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REDUCED OVER $300,000. NOW A SHORT SALE.  Lender-approved at full list price. DISCOUNTED TO $1,995,000. For Chinese buyers:中文  Carefree's most-prestigious well-know landmark home.  Rare European flair! Featured in the Wall St. Journal as one of the"hottest homes in the Southwest!"  Jaw-dropping vistas  and city lights! Close to the Boulders Resort.  Private  gated enclave with the highest quality of materials used throughout.   And a bonus....a substantial price adjustment on one of Carefree's most famous residences- on a premier lot.   6071 sq. ft.  Available for immediate sale!  This villa overlooks the Boulders Resort and golf course, with views that stretch all the way to Four  Peaks, Southern Arizona's highest mountains.   Designed by Gerry Jones as an Italian villa, this one of kind residence has 4 bedrooms, 6 bath, 6,071 sq. ft.  From the imposing 24-ft. entry foyer and rotunda, to  the entertaining floor with brass-railed bar, and lit dance floor, you'll enjoy every cozy area of the residence.  Built into the solid-block home are intricate coffered ceilings on each floor, double elevators, an all-Miele applicance kitchen with butler's pantry.  A dining room that royalty would enjoy!  This distinctive residence is built with all natural materials with no compromise of the highest quality, and can't be duplicated again.  Experts say it would take a million dollars today, just to prepare the site and get ready to build. (by the way, check out the construction photos below, to see what it took)  Isn't it fair to say that you deserve a special  home like this?  And for golfers, you will be minutes from some of the greatest golf couses in the country-legendary names like Whisper Rock,  Desert Mountain and Desert Forest.  Minutes from Carefree's Town Center and Cactus Garden with restaurants and shopping.  Also close to major executive airports such as Scottsdale and Deer Valley, and private Skyranch in Carefree.  See the many moods of the home, both day and night below! Now. . . video tour available on  Carefree European Flair     This property is a Sotheby's  "listing of distinction" and tabbed as "One of the most Romantic Homes in the US" by Sotheby's  International Realty. Check below for a link to a video from ROVR, a new social connection app that featured the Wedding Cake House! Be sure and watch it all the way through.

(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 property!  This shot is from  a new video from ROVR,  a social connection app. 
Check out the video, and the shots from the Wedding Cake House: ROVR App Video

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 today!
See the home being built!


6948 E. Stagecoach Pass, Carefree, Arizona
6071 sq. ft. on over 1.6 acres,  4 bed/6bath/ 4 fireplaces
Offered for $ 1,995,000
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 by boulder

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! Villa in the Desert 


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 kitchen.

  dome panorama
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 Palladio.
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 suites.

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 views below!

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 US

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.

butler's pantry


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.


night lite panorama

(above) 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

sunset of the boulders resort


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!  Carefree European Flair  
See photos of the home being built: See the home being built!

outdoor morning patio

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. 4 bed/6bath

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 Powder Room

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. . . .

praying monk rock

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 $1,995,000.  Short sale,
 lender approval required.

mirror room

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!

teak beams rock in motorcourt

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:   Carefree European Flair   中文

night lights

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