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December 02, 2013

A Home for Sale in the Southwest

By Ingrid Skjong | Real Estate

A Home for Sale in the Southwest
Walt Danley Realty

6240 E. Cholla Ln., Paradise Valley, Arizona; $13.75 Million

La Casa Que Canta (aka the House of Song)—a 19,475-square-foot, nearly three-acre equestrian estate located in a private neighborhood in Paradise Valley, Arizona—is as memorable as its scenic location. (Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and the McDowell Mountains surround the desert town.)

The owners, who built the property in 2009, chose the design elements found throughout from the United States, Spain, Mexico, India, Italy and Morocco, contributing to an intriguing mash-up of styles. Antique wood doors, ironwork by a local artisan, carved stone, European tiles and reclaimed wood floors highlight the five-bedroom home, which also has a guesthouse, 16 fireplaces and a wine cellar.

Outside features a full-sized riding arena and a three-stall barn with Spanish paving stones. The stables were built using timber from a barn in a hundred-year-old Czechoslovakian town in Nebraska. Taking full advantage of its desert locale, La Casa Que Canta has an outdoor area for barbecues and an idyllic courtyard pool and grotto, where a pathway of stone steps seems to be float over the water.

Contact: Walt Danley Realty; 480-991-2050; waltdanley.com.

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