With contemporary modern elegance that transcends the very mountain it rests on, Hawk’s Nest is a gem of the desert in Carefree, Arizona. This incredible estate enjoys stunning 360-degree views, from a multitude of windows, balconies and patios. Imagine waking up to a desert sunrise or taking a relaxing Jacuzzi soak under the stars; you can have it all at Hawk’s Nest.
Just making your way up the smooth, gradual incline of the mountainside feels like a journey into awe-inspiring bliss. When you approach this elegant home, you are greeted by an enchanting fountain, a cascade amid stone before modern refinement. That is, if you can take your eyes away from the stunning landscape your new perch allows. As soon as you enter this contemporary residence, soaring 10-foot ceilings and open space invite you in, while vistas of the horizon leave you speechless and pull you toward the formal living room. Here, you are warmed by the marble tile mantle and hearth of a fireplace, surrounded by abundant space for entertaining or quiet lounging.
Just around the anchor wall with its own marbled fireplace lies a beautiful, modern dining room with an expansive corner floor to ceiling window that allows the blue glow of dusk to grace dinner as the last golden rays of sunshine pull away from the desert. Here is the ultimate opportunity for an awe-inspiring meal while reflections of the landscape dance on the glass formal dining table. Upon entering the kitchen, you will never want to leave because even here there are stunning desert vista views. A triple GE Profile High-Performance built-in ovens with matching microwave, 72” side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and a Dacor Five-burner gas gourmet chefs range make creating meals in this chef’s kitchen a pleasure, plus dual Miele dishwashers make cleanup a snap.
Breathtaking views continue into a second, more casual living area. Custom, “broken” quartzite stone flooring glitters with champagne, gold, copper, and bronze hues in the abundant lighting from walls of windows that offer awe-inspiring views of the Black Mountains, the city below, and the home’s outdoor spaces.
Follow the stairs to find the great room; with its large custom bar, it is the perfect space for an entertaining and relaxing game room. Recessed art lighting washes over artwork while the bar is large enough for 6 people to sit comfortably. The sunken living room offers a hidden television behind the custom, faux painted cabinetry, while an impressive fireplace is clad in marble.
Whole-home audio, programmable lighting, thermostats, and automatic shading systems run throughout the home for complete convenience. Artist Faux Paul has created one-of-a-kind faux finishes such as tissue paper, Japanese, plaster, and others throughout. With upscale amenities and additional living spaces like his and her studies, wet bars, wine rooms, a family breakfast room, and a quiet meditation room, finding privacy and comfort even in a home full of family or guests is easy.
Every nook of Hawk’s Nest provides opportunities for serenity, but nowhere is this more apparent than in the master suite. Solid wood custom cabinetry with raised relief maple and faux finishes conceal a TV cabinet within a built-in grand wall unit. Remote control window treatments and cove lighting provide intimate privacy, while a secluded walk-out terrace and wrap-around edgeless windows allow you to enjoy 360-degree magnificent desert views day or night.
Marble flooring and countertops bring elegance to the spacious master bedroom, where His and Her vanities provide ample space. Both the His and Her walk-in closets are expansive and boast custom wood, glass, and faux finishes as well as wall-length mirrors. An indoor bath and outdoor shower allow the opportunity to luxuriate and indulge wherever one desires.
A second master suite is located on the opposite end of the home, along with two additional en-suite bedrooms. An impressive self-contained guest suite has a private entrance directly from the garage, complete with its own kitchen and fireplace. The size of a large apartment, the guest suite offers 1 or 2 sitting rooms depending on your preference, and a large oversized bedroom. While every angle of this home showcases spectacular views of the surrounding Sonoran High Desert, the style and artisanship of Hawks Nest transcend it.
If the homes interior takes your breath away, just wait until you step outside. Whether you step outside from a bedroom, living room, or dining room, open-air balconies, walkways, and terraces extend in every direction. With seven acres of gorgeous Black Mountain desert landscape all to yourself, you will want to take your time exploring, and upon doing so, you will be rewarded with unexpected, breathtaking vistas and wildlife.
At Hawk’s Nest, encountering nature is easy because you are a part of it. Soak in the bubbling Jacuzzi or lounge next to boulders or perhaps beneath two natural waterfalls in the negative-edge saltwater pool. Adjust the outdoor audio and lighting for an elegant party, fun family time, or soothing serenity – all at the touch of a button. A steam room, tanning bed, sun shelf, and water features allow further amenities for relaxing. To complete this serene oasis in the desert, spacious covered patios and a terraced backyard provide abundant space for family dining, entertaining, or quietly taking it all in.
Hawk’s Nest perches upon Black Mountain, 10 minutes west from the center of Carefree. It is here in the High Sonoran Desert that you will find unique boulder formations, alive with Saguaro cactus, hummingbirds, gray fox, wildflowers, and more. Enjoy boutique shopping and specialty restaurants, art galleries, weekly farmers markets, and a whole host of concerts, festivals, and events. Carefree is even home to the largest sundial in the country, at 35-foot tall and extending 72 feet, it points to the north star from Sundial Circle Plaza within the Carefree Desert Gardens. Cave Creek Regional Park, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, and Bartlett Lake provide scenic hiking and biking trails, fishing and boating activities, while 20 golf courses – including several Jack Nicklaus Signature courses – are perfect for teeing up with friends, family, or business associates.
While Carefree has a small-town laid back feel, a short 20 minute drive will put you in the heart of Scottsdale with all of its amenities, including Scottsdale Quarter, a shopping, dining, and event center; WestWorld, a nationally recognized equestrian center and home to the annual Barrett Jackson collector car auction; and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Mayo Clinic, ranked the number one medical center in Arizona and nationally ranked for 12 medical specialties is here, too. The economy of Scottsdale relies on tourism, and is the second largest employment region in the Phoenix area. Dial, Go Daddy, Discount Tire, and Rural Metro all headquarter in Scottsdale.
Just 45 minutes away is Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona’s capital city of Phoenix. It is here that Fortune 500 companies including Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, PetSmart, and Republic Service call the nation’s sixth-largest city home. The city is the Southwest’s largest destination for visual art, and offers world class venues like the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Talking Stick Resort Arena, and the Phoenix Opera.