Unveil an Entertainer’s Dream: Explore Alice Cooper’s Paradise Valley Mansion
Singer-songwriter Alice Cooper, who moved to Phoenix at age 12, has always felt at home here in Arizona. He purchased his current Paradise Valley property for $90,000 in the 1970s and stationed his growing family there. Nestled in the hillside neighborhood of Goldwater Estates, the mansion boasts expansive views and bold, eclectic decor, all in Cooper’s signature rock-n-roll style.
A recent remodel traded lacquer and aluminum finishes for stone and iron while incorporating bright colors and organic textures. Subtle Southwestern flare makes the abode warm and approachable, right at home for Paradise Valley. Complete with overstuffed furniture and a fresh, new open floor plan, this space offers plenty of room to host a safe, socially distant Turkey Day meal.
How Alice Cooper Might Host Thanksgiving
With a newly renovated home to enjoy, the Coopers are likely hosting this Thanksgiving. From the intricate kitchen detailing to the fully-outfitted rec room, holidays in this house are sure to rock. Here’s how Cooper and company might be celebrating at home this year.
Utilizing the Kitchen
There’s sure to be a glamorous gaggle of rockstars at Cooper’s house this Thanksgiving, where the kitchen will be the star of the show. During the renovation, designers knocked down a central wall to open up the space and connect the kitchen, foyer, and living room. Now the cooks can chat with guests even while they’re laid up watching the game. Ample marble countertops and a hefty island also mean prep work will be a breeze, and the double stainless steel ovens will allow the turkey to cook right alongside the sides. Intricate tile backsplash in a burnt orange adds a touch of visual interest in a shade perfect for autumnal entertaining.
For those inspired by Cooper’s style, this 4 bed, 3.5 bath in Scottsdale features a similar open-concept kitchen with unique backsplash detailing. The average home value in Scottsdale is $545,828, and Zillow predicts that figure will rise 8.1% over the next year.
Between the heavy wooden table and ornate, high-backed chairs, this dining room is practically begging to entertain. As soon as the dishes are done, guests can head to this old-world inspired space, complete with Native American-influenced drapery and an elegant, eclectic rug. A handcrafted armoire, dubbed a “spectacular signature piece” by the designer, stores the entertaining dinnerware and doubles as showstopping artwork.
Buyers who love to entertain will sing when they see the similar dining space in this 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Phoenix. Like Cooper’s abode, the wide-open dining area offers plenty of space for friends and family members to pull up a chair. The average home price in Phoenix is $283,594, and Zillow predicts that figure will rise 8.5% in the next year.
By the time the plates are licked clean, Cooper and guests will have probably elected to retire to the living room. Stacked stone and an arch design were added to the central fireplace, elevating its presence and creating the perfect gathering place for friends and family. A bright patterned rug, woven textiles, and soft leathers add an autumnal touch, and an adjacent large-screen TV just makes you want to get cozy.
This Southwest-inspired 6 bed, 6 bath in Tucson features a similar setup. Kick back and enjoy your favorite show and a crackling fire, surrounded by loved ones. The average home price in Tucson is $219,800, and Zillow predicts that figure will rise 8.0% in the next year.
Cooper and company may finish the night with a round of games in the rockstar’s studio, which doubles as a recreation room. Some of the highlights include a pool table, a limited-edition Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle pinball machine, and a projector for movie-watching. The walls are also lined with historic photos of Cooper and stars like Frank Sinatra, Peter Sellers, and the Beatles, for guests’ viewing pleasure.
Arcade-game aficionados can translate Cooper’s vision to this 4 bed, 3.5 bath Flagstaff home. Complete with pool, foosball, and ping pong tables, there’s a little competition for everyone. The average home price in Flagstaff is $400,251. Zillow predicts this figure will rise 6.8% in the next year.
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