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432 W Crawford Street

Nogales, AZ 85621
  • $4,875,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ID#: 22322948
UPDATED: 126 min ago
$4,875,000
  • 11
    BEDS
  • 1.29
    ACRES
  • 14
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 17,889
    SQFT
  • $273
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1920
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International.

Description

Oh, if these walls could talk, the stories they would tell! They would tell stories of a wealthy eccentric produce farmer w/exquisite taste who traveled the world with top designers to source the finest materials & finishes and hand select the most beautiful antique pieces of furniture to complement and complete this magnificent work of art, ''Villa De La Dolce Vita''. It is a home from a bygone era where quality, craftsmanship & refined elegance were paramount & its design & architecture, timeless. It has hosted countless social events w/Old Hollywood celebrities, politicians & socialites from around the globe & it was nothing out of the ordinary to come home and find John Wayne sitting at the dining room table. Five generations of this deeply rooted Arizona family havecalled Villa De La Dolce Vita home since the 1940's and although formal & extravagant by its design and sheer size, it still retains that unique sense of casual elegance and exudes class, charm & good energy from the moment you enter the 200+ year old iron entry gates from Italy. Originally, this home started out its life on "Banker's Hill" in the late 1800's and was a bit more modest one could say. As the family expanded operations in Nogales, the decision was made to remodel & add "a little square footage". World renowned San Francisco based architects, Charles Porter & Bob Steinwedell were commissioned for the job and worked alongside "The Best Decorator in the United States" according to Time Magazine, Michael Taylor, known for creating "The California Look" & who had the incredible vision for the project & delivered a true masterpiece that still to this day is unrivaled. Even though there was no budget put on the project, Michael Taylor far exceeded it & it was worth every dime. There simply is no other home in Arizona or perhaps the entire US that can rival the design or sense of scale of this magnificent European inspired Estate- one that rivals the finest mansions in Beverly Hills or estates in Montecito. Once inside the lush and beautiful courtyard, you will feel the mystical atmosphere greet you & think you have just arrived in the south of France or a small village in Italy. Ancient tile mosaics dating back to the beginning of Christianity adorn patio walls and ancient baptismal tubs accentuate the gardens- irreplaceable and priceless treasures found on one of many shopping trips to Europe with Michael Taylor. The grand entry foyer leads to the library, one of Taylor's finest rooms, plastered in light terra cotta walls accentuated by antique oak parquet floors from Versailles and a hand-carved amethyst marble Louis XV fireplace mantel. The living room filled with exquisite antiques from around the globe has several seating areas to choose from depending upon the size of the crowd being hosted & features polished concrete floors, exposed rustic beams, an exquisite fireplace & two beautiful antique French chandeliers. From there you enter the stately dining room w/6 sets of French Doors opening onto two private terraces, a stone fireplace from Italy dating back to the 4th century ad, a 17th century English oak dining table and chairs for 24 of your closest friends and favorite family & an antique chandelier from France. After dinner work your way to the most extravagant pool Pavilion with an absolutely stunning Italian marble floor, a large fireplace accentuated above by a priceless antique Venetian mirror & exquisite chandelier from Paris centered in the room. Custom Moroccan shutters over three sets of 10' French doors lead out to the sparkling pool and grotto. Lush European gardens w/stone walkways lead to a bamboo Zin & Yoga garden w/a soothing fountain and serves as a backdrop to a magnificent tennis complex, nestled into the hillside just below the house. Some of Hollywood's biggest names have played tennis at Dolce Vita over the years and it hosted the annual Pulitzer tennis tournament for many years. Back inside and upstairs, you will find 3 spacious primary suites all with extravagant marble bathrooms, French antique parquet floors, marble fireplaces and private patios overlooking the lush gardens below. 7 guest suites all w/ private updated bathrooms, an elevator & a true Epicurean kitchen w/commercial Viking stove & stainless appliances, complete with prep kitchen & butler's pantry. A charming 2 bedroom 2 bathroom guest house dating back to the late 1800's is a blank slate for the next owner to restore and bring back to life- just like Uncle Jimmy did to the main house. Located in the heart of Nogales, parking is a breeze with a private gated motor court large enough to park 10 cars & a covered parking area off the front courtyard that can accommodate 3 cars. Fly into Nogales International Airport Executive Terminal only 10 min away or Tucson International Airport exactly 55 min from Nogales. This home is being offered fully furnished- truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy one of the finest homes ever constructed, filled with a priceless collection of fine European & Spanish Colonial Antiques, Signature Michael Taylor designed furniture and accessories from around the world that took decades and millions of dollars to amass. List of available furniture that conveys with the sale and exclusion list available by request. Home can also be purchased un-furnished for $2,870,000. And UNFURNISHED doesn't mean you miss out on the many collectables that are part of the home and the UNFURNISHED PRICE. The Pavilion for example has an English Gold Mirror valued at $125,000 and an imported Chandelier valued at $140,000. The dining room has a chandelier valued at $75,000 along with another room with a $35,000 chandelier that stays with the property. There's a pair of silver chandeliers valued at $40,000 and a pair of antique wall brackets valued at $20,000. Upstairs there's a $12,000 antique 18th century mirror over the fireplace and a Venetian mirror in a bedroom valued at $3500. We can say with confidence

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432 W Crawford Street Nogales, AZ 85621

  • Price: $4,875,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: Days
  • Updated: 126 min ago
  • ID#: 22322948
11
Beds
14
Baths
2
½ Baths
1.29
Acres
17,889
SQFT
$273
$/SQFT
1920
Built
Neighborhood:
Lydia Park
County:
Santa Cruz
Area:
Scc-Nogales East
Elementary School:
Aj Mitchell
Middle School:
Desert Shadows
High School:
Nogales
School District:
Nogales Unified School District #1
Property Description
Oh, if these walls could talk, the stories they would tell! They would tell stories of a wealthy eccentric produce farmer w/exquisite taste who traveled the world with top designers to source the finest materials & finishes and hand select the most beautiful antique pieces of furniture to complement and complete this magnificent work of art, ''Villa De La Dolce Vita''. It is a home from a bygone era where quality, craftsmanship & refined elegance were paramount & its design & architecture, timeless. It has hosted countless social events w/Old Hollywood celebrities, politicians & socialites from around the globe & it was nothing out of the ordinary to come home and find John Wayne sitting at the dining room table. Five generations of this deeply rooted Arizona family havecalled Villa De La Dolce Vita home since the 1940's and although formal & extravagant by its design and sheer size, it still retains that unique sense of casual elegance and exudes class, charm & good energy from the moment you enter the 200+ year old iron entry gates from Italy. Originally, this home started out its life on "Banker's Hill" in the late 1800's and was a bit more modest one could say. As the family expanded operations in Nogales, the decision was made to remodel & add "a little square footage". World renowned San Francisco based architects, Charles Porter & Bob Steinwedell were commissioned for the job and worked alongside "The Best Decorator in the United States" according to Time Magazine, Michael Taylor, known for creating "The California Look" & who had the incredible vision for the project & delivered a true masterpiece that still to this day is unrivaled. Even though there was no budget put on the project, Michael Taylor far exceeded it & it was worth every dime. There simply is no other home in Arizona or perhaps the entire US that can rival the design or sense of scale of this magnificent European inspired Estate- one that rivals the finest mansions in Beverly Hills or estates in Montecito. Once inside the lush and beautiful courtyard, you will feel the mystical atmosphere greet you & think you have just arrived in the south of France or a small village in Italy. Ancient tile mosaics dating back to the beginning of Christianity adorn patio walls and ancient baptismal tubs accentuate the gardens- irreplaceable and priceless treasures found on one of many shopping trips to Europe with Michael Taylor. The grand entry foyer leads to the library, one of Taylor's finest rooms, plastered in light terra cotta walls accentuated by antique oak parquet floors from Versailles and a hand-carved amethyst marble Louis XV fireplace mantel. The living room filled with exquisite antiques from around the globe has several seating areas to choose from depending upon the size of the crowd being hosted & features polished concrete floors, exposed rustic beams, an exquisite fireplace & two beautiful antique French chandeliers. From there you enter the stately dining room w/6 sets of French Doors opening onto two private terraces, a stone fireplace from Italy dating back to the 4th century ad, a 17th century English oak dining table and chairs for 24 of your closest friends and favorite family & an antique chandelier from France. After dinner work your way to the most extravagant pool Pavilion with an absolutely stunning Italian marble floor, a large fireplace accentuated above by a priceless antique Venetian mirror & exquisite chandelier from Paris centered in the room. Custom Moroccan shutters over three sets of 10' French doors lead out to the sparkling pool and grotto. Lush European gardens w/stone walkways lead to a bamboo Zin & Yoga garden w/a soothing fountain and serves as a backdrop to a magnificent tennis complex, nestled into the hillside just below the house. Some of Hollywood's biggest names have played tennis at Dolce Vita over the years and it hosted the annual Pulitzer tennis tournament for many years. Back inside and upstairs, you will find 3 spacious primary suites all with extravagant marble bathrooms, French antique parquet floors, marble fireplaces and private patios overlooking the lush gardens below. 7 guest suites all w/ private updated bathrooms, an elevator & a true Epicurean kitchen w/commercial Viking stove & stainless appliances, complete with prep kitchen & butler's pantry. A charming 2 bedroom 2 bathroom guest house dating back to the late 1800's is a blank slate for the next owner to restore and bring back to life- just like Uncle Jimmy did to the main house. Located in the heart of Nogales, parking is a breeze with a private gated motor court large enough to park 10 cars & a covered parking area off the front courtyard that can accommodate 3 cars. Fly into Nogales International Airport Executive Terminal only 10 min away or Tucson International Airport exactly 55 min from Nogales. This home is being offered fully furnished- truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy one of the finest homes ever constructed, filled with a priceless collection of fine European & Spanish Colonial Antiques, Signature Michael Taylor designed furniture and accessories from around the world that took decades and millions of dollars to amass. List of available furniture that conveys with the sale and exclusion list available by request. Home can also be purchased un-furnished for $2,870,000. And UNFURNISHED doesn't mean you miss out on the many collectables that are part of the home and the UNFURNISHED PRICE. The Pavilion for example has an English Gold Mirror valued at $125,000 and an imported Chandelier valued at $140,000. The dining room has a chandelier valued at $75,000 along with another room with a $35,000 chandelier that stays with the property. There's a pair of silver chandeliers valued at $40,000 and a pair of antique wall brackets valued at $20,000. Upstairs there's a $12,000 antique 18th century mirror over the fireplace and a Venetian mirror in a bedroom valued at $3500. We can say with confidence
Exterior Features

Construction Concrete BlockMasonry StuccoNatural Material Exterior Features CourtyardFountainShed Fence MasonryStoneWire Garage Carport Feat Additional CarportDetached Landscape Front Flower BedsLow CareShrubsSprinkler/DripTrees Landscape Rear Flower BedsLow CareShrubsSprinkler/DripTrees Lot Dimensions Irregular Lot Features Elevated LotHillside LotNorth/South ExposureSubdivided Number Of Covered Prkng 4.00 Patio Deck BalconyDeckPatioPaver Pool Conventional Yes Road Type Paved Roof Built-Up - Reflect Rv Parking Not Allowed Spa None Stories Two View CityMountainsPanoramicSunriseSunset

Interior Features

Basement No Extra Room Bonus RoomLibraryStorageStudio Fireplace Location Dining RoomFamily RoomGuest QuartersLiving RoomPrimary Bedroom Floor Covering ConcreteStoneWood Guest Facilities House Guest House Sqft 780.0000 Interior Features ColumnsExposed BeamsFoyerFurnishedHigh Ceilings 9+Split Bedroom PlanStorageWalk In Closet(s) Interior Features Interior Steps YN Y Kitchen Features DishwasherExhaust FanFreezerGarbage DisposalGas RangeMicrowaveRefrigerator Kitchen Features Countertops Granite Kitchen Features Pantry Closet Laundry Electric Dryer HookupLaundry RoomSinkStorage Living Areas Family RoomLiving Room Main Cooling Central AirMini-Split Main Cooling Other Comm Chiller Main Heating Floor Furnace Main House Sqft 17109.00 Number Of Fireplaces 12.00 Technology Cable TVCeiling SpeakersHigh Speed InternetSatellite DishSurround SoundTelephone Total Baths 16.00 Water Heater Instant Hot WaterNatural GasRecirculating Pump

Property Features

Assessments 0.00 Association And Fees Hoa No Construction Status Existing Country USA Distressed Info None Fema Flood Zone No Fire Protection Included in Taxes Gas Natural Horse Facilities No Horse Property No Method Of Title Fee (Simple) Municipal Flood Zone No Municipality Zoning Other - SFR Neighborhood Features SidewalksStreet Lights Number Of Carport Spaces 4.00 Property Disclosures Insurance Claims History ReportLead-Based PaintSeller Prop Disclosure Section 18 Security Alarm InstalledShuttersSmoke Detector(s)Wrought Iron Security Door Sewer Connected Source Of Sqft Floor Plan Special Conditions None Style MediterraneanSpanish Mission Subdivision Restrict Age Restrictions No Subdivision Restrict Deed Restrictions No Tax Year 2022 Taxes 7078.90 Terms CashConventionalSubmit Township 24 Unit Level 2 Water City

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The data relating to real estate listings on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Listings provided by brokerages other than Keller Williams Southern Arizona - The Josh Berkley Team are identified with the MLSSAZ IDX Logo. All Information Is Deemed Reliable But Is Not Guaranteed Accurate.
 
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