September 8th, 2008 by Michael Oliver
Want to see what $22,000,000 will get you in Tucson, Arizona? Campbell Cliffs is just that home. For $22M, you can purchase one of the finest homes in Arizona, if not the United States. Campbell Cliffs is owned by one of Tucson’s most dynamic high-end developers, Cary Marmis, President of Empire West Companies. He developed the Cobblestone neighborhood in which his personal home, Campbell Cliffs, is located. Cobblestone is Tucson’s most elite community, positioned at the end of Campbell just north of Skyline, set at the very pinnacle for residential homes in the Catalina Foothills. This neighborhood has become easily one of the most (if not the most) desired high-end, exclusive, residential communities in Southern Arizona. Multi-million dollar homes are the norm within the gated confines of Cobblestone.
The actual Campbell Cliffs home rests upon 20 acres at the top of the Cobblestone neighborhood. Backing the estate is the Coronado National Forest, and the house sits up high on its parcel, reigning over the Catalina Foothills. The view from the home encompasses the entire Tucson valley. At night, the stunning city lights can be fully enjoyed by all who reside within Campbell Cliffs. Campbell Cliffs took over 7 years to design and develop, and no expense was spared. This property has it all — everything a potential buyer could possibly want or need:
- The home itself has more then 31,000 square feet under roof
- 24 dramatic rooms
- 1,200 square feet of commercial kitchen space
- 2,000 square feet of staff quarters
- 6-car garage
- Room to seat 300 for a formal dinner
- A 2200 bottle wine cellar
- Olympic-sized indoor gun/archery range
- Two elevators
The list goes on and on.
I personally think the Campbell Cliffs property contributes to Tucson’s growing reputation as a world-class location for real estate. As more people realize that Tucson AZ is an alternative to Scottsdale, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe, they will want to buy second homes and/or relocate to Tucson for retirement. When homes in the $22M range start to hit the market, even buyers who cannot afford that price realize that Tucson does offer ultra luxury in a way that they may have not have recognized. Over the next 20-30 years, I predict that the Tucson AZ ultra-luxury real estate market will continue to expand and more $5,000,000+ properties will be developed, bought and sold here.
(Photos courtesy of www.campbellcliffs.com)