“Give me land, lots of land under starry skies above,” wrote Porter, and this $ 295,500 house delivers just that. While the house sits on 10 deeded acres, it adjoins a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, providing stunning vistas of the mountains by day and brilliantly star-lit skies by nights uncluttered by any nearby urban ground lights.
Indeed, the Victorian-style house near Clifton, AZ, was built in early 2015 by owners of the ranch, who “are committed to keeping open spaces and to being very green,” explains listing agent Melanie Blatt. “They wanted to give someone the opportunity to have a house on 10 acres adjacent to a working ranch.”
The 749-square-foot, two-bedroom structure, large by tiny house standards, “will appeal to people who really want to live at one with nature, who want that feeling of being nestled in the mountains,” Blatt said. And, “they’re going to have unbelievable sunsets,” she adds.
And, bonus points: The buyer of the house will be able to keep a horse at the neighboring ranch and use the ranch’s riding trails, Blatt notes.
The ranch owners’ concerns for the environment are apparent in the house’s graywater system, recycling used water to conserve that precious desert resource. The house draws its water from a well also used by the ranch. A monthly homeowner fee of $ 90 goes toward upkeep of the well and the shared access road to the house, Blatt explained. The home comes with a two-year builder’s warranty.
While the house sits in a rustic setting, the interior is anything but primitive. The house is suitable for year-round living, equipped with both heating and air conditioning. The first floor features a wood-burning stove, and spray foam insulation was used in construction, so the stove can be enough to ward off the nighttime chill, Blatt notes.
The house’s eat-in kitchen includes granite counters and a built-in microwave as well as a hookup for a dishwasher. Hookups for a washer and dryer are also provided.
The main bath features a traditional claw foot tub, while the second-floor master bedroom includes generous closet space as does a second bedroom.
The home’s exterior is clad in natural pine while its interior staircase is made of repurposed coral lumber, another nod to the ranch family’s desire to build an environmentally friendly structure, Blatt notes.
“Let me ride through the wide open country that I love,” wrote Porter. This house and its setting certainly deliver.