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UNDER CONTRACT!  Thanks for the huge response. This home went under contract within two weeks. We can still show it, but only for backup offers.  8424 E. Autoplane Drive, Carefree.  $ 1.7 million  A rare offering of a classic Skyranch home on the largest lot (1.75 ac) on the runway AND golf course at Skyranch w/the best panoramic views. And lot size will support an additional large hangar! Plans are available! There's already an attached 40 X 50 ft. hangar with air conditioned shop. An astonishing amount of equipment, power tools will be included in the sale. This solid block rustic home with a soaring Great Room Cathedral ceiling and multiple see-through fireplaces, has been impeccably cared for. Also features a pool w/swim-up bar and shade cabana. Avoid long waits for hangars in the area. Skyranch is secure, gated, patrolled with video surveillance, and can handle Very Light Jets. Cut out of the Phoenix Class B airspace for easier arrivals. Be sure to see the video tour!    Video Skyranch Tour             MLS 6131718

 

Above, because of the large lot, the home is set back for more privacy and views. Bordering the legendary Desert Forest Golf Course, the "Home of the Pros" with memberships available. On the right, the pebble Tec pool has recently been resurfaced. It features a shade cabana, swim-up bar and adjacent BBQ.

 

Above,  the cavernous Great Room with soaring cathedral ceiling is a classic. The great room is the room of choice for entertaining in Arizona.  All your guests can easily congregate with conversation areas, dining section, and media corner.  The home's construction has all kinds of extra touches, for example the tongue-in-groove ceiling is constructed of 2 X 6 beams with a multi-layered roof on top.
Below, a close-up of several of the rooms areas.


 

 

Above, a key advantage of this property, is the lot size, 1 3/4 acre, with room for a jet-size hangar and 2,000 sq. ft. casita in this area, East of the home.  Plans are available for the expansion.  The 40 X 50 ft. hangar attached to the home has an air conditioned work shop in the rear, and has a wing clearance of about 36 ft.
Below, the master suite with a true sitting area, and dual patio doors to the rear, and a fireplace.


 

Above, what a master bathroom! With high beamed ceiling and skylights, adjacent hidden shower, large vanity and counter space, plenty of storage for all your clothes. With a dual entrance on either side.
Below, kitchen has a pass through on the window so beverages and food can be passed through to the pool.  On the bottom right, wall ovens, a vented indoor BBQ and a see-through fireplace that is visible to diners as well.


 
Above, there's a bar with mini-fridge in the media area of the Great Room, and on the left, one of the guest suites with large sitting area and a private bath with sunken tub.

 

Above, the owner's Beechcraft Bonanza which he flew out of Skyranch for years.  The hangar has a 36 foot clearance, is 40 X 50 feet and has an air conditioned shop at the rear.  Many power tools, equipment, and standard tools will be included in the sale.  Interesting to note, that the roof of the hangar was constructed to hold a helicopter, and there's a ladder and hatch up to the roof for that purpose.  Years later, all communities in the area have banned helicopters, including Skyranch and Carefree, however the beefed-up roof could be used for a super observation platform and deck!!
Your arriving guests will pull up to this porte cochere.  As you see, the entire home is constructed of block.



 


Above,  the property borders the famous Desert Forest Golf Course in Carefree, called "The Home of the Pros" as some of the pros warm up for the Master's tournament there.  A challenging course, when built and opened in 1964, immediately was put on the Top 100 Golf Courses in the country, where it remained for decades.  Memberships are available on this legendary course.

 

Above, the pebble tec pool has recently been resurfaced and features a large shade cabana on the Westside, a swim up bar, and pit BBQ, along with the million dollar views!  


Below, what a nice guest bathroom, with large shower, double-sink vanity, photo below, right.  The residence is reached by a solid driveway across the arroyo that extends down 9 feet!, Fully-engineered  and approved by Maricopa County. 

 


Above, Skyranch has an attractive full-service terminal with a full-time airport manager.  And new fuel facilities have been installed for Jet A and 100 LL.  Skyranch heavily discounts the price of fuel for the members. You'll love that! Want to see more!  This property is shown by appointment.  You'll enjoy learning about the history of Skyranch and the amazing people who have lived there.  Like Orin Edsen, who invented Bayliner Boats in his hangar!!  And many more.  All of this, just minutes from the Quaint Village of  Carefree, with it's multi-million-dollar Town Center and award-winning cactus garden!  Take a quick video tour!  Carefree Town Center   Video tour of the property:  Video Skyranch Tour