The Pepper Group
3865 E Via Del Verdemar Tucson, AZ 85718
A SPANISH HACIENDA
A 40-mile long Sanctuary
The San Pedro River is born in the hills called Sierra de los Ajos, which are in the foothills of the great Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. The San Pedro gathers strength on it way north from Old Mexico into Southern Arizona where from spring to fall an iridescent band of green marks the river's path north a 100 miles before it joins the Gila River.
Huge Fremont Cottonwood trees give shade and shelter to an abundance of birds (400 species), mammals (82 species) and dozens of Reptiles and amphibians more kinds of animals than anywhere in the contiguous United States. A fragile ecosystem with unspoiled splendor not found many places today. It is a world-cherished paradise for bird watchers, a historic place with evidence of life 13,000 years old and a peaceful place to reflect on the life-giving miracle of water.
Just south of Hereford Road, and 10 miles south east of Sierra Vista (200,000 people) and 90 miles southeast of Tucson (4 lanes) you find a rare privately owned 16 acres estate right in the middle of the conservation area on the bank of the San Pedro River. This Spanish hacienda was built in 1986 by a professional architectural artist who put his talent and love into every aspect of this Spanish mission style estate with touches of Greek and roman history everywhere.
Surrounded by towering Fremont Cottonwood trees on 3 sides the house also commands views of the Huachuca Mountains (9,446 ft.), which are snow covered from December through March), the Mule Mountains, which are home to Tombstone and Bisbee and to the south the rugged peak of Cananea.
This estate has so many uses: Perfect for a working artist with its 22 by 48 ft. and 15 by 45 ft. workshops, which could easily be converted to a gallery with 2 wood burning stoves. Or a car or motorcycle collector with a total of 9 car garages and additional workshop areas. Or a Bed and Breakfast. Or a private bottled water business with its artesian well and the 250,000-gallon per day water flow. Or headquarters for the Nature Conservancy. Or a winter hideout for "snow birders" in their fancy RVs. The uses are unlimited.
The hacienda has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 5 fireplaces that are art pieces in themselves. Two huge fireplaces are at opposite ends of the library: a 30 by 50 ft. room with stunning views of the private lake and miles of Cottonwood trees and all opens out to a 140 ft. long covered porch with 16 roman pillars plus an additional 40 ft. long covered porch. Four step-downs lead to the private lake area complimented with its own island (a Blue Heron favorite), 50 plus palm trees and BBQ area.
The kitchen is currently being renovated and extended 20 by 20 ft. to create a fabulous country kitchen all complete with fireplace, state of the art appliances and separate entrance to the 2 acre apple and pecan orchard.
Also the master bedroom is being extended with 20 by 20 ft to create a master suite with built-ins, Private courtyard and glorious brand new bath with whirlpool tub in shades of sage and sand toned tumbled maple.
The renovation should be completed by end of April/May 2002.
3 bedrooms5 fireplaces2 wood burning stoves
3 bathrooms9 car garagesAdditional workshops
DenCountry kitchenFormal dining
Enormous library180 feet of covered porch3 water heaters
Grand fathered artesian wellCaretaker's house
15.83 acresZoned air-conditionedGas heat
approx. 4800 sq.ft.Private lakeOrchard
The construction is rastra with sand COLORed stucco, red block foundation, all mission red tile roof and Anderson dual pane windows. In addition there is a guesthouse or caretakers house: A cute 2 room and 1 bath old fashioned home with tile roof.
Surrounding flat land is perfect for horse grazing, corrals, and stables. Or guest casitas, or tennis courts or?
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