9951 E Groundcherry Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

List Price
Days on Market
Living SQFT
Lot Size
Desert Mountain
Year Built
Single Family - Detached

Property Description

Welcome to Mountain Skyline 28, a beautiful, 4,363 square foot, ''Priced to Sell'', custom home built in 2009 on a .76 acre lot in Desert Mountain, a highly acclaimed, gated, private club and recreation-oriented master planned development in north Scottsdale, Arizona.Among other features, the home has four ensuite bedrooms, is a split, open ''Great Room'' floor plan, has a very large three-car garage with extensive built-in storage, a wet bar, a southwest-facing barbecue and pool/spa patio that is well-suited for casual or elegant entertaining, a wine storage room, and spectacular sunset views. It has brand-new light fixtures, a fresh interior paint job, and has been professionally cleaned. In addition, the furniture was recently bought and is available for purchase under separate agreement. Location-wise, the home lies at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a central part of Desert Mountain, close to one of the community's entrance/exit gates and within about a three minute drive to the Sonoran Clubhouse, a fabulous, multi-purpose, non-golf, sports clubhouse (details below) that is part of the amenity package offered by the private club serving the community, The Desert Mountain Club. The home's owner has a "top shelf", Equity Golf Membership in the Club and is willing to sell it under separate agreement. Call the listing agent for current details. The views from Mountain Skyline 28 include close-up views of Lone Mountain, near-by to the west. That mountain puts the back patio of the house in shade earlier in the summer than it otherwise would, enhancing the home's appeal as a twelve-month out of the year home. The desert in the immediate foreground is likely to stay in a natural state as it is a vacant lot that a neighbor bought to protect their own views. The future owner of Mountain Skyline 28 will be a beneficiary of the neighbor's investment. Otherwise, the views are set and finished as there are no other relevant vacant lots in the viewshed that could be built upon. There is an elevated patio that wraps all the way around the west/northwest corner of the house, affording some "bonus" views of other mountains to the northwest, north, and northeast. Even with all these mountains in the vicinity, Arizona's incredible sunsets are easy to see and enjoy! You can have a sunset glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee in different places every day of the week and never get tired of the ever-changing views. Desert Mountain is thirty-three-years-old and spread out over 8,200 acres of spectacular High Sonoran Desert on the south-facing slopes of the Continental Mountain range, about 2,000 feet above the Valley floor, affording great views overlooking the entire Valley of the Sun. Home elevations range from about 2,600' to over 4,000' ASL (the home's finished floor elevation is at about 2,910'), making the community and the house very comfortable twelve months out of the year. Day-time high temperatures typically are about ten degrees cooler than downtown, with summertime evenings being fifteen to twenty degrees cooler. The people who live here throughout the year are likely to tell you summer is the most enjoyable season! The community's main gate, about six minutes away, is typically forty minutes (or less) away from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The Desert Mountain Club, among other things (outlined below), offers its members the use of seven golf courses, seven clubhouses, and nine different dining venues through three different memberships available upon successful application to suit a wide variety of interests. From a value perspective, Desert Mountain is divided into about forty different "Villages. Some are for 550 smaller semi-custom homes, but most are for custom homes. The roughly 1,900 finished homes in Desert Mountain range in size from 1,850 to over 20,000 square feet. Lot sizes range from a quarter of an acre to over fifteen. Individual owners have invested as much as $38,000,000 in the homes they have designed and built for their own use. All things considered, this home and all the things and opportunities that will come along with it, represent a phenomenal value. The optional opportunity to be a member of the Desert Mountain Club is a significant part of the attraction of living in Desert Mountain for most property owners. The Club is the emotional, physical, and social "core" of the community. The Club is rightfully internationally famous as a year 'round, private spa and golf mecca, with, in addition to what has already been mentioned, four practice ranges, a high-tech golf performance center, and a private twenty-mile long trail system reaching an altitude of 4,890' ASL. The trailhead is about a ten-minute drive from the home. The Sonoran Clubhouse underwent a $12,000,000 remodeling, completed in late 2016. The next summer it had six pickleball, two bocce, and two croquet courts added to the amenities it already had: three pools, nine tennis courts (including one grass, five Har-Tru, and three cushioned surface hard courts), a major fitness component, a large spa with all the services you'd expect in a first-class facility, and a restaurant. It is now perhaps the premier facility of its type in the entire Southwest. Mountain Skyline 28 is about a three-minute drive to this center of activity. The Club's nine dining venues offer a wide variety of food, wine, and atmospheres. No coats and ties required! A tremendous range of non-golf outdoor recreation and social activities are also available. The Club's membership is catered to relentlessly by an attentive Club staff and Concierge, providing unparalleled service. In a word, the place is "phenomenal". It is so good, three multi-hundred-million-dollar lottery winners have chosen Desert Mountain over the years as the place they want to live. So, the Club is likely to be of real benefit and enjoyment to the owner of Mountain Skyline 28. Desert Mountain is a place of surpassing scenic beauty. For that and a lot of other reasons it has attracted full-and part-time residents from all over North America, the United Kingdom, and western Europe. One attraction is real estate taxes that are strikingly low compared to many parts of the country, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and California (2019 taxes for this home were just $7,871!). The weather is famously sunny, and our risk of natural disasters is extremely low. Being higher and somewhat removed from the city means the stars are bright at night and the air is typically much cleaner than what lies over the Valley. Day-to-day shopping needs for Desert Mountain owners are well-handled within about a ten-minute drive by the merchants in the nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek. There are 69 restaurants and bars within about sixteen minutes' drive. The Phoenix/Scottsdale area is famous for world-class shopping, major league and collegiate sports, terrific air service, and a wide variety of cultural attractions. Desert Mountain is within two and a half hours of normally excellent snow skiing in Flagstaff. Its location in the southwestern part of the United States affords easy access to the entire American West, with especially easy access to San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and a plethora of unbelievably beautiful places in Southern Utah. "Paradise" doesn't overstate it. Against this backdrop of privacy, service, beauty and recreation, Mountain Skyline 28 is an outstanding opportunity for someone. We will welcome the opportunity to meet interested parties at the home for a proper tour and presentation. To the extent you are not already familiar with Desert Mountain, the Desert Mountain Club, and the surrounding area, we'd be happy to take you on a comprehensive tour of all these things. In the meantime, enjoy the provided photographs, various videos and animated slide shows, and the provided links to the Desert Mountain Club's official website. Thank you very much!

Additional Information

Elementary School
Black Mountain Elementary School
High School
Cactus Shadows High School
Middle School
Sonoran Trails Middle School
School District
093 - Cave Creek Unified District
Territorial/Santa Fe
Assoc Fee Includes
Common Area Maint, Street Maint
Hoa Fee
Hoa Fee Frequency
Hoa Name
Desert Mountain
Association Info
Prof Managed, Pets OK (See Rmrks)
Builder Name
Desert Mountain
Community Features
Guarded Entry, Gated Community, Golf Course, Biking/Walking Path
Frame - Wood
Refrigeration, Ceiling Fan(s)
Dining Area
Breakfast Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Formal
Energy Green Features
Exterior Features
Balcony/Deck(s), Covered Patio(s), Patio, Pvt Yrd(s)/Crtyrd(s), Built-in BBQ
9+ Flat Ceilings, Central Vacuum, Elevator, Fire Sprinklers, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Wet Bar(s)
Wrought Iron
Painted, Stucco
3+ Fireplace, Exterior Fireplace, Fireplace Living Rm, Fireplace Master Bdr
Carpet, Stone, Wood
Garage Spaces
Gas Heat
Kitchen Features
Disposal, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Kitchen Island, Pantry, Cook Top Gas, Built-in Microwave, Reverse Osmosis, Wall Oven(s), Walk-in Pantry, Granite Countertops
Yrd Wtring Sys Back, Yrd Wtring Sys Front, Desert Back, Desert Front, Auto Timer H2O Front, Auto Timer H2O Back
Dryer Included, Inside Laundry, Washer Included
Living Area
Lot Size
Master Bathroom
Double Sinks, Full Bth Master Bdrm, Separate Shwr & Tub, Tub with Jets, Private Toilet Room
New Financing
Cash, Conventional
Other Rooms
Great Room
Parking Features
Attch'd Gar Cabinets, Electric Door Opener, Side Vehicle Entry, Dir Entry frm Garage
Property Description
Adjacent to Wash, Cul-De-Sac Lot, City Light View(s), Mountain View(s), North/South Exposure
Tile, Foam
City Services
Sewer - Public
Spa - Heated, Spa - Private
Desert Mountain
Tax Year
Cable TV Avail, HighSpd Intrnt Aval
City Water

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