Stay in this exclusive "Casita de Colores" (little house of colors) and you can escape to the sunny climes of Oro Valley in north Tucson to awaken and be treated to a true dream vacation every day! Located on a quiet street on the 14th fairway of the private Oro Valley Country Club golf course at the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains with views of the magnificent Pusch Ridge, this special home has been professionally designed and was never designed to be rental property.
Featured in Tucson Home and Garden Lifestyle magazine, and a popular site on the Oro Valley Susan G. Kohman Home Tour in the Spring of 2010, this home has received rave reviews.
This desert oasis, with a greenbelt fairway just beyond the expansive, partially covered brick patio with a gate leading to the cactus garden and directly onto the Oro Valley Country Club Golf Course, is a verdant lush setting throughout the winter months. Possible short-term golf membership and use of clubhouse dining facilities may be arrange directly through the club. Many other golf course resorts are within short distances of the casita. Terrific shopping nearby at the La Encantada Mall with everything from Tiffany's to Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel to Tommy Bahama. Delicious dining options abound. An all-season paradise for many activities, this home has a community pool (not heated) and clubhouse, and access at the end of the block to the pristine paved Oro Valley hiking/biking trail offering informative nature signs, resting benches, and miles for walking, jogging and bicycling. Birders will delight as startlingly red vermilion flycatchers light on branches, (a woodpecker nests in the saguaro in the cactus garden).
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a colorful fountain and inviting folk-art bench in the intimate front courtyard. Two mature citrus trees (luscious navel orange and robust grapefruit) provide lovely fragrances when in bloom and bountiful harvests of fruit each season. Enter this private retreat and you will be transported to an enchanting interior of bold colors, textures and patterns all creatively assembled with wonderful attention to detail. The before and after shots of this amazingly artful interior will astound you! Have fun looking for the one tile on the floor-to-ceiling wall in the kitchen that is different from all others in the home. The fireplace hides in plain sight a handful of tiles that are unique among the collection of Talavera throughout the design.
Eclectic furniture of one-of-a-kind "finds" are found in every room. A stunningly carved swan table in the dining atrium with handsome carved Mexican chairs and a generous, beveled glass top seats eight. This newest addition to the home expands the living area exponentially and provides a central link to the entire interior. This airy space with its creatively green stained tongue and groove vaulted ceiling and beams, bold blue French doors and clerestory windows suggest pleasing patio dining indoors all year round!
A third, very artistic bathroom is a convenient powder room for parties, while providing a generous shower too for overnight guests staying on the comfortably upgraded inner-spring mattress of the sleep sofa in the living room. When six overnighters are accommodated, there is a bathroom for each pair - and exceptional feature in a two bedroom town-home.
The voluminous living room has a vaulted ceiling to which the owners have embellished with handsome tongue and groove detailing, between the rough sawn beams - all washed in white the space is airy and open. A massive corner wood-burning fireplace around which they have designed a spectacular cast concrete surround, mantle and hearth is the focal point of the space. A matching concrete bar with tiled archway and accent lighting connects the charming blue and white kitchen to the rest of the home. Perfect for parties, this kitchen is the fulcrum of activities.
Accent lighting throughout the home provides dramatic focus to artwork and other decorative accessories.
Spacious 2 car garage, extra refrigerator/freezer, HVAC closet and storage cabinets is a convenient functional addition to the home.
Modern Mexican casita on Oro Valley golf course Oro Valley, Arizona
Additional Location Information
A quiet neighborhood with strict covenants insures security and privacy. Guest parking available by the clubhouse. Our home has a two car garage. Parking not allowed on the street or in driveways overnight. Walking distance to access the Oro Valley paved nature trail. Located on the Oro Valley Country Club golf course.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Tucson, 40 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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