Villa Esperero, the privately gated, luxurious, custom-built home in exclusive Rattlesnake Canyon Estates is a property unlike any other w/exceptional city, mntn & valley views. Impeccably designed by architect Ron Robinette to synthesize international influences w/the natural beauty of Tucson, Villa Esperero is a work of art. The 9000 sq. ft. main house sits on 49 acres & is perched between two magnificent canyons w/seasonal springs & natural pools. Precise detailing & meticulous craftsmanship carefully executed w/ an array of fine finishes including mesquite floors, natural stone & marble. Dramatic Great Rm w/25 ft. ceiling, a grand FP & wall of windows overlooking the valley/mtn ranges. Minutes from Canyon Ranch, World Class Resorts/Golf & Restaurants/Shopping The 9,000 sf main house includes two master suites, three additional guest suites, two additional bathrooms and a library. Multiple patios, terraces and balconies overlooking the valley and mountain ranges. Gourmet kitchen, well-equipped butler's pantry and formal dining room that flows outside for large scale entertaining. Enjoy breathtaking views from every room. Backyard includes a wraparound covered patio with outdoor kitchen and dining area and infinity-edge pool and spa with spectacular views of the city and mountains. Live in complete privacy. Tucson, Arizona, famous for its high desert climate, 360 degree mountain scenery, astronomers, skies and artists light, has continued to rank worldwide as a retreat. Called Villa Esperero, the house is sited on peaceful, private and protected Rattlesnake Canyon Estates.where there are only six similarly-sized lots. This location next to the Sabino Canyon recreation area is about 14 miles northeast of downtown, where the Catalina and Rincon mountain ranges meet in the Coronado National Forest. The allure of Rattlesnake Canyon Estates begins with a meandering drive along the mile-long desert road finished with handsome patterned pavers, ascending to the securely gated courtyard and stone staircase. Entering through magnificent wooden panel doors, guests are greeted by a wall of glass offering an exquisite mountain view of natural wildflowers and cacti. Impressively high ceilings float above a bridge landing that connects the two sides of the upper floors. An elevator and two staircases provide full access to Villa Esperero's three floors. Villa Esperero is lavishly designed to incorporate international style and luxury throughout. The expansive great room at the end of the gallery corridor is the perfect space for grand parties and events. A 25-foot beamed ceiling soars overhead, complementing a magnificent stone fireplace wall and creating an elegant space. Stunning mountain views extend 60 miles outward, delivering spectacular scenes of the desert, city, and starry night skies.Across the hall from the Great Room, and the perfect space for hosting guests, the formal dining room is adjacent to a fully-loaded Butler's pantry and kitchen for seamless entertaining. The rocky wall of the canyon is brought even closer by an extension of the dining room onto a north-and west-facing terrace overlooking Esperero Canyon with 180 degrees of scenic beauty and a true indoor and outdoor living experience.The family room at the east end of the main floor is a warm space adjacent to the kitchen and separated by a dual-sided fireplace. A covered patio wraps around this space and the kitchen, providing protection for entertaining and peaceful views to the south and east throughout the seasons. This outdoor living area contains an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area with direct access to the kitchen. The potted plants fill this outdoor living space with joyful colors. Water cascading over the sides of the infinity-edge pool adds cooling sound. Adjoining the comfortable family room, the kitchen welcomes group activity. Soft shades of natural stone and plaster walls, along with warm custom cabinetry, a casual dining space by the double-sided fireplace, and ample work areas give the kitchen a European ambience. The Master Suites Villa Esperero boasts two master suites: the Esperero Suite and the Rattlesnake Suite. Each is impeccably appointed and adjoins a sprawling separate terrace for enjoying the stunning day or nighttime views. The master en-suites feature stand-alone tubs, double vanities with extensive built-in storage, and refrigerators; the Rattlesnake Suite also includes a wet bar in its separate closet. The Esperero Master Suite is named for the canyon it overlooks to the West that is often flowing with water. The high ceiling with beams like ribs and the large fireplace for cooler nights create a palatial atmosphere. An enormous bath and dressing room also has a wall of windows for the person enjoying the stand-alone tub. The large south-facing terrace provides beautiful sunset and city views. The Rattlesnake Master Suite on the east end of this level, greets sunrise. The ochre-toned Master Suite, with handsome blue-and-brown-striped drapes and shades, has a terrace to the south and a terrace that wraps around the ample-sized bathroom to the north and east. The Studies There are two studies off the long, bridged gallery that separates the master suites. The smaller one is a private study or workroom hideaway.The larger, an elegant library featuring distinguished cork-covered walls, heavy beams, corner fireplace and a lovely north-facing balcony. At the west end of the main floor are two additional guest suites. The Sunset Suite, close to the elevator, faces west and south, with glass doors onto a terrace ideally situated for watching the golden glow before dusk and the skies lit up with stars and city lights. Here the walls and fabrics quietly echo the sunny colors of nature. The larger Canyon View Suite has a sitting area in the west bay and doors to the terrace, with muted colors of sage green and cream. A third bedroom suite in the west-facing bay is located on the lower level. This private space with a fiesta terra-cotta dÃ¨cor is The Creekside Suite, accessible by elevator or stairs. Villa Esperero truly delivers the indoor and outdoor lifestyle that desert living provides. This home is expanded by more than 20% with its outdoor living spaces ,including an infinity-edge pool and spa overlooking Rattlesnake Canyon to the east and south. The wrap-around patio off of the family room and kitchen has its own built-in grill and "horno" style fireplace. This space is filled with potted plants with automatic irrigation. There is also a bathroom located off the patio, convenient for users of the pool and spa. The Esperero Terrace with views facing west and north is adjacent to a gracious dining room allowing for indoor/outdoor entertaining at a large scale. Almost every bedroom suite graces a large terrace, a balcony or both. A full-sized batting cage with a professional pitching machine is located behind the pool and features commissioned, hand-painted murals of classic baseball team logos. The batting cages can easily be converted into a golf, tennis, or basketball training and practice area or a home theatre. The Sports Complex includes a workout area, kitchenette, a sitting area, dressing and locker room, bath, laundry space, and custom cabinetry throughout complete with a built-in sound system, custom lighting, and zoned temperature control. The outdoor covered patio faces west, offering fantastic sunset views. The adjacent hill on this saguaro -studded lot boasts dramatic 360 degree vistas of Tucson and the surrounding mountains and canyons, arguably the premier vantage point in Rattlesnake Canyon. The Guest House has been completed to its foundation, an d architectural plans and renderings designed by Ron Robinette are already created for a two-story, 5,867 square foot house which can be modified to a smaller single-story home. The third undeveloped lot to the northeast of Rattle snake Canyon allows for completely unobstructed views of Sabino Canyon from the Main House and delivers dramatic views through the canyon and into Tucson. At almost 48 acres, this lot provides privacy, protection, stunning views, and tremendous development potential with space already cleared for a foundation. Together, the three lots comprising Villa Esperero Estate in Rattlesnake Canyon, total 133 pristine acres and feature one of a kind, vast panoramas and thousands of saguaros. Rattlesnake Canyon is the ultimate in international quality luxurious living and is designed for exclusivity, tranquility, and entertaining.
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