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Sleek desert home with a window to the heavens asks $495K

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Unleash your inner astronomer

This stacked home clad in red metal it situated in the middle of the Arizona desert, surrounded by a rocky landscape and littered with cacti. Just beyond the front door sits a telescope that offers a unique view of the skies, while windows adorning the ho
This home in the Tucson mountains features a telescope and an observatory on its grounds.
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Location: Tucson, Arizona

Price: $495,000

Most architects would like to think that the sky is the limit when it comes to their designs. With this home amongst the red bluffs of Tucson, Arizona, that’s literally the case.

This modern two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence was designed by Rob Paulus Architects for a local astronomer and completed back in 2010, hence the observatory, telescope, and seismograph that dot the five-acre property. The unique location among the Tucson mountains lends itself to stunning views of the heavens and earth alike, while a narrow stacked design means a minimal footprint for the home.

The interior of the 2,030-square-foot residence features a loft and strategically placed windows that bring together the home and its natural surroundings. The design is simple and contemporary, with hardwood floors and tall ceilings in the living room, plus a deep red metal exterior that further adds to the dusty desert aesthetic.

A carport is tucked strategically beneath the house, while a pair of patios adorn the north and south ends of the home.

If you think you can hang in this rugged environment, 6586 N Van Ark Road is on the market now and going for $495,000.