Get a bird's eye view of Arizona's stunning landscape from the Falcon's Nest, a single family home that measures 124 feet from top to bottom, making it the tallest in the United States—and the world.
Designed by local architect Sukumar Pal in 1994, Falcon's Nest was built next to Thumb Butte in Prescott, Arizona, which is an hour and a half north of Phoenix (and southwest of Sedona and Flagstaff). The desert landscape paired with its observation tower shape (and the fact that it's called Falcon's Nest) lends a Bond villain quality to the unique property.
The home is 6,200 square feet across ten (yes, TEN) stories, and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The sixth floor is the main living area, called the solarium, and is decked out in glass ceilings and walls, as well as lots of earth tones (appropriate for both the '90s and the desert). The solarium alone is 2,000 square feet, comprising two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a great room. There's a fireplace, lots of exposed beams, and quite a bit of built-in seating. The U-shaped kitchen happens to have tables set up in the center, sort of like a reverse Benihana.
You can imagine the energy it must take to keep a ten-story property running, so Falcon's Nest utilizes "passive solar technologies as well as other unique & alternative power, heating & cooling sources," including a hydraulic elevator that brings people from the garage to the living area, according to the listing.
Since it's not your average home, the listing also offers up some not so average alternate uses for the property, including:
- An educational institution for geology, sustainability, and other topics, with informal classrooms and lecture halls
- A ranger station/trailhead/museum for the Thumb Butte area, offering guidance, artifacts and tour information for the area
- A bed and breakfast, offering unique view opportunities, spa amenities and onsite chef preparation
- An event venue, for weddings, special events, etc.
Or, a place to plot world domination and the demise of a certain MI6 agent. Your call, really.
The property is listed with Sotheby's for $1.5 million.