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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Presents Its Luxury List of the Top Significant Sales in April

The List Includes The Valley’s Premier Desert Living Estates, Stunning Auto Courts, Resort-Inspired Backyards, and Forever Views

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, is proud to announce its luxury list of the top sales in April. The lavish list presents the Valley’s most desirable, sophisticated, and luxurious estates sold in April of 2021. 

Significant Sales: 

42250 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262: $10,500,00 

Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, and Kathleen Benoit represented the seller for the modern estate. The premier luxury desert living experience boasts 6,903 square feet and sits on over an acre. A stunning auto court opens to the contemporary estate encased in soft-toned stone with deep black accents. The 5 bed, 6.5 bath estate is home to retractable glass walls that provide dramatic forever views of sunsets and city lights, a modern chef’s kitchen, a bar, a glass-encased wine cooler, and a grand fireplace. The estate is currently the highest residential sale within the gates of Desert Mountain according to the Multiple Listing Service. 

5841 E Indian Bend Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253: $10,500,000 

Agent Cheryl Anderson represented the seller of the magnificent 6,982 square foot estate. The stone coastal farmhouse is blended with modern contemporary architecture to create a unique and poetic home. The 5 bed, 6.5 bath estate was inspired by the iconic view of Camelback Mountain and mixes authentic materials in intimate spaces to create luxurious minimalism and opulent glows. The home features imported Belgian Bluestone, French Oak floors, soaring windows, and is situated on over an acre. 

9820 E Thompson Peak Pkwy 836, Scottsdale, AZ 85255: $9,500,000 

Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, and Kathleen Benoit represented the buyer for the luxurious estate in Scottsdale’s DC Ranch Country Club. The modern desert estate provides a resort-style living experience. The 10,599 square-foot home’s open concept elegantly and effortlessly flows from the large great room, kitchen, and dining room to the master suite, and 5 private en suite bedrooms. With a theater room and game room that doubles as a home office, this opulent estate blends art and living. 

10625 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255: $9,050,000 

Agents Barry Van Patten and Barry Van Patten II represented the buyer of the 10,349 square foot estate in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf. The elegant formal Mediterranean estate is 6 bed, 7.5 bath and captures extraordinary views of Camelback Mountain, city lights, and sunsets. When entering the sophisticated estate, guests are greeted by the stunning chandelier and drawn to the grand pool with sparkling deck jets and an oversized spa. The estate also boasts a 900 bottle wine cellar, chef’s kitchen, and a gorgeous glass wall bar. 

7001 N Longlook Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253: $7,125,000Agent Johnathon De Young of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer of the spectacular contemporary mountainside estate. The 8,400 square foot estate is artistically positioned to maximize views. Glass walls and covered balconies with glass railings provide forever views of the Valley. The 5 bed, 9 bath estate is situated on 3.26 acres behind its own private gate, providing a sophisticated blend of views, privacy, and design.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Kicks Off The Kentucky Derby with the Top Equestrian Estates Across Arizona

As fans of the Kentucky Derby, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, presents the top 4 equestrian estates in Arizona. Take a tour of the most luxurious horse properties that Arizona has to offer, just in time for the Bulleit Bourbon Derby DayClub; Arizona’s best Kentucky Derby event with live horse racing and betting at Turf Paradise on Saturday, May 1st. 

The tour starts at 2020 E Bethany Home Rd, listed by agents Cionne McCarthy and Frank Aazami. The World-Class luxury Equestrian estate  sits on nearly 5 acres and boasts a 14-stall barn and five covered turn-outs. The 10,663 square foot estate is listed for $6,800,000 and is home to a 300-foot by 150-foot competition ring with a synthetic riding surface for jumpers. With breathtaking views of Piestewa Peak and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the equestrian campus is one of the best Phoenix has to offer. 

Head north for the next stop on the tour. 1804 N Pyle Ranch Rd, Payson, AZ is 77.25 acres of fenced ranch with seven residential homes, a barn/track room with horse stalls, irrigated pastures, a helicopter pad, and more. La Cienega Ranch is the ultimate equestrian property in the Poderosa Pines. The property offers 14,989 square feet of liveable space and exclusivity. The expansive and breathtaking property is listed for $5,500,000 by agents Erika Dickey and Frank Aazami.

The next stop on the tour of Arizona’s best Equestrian properties is in Mayer, Arizona. 8960 S Cutting Edge Ranch Trail is 54 deeded acres with 4 homes. The perfect Gentlemen’s or Women’s Ranch. The property features a 15 stall barn with 12’ breezeway and a tack room. Located at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains also boasts an 8 stall show barn. The family compound retreat is listed at $2,500,000 by agent Barbara Miller

40411 N 78th St in Cave Creek is the final stop on the exquisite Equestrian tour. The 135 acre ranch is privately gated and provides peace and serenity with 100s of Saguaros in pristine Sonoran Desert. The compound features premium Equestrian facilities including a large block barn, 2 turnouts, and a second barn with a bunkhouse suite, track room, 6 stalls, turnouts and pens. The property is listed at  $6,950,000 by agents Debbie Omundson and Susan Folts.. 

To purchase tickets to the Bulliet Bourbon Derby DayClub please visit: ThePoloParty.com/Derby

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Kicks off Earth Day with Breathtaking Eco-Friendly Homes in Southern Arizona

Arizona’s Leader in Luxury Real Estate Presents 3 Environmentally Friendly Homes in Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa to Celebrate Earth Day and Sustainable Living

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, presents breathtaking homes in Southern Arizona that celebrate Earth Day and sustainable living every day of the year.  The three Villas, at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, are listed by luxury agent Christina Tierney of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Working with Miraval over the past decade has been an incredible experience.  This lifestyle and these homes are vastly different.  The villas are architecturally stunning and thoughtfully designed, though it’s not about the house, it’s about living. Clients purchase at Miraval because it is their place to unplug and recharge, to focus on wellbeing.  Whether that is time for quiet, time for movement, time for physical or spiritual healing, people choose their own path. And with this unique platform, clients go back to their lives better. It is meaningful to hear about those experiences. Miraval is an extraordinary place! 

Christina Tierney

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is located in Tucson, AZ, and spans an impressive 400 acres throughout the pristine Sonoran Desert. The resort is located at the foot of the legendary Santa Catalina Mountains and was designed to provide guests with an elegant, meditative, and restorative experience all whilst being fully engulfed by the surrounding nature. The massive property is covered with lush Acacia and Mesquite trees, ancient cacti, and blooming Ocotillo, Saguaro, and Prickly Pear. Guests come to this esteemed all-inclusive resort to experience its wellness offerings including yoga classes, spiritual journeys, culinary workshops, and luxurious spas. The Miraval also offers many contemplative spaces for healing activities such as labyrinths, an outdoor kiva, and designated quiet rooms with ultimate mountain views. The Villas of Miraval resort offer guests the opportunity to reside at this world-renowned spa destination. Residents have access to a rare living experience that is like none other and provides the ultimate wellness living space.

The $4,000,000 property is located at The Villas of Miraval and inspired by the surrounding lush desert and scenic mountain views. At 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval 15, residents can connect intimately with nature while staying at a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified estate.  The home was designed by architectural team Mithun and the award-winning design group Clodagh. As light moves throughout the day, the east-facing home thoughtfully unveils the many layers of the Sonoran Desert. This 3,095 square foot home contains 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is composed of beautiful natural elements such as rammed earth, reclaimed wood, stacked stone, and quartzite layered texture. Some environmentally friendly features unique to this property include Energy Star Qualified windows, dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. An infinity-edge pool, spa, and four fireplaces are also found at the estate.

At 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval 7, The Miraval Villa offers a contemporary style home that was created to blend seamlessly with nature. Listed at $2,250,000, this home also showcases the esteemed Silver LEED architecture of Mithun and the unique interiors of Clodagh. Unobstructed views of the Santa Catalina Mountains surround this property and provide guests with a living space that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. Accommodating 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this impressive 2,729 square foot home is formulated with wood ceilings and floors, rock structures, and stone detailing. A low flow showerhead, Energy Star Qualified windows, green seal coating, and non-formaldehyde cabinets make this property a premier sustainable living retreat. An elegant pool, spa, and modern fireplace are included with this luxurious home as well.

5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval 1 is a 2,729 square foot Silver LEED-certified home listed for $2,050,000. This fully furnished eco-friendly property is constructed of durable and sustainable materials that require low maintenance. The naturalistic architecture was created by Mithun and the elegant interior was designed by Forchielli Glynn. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home includes Energy Star Qualified windows, natural stone, and wood flooring as well as a spa and 3 fireplaces.

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Suzi Miller Represents Buyer of a $3,840,000 Paradise Valley Home

uss Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Suzi Miller of the Russ Lyon SIR Camelback Tower office has successfully represented the buyer of a $3,480,000 Paradise Valley home.

The 6,498 SF modern new build offers 5-bedrooms, 6.5-bathrooms, and a 4-car garage. Featuring a split floor plan with formal dining, breakfast nook, chef’s kitchen, wine storage, and game room. The spacious backyard offers mountain views, covered patio space and was designed to entertain with a pool, spa, fire pit, and built in BBQ.

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Power of 4 Represent Seller and Buyer of $3.3M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit have represented the seller and buyer of a Desert Mountain home in Scottsdale for $3,300,000.

The 6,590 SF Mediterranean home offers panoramic views of Chiricahua’s 13th fairway, Apache Peak and surrounding mountains from every room. The home built by Tonto Basin features 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a 3-car garage, wine cellar and details include chipped travertine flooring, beamed ceilings, granite countertops and fine millwork. The backyard features ample patio space, a negative edge pool, spa, and built-in BBQ.

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Cionne McCarthy and Mikhail Quijada Represent Seller of $3,595,000 Home in Paradise Valley

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Cionne McCarthy and Mikhail Quijada of the Russ Lyon SIR Camelback Tower office has represented the buyer of a $3,595,000 Paradise Valley home. 

The single level 5,373 SF contemporary home designed by Jan Mittelstaedt is perched high atop Mummy Mountain and takes full advantage of panoramic views of Camelback Mountain, Downtown Phoenix skyline and Scottsdale city lights. The home has 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a 3-car garage and a parking area that can fit up to 9 cars. The backyard features a pool, built-in seating, a custom fire pit and a built-in BBQ area.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Named Best Residential Real Estate Brokerage in Flagstaff, Arizona for 8th Consecutive Year

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, is proud to be announced as 2020’s Best Residential Real Estate Brokerage in Flagstaff, Arizona. Join Flagstaff’s top luxury real estate brokerage on a tour of the highest sales of 2020. 

2020 Top Northern Arizona Sales: 

3279 S Tehama Circle, Flagstaff, AZ 96005: $4,000,000

Khyl Clemenshaw of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer in the sale of the 5 bed, 5.5 bath estate in Pine Canyon. The gorgeous 6,000 square feet estate is the peak of luxury living in Flagstaff. Beautiful soft-toned stone with chocolate accents encases the estate and provides the ultimate living experience. 

3950 Jim Owens, Flagstaff AZ 86005: $3,635,000

The 6,940 square foot estate is in Forest Highlands and situated on a private cul-de-sac with amazing views of the 14th hole at the Canyon Course. Paula Mack and Corinne McCafferty of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer of the 5 bed, 5.5 bath estate. The estate also features numerous covered decks that allow for year-round enjoyment of northern Arizona seasons. 

1913 Bessie Kidd Best, Flagstaff, AZ 86005: $2,650,000

The 4 bed, 6 bath estate is situated on over an acre in Flagstaff’s Ponderosa Pines. Agents Mary Mendoza and Amber Welsch of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.  The 5,557 square foot home boasts a custom office, walk-in temperature-controlled wine room, game room, full bar, 4 car garage, and luxurious outdoor living in Forest Highlands. 

3417 S Brown Sage Court, Flagstaff, AZ 86005: $2,150,000

The 5,100 square foot estate is in Pine Canyon and greeted by soaring views of the San Francisco peaks and surrounding mountain ranges. Khyl Clemenshaw of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller in the sale of the 4 bed, 3.5 bath estate. The home features a gourmet kitchen, wine closet, and 1500 square feet of covered patio with separate entertaining and dining locations. 

1950 N Forest Service 3523 Rd, Williams, AZ 86046: $1,700,000

The 2 bed, 1 bath house is surrounded by 39.96 acres of Coconino National Forest. The property is mountain living among some of the most beautiful ponderosa pines, iris-covered meadows, magnificent gorges, and stunning rock formations. Blake Cain of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller for the incredible property. The cabin features a spacious loft, oversized stone fireplace, and sophisticated finishes. 

We are proud to be named the Best Real Estate Company in Flagstaff again in 2020. It is our pleasure to serve Northern Arizona with the finest real estate advisors in our community, and we truly appreciate the recognition from the community with this award for the eighth consecutive year. We look forward to sharing our expertise and integrity with anyone in the real estate market for years to come.

Bret Lamberson, Sales Manager

2020 Sale Statistics: 

  • Total Sales Volume: $187,316,591
  • Units Sold: 384
  • Average Sales Price: $487,804 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has two Flagstaff offices located at 1750 S. Woodlands Village Boulevard #200 and 219 N. Humphreys Street. 

View the full list of Top 20 Flagstaff Office Sales of 2020 here

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Paul Perry, Michelle O’Neill and Kiana D’Aubyn Represent Seller of a $3,575,000 Paradise Valley Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Paul Perry, Michelle O’Neill and Kiana D’Abyn have represented the seller of a Paradise Valley estate for $3,575,000.

The European-inspired estate is perched in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, in the acclaimed gated community of Clearwater Hills. The home offers dramatic mountain and city vistas immediately capturing your attention upon entering this stunning home. The custom designed coffered and barreled ceilings, sculpted Cantera pillars, inlaid granite staircases, bring your focus back indoors to capture the exquisite details of the home. The 4-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home features a chef’s kitchen, resort-style backyard, wet bar, wine cellar and theater room.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Represents the Seller and Buyer of a $3.6M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, Kathleen Benoit and Dan Wolski have represented the seller and buyer of a $3,600,000 Scottsdale home. 

The 4,889 SF custom contemporary home in Desert Mountain designed by PHX Architecture and built by Platinum Homes offers 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a 3-car garage. The open floor plan and walls of glass bring natural light into play throughout the day and colorful Western sunsets throughout the year. Featuring a stunning backyard with built-in BBQ, pool, spa and views of the Apache Golf Course.

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Jessica SchaefeR Represents Buyer of $3,272,000 Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Jessica Schaefer has represented the buyer of a Scottsdale home for $3,272,000.

A sophisticated and contemporary single level 5,301 SF home designed by Swaback Partners and built by Sonora West Development. Located south of Pinnacle Peal in a new community, Solitude, the home offers 3-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a 3-car garage and mountain and city light views. Features an oversized pool, spa, fire feature, custom wine wall and custom furniture.