The so-called Falcon’s Nest in Prescott, Arizona is seen by many as the tallest single family home in the US. This is a property which has a distinctive character although when it comes to the selling price it seems as though the distinctive design of the property is not enough. The property originally went on the market in 2015 with a $2.8 million asking price but this has now been slashed to $1.5 million. So, why is the Falcon’s Nest not attracting the kind of attention you might expect from a property deemed to be the tallest single family home in the US?
Thinking outside the box
There is no doubt that the designers and architects involved in the Falcons Nest were thinking outside the box when they designed the property back in 1994. Back then it was seen as something of a tourist attraction but with 6200 ft.² of floor space spread over 10 stories this is more than just a tourist attraction.
For some reason the property is often compared and contrasted with the Antilia building in Mumbai which is the tallest single family home in the world. This is a property which requires more than 600 staff and six of the 27 floors of the building a dedicated solely to parking. Owned by billionaire businessmen Mukesh Ambani this is in a totally different league to the Falcons Nest. However, that is not to say that the US property is not attractive or different because it certainly is!
Inside the Falcons Nest
Located next to the Thumb Butte landmark the Falcons Nest is just 90 minutes north of Phoenix and quite well positioned for those willing to commute. The property itself has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, a hydraulic elevator (much-needed!) as well as a 2000 ft.² solarium. As if the decor facilities were not enough to make this particular property unique, it also boasts an array of solar technologies, alternative power sources and heating/cooling saving devices.
Those who have visited the property will tell you that the most eye-catching element has to be the 360° views from the various levels. This includes a decking area on the seventh floor where you can venture out to see the San Francisco Peaks, Thumb Butte, Humphreys Park and Bill Williams Mountain. There is no doubt that the property will not be for everybody, especially those with an aversion to heights, but for those looking for something a little different it does tick all of the boxes.
Living in a goldfish bowl
One of the first things that will hit you when you visit the property is the array of levels which make you feel as if you are living in a goldfish bowl. There is a mass of glass windows giving you views that are really priceless although the structure of the levels is dominated by wood and marble floors. In some ways the dining room and the relaxation areas look and feel like a top-quality hotel but that is because of the high-end finish afforded to the property.
The futuristic design of the Falcons Nest is there for all to see but the fact that the price has been slashed from $2.8 million down to a rather modest $1.5 million would suggest it is not to the taste of everybody.