America’s Tallest Single Family Home Is for Sale

Ever seen a landlocked lighthouse?

March 21, 2017 9:00 am

Welcome to Prescott, Arizona! Home of the Falcon’s Nest, which was once the world’s tallest single-family home — though since its completion in 1994, its dominion has shrunk to merely the United States’ tallest.

Regardless, this 10-story home is a sight to see. And a good place to see from, as its 360-views include a 120-mile sight line the San Francisco Peaks, Thumb Butte (heh), Humphrey’s Peak and Bill Williams Mountain.

Falcon’s Nest (4 images)

Inside, there are three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a massive 2,000-square-foot solarium for your daily dose of sunrises/sets and stargazing. The interior is decidedly dated by now (the rainbow of browns they found for the floor tiles is almost impressive), but the tall ceilings and glass walls probably make up for all of the design missteps. 

Falcon’s Nest 2 (6 images)

As the listing notes, the home “can be repurposed as: HAM Radio Tower Living, an Observatory, and accommodates Holistic and Green Living mindfulness.” The latter hypothetical is made possible by the home’s passive solar tech and alternative power, heating and cooling sources.

And the price of the home ($1.5M) has been almost slashed in half since it was first put on the market in 2015.

But remember the first three rules of real estate: elevation, elevation, elevation.

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