House of the Day: Rugged but Luxurious Desert Getaway

House of the Day desert getaway
House of the Day desert getaway

We love homes in Arizona: sleek contemporary architecture, contrasting beautifully with that rugged, golden desert landscape. This remarkable Scottsdale home, however, takes that Arizona magic to a whole new level. (Hat tip to our friends at for the listing!)

With its natural stone and copper finishes inside and out, the 11,500-square-foot home pays homage to the spectacular nature that surrounds it. From its koa and monkey wood detailing to its exposed stone walls, the home is down-to-earth yet luxurious. Built on 2 sprawling acres, the four-bedroom property boasts reflection ponds (pictured above), an indoor pool flanked by lush greenery, and an outdoor pool with spa, from which you can enjoy some of the Arizona desert's finest mountain views. See for yourself below.

The asking price? $4 million. But those views at sunset -- priceless.

Ivan Zuieback of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty has the listing.

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