, a private putting green, with the "Home of the Champions" Desert Forest golf course links beyond, and stunning mountain views!

(Photo below) Just beyond a buffer of trees and natural vegetation, is one of the most respected golf courses in the Nation.  Desert Forest Golf Course, "home of the champions"  Memberships available.

The super-private tropical pool has multiple entrances from the home. With mature Queen Palms, you'll enjoy plenty of covered patio space, a very deep pool with a spa off the patio, and an outdoor kitchen.

And now. . . .let's go inside.  Some call it "a Mountain Lodge that meets the desert!"In addition to the imposing glass atrium on the home, another engineering marvel is the Great Room.  The large viga (stripped wood poles) rise up to the ceiling, capped by an intricate herring-bone surface of  smaller poles, called "latillas."  Because of the numerous cuts required on the poles in laying them out, the builder estimated the cost at $350 a square foot!  And this wooden herringbone pattern covers the ceiling in most of the residence. The Great Room is the entertaining room of choice for Arizona living, where your guests can be comfortable and able to converse with everyone, even in the kitchen.  Note the thick rough-edge granite bars and counters.  The current owner has spent an estimated One Million dollars on improvements to this showcase property!

Below left, an upstairs exercise room with wrap-around outdoor patio. And on the right, close up of the kitchen area with antiqued copper exhaust fan with custom woodwork accents on appliances and other areas.  This home is one-of-a-kind.

Below, the Great Room living area with large fireplace, as seen from the balcony of the exercise room and below, another angle of the ultimate media room you'll see, below the glass atrium.

Like to see more?  There's an classy master suite with his and her baths, rustic guest bedrooms and offices, all part of this Skyranch Hacienda Estate.  Contact us for your private tour.  Preston Westmoreland, with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty,  was a charter member of Skyranch and has been a property owner there, and flown thousands of hours out of the field and also was  a member of the airport board of directors. Nobody knows the area better. And check out a quick tour of the award-winning Town Center of Carefree and the million-dollar cactus garden!  Tour the Carefree Center

Skyranch is one of the great airparks in the nation. It's gated, has video surveillance, patrolled, and near the World-Famous Boulders Resort.   See more of the history of Skyranch here:  Skyranch Tour
There's a full-time airport manager, and a full-service terminal as well as 24-hour fuel station that features Jet A and 100 LL. Check out the High Def Video Preview:  Skyranch Estate

Below, county property photo of the two lots of the property.