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and Prescott Areas
Phoenix Area: (623) 815-1900
Prescott Area: (928) 606-5512

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Ruger Ranch Home

17650 W Monte Cristo, Kirkland, AZ 86332

This rustic, 3,600 square-foot home is nestled on 18 acres in a small, protected valley in the Weaver Mountains. The house overlooks a picturesque meadow with an old, tin barn and small pond, surrounded by ancient boulders and pinyon pines. Ideally situated at a 5,000-foot elevation, the retreat offers four seasons, with mild summers and winters.

The surrounding land is part of Ruger Ranch, a sparsely populated but close-knit, community that was once part of a historic ranch. The approximately 5,000-acre gated ranch is currently home to about a dozen households, and is surrounded by a combination of State Trust, BLM and ranch land. When you sit on the wrap-around porch, the only sounds you’ll hear are birds and the wind rustling through the trees, with no other homes in sight. At night, you’ll see more stars than you knew existed.

At the same time, you’re a short drive from charming shops and restaurants in Peeples Valley and Yarnell, 30 miles from the desert town of Wickenburg to the south, once famed for its guest ranches, and 30 miles from the ponderosa pine-forested city of Prescott to the north, with all the amenities of a sizeable city.

The home features an open floor plan and picture windows that frame views on all sides. Twelve-foot porches wrap around three sides, with spectacular sunset views of Weaver Peak. The interior features warm, natural wood with lots of built-in storage, spacious rooms and enormous walk-in closet/dressing rooms, large showers and a jetted tub. Unique features include peeled log poles, kitchen cabinets made from Pottery Barn furniture, bathroom fixtures fashioned from antiques and a hidden TV nook recessed behind a painting.

The home was designed to allow maximum flexibility, with a permanent master suite and the ability to create two others, as needed, each with their own bathrooms. Interior barn doors slide closed to create a “hidden” guest room downstairs with concealed closets. Pull down the Murphy bed in the large library to create a large second-floor bedroom suite with a kitchenette area, upstairs washer and dryer, and expansive bathroom. An RV space with electric and water hookups allows for more guests.

A beautifully appointed butler’s pantry/laundry room provides lots of extra kitchen storage and an extra sink and oven. Combined with the long, polished oak counter in the farm-style kitchen makes this home perfect for entertaining large groups. A room downstairs makes the perfect place for storage and/or an exercise room that stays cool year-round.

The home’s utility costs are minimal, with water supplied by a 20 gpm-capacity well and 12 gpm pump. Solar panels and solar hot water keep electric bills to between $10 and $20 most months. Three, thermostatically-controlled propane heaters designed to look like wood stoves provide heat and ambience, as do two fireplaces, one wood-burning and one gas. Gray water system can be turned on or off. Mild summers mean no need for air conditioning and grazing leases keep property taxes minimal. 

Interior of House

Peeled pine poles visible from dining area. Polished oak counter makes a perfect buffet line

Oversized refrigerator/freezer and cabinet made from Pottery Barn piece to the left

Lots of Kitchen Cabinets to Store all Your Pots

Aga gas range has roasting oven, broiler & side oven (convection and conventional settings). Beverage cooler on left.

Butler's Pantry and Down Stairs Laundry With Lots of Additional Storage

Butler's Pantry is Convenient to The Kitchen With its Own Double Oven Cooking Is a Breeze

Southwestern Style Living Room is Great for Entertaining

French Doors Lead from The Living Room onto The 84 Foot Long Deck on The Southside

Raise and lower painting above the wood-burning fireplace to reveal or conceal recessed TV cabinet

Stairs With Built In Pole Light Lead to The Huge Upstairs Living/Bedroom

Currently Used as a Den This Room Easily Converts to a Third Bedroom

Can you Find The Hidden Closet in This Bedroom? Hint:..... Look behind the couch.

Conveniently Located Off the Living Room The Den Is Great to Entertain Lots of Guests

The Unique Barn Style Doors Can Be Rolled Shut to Make the Den a Private Bedroom

The Main Floor, Guest, Bathroom Has a Large Tiled Shower, and a Quaint Sink Vanity

The Large Master Bathroom has a Jetted Step Up Garden Tub and a Separate Tiled Shower

The Spacious Down Stairs Master Bedroom Is Bright and Airy With Lots of Windows......

....has one of three heaters designed like an old-fashioned stove, and access to the porch

Old-fashioned transom window promotes circulation of heat and air

This is the "smaller" of The Two Master Bedroom Closets

Pull down the Murphy bed to transform the library into a master bedroom

Three clerestory windows add light. Pass-through propane fireplace

A large office includes a seating area around the pass-through fireplace

A cozy nook for a desk and computer table. Bookcases conceal filing cabinets.

Vanities in upstairs bathroom are fashioned from antiques. Toilet room (left) adds privacy

Spacious upstairs bathroom, with utility closet housing washer & dryer. Large shower behind glass block

Lots of built-in drawers (not shown) in upstairs dressing room with wide counter perfect for folding/packing

Family room boasts 27-foot ceiling and lots of warm pine, as shown from the upstairs loft

Gravel driveway circles the house. Garage entrance on the right.

This home has a lot more than we can show you here, for xample, a double garage, an excercise room, RV parking with its own hookups, etc.  We're excited that you have chosen to view this fabulous home.  To get the true feel of this home and the beauty of the surroundings you must experience it in person. I'll be happy to schedule a private viewing to allow you the full experience.

Just call my Cell Phone:
Samir Rafeedie
623-826-3244

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