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Lisa Westcott Sells Custom Prescott Estate for $3,000,000

Lisa Westcott of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Market Street office represented the buyer of a custom estate in the American Ranch community in Prescott.

The 10,298 SF home sits at the base of Granite Mountain featuring stunning beamed ceilings, copper touches and hand laid stone throughout. Each living space showcases the love of the outdoors from picturesque views and the disappearing sliding doors to the wrap-around decks, the outdoor living blends perfectly with indoor comforts.

 The chef’s kitchen boasts two large islands, a Wolf stove with 2 ovens, sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, and much more. The home also has 5-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms a wine room, game room, 3-car garage and a RV barn.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines | June 2020

PHOTOS: Spanish estate on 4.4 acres in Scottsdale on market for $4.49 million – AZ Family

PHOTOS: Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine ‘Idea Home’ on market for $1.94 million in Prescott – AZ Family

Southwest history, ambiance at Kenyon Retreat – Green Valley News

Arizona Estate, Once a Hotel for Miners, Heads to Auction – Mansion Global, Barrons Penta

Iconic Arizona estate up for auction – News Break

Iconic Little Daisy estate near Sedona goes up for auction – AZ Big Media

How Home Selling has Evolved During the Coronavirus – Flagstaff Business News

Phoenix Metro $7+ Million Residential Market Update: First Six Months 2020 – AZ Foothills

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Introduces Arizona’s Most Stunning Modern Properties – Arizona Progress and Gazette

Top 100 luxury real estate companies in the world – JamesEdition

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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 Sells Hacienda Escondida

Marta Harvey and Dawn Jacobs of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Tucson office have listed and sold Hacienda Escondida for $2,675,000.

Built in 1943, Hacienda Escondida was recently transformed by award-winning architect Clay Scrivner into a magazine-featured ”Work of Art” that magnifies Pusch Ridge’s iconic views. A unique and private estate on 4.6 acres, this masterpiece in Oro Valley is hidden by trees, iron gates, tall hedges and adobe-capped walls. The 6,659 SF home features 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a 1 bedroom casita, workshop, studio and resort-like backyard.

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5 Incredible Places You Can Visit Virtual Right Now

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It’s summertime and you may have had travel plans that got canceled or postponed. Staying home doesn’t mean that you can’t still be well traveled; from UNESCO World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu to world-class zoos and aquariums, here are five incredible places you can visit right now from the comfort of your own home.

Machu Picchu

The first stop on our virtual vacation is the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in southern Peru. Built in the 15th century, you can tour the citadel ruins and restorations with guided audio to give you important details along the way.

The Georgia Aquarium

Did you know that some studies show that visiting an aquarium can relieve stress? Featured on Animal Planet’s hit show “The Aquarium,” bring the Georgia Aquarium into your living room with one of its many live tank cams and relax as you watch colorful fish, otters, reptiles, and more.

Arches National Park

The United States is home to many wonderous national parks – more than 400 in total. With the help of Google Earth, travel the deserts of Utah and see Arches National Park where you can virtually walk through some of the more than 2,000 sandstone arches that are the area’s namesake.

The San Diego Zoo

Looking for some one-on-one time with your favorite exotic animal? The San Diego Zoo in California has you covered. With 11 live camera feeds you can spend hours with pandas, tigers, giraffes, penguins and more.

The Great Pyramid and Great Sphinx of Giza

One is the only true remaining ancient wonder of the world and the other is an iconic ancient Egyptian structure. We of course, are talking about the Great Pyramid and Great Sphinx of Giza. Through Google Earth’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites project, these are just two of the 30 significant places you can visit.

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Stunning Modern Properties

Sleek and sophisticated contemporary styled homes that are works of art

Contemporary homes incorporating state-of-the-art smart technology, floor to ceiling glass walls and distinctive concrete architecture.  These homes offer spectacular views and unique designs that embody and enhance the surrounding landscape. With a focus on using raw materials like steel, glass, concrete and other stone materials the following homes are offering some great selections for buyers looking for a modern, contemporary and industrial look this summer. 

Paul Perry and Michelle O’Neill is pleased to list the 5,420-square-foot home at 7334 N Clearwater Parkway for $5.25 million. Construction Zone designed and built this contemporary 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom steel, glass and concrete home that is elevated high on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Walls of glass provide endless stunning views of sunrises, Camelback mountain landscape, city lights and more. Walk across the glass bridge to enter the master suite, with a steel fireplace, private terrace with a master bath with an indoor/outdoor shower.

A home designed by internationally published architect, Brent Kendle, this timeless modernistic masterpiece is located in the golf community of Desert Mountain at 38300 North 102nd Street. Presented by Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit, this 8,251-square-foot home with 5-bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms blends organic rammed-earth construction with a floating copper roof that provides light throughout the entire space. Listed for $6.75 million, the soaring ceilings and retractable modern glass walls provide private, resort quality patios offering panoramic views of the golf course, mountain and Valley sunsets.

Next is a home whose unparalleled design and scale is compatible with any luxury lifestyle, incorporating the highest quality of materials, appliances and finishes in the Valley. Presented by Frank Aazami, the 12,000-square-foot masterpiece home located in Paradise Valley at 3700 East Camino Sin Nombre is listed for $5.69 million. Sitting on a 1.72-acre private corner lot, the cutting-edge custom home has been optimally situated to provide unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.

Shawn Chappel and Cheryl D’Anna have listed the 6,852-square-foot home at 41783 North 101st Way for $5.3 million. Designed by renowned architect David Hovey, the extensive use of floor to ceiling glass walls, honed aggregated concrete block and exposed beams define and accentuate the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The home is nestled about the 8th green of the Chiricahua golf course offering breathtaking golf course views bordered by ancient boulder outcroppings.

Relax, entertain and enjoy the finest of Scottsdale luxury living in this unrivaled home located at 12493 N 138th Place.  Presented by Laura Briggs, this one-of-a-kind Scottsdale retreat is 5,572-square-foot residence with 5-bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms is listed at $2.75 million. Combining smart-home technology with stunning modern architecture, this home included a cantilevered steel entry, impressive retractable glass wall and infinity poll that offers remarkable views of Camelback Mountain.

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Russ Lyon SIR Agents and Teams Ranked With America’s Best for Arizona

America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country! Nearly 14,500 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best. Those ranked are among the top 1.5% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States!

The prestigious real estate list honors the top residential real agents and teams statewide based on sales volume and transactions. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty teams and agents rank high throughout the much-watched list.

We are immensely proud of all our agents. They are the best in the business and have relentless passion for serving our highly discerning clients. Our showing in Real Trends / Tom Ferry America’s Best for Arizona ranking is testament to what sets our agents above and apart.

Todd GIllenwater, CEO

2020 INDIVIDUALS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Lori Reiland (40) Lisa Roberts (59) Gary Brasher (65)

2020 INDIVIDUALS BY VOLUME Johnathon DeYoung (6) Lisa Roberts (9) Michael Johnson (15) Cheryl Anderson (21) Tami Henderson (24) Cionne McCarthy (35) Susanne Grogan (38) Josie Pakula (39) Lori Reiland (57)

2020 SMALL TEAMS BY VOLUME Power of 4 (2) Luxury Property Group (3) Wolski Gillenwater O’Keefe (4) Bushong, Christian, Almquist (6) Pellegrini & DeGeorge (7) Lucky Team (8) The Team 4 Results (9) The MacDonald Team (13) The W Group (18) Reeds and Doyle (19) O’Leary Luxury Group (26) Fitzgerald Luxury Group (29) The Marshall Brothers (31) Sertich Group (40) Cashman Partners (41) Elevating Luxury Properties (42)

2020 SMALL TEAMS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Pellegrini & DeGeorge (10) Lucky Team (29)

2020 MEDIUM TEAMS BY VOLUME Reisdorf Metz & Partners (22) The Ashcraft team (25)

2020 LARGE TEAMS BY VOLUME Private Client Group (4)

2020 LARGE TEAMS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Private Client Group (21)

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Reel Life: 5 Ways to Bring the Theatre Experience Home

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By now, many of us have gone through many different phases while adapting to a “new normal” and we might be feeling seemingly more adjusted to our current reality. We’ve discussed finding creative ways to stay fit and ways to broaden our personal skillsets, and now we want to shift gears and offer suggestions for you to sit back and relax with your family. Here are five ways to enjoy culture and the arts from the comfort of our couches.

Get the Latest Release

Even with major theater chains around the world closing their doors and many film studios pushing back the release of blockbuster films, there are still many new movies that have seen earlier-than-expected digital releases – or in the case of Universal Picture’s “Trolls: World Tour” –  skipped a theatrical release altogether. Grab a seat, open up your favorite on-demand video service and enjoy these newly released films.

The Brightest Lights of Broadway

The energy of attending a live stage production is difficult to replicate, but with lights temporarily darkened on Broadway and other theater districts, BroadwayHD is streaming hundreds of shows for your theater-going pleasure. From “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” to the “King and I” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” take in some incredible performances of world-famous shows.

Sit in the Front Row

If stage productions or films aren’t what you’re looking for, you can always take a virtual front row seat at a concert. Billboard has an ever-expanding list of livestreams and concerts  streaming directly to your TV or mobile device. It’s also a great time to see what your favorite artists are up to on platforms like YouTube for rare and intimate performances from their personal spaces.

Upgrade Your Equipment

Now more than ever, you may begin to realize that your TV or sound system could use a refresh. Take a moment to visit the Wirecutter and browse recommendations for ways to spruce up your multimedia experience. Sometimes even simple and low-cost updates can yield fruitful results in making your living room feel more like a theater or event venue. 

Don’t Forget the Snacks

Whether it’s a movie in a standard cinema, an elevated dine-in, drinks during intermission or in between sets, the food and drink at a theater helps complete the experience. With food delivery services like Doordash, GrubHub, Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery and more – you can round out your virtual viewing with the same snacks you normally would to help make it feel more “real.”

It’s important to keep doing the things that you enjoy – even if you have to find new ways to do them while staying safely at home. Is there something else you’re doing to bring the theater home? Let us know in the comments and remember, we’re all in this together.