4725 S. McAllister Avenue
4725 S. McAllister Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
MLS # 5009224
This exquisite custom home was originally built in 1970 and underwent a major re-construction in 1980, which raised the ceilings throughout, added a loft and created living spaces rarely seen in AZ. The current owners have invested over $82,000 improving the home since 2004. The design will transport you to sublime retreat; fitting for a relaxed, yet elegant lifestyle.
This home’s stunning spaces aren’t immediately realized from the street. But, once you get to the entry courtyard, you will notice it’s not an ordinary house. The courtyard features a striking ceiling volume, has large pavers underfoot and stately solid wood double doors. The front yard is mature and requires little maintenance with palm trees, shade trees, bushes and decorative grasses. There is a generously-sized 2 car carport, which could be converted to a 2 car garage, if desired.
In the great room, the dramatic vaulted wood-beamed ceilings harken a sophisticated chalet, while the wood-burning kiva fireplace and Saltillo tile keep you grounded in the Southwest and the wall of windows lures you to explore the great outdoors. A plush rug inlay sets the space apart from the open dining area. The loft, which runs the span of the great room, is completely open to the great room and offers an extension of the living space. Much like an upscale modern loft, this property’s open floorplan would find contemporary styling right at home.
The kitchen has been modernized with Kemper Choice cherry nutmeg hanover painted cabinets, including high-end frosted glass upper cabinets and under-cabinet/in-cabinet lighting, Vicenzia slab granite counters, tumbled stone backsplash and upgraded stainless steel and black appliances. The breakfast bar provides a casual dining area and features unique metal pendant lighting and room for 3-4 guests. Right off the kitchen is a cozy work nook surrounded by fab “woods” wallpaper designed by Cole and Sons, UK, along with a picture window. A formal dining area is located in the great room, off the kitchen.
All bedrooms are on the lower level. The bedroom wing features engineered walnut hardwood flooring throughout. You’ll find vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms, which really expand the rooms visually. The master suite is spacious and full of natural light. It features 2 closets, a ceiling fan and modern clerestory windows. The French doors provide a view of the secluded resort-style rear yard and allow you to walk right out to the sparkling pool. The master bath is retro-cool. Enjoy lavish expanses of glazed Mexican tile on the counters and shower surround, a generous shower with beauty bench and distinctive accents throughout.
The loft space is one of the coolest I have seen. Artisan stained glass windows adorn the walls and soft carpet lines the floors. It is here that you can truly take in the one-of-a-kind home. The wood beamed ceilings become cozy in the space and the metal railing allows you to interact with those in the kitchen, great room or dining room. The space is currently configured as a guest room with it’s own living space. Endless possibilities for the loft include office, gym, studio, guest quarters, media room, play room, etc. It could even be enclosed, if desired, to become a 4th bedroom.
The rear yard was fully renovated in 2007 to provide a superior outdoor experience; an opportunity to enjoy the AZ climate year-round. Presidential Pools built the 33’ x 12’ pebble tec pool that is adorned with gorgeous Turkish tile and features a serene water feature, natural flagstone coping and a salt water/chlorination “jewel” system. A beautiful vine-draped ramada sits poolside with 350 square feet of stone pavers underfoot and gives the space a tropical resort ambiance. The rear landscaping includes lemon, grapefruit and fig trees, vines, palm trees and a grassy area. The yard is surrounded by block fencing, which offers the ultimate in privacy.
Mechanically, the home has had updates, as well. A new 14 SEER York A/C was installed in July 2013 and features a 10 year transferrable warranty. A new 50-gallon gas water heater was installed in February 2013.
With the home feeling very private and tranquil, it should be noted that the location is convenient to many Tempe destinations. ASU and the nearest light rail stop are approximately 2.5 miles away. The city of Tempe’s free Orbit and Flash shuttle buses stop nearby, for easy access to ASU and downtown Tempe. It’s a treat to live within walking distance to a shopping center with a Whole Foods grocery store (.1 miles) and a Starbucks (.2 miles). Looking for somewhere close to dine? The home is approximately .2 miles to restaurants such as Smash Burger, Chipotle, Sushi Time , Pita Shack, Jimmy John’s, etc. And, if you need anything for your new home, Lowes is about 1.25 miles away. This home ranks as ‘very walkable’ on walkscore.com, with a score of 79/100 and 80/100 for a bike score. The US-60 and Mill Avenue attractions are nearby, as well.
Everything, down to the tiniest details, oozes style. It is a rare opportunity that a treasured residence such as this comes to market, especially at an affordable price. To dwell here would be to live in a home that truly seeped in character and understated luxury.
Call Jennifer Hibbard at 602-908-5801 for more information!
Beds/Baths: 3 / 2
SF: 2,014/ assessor
Year Built: 1970
Pool: Private Pool
Approx Lot SqFt: 6,717/ County Assessor
Apx Lot Size Range: 1-7,500
Level: Two Levels
Dwelling Type: Single-family detached