About 20734 E Sunset Drive
Some homes just capture your heart from the moment you lay eyes on them. This home is one of them. Named Risu Coeli, which is Latin for Heaven Smiles, every detail of this home is impeccable, yet warm and inviting. Just inside the gates of The Pecans, considered the East Valley's most coveted neighborhood, Risu Coeli is full of surprises. Lush landscaping, a sprawling lawn, and semi-circular driveway welcome you to this unique home. A custom iron and glass door leads into a private, interior courtyard, that extends your living space during our beautiful Arizona weather. A gas fireplace in the courtyard warms the space, and a custom, handmade peacock tile mosaic from an artist in Lebanon just above the fireplace provides the first glimpse of the thoughtful details the current stewards have lovingly finished the home with. There is a casita with a private entrance from the courtyard, that includes a bedroom, full bathroom, and walk-in closet. Two sets of French double-doors, bring you into the gallery and heart of Risu Coeli. You are greeted with soaring, wood beamed ceilings, a gas fireplace surrounded by a Cantera stone mantel, and a flood of natural light in the great room. The chef's kitchen has Jenn-Air double ovens, a Thermador gas range, two dishwashers, full-sized prep sink and garbage disposal in the kitchen island, and touch-activated faucets. Above the gas range and along the backsplash are hand-painted accent tiles from Mexico. The kitchen has double islands, one of which is topped with bamboo butcher block. The second island serves as a breakfast bar for the eat-in kitchen, which includes a Sub-Zero beverage refrigerator and Scotsman ice maker, along with beautiful display cabinetry. The formal dining room is just off of the kitchen, through the gallery, and opens up to the central courtyard through double French doors. At the end of the gallery, you'll find a temperature controlled wine cellar the has been tiled with Jerusalem tile, quarried from the fairly recently excavated City of David in Old Jerusalem, Israel. The same flooring can be found on top of the fireplace bench in the courtyard and the pavers leading to the side garage door in the courtyard. A wine barrel that once stored wine in Napa has been converted into a sink in the wine cellar. Adjacent to the wine cellar is a game room with French doors to the backyard and full pool bathroom, that includes a shower tiles with Grecian marble. A drop zone/mud room and tech center lead you to an oversized two car garage with built-in cabinets and the electric-gated motor court. Across the motor court is an additional detached two car garage. The west wing of the home has two secondary bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms, with under vanity lighting. The owner's suite sits behind a grand solid wood door and entry foyer. The oversized room has a sitting area that overlooks the backyard and pool through a large picture window with automatic shades. Additionally, there are double French doors to the backyard and a gas fireplace. In the en-suite bathroom, you'll find a large, free-standing soaking tub, a walk-in shower tiled in Italian marble. Among the luxuries in the owner's suite bathroom, there is a built-in morning kitchen with Sub-Zero beverage refrigerator, sink with garbage disposal, and chilled/filtered water at the morning kitchen. Just off the owner's bathroom is a flex space that can be used as a nursery, fitness center, or home office. Dual walk-in closets with custom cabinetry and pull down racks, to maximize the vertical space, complete the owner's suite. Direct access is provided from one of the closets to the laundry room/craft room. The backyard has mature landscaping, a rose garden, and a pool featuring four spillways, deck jets, and two fire pots. An observation deck, named "The Celestial" overlooks the East Valley and Superstition Mountains, and provides views of the fireworks at nearby Schnepf Farms.
All of the custom cabinetry in the home was completed by Sawmill Cabinets, including the arched facing on the full-sized side-by-side Thermador refrigerator/freezer, special spice racks in kitchen, wrapping paper organizer in laundry/craft room. All drawers and cabinets are soft-close.
The home is fully automated, including zoned sound throughout the home, locks on some exterior doors, light sequences, landscape irrigation system, pool and hot tub lights and water features -- all controllable remotely from phone or iPad. The home also has 6 security cameras throughout the home and property.
Living at The Pecans affords a completely different experience from typical Arizona communities. Come home to canopied boulevards with wide, tree-lined medians fronted by custom homes. The community is alive with parks, playgrounds, splash pad, a putting green, and miles of walking and biking trails. And everywhere there's the splendor of the trees with their cooling shade, lush foliage and ever-changing colors. The Pecans is referred to as an Arizona surprise because a feeling of unexpected wonder is the reaction from everyone who is introduced to this extraordinary property. For the past 30 years The Pecans has been a working grove with thousands of mature pecan trees. In this enchanting environment, is a custom estate community with just 258 Queen Creek Home sites.