Historic Homes You Can Own in the Tucson Area | Local News
Welcome to Eleven Arches, also known as Grace Mansion. The historic trophy property was built in 1937, by famed architect Josias Joesler, as a winter home for Louise N. Grace, the heiress of Eastern shipping magnate WRGrace. The walled and gated private enclave is situated on 4.38 acres, within 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 Joesler’s iconic late 19th and 20th century architectural style 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 grounds, complete privacy, unparalleled city views and majestic mountain vistas. Exceptionally restored to capture its history, combined with today’s conveniences, the estate exudes a warm and intimate atmosphere for everyday living, while providing the perfect venue for large-scale entertaining. The majestic south courtyard offers panoramic city views, an oversized pool, multiple seating areas, covered patios, a scenic breezeway, and ample space to accommodate over 250 people. 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 accommodating over 70 parked cars. The private gated driveway reveals the first sight of prominent elegance. A true masterpiece, constructed primarily of mud adobe, with 24″ exterior walls. The light-filled interior spaces are gracefully scaled, with terrace access from nearly every room. The main residence features 14″ interior walls with integrally colored platinum grade gypsum plaster. The formal dining room is adorned with beautiful Italian lime powder plaster and waxed marble. The residence is an art collectors dream lined with a gallery-quality hanging and lighting system. Notable features of the property include a 600 foot deep private steel cased water well in addition to city water, 9,948 square feet. principal residence, 5,553 sq.ft. independent guest rooms and a total of 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. At a glance into the main residence, the main level features a grand entrance hall, two-story foyer, formal living room, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen with dining area, a butler’s pantry, laundry room and two guest shower rooms. The master bedroom wing, also on the main level, features a media room with a full bathroom, an office, its bathrooms and closets, and 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 dramatic staircase from the grand entrance hall leads to the guest bedrooms, also accessible by lift. Guest quarter 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, kitchen, living room, fireplace and private patio. Casita Two features two bedrooms, one full bath. Casita Three has one bedroom, one bath. Additional amenities include: Zoned HVAC, Sonos sound system in main residence, commercial grade water softener. Oversized independent garage for 4 cars with workshop, independent garage for 1 car for guests. The chef’s kitchen includes Viking, Fisher & Paykel, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. A truly inspiring lifestyle awaits, come see for yourself. See the video and documents tab for more information, including floor plans and video. Historical documents, restoration and list of outstanding items available. Recent survey available upon request.