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801 W. Placita De La Cotonia, Green Valley, Arizona

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Added On:08/08/2011
Last Updated:07/14/2024
Set privately back on an acre lot, this beautiful Custom home equipped with a new Solar Heating/Cooling System, overlooks the private Desert Hills Golf Course, and offers gorgeous views of the Santa Rita Mts.!
Green HomeHealthy HomeSolar - Photovoltaic
$4,013Annual Property Tax
3,390Square Feet
3 / Beds / Baths
43560 sq ftLot Size
1985Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Equiped in 2009 with a state of the art 5 Ton 16 Seer 2-stage Solar Heat Pump for heating & cooling with a Perfect Air Purifier System; and an 80 Gallon Solar Water Heater, electric bills have been reduced dramatically. In addition,the separate Guardian Plus Hepa electronic air filtration system provides a super filtrating system for clean air creating a healthy, clean living environment.

Property Description

This home was designed and built for Mildred Seely, world renowned doll maker & collector, and prolific author of doll making and collecting. Chronicalized in her book “For The Love Of Dolls & Roses”, are descriptions and photos of the construction of her beloved home in Green Valley, AZ, which she called “Shandele” . Custom built for Seely by respected builder, Tom Ward, the home is privately set back on an acre lot, perfectly oriented for south natural solar exposure, and views of the prestigious private Desert Hills Golf Course, and the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains! The 3390 sqft home has spacious rooms, a split bedroom plan, formal LR/DR with a wood buring fireplace, a large family style kitchen with island and corian counters, a family room with a wood burning fireplace, a powder room, and a laundry room with linen closet and built-in ironing board. The MBA has a shower and a jetted tub, and “his & hers” sides, each with its own entrance, sink vanity, & closet. In what used to be Mildred Seely’s workroom, the current owners have transformed it into a beautiful office space with custom Pennsylvania Cherry Wood Cabinetry. Through out the home are tasteful designer touches, with faux painting and desert scenes painted by Wile Glad of Desert Legacy Painting from Tucson; Brick accent walls; arches; niches; vaulted ceiling; and walls of windows framing the Santa Ritas. Open to the 2 car garage is a golf cart storage area that also has a service door to the side yard. A large gate at the side of the property allows access to the golf course below. The lengthy driveway and extra parking spaces are made of pavers with recessed lights along the edges. This home’s variety of both covered and open air patios, an outdoor state of the art Spa with pop up TV & Speakers, an outdoor built in grill, rose garden, citrus grove, and chipping & putting green, allow you to experience the wonderful outdoor living that our beautiful southern AZ climate offers year round! This home & its grounds are an entertainer’s delight, or perfect for private & intimate enjoyment. Note: The information in this listing is deemed to be correct, but not guaranteed.

Neighborhood Description

The small homeowners association of Desert Hills Estates takes in a few select streets of acre lots with custom homes in an all-age area of Green Valley, yet enjoys the benefits of membership in the Green Valley Rec Assoc., entitling owners access to more than 7 Rec Centers located through out Green Valley, each with a pool, tennis courts, exercise facilities and a multitude of special interest clubs & classes. The desirable Desert Hills Golf Course is one of 2 private golf courses in Green Valley. Beautiful and challenging, it is a true golfer’s course and club. Green Valley also offers 5 public golf courses with reasonable green fees.

Market Area

Green Valley, situated south of Tucson, is in an area of the Sonoran Desert that supports a lush mix of cacti, native Mesquite, Palo Verde, and Acacia trees; flowering shrubs, and a variety of tropical plants such as palm trees, bougainvilla, and Mexican Bird of Paradise. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and temps slightly cooler than Phoenix, it offers a climate for enjoying the outdoors year- round. Even during the hottest summer months, mornings are glorious and evenings on the patio offer spectacular star gazing and views of the milky way. With the Smithsonian observatory, which does dark sky research, on nearby Mt. Hopkins in the Santa Rita Mtns, outdoor lighting is restricted, which adds to the charm and serenity of the area. Green Valley’s location offers easy access to a variety of cultural and natural experiences. It is less than a 30 minute drive to Tucson; 40 minutes to Nogales, Mexico; 20 minutes to Madera Canyon – one of the top birding areas in North America; 45 minutes to the AZ wine country near Sonoita; 3 ½ hours to the beaches of Puerto Penasca, Mexico; 6 ½ hours to the beautiful beach town of San Carlos, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez; 2 1/2 hours to Phoenix; and only 7 hours to San Diego.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areano
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

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Forced Air - Heat Pump
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Conventional Heat Pump
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Part of Cooling System
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HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Solar - Photovoltaic
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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Metal Dual Glazed
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Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars2

Listing ID : 19267