Inspired by generations of European country estates that echo a romantic lifestyle through classic architecture, this home on 2.54 acres in the unique and exclusive Cantabrica Estates in Scottsdale, Arizona, depicts a timelessness in character and design.

An open and flowing floor plan, spacious rooms, the most current technology and appliances and an outdoor lifestyle area that blends the indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly, this is a home that is perfect for any multi-generational family needs, or the corporate executive looking for a retreat. It readily accommodates family activities and entertaining on any scale.

As you arrive through the private, gated drive leading to the home, immediately, there is a sense of having entered an Italian Palazzo in the Italian countrysides.

Along with the classically finished, quality craftsmanship and simple elegance of this home, the 8257 square foot main house with its 6 garages and the 763 square foot detached guest house capture views of the delicately painted southwest Sonoran Desert and its magnificent surrounding mountain views at every turn.

There are a variety of architecturally inspired details, such as a variety of ceiling treatments. These include bricked domed, groin, multi-step, coved and cathedral lined with wood plank and hand-hewn cross beams.

Travertine stone flooring and hand-carved Cantera stone surrounding doors, windows and chimney caps, as well as Cantera stone fireplace mantels and surrounds and twisted rope pillars are additional features, along with Venetian plaster walls and ceilings and custom light fixtures throughout.

Perfect for any chef is the kitchen, outfitted with top of the line appliances such as the Wolf 8-burner hooded gas range with two ovens and the commercial sized side by side Subzero freezer and refrigerator, There is an abundance of cabinet space, a huge walk-through pantry and the oversized island offers a great prep space, farm sink and breakfast bar.

The common spaces include the family room, flowing into the kitchen and casual dining areas, a media room and the very spacious great room highlighted with the rotunda shaped formal dining area, wine room, and a full-sized bar.

The great room’s wall of mechanical pocketing doors frame views of the mountains, pool and lush garden areas and blend the indoor and outdoor lifestyle areas seamlessly.

A large master suite with its massive Cantera stone fireplace, a comfortable seating area, large dual closets and a luxuriously appointed, resort-style bath create an ideal and relaxing area to retreat at the end of the day. Close by is the executive office or library.

Three extremely spacious, ensuite guest bedrooms in the main house offer Travertine in the bath areas, large walk-in closets and access to private patios as well as wonderful mountain views.

The separate guest house can double as a pool house. It is finished in the same style as the main house and offers its own kitchenette, full bath, walk-in closet, and sleeping area.

Designed with a south-facing yard that is easily enjoyed year-round, the ramada style covered patio boasts hand-hewn plank beams, travertine stone flooring, and an open style fireplace with exposure on all four sides. The travertine patio expands from this area to surround the heated pool and spa, both with water features, with the yard continuing to a grass lawn appointed with garden-like landscaping.

Looking beyond this incredible home with its many unique and quality-driven details, you will see what makes it and Cantabrica Estates so special–the endless and pristine beauty of the area showcased by the McDowell and Mazatzal Mountain ranges, Troon Mountain, Pinnacle Peak and pristine Sonoran Desert views.

While just a short distance from all the city has to offer, Cantabrica Estates is about tranquility and open space. For outdoor activities, close by are miles and miles of scenic hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, lakes for boating and fishing, as well as many world-class golf courses.

Looking for more? Scottsdale is known for its art and culture and offers an incredible mix of museums, shopping, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife, along with a wide range of performing arts and special events such as baseball’s spring training, Barrett-Jackson car auction, the Arabian horse show, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament.

This home is listed for $4.25 million with Arizona Best Realty, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.