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February 19, 2014

Luxury Grand Canyon Resort Homes Go On Sale

By Chris Boyle

utah home_Four luxury villas located in a beautiful Utah desert have gone on sale.

The Mesa at Amangiri is an evolved residential resort living, set in a place where harmony between human habitation and the natural world reigns.

Located in the Four Corners region of the American West in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, The Mesa at Amangiri is encompassed within 600 acres of astounding topography and is further surrounded by undeveloped and untouched land boasting one of the most dramatic backyard landscapes in the world.

The Mesa at Amangiri, adjacent to the award-winning Amangiri resort, yet discreetly hidden within private valleys and rock formations, is planned as a collection of 36 luxury homes, of which only four are currently being released for sale.

Developed by Canyon Equity, each property is individually sited to meet the demands of the topography, where it is located and to create the ultimate level of privacy.

“One isn’t simply buying a house,” says Canyon Equity’s Homi Vazifdar. “They’re investing in pristine land and a unique living experience unlike anywhere else.”

The uniqueness of this experience is complimented and accentuated by the architecture and interior design by Selldorf Architects, handpicked by Canyon for their ability to respond to the beauty and drama of the landscape.

Selldorf Architects created unique layouts that are designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape through their low-rise scale and the use of materials, colors, and textures, which are complementary to the site.

Each Mesa Home is designed around the unique terrain and best view point of each lot, and is organized around dramatic masonry walls and a shaded arrival court, which define a series of airy, interconnected spaces.

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utah home2_The footprint of each fully furnished home averages over 14,000 square feet with interior space averaging 9,000 square feet on lots, ranging in size from two to twelve acres.

Mesa Four features an oversized additional living space on the lower level, which provides an opportunity for a certain level of customization, such as creating a media room, a fifth bedroom, wine cellar or library, as well as a chef’s kitchen with Bosch and Viking appliances and an outdoor terrace with dining and a dramatic 50-foot pool.

“My team and I have invested the time and effort, so buyers don’t have to, in determining how best to build safely and minimize environmental impact in this beautiful and rugged land, siting the homes to take advantage of the views while blending in with the surrounding environs,” says Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects.

Buildings and paved roads have been sited to reduce the effect on fragile desert flora, and energy use is moderated through the orientation of buildings, brise-soleil for shading, geothermal heating and cooling, and localized solar water heating.

Based on orientation and terrain, The Mesa homes will be priced at $15 million. Mesa One, which is completed and available immediately, is listed at $7.5 million.

The Mesa home owners will have access to Amangiri’s facilities including the 25,000 square foot Aman Spa, bar, restaurant and services that cover staffing, housekeeping, entertaining, maintenance and security. Amangiri chefs are also available to prepare meals in the comfort of their Mesa Home. There is also an option to hire a House Manager who serves as a private concierge while homeowners are in residence.

Additional perks include a brand new BMW X5 to best explore all the region has to offer, and each home owner will automatically be enrolled in private aviation and lifestyle company RYL’s exclusive Black Card Program which grants access to a global network of aircraft for charter at a moment’s notice for all private jet travelers.

Located in the center of the Grand Circle, bordered by such iconic attractions as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase Escalante, Bryce and Zion National Parks, there are a multitude of activities nearby.

utah home3_Feeding those with a desire to escape and encounter with nature at her finest there is boating, water sports, hiking, via ferrata climbing, canyoneering, rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddling, slot canyon exploration, and fly-fishing on the Colorado River.

Other options include: horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, star-gazing, and experiencing the history and culture of the region with tours that provide insight into prehistoric occupation and Navajo story-telling, culture and art. Dinosaurs are known to have flourished in the area and footprints and fossils dating back 160 million years are common, with new species recently unearthed.

“There’s a moment that comes when looking out at the majestic landscape when you seem to feel it more than you see it,” said Amangiri Activities Director, Jade McBride.

“From the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley, the landscape in this area is nothing short of magical and I see the way that magic changes people’s lives every day.”

The resort is a 25-minute drive from the nearest town of Page, Arizona and a 15-minute drive to the shores of Lake Powell.

For more information on The Mesa at Amangiri, visit

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