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One of the first homes all visitors spot as they approach Carefree from the south is imposing Boulder Reign, located in exclusive Carefree Grandview Estates, on the south slopes of Black Mountain. The pool, featured in this historic Getty Images, has been used for scores of movies and fashion shoots over the years.  This home had a helicopter landing pad that was used for years, until the Town of Carefree banned helicopter landings within city limits, except in an emergency.  On rocks near the former Carefree Studios (behind the Summit shopping center),  the director of the movie "Zabriskie Point" built a large replica of the home, which was blown-up at the end of the movie.   Scroll down to see the epic scene from the MGM film Zabriskie Point, when this house blows up! (a model of course)
Scorch marks are still on the rocks if you know where to look! The home was also used in a Bob Hope movie. Also filmed in the area were "The Gambler", "Flirting with Disaster", "Electra Glide in Blue" and nearby Cave Creek was  featured "The Getaway"

 Epic finale from the MGM 1970's film Zabriskie Point,  when Boulder Reign was blown up.  Much of the picture was filmed in Carefree and centered in the Boulder Reign house above. The movie never made much money but had a lot of beautiful desert scenes in addition to promoting the young town. Click to see the final scene and the many explosion angles that were filmed.   Final explosion angles  Zabriskie Point 

Residence next to K.T. Palmer's house, the famous Slingman House where a wash was bridged in spectacular fashion.  The home was formerly rented  by Orson Wells and movie producer John Huston. In a famous story, Wells tried to film his last movie there, against the rules of the lease agreement, and was evicted.  His huge-sized 68 undershorts were found left behind, in the house which was left a shambles.   The Slingman's relished flying the undershorts from the flagpole, toasting with a glass of wine, each year on the anniversary of the eviction!! The home is on Stagecoach Pass.
Below, K.T. Palmer's spectacular pool area. Both homes were designed by veteran Gerry Jones.
The Slingman House was recently on the market, but no longer for sale, but here's a complete webpage with TV features,  on this astonishing house with a Hollywood history!    Slimgman House

Below, Tom Darlington's home perched on massive boulders (with a hidden wine cellar down in the rocks)  Darlington, and K.T. Palmer, were the two co-founders of the Town of Carefree, with land that was originally a goat ranch!  This home recently sold in 11 days for over $ 2 million.  Super location!