5339 E Lafayette Blvd, Phoenix Ariz.
For sale: $3.4 million
This Phoenix property features a 15-passenger train that runs around the entire grounds.
While this home is significant — it’s one of the first dwellings in this part of Phoenix — listing agent Libby Cohen of Walt Danley Realty says the magic of the home is in its grounds.
“The home is on over two acres of fully manicured lawns featuring fountains, a koi pond and a stream, along with multiple citrus trees and gorgeous flower beds,” Cohen said.
And winding through the acreage is a 15-passenger train. Its tracks encircle the entire property.
The previous owners installed the train, as well as a three-story treehouse and a diving pool with a rock-slide waterfall and elevated Jacuzzi.
The previous owners built a three-story treehouse on the grounds of this Phoenix property.
“The current owners have hosted many a party and multiple fundraisers at the home, and have always enjoyed taking guests on train tours around the grounds,” Cohen said.
Inside, the home maintains a traditional Southwestern aesthetic, with adobe block, heavy wood beams, carved-wood entry gates, flagstone flooring and warm-hued, hand-made Mexican tile.
The home measures 6,421 square feet and has five bedrooms and six baths. The master suite features a sitting room, his-and-her closets, steam shower and exercise room. Guest suites are accessed by breezeways, and the lower level includes a wine cellar.
According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on the home would be $13,593, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year-mortgage.
See more images of the home here.
Florida Home for Sale, Rolls-Royce Included
House of the Week: Las Vegas Home Designed to Look Like a Resort
Saddle Up With These Southwestern Homes
Erika Riggs, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and home design trends. Read more of her work here.
First published January 8 2014, 1:05 PM