3645 E Via Alcalde, Tucson, AZ
This custom La Quinta designed/built home offers complete privacy from outside to in. Situated on a commanding 1.52 acre private hilltop, with unobstructed city light views, stretching out over the valley below and the Catalina mountains creating the perfect backdrop from which this homesite was selected. Maximizing the home's dramatic relationship between interior and exterior spaces is achieved through careful design and placement of structure, with connectivity to the surrounding landscape. Exterior transitional spaces are rich in mobility with the capacity to enjoy and entertain being effortless, emphasizing views that extend through the great room and outdoor living spaces.
Upon entry, you are greeted by a large foyer acting as the central hall, with the formal living and dining rooms on the East end of the residence, flanked by the kitchen and informal living rooms, establishing the main connection point of the home. The private West wing features the sumptuously appointed owner's suite, with dual custom dressing closets and a luxuriously finished bath, including a large walk-in shower and therapeutic soaking tub. The floor plan comprises both formal and informal living spaces, equally suited for scaled entertaining, as well as quiet moments, with a chef's kitchen that boasts a large center island and functional counter space, with every measurement and detail having been carefully considered.
Offering a series of patios and exterior living spaces creating a succession of courtyards resulting in varied focal points, unwinding like a garden narrative of texture, light and mood. Every comfort is considered and detail meticulously crafted, the result being a home that offers a sense of ease to enjoy both lifestyle and entertainment.
Just to the immediate North is the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, built-in 1929 by John and Helen Murphey whose vision was to create an all-girls boarding school and was home to daughters of society's elite families, storied names such as Vanderbilt, Pillsbury, Maxwell, Westinghouse, and Campbell, just to name a few, would have been found on the school registry. In the '30s, famed architect Josias Joesler was commissioned by the Murphey's to re-envision the ranch, with his signature handprint being recognized through the property. In 1944 the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort was born, hosting celebrities such as John Wayne, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracey, and Katherine Hepburn. Today the Resort remains the go-to retreat, for visitors wanting the true Tucson Lifestyle experience.
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