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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Represents Seller and Buyer of $5,800,000 Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that a Real Estate Advisor of the Russ Lyon SIR Pinnacle Peak office represented the seller while Michael Johnson of the Russ Lyon SIR Carefree office represented the buyer of a $5,800,000 Scottsdale home.

Built by Calvis Wyant with interior design by Lissa Lee Hickman, the 6,282 SF home is located in the prestigious Upper Canyon of Silverleaf in Scottsdale and has 5-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms and a 4-car garage. The home is perched up in the mountains with views from every room and features a theater, game room, laundry room and a guest casita with a kitchenette. Accordion doors provide a smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor living Arizona is known for. The backyard is entertaining worthy with its views, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, fire pit and lounge areas. 

Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Real Estate

November 2020 Significant Sales

From a record-breaking Desert Mountain estate in Scottsdale to the meticulously designed Zen Home in Sedona, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce its November 2020 Significant Sales.

Seller Representation: Tami Henderson | Buyer Representation: Kelly Jones | $10,200,000 | Scottsdale
Buyer Representation: Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, Kathleen Benoit | $6,400,000 | Scottsdale
Seller Representation: Lisa Westcott | Buyer Representation: Michael Johnson | $5,800,000 | Scottsdale
Buyer Representation: Lisa Westcott | $5,750,000 | Scottsdale
Buyer Representation: Michel Edery | $5,600,000 | Paradise Valley

View all our November Significant Sales below

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Paul Perry and Michelle O’Neill Represent Seller and Buyer of Paradise Valley Home for $4,530,000

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Paul Perry and Michelle O’Neill of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the seller and buyer of a custom Paradise Valley home in Clearwater Hills for $4,530,000. 

The 5,420 SF home blends steel, glass and concrete and is elevated high on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Designed and built by Construction Zone, walls of glass provide endless views of the Valley below, sunrises, city lights and Camelback Mountain. 

The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom contemporary home features a wood-paneled elevator, a chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry with Miele appliances, Poggenpohl cabinetry and Silestone quartz countertops and dining and family rooms that are entwined with an elegant, two-way, marble fireplace. The master suite was designed with its own glass bridge entrance, a private terrace, steel fireplace and bathroom with an indoor/outdoor shower and Hansgrohe Axor Urquiola bathroom fixtures.

The outdoors serves as a private retreat or entertainment destination when needed with a heated lap pool and spa, two sitting areas, fire features, a built-in BBQ and private casita.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Power of 4 Represent Buyer of a $6.4M Scottsdale Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrisey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the buyer of a custom estate in Scottsdale for $6,400,000.

Located in the Upper Canyon of the prestigious neighborhood of Silverleaf, the 8,303 SF home has unobstructed views of the city and surrounding mountains. Built by Salcito Custom homes in 2012, the home has 5-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms, a 4-car garage, and features outdoor areas that integrate well with its interiors.

Architecture, Art, Business, Inspiration, Real Estate

Alejandro GUTIERREZ and Lucas Walls Represent the Seller of the Zen Home for $3,500,000

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate – is proud to announce the sale of “The Zen Home” in Sedona. 

Located in the majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation of Sedona, this one-of-a-kind home boasts 5,1771-square-feet combining serenity with distinctive architectural design by Paul Froncek

This five-bedroom, four-bathroom estate was meticulously crafted with the principles of the Feng Shui Bagua Map using 300-year-old wood posts and beams that support all nine centers of the dwelling. One of the home’s notable features includes a large quartz crystal enclosed in a copper chamber located in the living room that connects to the foundation of the house. The crystal has many beneficial uses, including aiding the homeowners with manifesting healing, meditation and protection, as well as purifying negative energy from the house.    

The exquisite home includes Zen-like patios with hanging beds and massive hand-carved wooden doors/screens that seamlessly integrate the indoor spaces with the outdoor greenery to create an enriched living experience. The privacy of this 1.33-acre property includes gardens, a solar heated pool, and guest house that invites visitors to spend time enjoying the breathtaking views of the red rocks.

This house is timeless. It was a privilege to represent this iconic dwelling that incorporates the beauty of Sedona’s red rocks with masterfully crafted Zen characteristics to creates the perfect peaceful retreat.

Alejandro Gutierrez and Lucas Walls

There is a long list of amenities awaiting guests in the Sedona estate. A huge multi-purpose meeting room stands across the main house with wood and flagstone floors with radiant heating. The home also incorporates intricate rock work in the bathrooms, fireplaces, kitchen and other rooms.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Zoja Pedenko and Frank Aazami Represent Seller of a $3.3M Paradise Valley Villa

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Zoja Pedenko and Frank Aazami of the Russ Lyon SIR Camelback Tower office has represented the seller of a custom European hillside villa in Paradise Valley for $3,300,000. 

With amazing panoramic views, the 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home is located in one of the most desirable areas of Paradise Valley, near the top of Mummy Mountain. This magnificent residence boasts exceptional luxury, including Clive Christian cabinets throughout the kitchen and home with Carrera marble accents, large floor to ceiling arched windows, a steam room, and an elevator for easy access to bedrooms on the second floor. Phenomenal outdoor spaces, which include a sleek wraparound negative edge pool and outdoor star gazing deck with fire feature.

Architecture, Business, Golf, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Breaks Desert Mountain Record

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce Luxury Agents Tami Henderson, Laurie Tucker, and Kelly Jones of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty have closed the highest sale recorded on the multiple listing service in Desert Mountain. Henderson and Tucker represented the seller, while Jones represented the buyer. 

The opulent contemporary estate is located at 42725 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ in the guard gated luxury golf community of Desert Mountain. The Tor Barstad designed home offers a sophisticated and seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor living with disappearing glass walls that showcase unobstructed, panoramic views of the Valley. 

The 5 bed 7.5 bath estate was originally built in 2015 by Gemini Development and embraces luxury living in every aspect.  Soaring ceilings lead to a Modern Chef’s kitchen, which boasts beautiful waterfall marble and granite countertops and one-of-a kind dramatic wine wall. 

Disappearing Glass Walls open to outdoor resort living; Alfresco entertaining overlooking a 3-sided infinity pool, spa, rainfall wall water feature, fireplace, social bar and dramatic linear fire pit. The impeccable views and luxurious outdoor amenities are a masterful blend that create a true and unrivaled oasis. 

Luxury listing agent, Tami Henderson of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty said she utilized several different platforms, including high-profile magazines, social media, and customized websites specific to the home to achieve a global reach in the marketing of the home. 

When it came to showings Henderson said her team put safety first but still delivered a top-notch experience for the dozens of qualified buyers who viewed the home. 

“This home needed to be experienced to be fully appreciated and with the arrival of COVID-19 we had to be creative in our efforts to achieve this along with ensuring we were protecting everyone’s health. To showcase the home, we arranged for multiple photoshoots capturing the home at different times of the day, a professional video and offered virtual tours both pre-recorded and live. We endeavored to make each showing a celebration. We made every attempt to keep everyone safe while delivering a truly memorable experience. This was best achieved through private, in-person showings which were complete with a sanitizing station, catered hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and breathtaking views.

Tami Henderson

The main floor of the home boasts the great room, chef’s kitchen, master retreat, an executive office, and two of the four guest suites. The lower-level guest retreat is accessed via a floating staircase with a 22ft soaring glass window-wall backdrop or private elevator. This estate truly represents luxury living at its finest. Henderson said the Desert Mountain community and club amenities were also major selling points. 

“It was imperative that we were able to share information about living in Desert Mountain and the Desert Mountain Club. Being a resident of Desert Mountain, a Club member, and a member of the HOA board, I was fully prepared to share information on the security and unparalleled amenities Desert Mountain has to offer,” Henderson said.

Luxury Agent Kelly Jones represented the buyer. Like other luxury buyers, Jones said it was important for her have a clear understanding of exactly what her was buyer was really seeking, and what was essential in finding the home of their dreams.   

“I often tell people that it is not unusual to get a sense that they have found the right home the moment that they walk in the door. This was true when my wonderful buyers walked in the door of this magnificent estate. That said, we were very discriminating and our due diligence took some time and we used a number of ‘experts’ to scrutinize every aspect of the house. It was worth it. My clients could not be happier. The home is a perfect fit,” said Jones. 

Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Fitness, Golf, Real Estate

Patrick Rice Breaks Mirabel Records

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Breaks Two Recent Sales Records in Mirabel Golf Community with Listing Agent Patrick Rice. The Two Properties Are Now Records for Homes Sold Through the Multiple Listing Service

 Recently boasting the record for the most expensive home sold in Arizona, the Scottsdale-based brokerage has now closed on the highest residential sale price, as well as the highest price per-square-foot both in Mirabel Golf Community according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). 

Real Estate Advisor Patrick Rice of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office was the listing agent responsible for breaking both sales records.  

 In the first transaction – Rice represented the seller and closed the highest residential sale in the Mirabel Golf Community for $4,275,000 according to MLS.  The modern home called “SkyView” features Bulthaup kitchen cabinets with Miele appliances, views from every room, pocket doors for seamless indoor and outdoor living, a spacious poolside workout room with a full bath and steam fixture.  The home also features a family media room with a wet bar and an elevated view patio, in addition to a negative edge lap pool and spa. 

36735 N 102nd Place, built-in 2014 by Phil Nichols, has more than 6,387-square-feet. The masterfully minimalist home was designed by Tate Studio Architects and is located on the 17th fairway in the guard gated Mirabel Club community.  

The second record, again broken by Rice of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, now sets the record for the highest price per-square-foot on MLS at $753.27 in the community. This one-of-a-kind custom home, was also designed by Tate Studio Architects, and sold for $3,395,000. 

38138 N 108th St. was built by Madison Couturier in the Mirabel Club Community in 2016 on 4,507-square-feet. Tate Studio and Madison Couturier found innovative uses to showcase a wide range of textures and natural elements.  

This is a beautiful and well-appointed home that showcases some extraordinary modern and contemporary architecture. It was a pleasure to represent the sellers and really show off what Tate Studio had envisioned which was versatility and very forward-thinking desert architecture.

Patrick Rice

The dramatic features and custom-made furniture were part of sale and part of the allure, as was the homesite. It sits at the pinnacle of the Mirabel Club community, on a double fairway with spectacular views of the city lights, golf, mountains and sunsets.

The relationship you build with someone when you’re designing their home is unlike any relationship in architecture that I have experienced. As an artist, you want to feel that connection and know that your work resonates with the person who will live in it and will have many experiences and memories in the home for many years to come.

Mark Tate, Tate Studio Architects
Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Represents Buyer and Seller for a $3.7M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Karen Baldwin, Bee Francis, Kathleen Benoit represented the seller while Katherine Conaughty-Reed, Hugh Reed and Stacey Vandivert represented the buyer of a $3,700,000 Desert Mountain home in Scottsdale. 

The 5,300 SF contemporary home was designed by Rains Design Group and is currently being built by State 48 Contracting. Located on the 9th fairway of the Chiricahua Golf Course, the single level home will have 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms and a 4-car garage. Outdoor living was designed to entertain with patios, pool, spa and beautiful golf, city, sunset and mountain views, pool and spa.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Allan MacDonald Represents the Buyer of a $3.675M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Allan MacDonald represented the buyer of a $3,675,000 Silverleaf estate in Scottsdale.

Located in the Parks of Silverleaf, the lavish 8,299 SF estate built by Desert Sky Homes offers three major components which are the main house, guest house and pool house. The 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom estate features seven fireplaces, hand-laid herringbone plank flooring, wood beam and brick ceilings and a 1,000 bottle wine room with tasting station. The outdoor living was made to entertain with stone patios and decking, two separate pools, a spa, beautiful grass lawns, lounge areas, multiple fireplaces and BBQ.