Scottsdale’s Private Retreat

Welcome to your private retreat – This elegant home is situated on a mountaintop 10.99 acre estate lot within the Homestead enclave of Carefree Ranch.

Yet, it is conveniently located only minutes from downtown Carefree and Cave Creek’s large variety of dining and shopping options. And, for members of the Desert Mountain Golf Club, it is just a quick drive to the private entry gate into the community.

This impressive home was designed by Gerry Jones, who was instrumental in the original design and planning of the Town of Carefree. His home designs are well-known and highly valued throughout the area.

To say there are views would be an understatement. Views abound from every corner of the property. The main entrance to the home is reached from a beautiful parking courtyard. Two private seating areas off of the front entry have expansive views of the mountains to the north as well as a panoramic view of the Chiricahua Golf Course at the adjacent Desert Mountain community. Lush green and desert landscapes by day turn into twinkling lights in the evening as residents return to their custom homes that surround the golf course.

Upon entering the home, floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors in the living room provide breathtaking views to the south and to the west, showcasing the mountains and twinkling valley and city lights in the distance.

Originally built in 1985, the home was tastefully remodeled in 2013 and 2014. The remodel was extensive, yet it managed to preserve and showcase the essence and design elements Jones is so well-known for.

The layout of the home insures ultimate privacy in the master suite and adjacent office, which you will find on the east side of the home. A separate sitting room in the master suite features a fireplace to provide warmth and the ideal atmosphere for relaxing during those cooler desert evenings. Or, step out onto the master suite private patio for a peaceful respite.

The living room, kitchen and dining area are spacious and lend well to entertaining or just simply relaxing. The open living area has high ceilings and is outfitted with retractable glass doors to maximize the indoor/outdoor experience and to capitalize on the breathtaking views of the valley below. Below the living room terrace is the pool and there is also a spa located off of the master wing.

The original kitchen in this private retreat was completely renovated and redesigned during the remodel. You will find Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, rustic alder wood cabinetry, gorgeous custom tile work, a large island and plenty of storage.

Entertaining is made easy with an open dining area off of the kitchen with patio access and a pass-through to the covered outdoor dining area with a built-in BBQ.

The three upstairs guest suites are located on the west side of the home and are each unique in their design. They were beautifully remodeled and each en suite bathroom has been decorated with hand-selected custom Mexican tile. Additionally, each room has its own private balcony. A side exit door allows for direct access to the pool area and the entertaining areas from the central hallway.

About Carefree Ranch and The Surrounding Areas – Carefree Ranch is a guard-gated community located in far North Scottsdale. Homes within Carefree Ranch were built on large parcels and represent a variety of styles. The Carefree Ranch Homestead, where this home is located, is remarkable for its very large lot sizes.

Carefree Ranch is adjacent to the Desert Mountain golf community to the east. Residents of Carefree Ranch who are members of Desert Mountain can easily and quickly access Desert Mountain via a private access gate.

Dining, shopping and entertainment are just minutes away in Carefree, North Scottsdale and Cave Creek.

If you are looking for impeccable design, superb craftsmanship, magnificent views and privacy, this is the perfect home.


  • Four bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms and two powder rooms
  • 5,469 square feet
  • 10.99 acres
  • Extensive remodel in 2013-2014
  • Split floorplan with oversized master bedroom.
  • Each guest suite has an en suite bathroom and private patio.

Offered by Joyce Tawes, Associate Broker, Realty ONE Group Scottsdale