Residents of the quiet neighborhood, just North of Orange Tree Country Club in Scottsdale, are used to the gawkers and onlookers driving by. Many who have lived there long enough, remember the spectacle and hubbub when semis parked in the streets and giant cranes went about their work of creating an urban refuge, on the corner of 57th Street and Charter Oak Road. That was the week in 1999, when more than 175 tons of boulders were quarried from 85-acres of rock in Congress, Arizona, and were placed one by one, around a modest 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,808 square foot home. Built in 1977, the home has been updated over the years and well maintained, but it is the sanctuary that fills the heart and rejuvenates the spirit. You can’t actually see the home from the street. It’s hidden. It’s an enclave. It is a rare expression of individualism, and it is now on the market.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a little piece of magic…
An artist’s dream, Russ Marohnic, used sandstone to create seven alluring custom installations, one of which is the front yards’ focal point and was the projects original inspiration behind the redesign, titled, “Moment in Time”. This piece sits on a beautiful tranquil koi pond filled with lilies and is surrounded by a natural rock canyon. A stone-bridge leads to an island that acts as a meeting place for birds, fish and squirrels to gather for daily feedings. All seven works of art embrace indigenous materials of the Southwest.
The sparkling pebble-finish pool has an exquisite water feature called, “In Flight.” The piece consists of two pairs of stone “wings”, with water flowing from the top rock to the bottom one, and then into the swimming pool.
In today’s market, the cost to do a landscape remodel of this magnitude would likely be in excess of a quarter of a million dollars. It took three days, six trucks and a 250-ton crane to complete the momentous project. This home is truly one of a kind and is ready to be shown off to friends and family alike. Scoop up this spectacular gem before it’s gone. A masterpiece like this is sure to sell fast.
Shown exclusively by Those Callaways. Viewings are by appointment only. Contact Joseph Callaway at 480-596-5751 or email him at Joseph@ThoseCallaways.com.
For additional photos, email Lisa Beth Earle at LisaBeth@ThoseCallaways.com.