The romance and old world charm of the Mediterranean abound at Bluebird Paradise, an elegant estate in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley. Here, you can live like royalty in a magnificent home designed and built by Cameron Builder. Revel in fine details and elegance at every turn from the moment you enter this oasis in the desert, from the inviting Spanish theme design with stacked stone columns to the privacy of a completely separate second home in the overly spacious and private guest house, a kingdom of its own.
Welcome to the romantic bliss of Bluebird Paradise. Step into the foyer and admire the granite tile under the elegant chandelier and hand-painted barrel-vaulted ceiling. You’re home.
The living room is your very own great room with soaring ceilings and rich wood beams that rise to the second story to meet a Juliet balcony and upstairs gallery. A stone cantera fireplace, “broken” slate flooring, and natural wood finishes are majestic, while a tiled staircase with elaborate wrought iron railing curves upwards.
The chefs kitchen of this estate boasts recessed lighting that shines upon granite countertops and flooring from a trey-vaulted ceiling. Dual ovens, warming drawer, and huge island with carved paneled legs and glass insert doors make creating the perfect meal a snap, while the 96” custom built-in refrigerator with wood panel doors, spacious walk-in pantry, and tall rich wood cabinets provide abundant storage. An eat-in breakfast bar is perfect for casual meals, and the elegant formal dining room easily seats ten while making a statement of grandeur for guests. A hardwood and exposed beam ceiling and elaborate chandelier rise above faux-finished walls, a serving nook, and French doors that lead out onto a terrace that overlooks the estates grounds and mountain views.
A private retreat awaits in the first floor master suite, situated in one of the home’s partial rotundas and practically its own wing. Natural, hard wood floors and a hand-carved cantera fireplace create a warm invitation into the bedroom, while a hand-painted, vaulted ceiling and ceiling fans provide elegance and efficiency. Admire the built-in, rich wood entertainment cabinet, as well as views through the French doors that open out onto the private pool oasis. The spacious bathroom offers further refinement and comfort with granite countertops and flooring, custom cabinetry, and abundant lighting. His and her closets are large enough to provide all the storage and dressing space you’ll ever need. The focal point of the bathroom is the gorgeous step-up, jetted soaking tub carved into a center rotunda, complete with its own fireplace.
A second suite, also on the ground floor, offers a sitting room and jetted soaking tub as well. The third bedroom has a built-in corner desk with custom wood cabinetry, entertainment center, and shelving, while, the fourth bedroom, located on the second floor, is a spacious en-suite.
Exquisite details abound at Bluebird Paradise, from the stunning double main entry doors to the unique finishes and surfaces to the elegant bonus rooms. The first floor library offers the utmost in elegance with rich wood shelving, a custom Spanish style door, and natural wood flooring. Hand-painted ceiling beams, recessed lighting, and views of the front entrance make the room a bright and comfortable place to conduct business or simply enjoy a good book. Meanwhile, the first floor office utilizes a brick wall, salvaged from the original home built on this lot in 1986.
Hidden below is a true wine cellar, reached by descending the travertine steps off the kitchen. It is here that you will find a beautiful tasting bar, a 627-bottle reveal racking system made of Heart Redwood, and an old-world chandelier that transports you to a medieval Castilian cellar. Upstairs, a wet bar with its own ice machine makes serving your favorite vintages and any other beverages a snap.
Enter the cigar room to indulge in your favorite leaf. A state-of-the-art filtration system keeps the room fresh and pure, while a complete media center offers entertainment. Custom Spanish-style wooden doors open onto a Juliet Balcony that overlooks the great room.
Further details like 5” King George Crown Moulding, Travertine and slate flooring, and custom lighting throughout the residence elevate Bluebird Paradise above any other, while artisan touches like murals from local artists Dina Petruzzi and Lurie Remtina, rough sawn beams of Douglas fir with accent corbels, and hand-painted accents make it truly unique. A Crestron Whole-House system, kitchen dumbwaiter, and laundry room with a chute make living comfortable and convenient.
Just outside, your private desert oasis awaits. A comfortable covered patio with its own fireplace, provides the perfect place to relax outdoors on a cool evening. Beyond, a sparkling PebbleTec pool complete with a water feature offers the perfect way to enjoy the Arizona sunshine, while a large built-in fire pit perched above makes for evening fun. Grassy areas, combined with mature trees complete this private courtyard amid landscaped grounds, all the while surrounded by the main house, garage court and private guest house.
A complete home in its own right, the spacious guest house accommodates not one but two en-suite master bedrooms, providing the option for the ultimate family compound. This completely separate residence provides comfort throughout with its living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen offering abundant living space. This secondary residence also offers a private laundry room, its own two car garage, and relaxing private patios. Located on the opposite end of the courtyard from the main house, a large private yard features plenty of shade and a Belguard-colored, paved pathway connects with the main driveway.
Upon entering the estate, the driveway becomes a motorcourt and then divides around either side of the main home, meeting a convenient porte cochere near the main kitchen. A large 4-car garage with epoxy-coated flooring and storage space completes the utility of the home.
Located in the town of Paradise Valley, Bluebird Paradise is close to Phoenix and Scottsdale and all the amenities that both cities have to offer including the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and top class resorts and spas. There are five golf courses within five miles, plus the shopping centers of Scottsdale Fashion Square and Biltmore Fashion Park are within easy reach. For the outdoors person in you, Piestewa Peak Park, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and Papago Park provide hiking and biking trails. Paradise Valley itself is Phoenix’s most affluent suburb and a gem of fine living in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Just a 15-minute drive away is the center of Phoenix, Arizona’s capital city, seat of state government, and home to Fortune 500 headquarters such as PetSmart, Republic Service, Avnet, and Freeport-McMoRan. Sky Harbor International Airport makes travel to and from national and international destinations effortless. And as the Southwest’s largest destination for visual art, Phoenix is the cultural capital of the state and home to museums, Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Orpheum Theatre, the Phoenix Opera, and the Phoenix Symphony Hall.