Desert Mountain offering its final luxury home designs

Posted By Mike Padgett

The promoters of Desert Mountain, one of the Southwest’s most luxurious gated golf communities, have saved some of their best for last.

Cintarosa Ranch will have 21 sites for custom homes in the gated Desert Mountain community in northernmost Scottsdale. Three custom homes are completed, with prices ranging from $3.1 million to nearly $4.9 million. The developers are calling the high-end luxury home collection their last.

The home sites range from a half acre to more than five acres. The three customized floor plans start at close to 4,700 square feet and top out at nearly 5,500 square feet.

The designs, with covered porches and verandas, deep-set windows and hand-hewn timbers, are heavily influenced by Arizona’s territorial ranch style, said Brian O’Neill, president of Desert Mountain Real Estate.

Of the three customized home designs, the largest is called The Ridge. Its design has three plans, ranging from 5,415 to 5,473 square feet. It offers 10 fireplaces, a central courtyard, a climate-controlled wine room with a capacity of 642 bottles, and a three-car garage.

Custom features in the homes include corrugated copper roofs, imported marbles, and furniture-quality cabinetry. In altitude, the 21 home sites range from 3,100 to 3,800 feet, much higher than downtown Phoenix’s altitude of 1,100 feet.

Desert Mountain has six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses and six clubhouses. The exclusive community borders the Tonto National Forest. It once was Carefree Ranch, a working cattle ranch.

Cintarosa is Spanish for the thin band of magenta that appears on the horizon just prior to sunset.

Desert Mountain was established in 1986. The Robb Report called it one of the world’s best golf communities in 2000.

For more information about Cintarosa Ranch and tours of the three homes, call 1-800-255-5519, or visit

Jul 22nd, 2008

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