Falcon’s Nest, the Tallest Home in North America, Is for Sale
Falcon’s Nest: Artwork or Eyesore?
These days, eco-friendly construction is a big selling point for homebuyers, and this home is designed to take full advantage of the bountiful, high-desert sunshine in Prescott, Arizona.
But its ecological soundness isn’t its most distinguishing feature. Just look at it! To some, it’s a work of art, rising from the hillside like some sort of ancient skyscraper. To other locals, it’s an unwelcome visual distraction from the natural beauty that surrounds. Regardless of your opinion on Falcon’s Nest, there’s no denying its uniqueness – and it is currently on the market.
A Record-Setting Home
When architect Sukamar Pal originally built this 10-story home, he wanted to create something as unique as it was energy efficient, and he certainly succeeded. He was recognized with a Who’s Who award. At the time of its construction, the home was the largest, and the tallest energy efficient building in the world, not to mention the tallest home in North America. It’s been featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, and it’s easy to see why.
What a View!
So, what’s it like living in this high-desert spire? Well, you certainly can’t beat the view! From inside the solarium, you can see for miles. The entire city of Prescott, Arizona stretches out before you, against a backdrop of picturesque peaks and majestic valleys.
In the central hub, you’ll find a shaded living room with a welcoming fireplace, two comfortable sofas, some very stylish light fixtures, and a spiral staircase that leads up to the rooftop observation deck.
An Ideal Home for Eccentric Millionaires
Clearly, this is an unusual home, and it’s just waiting for an unusual buyer with $1.5 million to spend.
As you might imagine, this home is perfect for stargazing, and being situated on the periphery of a smaller community like Prescott, Arizona means there’s little light pollution to get in the way of peering out into the cosmos through a telescope. It would make an excellent house for an eccentric old astronomer.
We could also see it being an ideal roost for someone with a passion for falconry or training carrier pigeons. You could keep a whole flock of birds on the roof, and you’d have a great view of them delivering messages all over the city.
At 124 feet tall, this home might also be a good house for a skydiver. Imagine commuting to work by jumping off the observation deck and parachuting downtown. There are far worse ways to travel!
If you were the sort of kid who enjoyed building rocket ships out of refrigerator boxes, this home is right up your alley. It bears a striking resemblance to a spacefaring vessel, and with the proper modifications, could perhaps be configured to land on the moon.
Are You Falcon’s Nest Material?
The architectural style of the Falcon’s Nest may not be for everyone, but that’s OK. This home is an acquired taste, and we’re sure somebody with a love of unique houses and panoramic views will purchase it at some point. We just hope that whoever buys it sets aside some extra money for rappelling gear, hang gliders, parachutes, and superhero capes.