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Entrance Gates Make Me Wonder... 2000 S Triangle X Lane, Tucson, AZ 85713 (2 of 2)

The gate separates the street from a desert sanctuary.

An arroyo (wash) drains the winter rains from the Tucson Mountains.Our community has approximately 600 homes.  The topography of the mountainous desert terrain dictated the layout of the roads, and the placement of the homes.

When I say the topography, I mean the washes.  Arroyos.  Dry creek beds (most of the year.)

View from the back yard of 2000 Triangle X Place, looking at the morning sun on Golden Gate Mountain2000 S Triangle X Lane backs onto one of those washes.  Some homes in the neighborhood close nature out (and civilization in) by erecting walls.

I particularly like this property because the owner did just the opposite.

Fronting on the street, he built a wall and a gate.  Opening on to the wash facing Golden Gate Mountain, he deliberately left the property open. 

Sunset from a high trail overlooking 2000 S Triangle X Lane

The effect, especially at dawn and at sunset, can be magical.

Desert birds and critters use the washes as their aerial and terrestrial highways. 

Saguaro ribbed ceilings in the home are 10' high.

That saguaro to the left of the birdbath is home to a nesting pair of Gila Woodpeckers. 

Outback Room Outdoors!

The interior of the home uses the ribs of saguaro cacti as planking for the ten foot ceilings.  The effect is that of bringing nature into the living space.  It's warm and inviting.

Outside, the protected corner of the property closest to the wash has it's own outdoor living area. 

This is my favorite part of the property, sort of like an "outback room" for outdoor living. What you can't see clearly (because the sun was setting directly toward the camera lens) is the mountain in the top right of the photo.

Beams and woodwork set the kitchen apart

The outback room is a continuation of the wall that begins at the front of the property, separating this home from its neighbor.

The dining area of the greatroom looks out onto open desert terrain.The interior of the home is lovely, but for me, it's the blending of outdoor living space with indoor living space that really sets the property apart from other homes for sale in Tucson Estates 2.

Take a look out the windows and the sliding glass door to see what I mean. There's no barrier between the back yard and the open desert wash.

By now, you're probably wondering what the the home looks like from the street. I've been saving that for last, because the effect of the mountain in the background is the other thing I like best.

Wouldn't you like to call this home?  Click here to meet the listing agent, Janice Kauffman.

2000 S Triangle X Lane, Tucson, AZ 85713










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Entrance Gates Make Me Wonder... (1 of 2)

Comment balloon 52 commentsMike Jones • April 02 2009 07:17AM


Mike - I'm not a fan of that area for my personal residence, but I will admit ... that's one beautiful area you're in.  And the way these owners have incorporated nature into their day to day existence is wonderful.  I do love that outdoor living area with the view of that mountain.  Very nice!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 12 years ago


I don't comment on SFR listing or I'd have to say something sappy. Like wow.

It doesn't look to big, what" the size and price, how much of God's pallet comes with it?


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 12 years ago


Here's a link to more photos and the listing details, courtesy of the listing agent.  2 BR / 2 BA, 1,675 SF, $344,900 furnished.  Don't hold back on those sappy comments...  :)


Thanks for being the first to comment!  That outdoor room is my favorite too.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Nice ride! Its way to dessert for me but its a great home for someone. Janice is lucky to have you on her side!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) almost 12 years ago

I love that house and I love the Southwest. Beautiful photos Mike.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 12 years ago


Thanks for saying so!


Remember the post I wrote about the REALTOR who built in two seats on the outside of the wall surrounding her home for walkers to sit and rest?  That's Janice Kauffman.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago


Thank you for the tour.  This home has some real character and warmth.  If I was in the area this is one that I would consider for sure.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 12 years ago


If you were in the area, we'd be having a cup of coffee together.  I wish you much success today!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Your area is completely foreign to me but interesting....   I have never been to that part of the world.  I will have to look more carefully at your blog....  you are doing something I have NOT seen other lenders do.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for commenting; many lenders won't promote a REALTOR if they're not that REALTOR's preferred lender.  I believe that there's plenty of business for everyone if we just focus.  This particular REALTOR and the team she works with do everything they can to promote our community.  I want them to succeed at that!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Wonderful job - looking at the pictures makes the outdoor room/gazebo's in our area much more clear than the MLS listing.  The first thing John said is he would need to put a window in it and there it was.  Help us sell ours - it's on the market again.  visit www.IslandKey.biz for the latest info on ours.

I love the house.  Sis-in-law

Posted by Kathe Morgan almost 12 years ago


Thanks for putting the link in your comment!  I want you two to get that waterfront hideaway sold to a Tiger Woods groupie and come buy something beautiful like this litte home here in the Tucson Mountains!

Love to you both,

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

YES....I would like to call this property home...if I lived in AZ ...reasons why: consideration of Nature...sustainability and respect factors...and sheer beauty. Thanks for your great photos, Mike. Any chance you could also post this at the Eco-All-Stars,please?

Posted by ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com ( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago

Mike, beautiful photos...mountain is fabulous.  I'm a country girl at heart and love the mountains.  This should move fast...

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 12 years ago

Mike ,

absolutely Beautiful, wish I had a referral for this one.

Posted by Ann Hayman, GRI,CDPE,IRES, Jacksonville, FL. Gated Communities , Real Estate (Norville Realty) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for saying so; I'll see you on your blog.


From your mouth to God's ears, as they say...


When I get to the office, I'll take care of it.  Thanks.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Being a Realtor in flat, homogeneous Oklahoma City, your photos make me want to move, and your descriptions are like good prose. I have never been to Tuscon, but I love the Phoenix area. You make me want to visit. I could live in that house. 

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 12 years ago

Wow those are some truely beautiful photos, That must be a great place to live.

Posted by Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal! (Long & Foster) almost 12 years ago

That's so nice, that you posted this. The scenery is breathtaking, and it was nice that you put the link to the listing agent. There aren't too many places where a homeowner could do that.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) almost 12 years ago

Outstanding!  Simply beautiful!  Keep these pictures coming.

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate almost 12 years ago

Mike, what a beautiful property - AND - love the views of the mountain. Really enjoyed your approach tot his listing. Great job. ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 12 years ago

Mike - now that is a cool home, and I love the outdoor - indoor style. and I really do like the entrance. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for saying so!  Check out the inside by clicking the link to the REALTOR's website.  She has 20 or more photos.


Thanks for the encouragement.  Love the new script font for your "Lady in Red."


Thank you; see you on your blog!


I contacted the REALTOR, who put me in touch with the homeowner.  Once he found out that I wasn't scamming him somehow for my own benefit, he allowed me to take photos and write the post.  Thanks for stopping by.


It certainly is!


Making you want to visit is the idea!  I'm glad to hear it's working.  Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Fabulous property.  You live in a fantastic part of the country.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) almost 12 years ago

Hi Mike!

Those are some awesome photos of some fabulous Arizona scenery, and the house isn't too shabby either... :) Thank you for sharing!


Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) almost 12 years ago


You've hit on an excellent idea with this one. The presentation was wonderful and you've raised the bar. Good for you :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Gorgeous photos, and as a resident of spring-time snowy Estes Park, I'm totally jealous.

Posted by Lisa VonBargen, Estes Park Real Estate Photographer (Photography7522) almost 12 years ago


You made ME want to live there. Excellent photos, a wonderful marketing piece!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 12 years ago

I love that area of the country.  I couldn't live there, but I love to visit... and those dry washes can be really fun...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 12 years ago

Definitely a beautiful house and the bottom photo was extremely-well taken. 

All it needs is a front lawn; any chance of laying some sod?  ;)

Posted by Daren Krause (Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago

What a great home! I could get used to living in the desert in a home like that.  You did  a beautiful presentation and took great photos. Is this how it's presented on the MLS?

Great to see a real estate related blog as a feature. Well deserved!

Posted by Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist (Raleigh Cary Realty) almost 12 years ago


Once again, awesome pictures! I'm captivated by the flat roofed architecture...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Wow, Mike!  You are always creative and tell a wonderful story as you present things.  Thanks for such beautiful pictures!

Cheron Lange

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for the encouragement!  Come on out and visit sometime; you two would love it.


Territorial is the word.  :)  We like it too.


I don't know.  There's a link to the listing agent's website at the end of the post; you can click it and check out the MLS listing.  Thanks for commenting.


We don't have grass here in the desert; the yard is landscaped in crushed gravel.  (It's hard on the lawnmower.  LOL)


Sure you could!  Come visit sometime.


Thanks!  The property is easy to write about!


But then you have all those elk walking around town!  It has its compensations, living in Estes Park.


That's high praise, coming from you!  Thanks.

Lisa U,

It's good to see you on my blog; thanks for commenting.


I couldn't agree more!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

I love this house.  I love that front gate.  I love the open back view. 

This listing agent is very fortunate indeed. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

With the open area in back do you get unexpected visitors that may not be welcome?

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 12 years ago


We in the southwest always look down before stepping out of a doorway.  Even with complete surrounding walls, we still have snakes and other critters in our yards and on our porches.

When we lived in NJ, we were on woodland property, and had the same sort of things.  The largest timber rattlesnake on record was found in the Jersey pines.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Oh my.. what a wonderful setting... Great photos.. would make anyone want to move out there..


Posted by Roland Woodworth, eXp Realty (eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Wow!  Those pictures are incredible.  It is very interesting to see how this homeowner structured the home to fit the scenery.  Great photos!

Posted by Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762 (Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation) almost 12 years ago

Very nice.  I love how you focus on the positive and beautiful things in life.

Posted by Rita Bradley, Valuation Consultant in Orange County California 949-916-3263 almost 12 years ago

Nice house Mike, and great outdoor area to enjoy the great Az weather!!!

Posted by Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie, Previews Property Specialist (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 12 years ago

Great pictures.  Makes you feel like you are there.  Love it!  Would love to live there. KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) almost 12 years ago

Mike, what a beautiful setting. I can't think of anything I don't like and your pictures are outstanding. If I were looking to relocate, I'd be sooo tempted.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) almost 12 years ago

Wow - if I was nearby, you would SO be my lender. Let us know when this one gets sold and your post played a part, ok? Nice job!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) almost 12 years ago


Why thank you!  Sign up your lender for Active Rain and have him/her subscribe to my blog.  :)


Isn't it?!  Thanks for commenting.


Promise to think about it...


It's good to see you; thank Eddie for stopping by the office today for me.


Thanks!  Love the new logo/profile pic.


Thanks for stopping by to say so!


Send someone our way!  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago


You amaze me with your photos..they are wonderful!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 12 years ago

Mike, As I said before, I really like the desert Southwest. Real neat place. I plan to take a trip that way sometime early next year...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Mike that really is a cool looking home. So different than what I am used to. Man those views are special!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 12 years ago


You can see why folks are buying homes here, can't you?!


Be sure to bring your digital camera!


Thanks for saying so!  I'll see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

That's my type of house. I'd live in a cave out in the desert if it had electricity so I could listen to The Beatles and watch Star Trek.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) almost 12 years ago


Thank you for presenting my clients home on your Blog.  I really appreciate all you do as you are a Fantastic Lender.  I always tell people that you are "Miracle Mike".  Not only are you incredible representing other agents and clients during a transaction, you are very talented with this blog.  I have to apology because I didn't respond sooner.  I am foreign to blogging.  Thank you again for making this stunning home part of your blog!


Posted by Janice Kauffman over 11 years ago


Thanks for your gracious comment!  I wish you much success with this and all your listings.  Blogging's fun!  Thanks again for your comment.


Janice can make that dream come true!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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