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Welcome to Eleven Arches, also known as Grace Mansion. The historic trophy property was built in 1937, by famous architect Josias Joesler, as a winter residence for Louise N. Grace, the heir to the eastern shipping tycoon WRGrace. The private and gated enclave is located on 4.38 acres, in the prestigious gated community of The Estates at Eleven Arches, a prime location in the heart of the Catalina foothills. After a five year restoration by the current owners, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The magnificent Tucson Landmark exemplifies the iconic architectural style of Joesler’s renaissance in the late 19th and 20th centuries and is famous for its residents, guests, events, architecture, and location. The distinctive estate is a world unto itself, offering 15,502 square feet of living space, resort-style grounds, complete privacy, unrivaled city views, and majestic mountain views. Exceptionally restored to capture its history, combined with today’s amenities, the estate exudes a warm and intimate atmosphere for everyday living, while providing the perfect venue for large-scale receptions. The majestic south courtyard offers panoramic views of the city, an oversized swimming pool, several seating areas, covered patios, a picturesque covered walkway and ample space to accommodate over 250 guests. The area between the property wall and the property line on this oversized lot has room to build, measuring an incredible 2,389 acres and can accommodate over 70 parked cars. The gated private promenade reveals the first sight of prominent elegance. A true masterpiece, built mostly in adobe, with 24 “exterior walls. The bright interior spaces are gracefully scaled, with access to the terrace from almost every room. The main residence includes living rooms. 14 “interior walls with fully colored platinum grade gypsum plaster. The formal dining room features exquisite Italian lime-waxed and marbled plaster. The residence is an art collector’s dream, coupled with a hanging system and gallery-quality lighting. Notable features of the property include a private 600-foot-deep steel water well in addition to city water, 9,948 square feet. main residence, 5553 sf. independent guest rooms and a total of 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. At a glance in the main residence, the main level comprises a large entrance hall, a two-story foyer, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen with dining area, a pantry , a laundry room and two shower rooms for the guests. The master bedroom wing, also on the main level, features a media room with a full bathroom, an office, bathrooms and closets, as well as a serene private terrace. The second level features two generously sized guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, each with a private balcony offering endless city views. The spectacular staircase in the large entrance hall leads to the guest rooms, which can also be accessed by a lift. The guest quarters casitas offer endless possibilities: home office, gym, art studio, wine cellar, staff quarters. The storage quarters can easily be converted into an additional casita. Casita One offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, fireplace, and private patio. Casita Two has two bedrooms, one full bathroom. Casita Three has one bedroom, one bathroom. Additional amenities include: Zoned HVAC, Sonos sound system in primary residence, commercial grade water softener. Oversized detached garage for 4 cars with workshop, detached garage for 1 car for guest rooms. The chef’s kitchen includes appliances from Viking, Fisher & Paykel, Miele and Sub-Zero. A truly inspiring lifestyle awaits you, come and see it for yourself. See the Video and Documents tab for more information, including floor plans and video. Historical documents, restoration and list of notable features available. Recent survey available on request.