Spend winters or live year-round at this exquisite oasis in the high desert in the Chiricahua foothills where nature inspires every month of the year. Planned-for low maintenance. Former home of author Hank Messick, now extensively remodeled and turned into a turnkey artisan’s retreat, just unpack and relax. Pristine-clean custom home arranged laid out as two wings, one with main residence and the other with guest quarters and utility room, together framing a shaded patio and surrounded by a low courtyard wall, perfect for entertaining. On lushly landscaped parcel with mature cottonwood and Arizona cypress shade trees, fruit trees and extensive automated irrigation system to keep the grounds looking great. The main house has 1 br, 3/4 plus a 1/2 bath, poured concrete walls, metal roof, gas log fireplace, soaring ceilings, exposed beams, natural lighting from a row of clerstory windows, sealed quarry tile floors and lots of custom woodwork after the owners’ major remodel. Corian kitchen counters and walk-in pantry, artistic southwestern touches everywhere. Outside there is a deck over the living room w/stunning mountain views of Portal Peak. The guest suite has a full bed-sitting area with a sumptuous full bath, jet tub, exercise room, and a large utility room. Greenhouse, auto irrigation, great well, fenced with field fencing and a field-fenced orchard area, carport, pumphouse, workshop. Main house cooling is evaporative, guest suite has heat pump for heat and AC.