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Arizona's 'Falcon's nest,' designed by Sukumar Pal, asks $1.5M

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It may have been, at one point, the world’s tallest single-family home

A tall house with large glass floor near the top, like an air traffic control tower, rises against a mountain backdrop. The shaft is also partly sheathed in glass.
The 2,000-square-foot main floor has glass walls and ceilings and radiates outward on four sides.
Photos via Estately

If you’ve ever wanted to live high-in-the-sky in a home you shared with no other households (apartment towers don’t count, obviously), then this incredible “falcon’s nest” home in Prescott, Arizona by Phoenix architect Sukumar Pal may be for you.

Though it claims to be, at 124 feet, the tallest single-family house in the world, that honor actually belongs to Antilla, a private home in South Mumbai, India owned by business magnate Mukesh Ambani. That “monster home” rises 27 extra-high stories and tops in at around 170 meters, or approximately 560 feet. Alas, we digress.

Built in 1994, the postmodernist residence is nothing to scoff at, either. With three, bedrooms, four baths, 10 stories, and 6,200 square feet of living space, it nestles against the area’s landmark 6,514-feet-tall Thumb Butte with the main floor radiating out on four sides—and kind of resembles William Pereira’s iconic Geisel Library at UC San Diego.

The Palsolaral House also looks like it could be an evil villain’s lair, as Estately notes, or an air traffic control tower, especially with it’s show-stopping, 2,000-square-foot solarium, which contains two bedrooms, two baths, the kitchen, great room, and glass ceilings.

It’s also an engineering marvel of sorts, with a hydraulic elevator providing access from the ground floor to the sixth, passive solar technology and other alternative energy, heating, and cooling capabilities, all contributing to a small footprint—or so says the listing.

Still, time has not been kind to this property, which feels like it was left behind in the ugly part of the ’90s. But its striking bone structure goes a long way. Located at 2365 Skyline Drive, the home can be yours for the making-over for $1,500,000, a significant cut since the last time it came on the market in 2015 for $2,800,000. Take a look.

Via: Estately