Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sqft lot: 92,244
Acre lot: 2.12
113 Days On Market

Courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family - Detached
Year Built: 1971
Neighborhood: A Landmark Architectural Wonder, Bridging A Dramatic Canyon, Built By Gerry Jones.
Days On Website: 113

Property Details for 7102 E Stagecoach Pass Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Landmark architectural wonder, first home in Arizona to bridge a canyon, built by Gerry Jones, ''Dean of Rock Engineering' and recipient of major national awards. Like owning your own BOULDERS Resort! Supreme entertainer's delight! Interior could be ready to recapture that Mid-Century Modern look! Hidden private pool that feels like you are at the bottom of the Grand Canyon! Rock cliffs by the pool have multiple sitting areas as you rise up the terrain. Original neighbors to Carefree founders K.T. Palmer & Tom Darlington, who all grabbed astonishing homesites! , Called the ''Sl;ingman House'' after the original owners, reached by a bridge. or tunnel. ,A favorite rental of actor Orson Welles, who filmed critical scenes for his last movie there, w/ John Huston. Large casita The Slingman House won Gerry Jones major national architectural awards for its ingenuity, engineering and design accomplishments. The owner estimates the casita sq. footage as 866, which has been added into the home square footage. Home has a new roof, one AC unit of the 3 has been replaced. Also there are $20,000 in plumbing upgrades. Gerry Jones was quoted as saying no one would buy the lot because architects and engineers told buyers that it was unbuildable without moving boulders at extraordinary excavation cost. I bridged the house over the boulders, the first bridge house in Arizona, moved one small boulder and saved thousands by using the boulders for bearing in lieu of a standard foundation, Jones explains. In a famous incident, Orson Wells and movie director John Huston, started filming party scenes from the sequel to Citizen Kane called The Other Side of the Wind, but this filming violated the lease agreement and Welles was evicted. The house was a mess with antiques floating in the pool and even a car crashed into the casita. The Slingmans found Orson Welles had left a pair of his giant size 68 boxer shorts and once the home was cleaned up, each year on he anniversary of the eviction, they hoisted Orson Wells undergarment up the flagpole and had a wine toast. This is as Classic as Carefree can be. Featured in worldwide TV, newspaper and radio coverage. Extensive shots of the house are included in the Netflix documentary They'll Love me When I'm Dead that tells the entire story of Orson Welles final movie.


  • 3 total decimal bathrooms
  • 3 total bathrooms


  • 4 total bedrooms


  • Built in 1971
  • Architectural style: "Contemporary"
  • Living area: 2463
  • Construction materials: "Stucco", "Frame - Wood"
  • Other structures: "Guest House"


  • "Refrigeration"
  • "Ceiling Fan(s)"

Exterior Features

  • "Balcony"
  • "Circular Drive"
  • "Covered Patio(s)"
  • "Patio"


  • "1 Fireplace"


  • "Carpet"
  • "Tile"


  • 2 spaces


  • "Natural Gas"

Home Owner's Association

  • Association fee includes: "No Fees"

Interior Features

  • "No Interior Steps"
  • "Wet Bar"
  • "Double Vanity"
  • "High Speed Internet"
  • "Granite Counters"


  • "Dryer Included"
  • "Inside"
  • "Washer Included"


  • Listing ID: 6563705
  • Standard status: Active
  • 113 days on market


  • Subdivision name: A Landmark Architectural Wonder, bridging a dramatic canyon, built by Gerry Jones.


  • 2.12 acres
  • 92,244 sqft
  • "Desert Back"
  • "Natural Desert Front"


  • "Private"


  • "By Agreement"
  • "Close Of Escrow"


  • View: "Mountain(s)"


  • "Foam"


  • Elementary school: Black Mountain Elementary School
  • High school: Cactus Shadows High School
  • High school district: Cave Creek Unified District


  • "Septic in & Cnctd"


  • Annual amount: $3,499
  • Lot: 531


  • "Skylight(s)"

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$4,500,000 - 7102 E Stagecoach Pass Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

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7102 E Stagecoach Pass Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Subdivision name: A Landmark Architectural Wonder, bridging a dramatic canyon, built by Gerry Jones.

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