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    12050 S Desert Sanctuary Road

    Benson, AZ 85602
    • $995,000
    • STATUS: Pending
    • ON SITE: 39 Days
    • MLS #: 6294552
    Pending
    UPDATED: 35 min ago
    $995,000
    • 10
      BEDS
    • 80
      ACRES
    • 7
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 6,844
      SQFT
    • $145
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1941
    County:
    Area:

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    Description

    This is it! Your very own oasis in the desert. A one-of-a kind, private compound set on 80 acres of pure serenity known as 'Desert Sanctuary Ranch'. This amazing property boasts over 6800 sqft and a total of 11 structures that include: a main residence (2216 sqft 3br/3ba), 4 guest cottages, dining hall, prayer house, pool house, vintage farmhouse and various storage structures. Upon arrival through the private gate, you're welcomed by a wrought iron entry to the lovely front courtyard of the main residence. An oversized covered front porch brings to mind warm sunny days sitting on a rocking chair with an ice cold glass of lemonade. Relaxing and taking in the quiet desert beauty and endless mountain views that surround you. The main home has been renovated with warm wood look floorsthroughout, charming tile detail around the cozy fireplace and relaxed rustic feel throughout. Enjoy all the modern day comforts in the renovated kitchen and baths while blending with the original essence of the home. The kitchen has been updated with warm oak cabinetry, granite countertops w/ center island & stainless steel appliances and at the heart is the vintage fire stove. Master bedroom is complete with separate sitting/office area and spacious custom closet. Four guest cottages (Doll House, Saguaro House, Zitko House & the Round House) each have a completely different look and are full their own unique personality! Guest cottages are currently used as Airbnb. Shared spaces include: a newly re-plastered olympic size swimming pool with a large pool house/game room, outdoor restrooms/showers, huge dining hall for private parties and events, custom designed koi pond and multiple RV, dry camping & picnic sites throughout the property. Desert Sanctuary Ranch is a unique opportunity to own an amazing property rich in history. From the time is was originally homesteaded by the first Sheriff of Pima County in 1800's & served as a cattle ranch, through it's use in the 1960's as a spiritual retreat and pottery/artist commune by well-known psychologist Timothy Leary, to the headquarters for the World University in the 1970's. Desert Sanctuary Ranch has now been lovingly restored and is unlike anything else you'll see. (see documents tab for more details on property history, structures and improvements) Come tour this hidden desert gem and envision the endless opportunities!

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    12050 S Desert Sanctuary Road Benson, AZ 85602

    • Price: $995,000
    • Status: Pending
    • Updated: 35 min ago
    • MLS #: 6294552
    10
    Beds
    7
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    80
    Acres
    6,844
    SQFT
    $145
    $/SQFT
    1941
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    S14 T16s R18e
    County:
    Pima
    Area:
    Benson
    Elementary School:
    Other
    Middle School:
    Other
    High School:
    Other
    School District:
    000 - Out of Area
    Property Description
    This is it! Your very own oasis in the desert. A one-of-a kind, private compound set on 80 acres of pure serenity known as 'Desert Sanctuary Ranch'. This amazing property boasts over 6800 sqft and a total of 11 structures that include: a main residence (2216 sqft 3br/3ba), 4 guest cottages, dining hall, prayer house, pool house, vintage farmhouse and various storage structures. Upon arrival through the private gate, you're welcomed by a wrought iron entry to the lovely front courtyard of the main residence. An oversized covered front porch brings to mind warm sunny days sitting on a rocking chair with an ice cold glass of lemonade. Relaxing and taking in the quiet desert beauty and endless mountain views that surround you. The main home has been renovated with warm wood look floorsthroughout, charming tile detail around the cozy fireplace and relaxed rustic feel throughout. Enjoy all the modern day comforts in the renovated kitchen and baths while blending with the original essence of the home. The kitchen has been updated with warm oak cabinetry, granite countertops w/ center island & stainless steel appliances and at the heart is the vintage fire stove. Master bedroom is complete with separate sitting/office area and spacious custom closet. Four guest cottages (Doll House, Saguaro House, Zitko House & the Round House) each have a completely different look and are full their own unique personality! Guest cottages are currently used as Airbnb. Shared spaces include: a newly re-plastered olympic size swimming pool with a large pool house/game room, outdoor restrooms/showers, huge dining hall for private parties and events, custom designed koi pond and multiple RV, dry camping & picnic sites throughout the property. Desert Sanctuary Ranch is a unique opportunity to own an amazing property rich in history. From the time is was originally homesteaded by the first Sheriff of Pima County in 1800's & served as a cattle ranch, through it's use in the 1960's as a spiritual retreat and pottery/artist commune by well-known psychologist Timothy Leary, to the headquarters for the World University in the 1970's. Desert Sanctuary Ranch has now been lovingly restored and is unlike anything else you'll see. (see documents tab for more details on property history, structures and improvements) Come tour this hidden desert gem and envision the endless opportunities!
    Exterior Features

    Architecture Ranch Building Style Clustered Carport Spaces 0.00 Construction BlockFrame - Wood Construction Finish Stucco Covered Parking Spaces 1.00 Dwelling Styles Detached Exterior Features Covered Patio(S)PatioPrivate Street(S)Pvt Yrd(S)/Crtyrd(S)Separate Guest HouseStorage Fencing Chain LinkWire Fencing1 Chain LinkWire Garage Spaces 1.00 Landscaping Desert BackDesert FrontGrass Front Parking Features Rv Parking Pool Private Only Pool Private FencedPrivate Property Description Border Pres/Pub Lnd Roofing Built-UpTile Slab Parking Spaces 0.00 Solar Panel Ownership Owned Spa Above Ground

    Interior Features

    Basement YN No Bedrooms Plus 11.00 Cooling Ceiling Fan(S)Refrigeration Dining Area Dining in Lr/Gr Fireplace 3+ Fireplace Flooring ConcreteTileWood Guest House Sq Ft 4688.00 Heating Electric Interior Levels 1 Kitchen Features Built-In MicrowaveDishwasherGranite CountertopsPantryRange/Oven ElecRefrigerator Laundry Dryer IncludedInsideWasher Included Master Bathroom Full Bth Master Bdrm Master Bedroom Downstairs Other Rooms Exercise/Sauna RoomGuest Qtrs-Sep EntrnSeparate Workshop Plumbing Electric Hot Wtr Htr Separate Den Office Yes Technology Highspd Intrnt Aval Windows Vinyl FrameWood Frames

    Property Features

    Addl Property Use Ranch/FarmRes/Business Use Ok Assoc Rules Info None Association Fee Incl No Fees Builder Name Unk Cross Street J Six Mescal/Salida Ranch Rd Dwelling Type Single Family - Detached Hoa YN N Horses Y Land Lease Fee YN No New Financing CashConventional Ownership Fee Simple Pad Fee YN No Services Other (See Remarks) Sewer Septic in & CnctdSeptic Tank Source Lot Sq Ft County Assessor Source Sq Ft Owner Special Listing Conditions N/A Tax Municipality Pima - County Tax Year 2014 Taxes 5195.00 Total Monthly Fee Equiv 0.00 Utilities Other (See Remarks) Water Well - Pvtly Owned

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