The AZ Star ran an article yesterday on the 13,350 sf house in the
Canyons that’s listed for $9,995,000 – 7582 N Secret Canyon Drive Tucson, AZ 85718. (Listed by Long Realty)
‘Opulence abounds inside the home, which has 24,000 square feet under its roof. Gold-leaf accents gleam in hallways and on doorways. Antique marble brought from Europe encases fireplaces. In the foyer, a scene depicting ruins, perhaps in an ancient Roman town, has been hand-painted onto walls. Marble columns, also European antiques, …’
At $9,995,000 it’s the highest priced listing in the Foothills and also the highest in the entire Tucson metro area. By a bunch. There are just 3 homes listed above 6 million – at $6.2, at $6.5 and Secret Canyon at $9,995,000 – and we have front row seats for all three – because they’re all in the foothills.
And this is a return engagement for Secret Canyon. It was originally listed in June 2009 for $13,500,000 and held there until July 2010, when it left the market.
One other fact not mentioned in the Star article – the highest sale ever in the Tucson Foothills for a single family home listed and sold thru the Tucson MLS is $3,800,000. And two homes sold at that exact price. But that’s it, nothing higher. (there were a few other higher priced sales elsewhere in the Tucson area – the highest was a $4.950 sale at Saguaro Ranch – which otherwise and despite all the hoopla, never got off the ground, at least not as planned)
And while I can’t be absolutely sure of the thinking and impetus for building Secret Canyon, or the other super-luxe homes for sale in the foothills, given the timing of their construction, it’s obvious the plans for many of them were hatched during the boom with the expectation of raising the bar ever higher. What’s the plan now.see thefoothillsToday.com
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