Nestled in the foothills of Scottsdale Mountain in the affluent community of Shadestone lies Villa Falcone, a romantic Santa Barbara Tuscan estate and jewel of the desert. No expense was spared in the design and construction of this stunning home that offers unobstructed views of the desert landscape, mountains and city light views. Enter the property via the upper main paved driveway and cross the bridge to arrive at the front limestone entryway complete with a striking Mesquite custom entry door.
The moment you enter the foyer, your eyes are drawn to the custom Italian Mosaic underfoot and a French bronze lantern overhead; welcome to the elegance and grandeur that is Villa Falcone.
The stunning great room invites you in to gaze up at four Juliette balconies and a fluted tortoise-shell chandelier poised gracefully on the magnificent tongue and groove wood ceiling with 20-inch hand honed beams. This is the heart of the home, where you can enjoy conversations beside the carved limestone mantle and fireplace. Stepping out from the great room through any of the three French doors brings you to the main patio and pool deck with its own covered outside living space, dining and grill area.
The main kitchen offers state-of-the-art Viking, Dacor, Scotsman, and Miele appliances, including separate refrigerator and freezer units, and more. Custom alder cabinetry with appliques and corbels complement Caramel Fantastico and Galaxy Black countertops. The spacious eat-in island boasts a vegetable sink and elegant chandelier while overlooking a casual dining space and a gorgeous hand-chipped Terra Umbra natural stone wall. The Butler’s pantry is nearby for additional culinary delights, and for more formal occasions, the formal dining room offers the perfect ambiance with a custom fresco dome ceiling and crystal chandelier – both refined to match the finest delicacies and conversation.
At Villa Falcone, no detail has been overlooked as barrel and groin vaulted halls lead to the master study, exquisite powder rooms, an exercise room and the distinguished library with rich cherry shelves, coffered ceiling, carved limestone fireplace and custom-carved alder wood door.
While Villa Falcone is perfect for entertaining, the spacious master suite is the ultimate place to relax in seclusion. Custom carved millwork and cherry cabinetry throughout are elegant, with the sitting room and fireplace offering the ideal retreat to unwind and enjoy a good book. The sitting room door opens out onto the main patio and pool deck, while remote controlled window treatments and solar shades make privacy easily obtained.
His and her Onyx vanities in the master bathroom provide ample space for preparing for the day, while dual walk-in closets feature custom built-in cabinetry and seating. A crystal chandelier suspended elegantly from the domed ceiling provides the perfect lighting for a luxurious soak in the master tub, while the walk-in shower offers revitalization. Each are complemented with marble and onyx finishes throughout.
Villa Falcone boasts an additional three uniquely themed en-suite bedrooms, as well as an entire private guest quarters complete with kitchen, living room, bathroom, and a bedroom that opens onto the covered limestone entryway. It even boasts its own 2-car garage for convenient guest parking.
The spacious second floor is where you will find the music and game rooms that overlook the great room through perfectly positioned Juliette balconies. And, if you happen to be hosted in one of the upper guest bedrooms, walk out onto your very own upper terraced balcony to enjoy the breathtaking views.
There’s no better way to enjoy the warm Arizona sunshine and stunning desert landscape than outdoors at Villa Falcone. Extensive balconies and patios offer terrace views of the Valley of the Sun, while fully landscaped grounds turn the estate into a lush oasis for your enjoyment.
Not one, but two heatable pools offer their own patios and distinctive ambiance. The sleek upper formal pool and therapy-jet spa boast glass tile with a custom mosaic medallion. Take the water slide down to the larger lower pool where a natural stone grotto, water wall and waterfall await. Enjoy cocktails at the swim-up bar stools and bask in the lush surroundings while soaking up endless city lights and mountain views.
If you want to be closer to the stars, take the spiral staircase to the soaring observation tower, with even more incredible views of the Sonoran Desert.
Scottsdale and Beyond
Perched above the bustle of the city, Villa Falcone is a private retreat combined with the convenience of close proximity to all that Scottsdale has to offer. Just minutes away, you will find the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fort McDowell Casino, both public and highly acclaimed Basis charter schools and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Upscale shopping and dining can be found at the Scottsdale Quarter, while nationally-recognized West World is the premier event facility in the Southwest, home to the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and many more.
Scottsdale is the second largest employment region in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and headquarters of Go Daddy, Discount Tire, Dial; it’s own corporate jet airport, and more. Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport are just a 40-minute drive away. Enjoy world-class entertainment events at the Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix Opera or Orpheum Theatre, and, for sports fans, catch a Diamondbacks game at Chase field.