While this property does exponentially increase the odds that you may someday be ditched by your steed in a cactus patch, I argue it’s worth the risk.
I’m a sucker for saguaros. I admit it. I love the dry air, the searing heat and the bizarre fluctuations of life in the desert. I’m fairly certain I’m part lizard, actually, because if money and skin cancer were irrelevant, I’d spend hours baking on rocks in the sun and reading a book (or trolling the internet, it’s about sixes).
So this little desert gem is right up my alley:
Skirting the outer edges of Phoenix and more specifically the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, this sweet little 3+ acre lot is truly a little place with a lot of punch. It’s peppered with beautiful desert flora and fauna, surrounded by majestic southwest mountains and features a sweet little horse property to boot.
The equine amenities include a lovely, light and ventilated 12-stall barn, a full tack room, full bathroom and darling wood paneled office with A/C (pretty important here in the desert!) There are also additional workshops and machine/trailer storage buildings.
Out yonder, there is a big arena with full lighting, five turnouts with shade and autowaterers, and a 60-foot roundpen. The property is part of a trail system that takes you right onto the preserve for desert trails for days, and horses are welcome on most of them. So you’re not just buying the property, but a wonderful equine and outdoors community, too!
This is a pretty once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a piece of desert magic so close to the city and the preserve and have full horse amenities. There’s an 1100 square foot “guest house” on the property, but I’m guessing the right horseman might not mind calling it home themselves. The property is currently listed for $779,900. You can see more at the original listing here.