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Rainy Day Open House: Tucson Estates 2, Tucson, AZ

Don't you want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book?

It rained like the dickens all afternoon!  I drove out to Ryan Airfield to see a new airplane.

Driving home from Ryan Airfield, I saw Janice Kauffman's Tierra Antigua Realty Sign at the guardhouse entrance to Tucson Estates II

"OPEN HOUSE"

1951 S Diamond D Drive, Tucson, AZ 85713

You already know how I feel about Tucson Estates II if you're a regular reader of my blog.  My Darlin' and I chose this mountain foothills community in 1998, and we love being surrounded on three sides of this green desert community by Tucson Mountain Park.

1951 S Diamond D Drive, Tucson, AZ is tucked away at the northwest corner of the community.  The owner and the builder collaborated to create an exquisite gem of a home.  I'm not going to list the features; click the link for that information. It's setting is one of a kind.

What I want to convey with my photos is the sense of place that envelopes you when you walk into this home.    On a day like this, I want to stretch out on that leather couch, with a fire crackling in that magnificent beehive fireplace!

Living room with beehive fireplace fronts on Tucson Mountain Park

Janice Kauffman showed me through the home, and then through the freestanding casita, but this is the room that drew me in.  You'll feel the same way.  Click the link above to schedule an appointment.

Tucson Mountain Park on a rainy March day.

Come home to Tucson!

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Comment balloon 19 commentsMike Jones • March 07 2010 08:40PM

Comments

Very beautiful listing in a prime location - I still like the one on ten star that backs to those beautiful mountains.  Our best to you and Ginny. 

Posted by Kathie Morgan over 10 years ago

It really is beautiful out there!  I love the beehive fireplace - so cozy in that room!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I loved the picture of the rain in the desert.. so green!

Posted by Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate (The House Company Galveston Texas) over 10 years ago

Mike,

I love the house, but tell us about the airplane!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 10 years ago

Quest Kodiak, STOL, turbine engineBill,

The Quest Kodiak is a turbine powered prop plane designed specifically for Missionary Aviation.  It is a STOL (short take off and landing) aircraft with a huge payload for its size of 1,500 to 2,000 lbs on top of full fuel and pilot weight.

Mike,

That it is!

Dagny,

It was just perfect for the day.  No fire in the fireplace, tho...

Kathie,

Thanks for being the first to comment!

Mike in Tucson

 

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike,

I've read about the Quest. This is the first I've seen, I'm shocked!

Missionaries in such a sexy plane, if they need a turboprop they belong in a turbine Beaver. >:)

Have you seen the light weight jeep like thing with the supported powered parachut? Nothing sexy, but utiltiaren and cheap to buy and fly.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 10 years ago

Bill,

Here's the info.  This plane has a huge cargo area, runs on jet fuel (available world wide, and much cheaper than avgas) and costs half to operate when compared to anything else that can get in and out of short dirt runways.

It's service ceiling allows it to operate in high mountain airstrips the DeHavilland Beaver can't get to; the useful load is 25% greater, landing speed is much lower, etc.

It is a sexy airplane, though, isn't it?  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike,

This is one very nice looking home with a wonderful view.  It is enough to make one consider moving!!

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Don,

That's the idea!  Click the link and talk with the REALTOR.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike,

It's absolutely gorgeous! The feeling of the room comes right through your beautiful photos....I could spend hours gazing out that window.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Hi Mikey,

I finally checked my Active Rain site and see that you left me a message.  And then, I accidently deleted all my messages....what a dork!  Yes, let's get together.  Come see my new office or I'll come see your new office.  Ed the appraiser moved in upstairs. 

Dana Lim

Posted by Dana Lim (Allstate Insurance) over 10 years ago

That home is gorgeous and you took some very beautiful photos while there.  I just love the desert after a few good rains. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

That plane is cool, too.  I know people who are going to benefit greatly because of it. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

The views out the windows are beautiful I can see why you love the area.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 10 years ago

Terry & Bonnie,

They are, aren't they?  There's something calming about this room, as the first commenter noticed, and I think it has to do with the view as much as the interior of the room.

Doreen,

The outfit who displayed the airplane at Ryan Field is Missionary Aviation Fellowship, and their pilots help people all over the world.  When I was a kid in South America's rainforest, MAF got us in and out.

Dana,

Let's do that!

Jo,

I knew you would like it, especially at this time of year in Canada!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

More of your beautiful photos! I love that fireplace!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Looks like a lovely and peaceful home and location. All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Hello Mike and it doesn't look very rainy to me and you have found yourself a feature at one of my favorite groups at AR......

RAINY DAY at Activerain

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 10 years ago

Vegas Bob,

Here's a photo from that afternoon taken 20 minutes before I got to the open house.  LOL  And thanks for the feature!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

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