This gorgeous home is located in a tranquil, private neighborhood in the prestigious upper Shonto area of Kayenta. Situated on a corner lot surrounded by more than an acre of land, the house is perfectly positioned to capture spectacular views of red cliffs and thousand foot seasonal waterfalls to the north, as well as sagebrush-studded views over the Santa Clara Valley to the south. The front entry path is bordered by lush, mature landscaping, ranging from creeping rosemary to a variety of cacti, providing a pleasant welcome to visitors.
Built in 2006, this one-owner home has been meticulously and lovingly maintained. Crossing the front entry threshold, the expansive, light and airy living room makes an immediate impression. A dedicated reading or conversation area faces an oversized picture window framing desert views for which Kayenta is known. A separate section of the living area has a gas-burning fireplace as its focal point. The dining area sits adjacent and flows naturally and easily into the breakfast nook and kitchen area, with its custom-made butcher block island serving as the centerpiece of the room. Cherry cabinetry provides a warm ambience for entertaining guests and cooking.
In fact, rich and elegant cherry wood tones can be found in the doors, window casements, and built-in bookcases throughout the home. A separate space, either a den, lounge, or master retreat, serves as a transitional space between the living areas and the master bedroom. Most of the home has southwestern ceramic tile, but the primary bedroom was cherry hardwood floors and ample closet space. The master bath has room for expansion and has been plumbed for a future bathtub.
A wide center hallway leads to two additional bedrooms (one with an ensuite bathroom) and a full-sized hallway bath. Just off the kitchen, an extra large laundry room provides enough space not only for a washer and dryer but also for an extra refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler, food storage area, and more! The home was designed with a 3 car garage; however, one bay has been enclosed and could be an ideal space for a fitness room; a craft center; or even a casita, since it has a separate door to the outside.
The covered back patio provides a cool place to relax and unwind at the end of the day while listening to the bubbling water feature and watching the fiery red sunsets behind Utah Hill to the west. This home truly exemplifies everything that makes Kayenta such a special place to call home.