$2,000,000
6507 E MCDONALD Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
MLS# 5956531
6 beds  |  7 baths  |  6091 sqft


Rustic metal and wooden clad gates welcome you to the timeless design of this Bill Tull sanctuary estate.
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Rustic metal and wooden clad gates welcome you to the timeless design of this Bill Tull sanctuary estate. The winding drive south of McDonald invites you to explore the romance and tranquility that awaits. Feel the touches of the southwest everywhere you turn. Shaded by mature trees and landscaping, the secluded location is the perfect place to call home. The unpretentious design of the solid wood front door leads the way to the tranquility that awaits you inside. Step inside and bask in the rustic charm. The entry foyer connects the master wing to one of the patios and the main section of the home. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Canopies of mature trees create a shady and tranquil place to soak in the views of Camelback Mountain and the Praying Monk. Step inside the living room accentuated by viga beams and latilla ceilings with hardwood floors that highlight timelessness and tranquility. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Draw the outdoor views inside. Art niches and built-in book shelves create space to showcase collectibles and memories. Known for his love of fireplaces (10 in this home), Bill Tull made certain that nearly every room of the home exuded the warmth created by his signature sculptural design. Complete with a wet bar, 2 sets of wooden double doors separate the living room and master suite from the rest of the home for added privacy. The arched wooden doors lead the way to the heart of the home. The master suite with hard wood flooring and an intimate fireplace provide the perfect place to retreat from the day. The luxurious master bath reflects some of the whimsy and eclectic details that Bill Tull is so well known for. Double sink vanity with flagstone counters and flooring. The master suite features a spacious dressing room with 2 separate closets plus a walk-in closet. Lighting throughout the home is punctuated by an eclectic blend of metals and designs that highlight the warmth and character of the home. Soak in the romance and views from the uniquely tiled and jetted soaking tub. Shutters were created using latillas that allow natural light to drift through the windows. Nestled between the soaking tub and shower, a petite wood burning fireplace punctuates the space. Slip out the side door from the Master Retreat to the romance and charm of the rear patio. Pops of turquoise draw your attention to the original windows. Mature trees frame stunning views of Camelback Mountain and the Praying Monk. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Adjacent to the Entry Foyer and Dining Room, the intimate sitting room is perfect place to sip a cup of coffee or to get lost in a good novel. Another Bill Tull signature design includes the pounded copper built-in cabinets. The wood burning fire place makes this the perfect cozy spot. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The Dining Room is the ideal place to bring friends and family together. Viga beams, latilla ceilings, hard wood flooring and a fireplace create a mood where memories to last a lifetime may be made and shared. The first guest wing may be closed off and features 2 bedrooms with a large shared bath. Perfect for active families or guests visiting with young ones. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Built-in book shelves, a sitting area and a walk-in closet adorn this bedroom. A built-in bed platform is nestled by the window. The guest wing bath features double sinks, jetted soaking tub and a walk in shower. This area of the home could be a great candidate for a second master suite. Double sinks accented by southwestern tiles, a jetted soaking tub and separate shower. Soak in the jetted tub 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Known by some Bill Tull enthusiasts, this kitchen is larger than many of his other designs. Efficient and functional design. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Viking 6 burner gas range with griddle and double ovens surrounded by tile accents and a classic exhaust design. The kitchen is the midpoint between the Formal Dining Room and the Family/Morning Room The Family Room represents the heart of the home. High ceilings, viga beams, latillas and generous natural light drape this inviting and comfortable space. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Kissed by natural light and framed by a small fireplace, the Morning Room is the perfect place to start the day. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Capture stunning views from the Family Room The informal entry provides convenient access to the south end of the home. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Guests will delight in the comfort of the downstairs guest suite with spacious seating area, fireplace, and en-suite bath. Private double door exit to the patio. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 650+bottle wine room. The laundry room offers a built-in work desk, wash sink, extra storage and a wall mounted ironing board. Visitors will never want to leave the upstairs guest retreat with both interior and exterior access for added privacy. Viga beams, barrel accented ceilings and a two way wood burning fireplace add to the allure and charm of this comfortable space. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The suite has a comfortable seating area along with a corner niche and built-in book shelves. Two separate latilla shuttered doors lead to the private balcony. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The South Wing Entrance marks the informal entry to the home along with a private staircase to access the upstairs guest suite. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The Casita Breeze Way connects the main house to the detached guest casita. The breeze way accentuates access between the main home and the detached guest casita. The use of viga beams and latillas create dramatic scenery. The spacious guest casita lends additional privacy for guests or could make for a great home office. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The detached guest casita is situated among the mature landscaping of the back yard. Bursts of color draw your attention to the back patios. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 The pool cabana offers extra shade on sunny Arizona days and has an additional half bathroom. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Soak in the views of Camelback Mountain from the sparkling pool. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 So the story goes that once upon a time, the original owners of the home trained dogs for a living. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Adjoining 2.5 Acre vacant parcel available separately. See MLS # Each lot has separate access from McDonald Dr and although they have McDonald Dr addresses, neither property sides to the street which brings an added layer of privacy. 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Property Description
Nestled in the Golden Zone of Paradise Valley, Arizona, sits a timeless masterpiece created by famed architectural designer and artist Bill Tull. Situated on 1.6 acres with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain and the Praying Monk this estate reflects Tull's knack for bringing harmony to his projects through a balanced blend of softness and naturalness while remaining connected to the earth. He was honored with the Phoenix Home and Garden's ''Masters of the Southwest'' award in 1990 as a testimonial to the character of his designs and ability to create art through architecture.The home has been lovingly maintained by the current owners since 1990 while it has served as their winter residence and gathering place for many family holidays and celebrations.

Details
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Contract Information
Status Change Date: 2019-07-25
List Price: $2,000,000
Status: Active
Current Price: $2,000,000
List Date: 2019-07-25
Ownership: Fee Simple
Location, Tax & Legal
Map Code/Grid: N37
House Number: 6507
Compass: E
Street Name: MCDONALD
St Suffix: Drive
City/Town Code: Paradise Valley
State/Province: AZ
Zip Code: 85253
Zip4: 5338
Country: USA
County Code: Maricopa
Assessor Number: 173-09-010-H
Subdivision: Metes and Bounds
Taxes: 13502
General Property Description
Dwelling Type: Single Family - Detached
Dwelling Styles: Detached
Exterior Stories: 2
# of Interior Levels: 2
# Bedrooms: 6
# Bathrooms: 7
Approx SQFT: 6091
Price/SqFt: 328.35
Approx SqFt Range: 5,001+
Horses: N
Builder Name: Unknown
Year Built: 1972
Approx Lot SqFt: 69865
Apx Lot Size Range: 1 - 1.9 Acres
Pool: Private Only
Elementary School: Kiva Elementary School
Jr. High School: Mohave Middle School
High School: Saguaro High School
Elem School Dist #: 048 - Scottsdale Unified District
High School Dist #: 048 - Scottsdale Unified District
Remarks & Misc
Geo Lat: 33.522323
Geo Lon: -111.940465
Legal Info
Township: 2N
Range: 4E
Section: 15
Lot Number: N/A
Association & Fees
HOA Y/N: N
PAD Fee Y/N: N
Cap Impv/Impt Fee$/%: %
Cap Impv/ImptFee2$/%: %
Land Lease Fee Y/N: N
Rec Center Fee Y/N: N
Rec Center Fee 2 Y/N: N
Architect
Architect: Bill Tull
Basement
Basement Y/N: N
Separate Den/Office
Sep Den/Office Y/N: Y
Parking Spaces
Carport Spaces: 3
Slab Parking Spaces: 20
Total Covered Spaces: 3
Showing Instructions
Permission Required to Show: Yes
To Schedule Showing: Contact Via Text, Phone or Email
Primary Showing Contact: List OR Co-List Agent
ARMLS Lockbox: No
Non-ARMLS Lockbox: No
Property Features
Special Listing Cond: Probate/Estate
Architecture: Ranch; Territorial/Santa Fe; Spanish; Other (See Remarks)
Master Bathroom: Full Bth Master Bdrm; Separate Shwr & Tub; Double Sinks; Tub with Jets
Master Bedroom: Split; Downstairs
Additional Bedroom: Other Bdrm Split; Other Bdrm Dwnstrs; Separate Bdrm Exit; Mstr Bdr Walkin Clst; Othr Bdr Walkin Clst; Mstr Bdrm Sitting Rm
Fireplace: 3+ Fireplace; Fireplace Family Rm; Fireplace Living Rm; Fireplace Master Bdr; Two Way Fireplace
Flooring: Stone; Wood
Pool - Private: Pool - Private; Fenced Pool; Lap Pool
Spa: None
Dining Area: Formal; Breakfast Room
Kitchen Features: Range/Oven Gas; Disposal; Dishwasher; Refrigerator; Wall Oven(s); Multiple Ovens; Granite Countertops; Kitchen Island
Laundry: Washer Included; Dryer Included; Inside Laundry
Other Rooms: Family Room; Bonus/Game Room; Guest Qtrs-Sep Entrn
Features: Wet Bar(s)
Technology: Cable TV Avail; HighSpd Intrnt Aval; Security Sys Owned
Exterior Features: Separate Guest House; Pvt Tennis Court(s); Patio; Balcony/Deck(s); Storage Shed(s); Circular Drive; Built-in BBQ
Construction: Block
Const - Finish: Painted; Stucco
Roofing: Built-Up
Cooling: Refrigeration
Heating: Gas Heat
Plumbing: Gas Hot Water Heater
Energy/Green Feature: Multi-Zones
Utilities: APS
Water: Pvt Water Company
Sewer: Sewer - Public
Fencing: Block
Property Description: Mountain View(s)
Landscaping: Gravel/Stone Front; Gravel/Stone Back; Desert Front; Grass Back; Yrd Wtring Sys Front; Yrd Wtring Sys Back; Auto Timer H2O Front; Auto Timer H2O Back
Possession: Close of Escrow
Association Fee Incl: No Fees
Assoc Rules/Info: None
Existing 1st Loan: Treat as Free&Clear
New Financing: Cash; Conventional
Disclosures: Seller Discl Avail; Agency Discl Req
Supplements
After 29 years with the same owners, the estate is ready to be "re-visioned". According to managing partner of Wiseman & Gale Interiors, Scott Burdick commented in an article by Dave Brown that, "Bill was an incredible and unique talent. His homes are romantic, without being kitsch or predictable Southwest. An artist architect. The architecture is so strong and so timeless. The new owners are lovingly restoring them instead of changing them architecturally."Known for designing homes with many handcrafted elements while incorporating a blend of Territorial, Moorish and Pueblo details, Dave Brown also quoted Tull's wife JoAnn as saying, "Bill brought art to architecture and architecture to art. He was an artist/designer who left his mark in both fields. His adobe homes for example featured windows that framed trees to become 'art'. I think, as do others, the sculptural design of Bill's buildings is artwork in itself." This timeless home is no exception.Pass through the metal and wooden clad gates at the private entrance to this extraordinary estate where you will be embraced by the romance and charm that Bill Tull was so well known for. Adorned in brick and stucco, experience the rustic beauty that truly embraces the Arizona Sonoran Desert Lifestyle. The solid wood front entry door welcomes you into the foyer, punctuated with unique lighting, a blend of flagstone and wood flooring, thick walls and ceilings finished with viga beams and latillas. To the right of the front entry step through the arched solid wooden double doors into the cozy living room with wet bar, a signature beehive wood burning fireplace (1 of 10 in the home), art niches and book shelves. Thoughtfully placed picture windows draw elements of the outdoors inside highlighting the warmth that is created in this tranquil setting.The secluded Master Suite flows from the Living Room and creates a quiet sanctuary for recharging and relaxation. A separate exit to the back patio invites you to bask in the shade created by the canopy of mature trees. The master bath reflects the creativity and whimsy that Bill Tull is often noted for. The spacious design includes double sinks with flagstone counters, a dressing room with 2 separate closets plus a walk-in. You will be enchanted by the elevated tile jetted soaking tub intentionally situated by a window that allows the bougainvillea flowers to dance in the breeze and a walk-in shower that are separated by a petite wood burning fireplace.To the left of the entry foyer, begins the heart of the home beginning with a comfortable sitting room. It is the perfect place to curl up with a great novel and a cup of tea. A built-in cabinet with pounded copper details lends a unique feel to the ambiance created there along with the fireplace. Step right into the formal dining room with hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace. Adjacent to the dining room is the first guest wing with 2 bedrooms and a shared bath that is designed with double sinks, a jetted soaking tub and free standing shower.The efficient design of the kitchen connects the dining room and the family/morning room spaces. Equipped with a Viking 6 burner gas range a griddle and double ovens, this is the starting point for creating meals and memories. Pass into the family/morning room where the space is kissed by natural light, high viga and latilla ceilings and windows that draw your attention to the beauty and views of the lush back yard. A grand fireplace punctuates the family room while a smaller fireplace embraces the eating area of the morning room.The south wing of the home boasts 2 additional guest suites each with private exits and fireplaces, a 650+bottle wine room and laundry room. A detached guest casita rounds out this 6 bedroom, 5 full & 2 half baths retreat.The back yard does not disappoint with lush mature landscaping, pool, outdoor cabana (with a 1/2 bath), dog run, citrus trees and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and the Praying Monk. The adjoining 2.5 acre vacant lot is also for sale (see MLS #5956528) separately which provides the opportunity for a discerning buyer to maintain the current level of privacy and views if desired.

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Last Updated: July - 27 - 2019

6507 E MCDONALD Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 - MLS# 5956531

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