What will $1,195,000 buy in Ahwatukee? That was the sale price of a nearly 5,900-square foot, five-bedroom, four-bath house atop a hill with gorgeous views of South Mountain and the Phoenix skyline.
The house at 3520 E. Kachina Dr. was on the market for about three months, and brought $30,000 less than the original asking price of $1,225,000.
The two-story home sits on a 20,700-square-foot lot that includes two large patios, a fire pit and outdoor cooking center, a grassy backyard and a horseshoe pit. Though the lot makes do with only a tiny pool with a waterfall, mls.com promises there is “plenty of room for the pool of your dreams.”
A separate four-car garage measures over 5,000 square feet and is near a private gate leading to hiking paths on South Mountain.
Though located on what mls.com raves is “one of the most desirable streets in Ahwatukee” in the swank Ahwatukee Custom Estates, the HOA dues are surprisingly low: only $300 a year in a community where homes are valued as high as $5 million.
Inside, an open-design on the first floor offers a huge formal dining room that flows into a large living room with a gas fireplace. Two more gas fireplaces are included, located in the upstairs master bedroom and the downstairs family room.
The gourmet kitchen – which opens into the family room with a stacked-stone fireplace and built-in entertainment cabinet – is designed for a true chef, with a veggie sink, built-in double ovens, walk-in pantry, six-burner Viking gas range and, of course, granite countertops. Complementing the sub-zero refrigerator is a climate-controlled, 100-bottle wine cooler for stocking up on some rare vintages.
The kitchen also features two islands, each with seating, plus a breakfast area overlooking the spacious backyard.
Impressive features aren’t limited to the public areas. A sizeable master bathroom upstairs sports a full tub with jets, a bidet, a two-head walk-in shower, and double sinks. If that doesn’t impress, perhaps the 12×12-foot exercise room complete with sauna will.
The master bedroom itself opens onto a large balcony that offers what mls.com called “intoxicating mountain and city light views.”
Besides the bedrooms – four of which have their own bathrooms and walk-in closets – the second floor includes a game room and an “executive office,” also with a walk-in closet.
The house was built in 2002 and at that time sold for $1,450,000. A Phoenix contractor had owned it, and the sale records recording the new owner have not yet been filed.
– Paul Maryniak, Ahwatukee Foothills News / Edited for Phoenix.org