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Arizona’s Secret Beaches

Arizona is typically known for its hot summers and desert landscape, but did you know it also offers a piece of paradise to cool down and relax? Visit these secret beaches to cool down from the Valley of the Sun!

Willow Beach
Located on the Black Canyon Region of the Colorado River, Willow beach has 235 miles of shoreline to explore with some of the most unique scenery and wildlife to see.

Roper Lake State Park
After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are inviting and invigorating. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham.

Cattail Cove State Park
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. There are also boat-in campsites along the lake shoreline within the park. The 2,000 acre park has been operated by the Arizona State Parks Board since 1970

River Island State Park
River Island State Park is ideal for campers and can provide a scenic respite, a desert escape, or a fun filled water adventure. it offers 37 campsites, sandy beach, cove and boat launch area. RISP is a year-round destination for those looking to discover the great outdoors.

Havasupai Falls
Havasupai Falls Arizona is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls. Hidden in the Grand Canyon, and difficult to get reservations for, this paradise is for those who can plan ahead and enjoy hikes of eight miles or more.

London Bridge Beach
London Bridge Beach is located just over the London Bridge. This park runs along the Bridgewater Channel, with twelve ramadas equipped with BBQ, two covered playgrounds, buoyed swim area, walking paths, grass areas, restrooms, dog park and much more.

Redwall Cavern
Redwall Cavern is an awe inspiring natural amphitheater carved by water flowing into the limestone Grand Canyon walls. Near the cave entrance, you’ll see incredibly well-preserved fossils of ancient marine creatures.

Butcher Jones Beach
Nestled along Saguaro Lake and the Salt River, Butcher Jones Recreation site is an unforgettable waterfront destination. A sandy beach and eye-popping blue water offer endless fun for the whole family.

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Stay Home, Stay Fit

Luxury properties in Scottsdale, Amado, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Paradise Valley, and Tucson offer swimming pools, sports court, tennis courts, saunas, and massage rooms  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present high-end properties across the state that offer uniquely designed state-of-the-art home gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools, and other fitness space and premium amenities. Offering everything needed in terms of home technology, home entertainment, fitness and wellness, the luxury listings also showcase impressive views and designs that bring peace and harmony. 

The most sought-after property in North Scottsdale. Sitting on more than 8 acres, the 12,500 square-foot home is located at 23035 N Church Rd in Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $7,299,000 and offering 7 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, the estate is a pro athletes paradise. The home is equipped with complete gym facilities, sport court, putting green, Olympic size swimming pool, weight room, lockers, steam shower. Relax indoors or out, watch a game or your own indoor or outdoor oversized cinema screen, multiple Sit-down bars and lounge space. Impeccably manicured grounds with waterfalls, a pond, oversized pool, fire pits and tennis court.  Exclusively with Frank Aazami and David Mayo.

Never before seen on the market private park-like compound lot. Listed for $4.5 million and located at 6600 N Invergordon Rd in Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, the exquisite 8,010 square-foot single level home features its own home gym, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 1 private guest home plus caretaker’s quarters. This one of a kind lot has impeccable grounds where outdoors work-out enthusiasts can swim laps in the unique lagoon-like pool, or take a walk along the walking/jogging paths. Play golf on the lighted putting green with surrounding views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain. Exclusively with Cheryl Anderson.

Further east, we have an ornate estate with breathtaking views to accompanying its own home gym.  The 8,837-square-foot home is located at 10208 N Palisades Boulevard in Fountain Hills, AZ 86268.  Listed for $3.5 million the hillside estate features 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 6 fireplaces. Besides its own home gym amenity, the estate also features a spa, sauna, reading nook and bonus room. Exclusively with Lisa Roberts.

In Tucson, 7403 North Secret Canyon Drive is for sale for $3.8 million. This contemporary unrivaled architectural masterpiece features more than 7,000-square feet of sustainability.  Offering a private well, solar panels, orchard and vegetable gardens, the 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is located in the exclusive gated community of The Canyons. The lushly landscaped grounds offer the perfect setting to practice yoga outdoors on the large artificial turf. The home also features a large pool, spa, waterfall and ramada.  Exclusively with Susanne Grogan.

Also in Tucson is a show stopping 36.74-acre sports complex property at 6655 N Rattlesnake Canyon Rd in Tucson, AZ 85750 for $2.75 million. The sports complex features a 60-ft indoor lap pool and spa, full sized batting cage with a professional pitching machine, and private workout area.  Designed with the same quality and craftsmanship of the main home, this home and sports complex is an athlete’s paradise, equipped with enough space to comfortably fit an entire baseball team. Exclusively with Judy Smedes and Kate Herk.

Further south, a 5,915-square-foot home at 8 Amado Montosa in Amado, AZ, 85645 for $795,000. The 3-bedroom, 7-bathroom elegant home features an indoor gym big enough for hosting your own boot camp, an outdoor fountain, pool and several entertainment spaces. Enjoy taking a walk through the mature rose garden or sitting in the pool with a cool beverage, this unique property has it all. Exclusively with Gary Brasher.

In the West Valley is an abundance of outdoor space for recreation enthusiasts at 13132 W Beverly Rd, in Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Listed for $1,150,000 this one-of-a-kind estate offers 6,611-square foot with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms.  Enjoy home gym, pool, sauna and steam room plus a sport court, horse shoe pit, and an abundance of land for outdoor and group workouts. Exclusively with Cindy Smith.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is able to work with prospective local and distant buyers to view listings through virtual tours, property videos and/or arrange private tours at their convenience.

To view more homes to match your fitness goals, view below or visit russlyon.com

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O’Leary Luxury Group Sells the Jewel of Judson

Thomas O’Leary, Catherine Lewis and Joshua Shaver represented the seller of The Jewel of Judson in Paradise Valley for $4,800,000.

The 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom estate is a result of a collaboration between architect Timothy Brown and builder Aaron Rodriguez. It was inspired by the journey they took together through Mexico from Guadalajara to the mountains of San Miguel Allende and designed with the most beautiful baroque elements of Spanish colonial architecture.

Featuring an extraordinary chef’s kitchen, marble floors, hand hewn furniture quality cabinets and leaded glass windows. Designed to entertain, the home has a resort courtyard pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, serenity garden, sport court and koi pond.

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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Ariane Bonaparte

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Ariane Bonaparte, to the Camelback Tower office. 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Ariane Bonaparte’s goal as an agent is to show people how acquiring real estate is a stepping stone towards personal success. Success is going to look different in every transaction but it is something that you can guarantee when working with her. She strives to provide people with value that falls outside of the typical transaction. Ariane understands that real estate can be one of the largest purchases or sale one will make in their lifetime, but knows that her role is to ensure that you are confident, comfortable, and excited to take that next step in your life.

It’s been a pleasure getting to know Ariane and learn of her goals and aspirations. She’s an impressive young woman with a sharp mind and attention to detail, she is a wonderful representation of our brand.

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker

Allan Macdonald Sells $8.25M Silverleaf Estate

Allan MacDonald of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Market Street office has sold a Silverleaf estate in Scottsdale for $8,250,000.

The 11,045 SF modern mediterranean home built by G.S. Fries Construction offers sweeping city light and mountain views from every corner. Seamless indoor/outdoor living makes this estate remarkably stellar and impeccable for astute entertaining. Grand living spaces with generous covered outdoor living spaces appointed with the finest details and finishes. Expansive epicurean kitchen with full auxiliary kitchen and family room with stunning city light and mountain views. 

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Elevating Luxury Properties and Pat Scheckner Close $3M Custom Home

Cheryl D’Anna, Donna LeGate, Bob Terry and Pat Scheckner of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain and Pinnacle Peak offices represented both sides of this sleep contemporary masterpiece in Desert Mountain for $3,000,000.

The 4,279 SF custom home created by award-winning Sever Design Group, offers the ultimate in privacy and panoramic views. With 4-bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this stunning statement is nestled among majestic boulders and rock formations on 2 acres of seclusion and spectacular desert landscape. At an elevation of 3,700 feet, this extraordinary retreat provides the coolest temperatures to be found along with abundant wildlife. The seamless indoor-outdoor open floor plan is highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city lights and endless views of the surrounding mountains and fiery sunsets. The soaring ceilings and Ankara travertine stone flooring set the stage for elegant entertaining. 

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Marshall Brothers and Shawn Chappel Close $2.7M Scottsdale Home

Keith Marshall, Kirk Marshall and Shawn Chappel represented both sides of a $2.7M Scottsdale home sale.

The soft contemporary home with approximately 5000 SF offers 3-bedrooms, casita and office located within Desert Mountain in North Scottsdale. This functional great room style home with no interior steps is being built by Black Stone Development and designed by Beau Graffin.

The home will feature more than a half dozen varied materials and textures on the exterior of the house, including genuine stone veneer, steel fascia, premium ”Ground Face” architectural masonry units, steel columns, synthetic smooth stucco, and board form concrete, all of which will combine to create great texture on the exterior of the home. This home is truly one of a kind

The home is close proximity to Desert Mountain’s fabulous Sonoran Clubhouse that offers swimming, tennis, fitness and a spa facility. Enjoy great views of western sunsets, the Continental mountains and south to the Mcdowell mountains.

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The Team 4 Results Sells Arcadia Gem

Lara Broadrick, Rebecca Clayton and Shawna Warner of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Camelback Tower office represented both sides of the sale of a $2,250,000 Arcadia neighborhood gem.

The 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home features a formal living room with custom stone fireplace that welcomes you as you enter through the large iron glass door. The great room is light and bright with French doors overlooking the covered patio and lush backyard. The gourmet kitchen includes a large granite island and top of the line appliances perfect for entertaining family and friends.

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Ken Roberts Sells Don Woods Design

Ken Robertson of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Sedona office has represented the buyer of a beautiful Sedona estate with uninterrupted red rock views and privacy.

The 5 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home is ideal for a large family living or as a corporate/executive retreat location offering wide-ranging, desirable amenities, and high-quality construction. Lavish, comfortable, meditative, contemplative and relaxing, and motivational spaces accommodate day or evening, casual or formal activities. Enjoy stunning 360-degree RED ROCK views from the spacious master suite, sumptuous library or offices and indoor pool. The estate includes main and guest-houses, and convenient live-in staff quarters. Potential for building a separate collector car garage, vineyard, or horse facilities.

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Russ lyon SIR Welcomes Portia Chambers

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Portia Chambers, to the Southeast Valley. 

Growing up in Midwest, Portia Chambers has learned what it takes to have a strong work ethic. A positive attitude, strong integrity and sincere compassion for people is the key to success. Having a strong faith, Portia understands the “ Golden Rule” , which is treating people the way you want to be treated. Also, she understands there is no substitute for hard work, which why she is dedicated to being the person you trust with one of your biggest assets. Having experience in sales, management, and styling, 

Portia is always dedicated to her clients. She treats her clients like family because she truly cares about them and cherishes her relationships with them. Portia loves calling them up to just laugh! Being honest, respectful and a good listener are very important to her because it’s the foundation for a relationship. It would be her pleasure to work with you as a realtor, a resource, and a friend.

It’s so exciting to have Portia Chambers join our award winning Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Southeast Valley Team. Her Midwest values and her incredible work ethic combined with her infectious spirit allow her to truly listen to her clients and provide solutions with efficiency and effectiveness. Her core values of faith, family and giving back to others will allow Portia to truly serve her clients in an exceptional way.

Cathy Green, Managing Broker