Looking as it does like a shapely Southwestern version of Dick Clark's Flintstones home topped with a humongous pancake, this sprawling four-bedroom in Scottsdale, Ariz. should definintely not, under any circumstances, change a thing. For once, a real estate listing can trot out the phrase "one of a kind" without a even a hint of overreach. Priced at $4,995,000 this sprawling showstopper has been yanked on and off the market a few times since it was listed in 2007. (A price drop in 2012 saw it lowered to $5,895,000; it's unclear how high it started.) Surrounded by boulders and cacti, currently filled with fun artwork, and finished throughout with smooth corners and meaty ceiling beams, the place comes with a negative edge pool, a guest casita, and a master suite with "floor to ceiling windows" and "sumptuously large double vanities." At 11,650 square feet, "one of North Scottsdale's greatest estates" lords over its 15 acres, with 360-degree views of Pinnacle Peak, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, but let's be real, here. This beaut is undoubtedly the star of this particular patch of desert.
· 39029 N Alister McKenzie Dr [Redfin]