Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Another Great Tucson Mountain Home

Don't miss this terrific home in an outstanding neighborhood, just a few blocks from my beloved home at Desert's Edge. Only 10 minutes to downtown and 15 minutes to University of Arizona, yet close to hiking, mountain biking and golf.

This slump block home was built in 1979 for energy efficiency and beauty. The most surprising feature is the great room, built years before having the kitchen open to the dining and living areas became popular. This is the same floor plan as my house, and it is just delightful.

You'll enjoy fires in the beehive fireplace, and a panoramic view of three mountain ranges from your north-facing porch. The kitchen cabinets have just been painted. The slide-in stove is brand new. Nice Anderson sliding door to the back porch.

Popcorn removed from the great room ceiling. Fresh neutral colors throughout. The homeowner association dues really are only $42.95/year. This covers the insurance and taxes on the 63 acres of common area, accessible at the south end of Shannon Road.

As usual with my Tucson Mountain listings, I must point out your view of the magnificent Tumamoc Hill.  Every morning and evening hundreds of people make the 1.5 mile walk to the top, and get a workout from the 700 foot elevation change. The rewards are the view of the Tucson Valley, and the abundant wildlife you find in this desert research station owned by the University of Arizona.  To the right of Tumamoc is A Mountain. Owning this home means you can watch the firework displays put on by the City of Tucson, the Catalina Foothills resorts and Starr Pass Resort from the comfort of your back porch.
The houses north of this home are lower than yours, so your back yard views of the Catalina Mountains to the northeast, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tucson Mountains to the north and northwest are unobstructed. I don't know of another neighborhood with these views for this price so close to downtown. That's why I wouldn't live anywhere else but Tucson Park West 3.
Three bedrooms, two baths, two car garage. We had four offers in four days and sold for $150,000 cash on August 22, 2013. The seller didn't have to make any repairs or pay the buyer's closing costs. Finally we have precedent in my beloved neighborhood for sale prices above $100 per square foot. Tucson Park West 3 is still a bargain.

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