The Bacon House at Desert Mountain is a stunning classically modern 9,860 square foot home, designed by Master of the Southwest Architectural Designer Bob Bacon. This south-facing, five-bedroom, open plan home and gallery will be built in Desert Mountain, a secure, gated, private club and recreation-oriented master planned community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The capstone of a storied career, Bacon has created a true masterpiece of livable architectural art destined to be one of the finest homes anywhere; replete with the most advanced technology (including being solar powered) and 5,550 SF of climate-controlled collector's galleries for the safe display of prized possessions such as automobiles, art, or sculpture. A Bacon curated collection of furnishings is also available separately. Desert Mountain is an 8,200 acre, mature luxury community in the spectacular High Sonoran Desert with elevations ranging up to nearly 5,000 feet. On the south-facing slopes of the Continental Mountain range in north Scottsdale, Desert Mountain overlooks Phoenix, Scottsdale and the entire Valley of the Sun. Membership is optional in the community's private club, known as The Desert Mountain Club. Among many other amenities (outlined below), Club members enjoy the private use of seven golf courses, seven clubhouses, and nine dining venues. The Bacon House at Desert Mountain offers long-range, panoramic views of hundreds of square miles of fabulous Arizona scenery, including famed "Pinnacle Peak" and the McDowell Mountains to the southeast. In addition to a western sky-full of Arizona sunsets and several layered mountain ranges to the southwest, a carpet of city lights sparkles across the valley floor at night. Homes have been completed on all lots adjacent to The Bacon House at Desert Mountain, so there is no risk of the views from this home changing in the future. The Bacon House at Desert Mountain will be built after a buyer is found for it on lot # 107 in the Village in Desert Mountain known as "The Saguaro Forest", named after its abundance of naturally occurring giant Saguaro cacti...38 of which are on this lot. All the Villages in Desert Mountain are special, but the Saguaro Forest is physically the largest with over 300 homesites and boasts the greatest concentration of Desert Mountain's most expensive homes. Individual owners in Desert Mountain have invested as much as $38,000,000 in homes designed and built for their own use. The buyer of The Bacon House at Desert Mountain can take comfort knowing that they will be living in one of America's most exceptional neighborhoods. The main floor of The Bacon House at Desert Mountain is located 3,201.5' above sea level, about 2,000' above the valley floor where nighttime temperatures are typically 15 to 20 degrees cooler than what is recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, affording a comfortable year 'round climate. The home's solar orientation and solar-specific design further ensures comfortable outdoor living even in the height of summer when the sun is much higher in the sky and goes down much further to the north. The home's southern exposure is by far the most favored orientation in Desert Mountain, not only because it is the direction of the long-range views, but also because homes with southern exposures are sunnier, brighter and warmer in the winter than homes facing north. Bob calls the design an "Homage to Early Modernism" and describes it as a seminal accomplishment, achieving a balance of open, casual, and spacious modernity, with a welcoming, warm, and intimate ambiance... all superbly arranged to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and all manner of entertaining for a family or for a couple simply wishing to enjoy a quiet retreat immersed in art. The quality of design, coupled with the best of materials and construction quality, a lush desert setting, panoramic views, and convenient location will render The Bacon House at Desert Mountain a remarkable long-term value for its owner, an example of true "legacy" real estate sure to be enjoyed by generations of proud family members. Complete floor plans, as well as several PDFs about Bob Bacon and the home's design, including details on the Collector's Galleries (column-free space designed for all collectables, equipped for automobiles, motorcycles, and statuary) can be found in the Documents section. Design highlights include: the previously mentioned Collector's Gallery served by an inconspicuous 9'x 18' lift located in one of the two opposing two-car garages (which do not face the street and are each equipped with custom cabinetry); a carefully crafted progression of tantalizing views unfold as one approaches the home, highlighted by arrival through a beautiful Wrightian art glass entry.