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357 Franklin Avenue, Patagonia AZ 85624

$460,000  - TAR/MLS #2157786

Sublime, ultra-private strawbale retreat in a wooded, almost hidden hilltop setting just within Patagonia's SW town boundary. This custom home was designed by noted architect Bill Cook & built by Paul Finley, this poetic home has a passive-solar (& big-view) orientation. Garden walls & details give seductive form & evolved sense of place to the home & lifestyle opportunities. 1,875sf Main house w/2Be/2Ba + fab Family/Sun Room off the Grtrm. A gracious open-plan w/high ceilings t/o; Master Ste w/in-outdoor showers & romantic patio w/soaking tub. Details, proportions, views, design, comfort -all a delight. Separate 1,320sf Guest House w/2Be/1Ba + huge Studio-Living-Work area, ea w/zoned heat/air. Patagonia village is just a few steps down the hill while adventuring & gorgeous natural habitat surround! Very special. 


62 Sonoita Drive, Patagonia AZ 85624

$429,000 - TAR/MLS #21503184

SANTA FE contemporary in a spectacular hillside setting with dramatic views of Mt. Wrightson, Red Mountain, the Native Seed Search Farm and the village of Patagonia.  The home's 2,788sf split floorplan features 3 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 Baths; separate Office; Study off the Greatroom and cozy reading area off the Master Bedroom.  The oversized Chef's Kitchen includes a secondary (adjacent) canning kitchen and just beyond is the spacious (attached) 2-car Garage. The main Kitchen has a huge center island; ample custom cabinetry; a corner pantry and tons of counter space for all your culinary projects. The Master Bedroom has direct access to the rear patio and new outdoor shower feature.  There is a see-through fireplace that divides the Master Bedroom from it's cozy sitting area. The handsome Master Bath includes a soaking tub with garden and mountain views, a large walk-in shower and his/her closets.  The 2nd Bedroom suite is on the other side of the home and also enjoys tremendous views plus rear patio access.  The 3rd Bedroom was initially used as a Media Room and opens onto a private (covered) patio with tremendous views to the northweset.  The armoire presently in the 3rd Bedroom will convey with the property. 


Among the home's many gracious features~ 14' ceilings throughout (beamed in Greatroom!); pigmented concrete floors; sunny solar tubes + myriad custom features, details and comforts. The huge covered patio off the entire southwest length of the home guarantees spectacular views and welcoming sunlight.  Smart, efficient design with passive solar orientation, 2 interior steps (only) in the Greatroom; 3,500gal rain catchment & storage. Great neighbors; smart HOA; delicious privacy.  Stylish, gracious SE Arizona living at a level not often found.  Sonoita and Elgin's wineries are nearby; Nogales is 1/2 hour to the SW; Tucson and Sierra Vista are comfortably 50-60min away.  Newly on the market & smartly priced to sell, come see it soon before it's gone. 



51 Red Rock Drive, Patagonia AZ 85624 

$405,000 - TAR/MLS #21430386

 Custom Territorial home of strawbale constructiion, on 9.42 wooded and grassy acres just beyond the southeast edge of Patagonia.  Gently integrated into native habitat, with a pristine meadow, seasonal arroyo and majestic Red Mountain in the fore, the home backs up to the base of a wooded hill for ultimate privacy, quiet and protection from seasonal elements.  The setting is breathtaking for its uniqe characteristics which, even in this exceptional southeast Arizana region, would be challenging to duplicate.  A relatively short bicycle or horseback-ride into the village, the historic Arizona Trail and Coronado National Forest are also nearby ~for endless hiking, birding and adventuring.  Serenity AND convenience are not mutually exclusive as the eastern edge of Tucson to the north OR Sierra Vista to the east are one hour away; historic Tubac is 45 minutes northwest; Nogales, Sonoita, and Elgin's popular vineyards are approximately 15-25 minutes travel time.


The home was builder-built in 1997 for his family and it bears the poignant characteristics of a beloved family home and history.  With 2,248sf (based on exterior measurements), it is considered a split-floorplan with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths plus a children's play Loft above one of the Bedrooms and a small Study off the Master ~could be an easy conversion to large walk-in closet/dressing room or however you envision it.  There's a stylish 2-car carport with sizeable (attached) Studio/Office.  The whimsical (walled) front garden visually frames the artful front Entry, heralding creativity, warmth and good living just beyond its threshold.  The spacious Greatroom features a dramatic, open-span, pitched, wood plank ceiling with cupola.  As with this main Living area, ceilings are high throughout the home.  Living, Dining and Kitchen areas are interwoven within the Greatroom for an inviting open-plan living experience.  Authentic, environmentally conscious Strawbale and Adobe construction methods have created deep walls and window wells, accented by tactile finishes, wood cabinetry and trim, and natural brick floors.  The Master Bath features an inviting garden shower that overlooks the private hillside directly behind.  Features also include both a private Well on the property and connection to Redrock Acres' community well; a photo-voltec solar panel system feeding into the "grid"; cozy (zoned) in-floor radiant heat + a RAIS-brand woodstove in the Greatroom; dual evaporative coolers.  Year-round utility bills are $110/month per seller.


    This is an out-of-the ordinary, vibrant, must-see property for appreciators of strawbale construction, authentic charm and beautiful habitat.    



58 Holbrook Drive in Papago Springs, Sonoita AZ 85637

Reduced  $524,000 - TAR/MLS #21429361

Handsome main and guest houses on 3 acres, nestled amongst the mature oaks of Papago Springs just two miles from Sonoita's crossroads.  With 3,762sf, there's a 2,247sf Territorial-style main house with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, small Loft-Office and primary Kitchen with adjacent Laundry-Mud Room and Pantry.  Built in 1998, this home is unforgettable for its seductive deep-walled rammed earth construction; pitched metal roof and wrap-around porches~ ideal for outdoor living and entertaining.  Details include Anderson windows; water softener; forced-air gas heating with electric cooling; new ceiling fans; gas stove; pine doors; glass block shower in master.  Adjacent to this property is another 2 +/- acres should more land be desired. 


The separate all-electric Guest house is not far from the main house with a connecting path between mature trees, gently separating one from the other.  With 1,515sf, there's an oversized first-floor Kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, 3/4 Bath, L-shapped Living-Dining area and deep wrap-around porch on two sides.  Upstairs is a sizeable Loft-Living/Family Room with separate Bedroom, 2nd Bath, ample storage room and a balcony off the Bedroom!  Attached is the oversized 2-car Garage.  There's a private entry to the Guest house from its covered SW porch as well as through the attached Garage.  Built in 2009, its of 2x6 frame and dryvit construction with an elastomeric coating.  It has lux in-floor radiant heat; evaporative cooling and a second Laundry area in the attached Garage which also has work and storage area.  This 2nd home/building is a huge bonus with this property and will be at your disposal for a multitude of future uses. 


Papago Springs water is supplied by a water company.  The property has a septic system with alternative leach field.  An impressive, cost-saving Solar PV System is in place, keeping utility costs at a minimum, in addition to the highly efficient home's excellent construction materials.  Two full sets of appliances, including washers and dryers, convey with the home as do the window treatments.  The guest house has ADA features on the first floor.  One of the owners of this property is a licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker.        


23 Sonoita Drive in Redrock Acres, Patagonia AZ 85624 

 $449,000 - TAR/MLS #21426634

Red Rock retreat at the edge of Patagonia with innumerable rural and village benefits.  C.1987, this architect-designed (George Swan), custom-built, modernist-inspired home sits atop 5 wooded acres, enjoying stunning views of nearby Red and Kunde Mountains.  In the spirit of modernist tradition and the manner of influential developer Joseph Eichler's sought-after California homes, this property is a find for those desiring architectural integrity; spacious, airy design, and inspired living in southern Arizona.


The home's 3,972sf include the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath main house + an attached-but-private 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest quarters with sitting room, kitchenette and a private patio off the larger of the two guest bedrooms.  The pool and garden area is lovely, well cared for, and fully fenced.  There's an oversized artist's studio with sliders at either end (for fabulous light), plus a private patio that currently houses a large kiln (see photos).  The attached 2-car garage conveniently opens to the kitchen/pantry/hall area for easy access and off-loading.  Also, there's a separate, free standing clean-storage building with small workbench. 


Other special features include a huge walk-in pantry; covered patio off the kitchen/dining area~ ideal for entertaining, lounging; a walled garden entry courtyard with covered walkway and entrances to the guest quarters, the kiln-studio patio, the studio, and the main house double door entry.  Glass sliders, high ceilings (open span in the great room), the kitchen/dining area fireplace, and a fabulous floor plan are hallmarks.  There is a new metal roof among other updates.  Good bones and gracious proportions are significant features; many finishes are original vintage~ anticipate some refinishing and refurbishment ahead, to your hearts desire.   




44 Adobe Canyon in Crown C Ranch, Sonoita AZ 85637 
 Reduced 1/26/15   $799,000 - TAR/MLS #21320380

Southeast Arizona hill country living at its very best in this handsome, custom built, one-owner residence.  Nestled atop 57 lush, rolling acres in desirable Crown C Ranch, this serene setting overlooks Mt. Wrightson and the Santa Rita's as well as Red Mountain and the Patagonia mountains.  Stunning sunrises and sunsets, star-filled night skies and supreme privacy are a given with this special property.  In a renown Apache Highland Sky Island habitat, the 4,650' elevation guarantees temperate seasons for year-round comfort and enjoyment. 

Elegantly contemporary, with Territorial architectural notes, its 2,864sf include 4 Bedrooms and 3 Baths + a very spacious attached Garage.  Impeccable detailing abounds~ coffered ceilings; oversized Anderson windows; a Chef's Kitchen with stainless appliances and myriad special custom details and features.  Custom details throughout, including granite counters; hardwood doors, cabinetry and molding; 20'' Italian porcelain tile floors; designer fixtures and hardware; custom closets and pickled Pine ceilings; a gorgeous garden Spa with incomparable privacy and views; lux RADIANT heat floors and dual Heat Pump systems.

Simply too much to mention here; a personal visit is in order to take it all in including the hilltop habitat and spectacular views.  Wineries are nearby, as is historic Patagonia and Sonoita's charms.  A horseman's community with innumerable opportunities for riding in nearby Coronado National Forest; hiking, biking, birding are options at your doorstep.  Tucson is conveniently 50-60 minutes north. 


12 Shady Lane, Elgin AZ 85611

$449,000 - TAR/MLS #21424660

2,784sf southwest contemporary on 12.6 gently rolling, all-useable acres.  The home is on a septic system; there's a strong shared well and adjacent pond with deeded access.  In the heart of Elgin's vineyards, the home's breathtaking 360 views include the nearby Mustang and Whetstone mountain ranges among others.  The gracious 2,288sf main house has a split-plan featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a separate-but-attached 496sf guest quarters (or studio/office space) with kitchenette, 3/4 bath and a private entry.  High ceilings throughout; tile floors (carpet in bedrooms); southwest detailing and lighted niches. 


Of substantial insulated concrete form construction, this substantial, energy efficient home was definitely built to last.  Zoned heat and cooling is via heat pump and there's a wood-burning stove in the greatroom, ideal for cooler months.  Kitchen features include hardwood cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances ~including an oversized commercial refrigerator-freezer configuration (see photo) and a center island with breakfast bar.  The master bedroom is oversized and has direct patio access and excellent views.  The spacious master bath has a spa tub, double sinks, water closet and exceptionally large closet.  Excellent neighbors, nearby wineries, star-filled evening skies and incomparable grassland beauty await. 

10 Acorn Lane, southwest of Patagonia AZ, in beautiful Flux Canyon
   $649,000 - TAR/MLS #21414768  
Wooded canyon privacy, endless adventuring & creative potential

Very out-of-the-ordinary FLUX CANYON residential compound on 25.16ac just SW of Patagonia and 60 minutes minutes from Tucson.  This magical, richly wooded, serene setting features dazzling mountain and cliff views, a meandering seasonal arroyo with footbridges and the abundant benefits of rural canyon living in a renown sky island habitat. 


The home's 3 buildings-living spaces include the 1,872sf 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath primary (hillside) residence; the 1,454sf 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest (creek) house and 598sf guest (canyon) studio.  Also, there's a 100sf Vastu building-meditation space + two storage/workshop spaces.  Alluringly creative and handmade, much of the construction is of mud adobe and strawbale, with rough-cut beams; slate, saltillo & wood flooring (earthen in the studio) and a copper roof.  Interwoven natural materials and fanciful details come together in a very physical and seductive manner; adventure and nature's bounty await just beyond your garden gate.


Few properties of this uniqueness and setting ever come on the market and the potential for all variety of uses and lifestyles here are endless. Rustically elegant and artfully charming in oh-so-many ways, if you're looking for a gorgeous wooded setting with views and a unique non-cookie-cutter home within which to continue life's adventure, you must see this property.  It's move-in ready -or adapt it as you may care to; either way, it's undeniably fun and seductive.    


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