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Jan Lux Closes $4,100,000 Contemporary Estate

Jan Lux of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office represented the buyer of a $4,100,000 contemporary estate in Desert Mountain.

The 7,140 estate is nestled into a gated, private reserve in Desert Mountain’s upper ”Canyon” neighborhood provides unparalleled, forever views of the Valley, sunsets and city lights. With the touch of a button watch the retracting glass doors open to showcase the seamless flow from the gracious interior living spaces to an outdoor entertaining paradise with negative-edge pool. The home has a complete automation system making all controls incredibly easy.

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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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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.

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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. 

Architecture, Golf, Real Estate

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.

Business, Golf, Real Estate, Sports

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Khyl Clemenshaw

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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, Khyl Clemenshaw, to the Flagstaff 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. 

Khyl Clemenshaw is originally from the great state of Michigan and graduated with a degree in business marketing at Ferris State University.  He became a Class A PGA Professional and chased his dream as a golf professional to Arizona in May 2007.  

After spending eight years at Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Khyl shifted his passion to real estate specializing in the luxury golf community market in Flagstaff.  

As a sales executive at Pine Canyon for five years, Khyl was able to perfect his craft as a real estate professional and developed many valuable relationships on and off the course.  He takes pride in making sure every aspect of the transaction goes smoothly by keeping his buyers and sellers informed along the way.  

As a trusted friend and advisor, nothing is more gratifying than a past client speaking highly of you to one of their friends.  It’s Khyl’s motivation and determination that continues to push him to be the very best at what he does.  He believes a house is not just a home, it’s a place where families and friends make lasting memories. Whether you are searching for your dream home or looking to sell, Khyl Clemenshaw is here to assist you!

We are thrilled to welcome Khyl to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family. He is a tremendous agent with fantastic expertise in luxury golf communities and beyond. His experience and integrity make him a perfect addition to the team. Khyl Clemenshaw is also the best golfer I know, a truly remarkable talent on the course.

Bret Lamberson
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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.

Business, Golf, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Eric Barna

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. 

Prior to Eric’s becoming a REALTOR®, Eric Barna spent his entire career working as a golf professional at luxury real estate based private clubs.  His two passions of golf and real estate now join together for him to assist you in finding the perfect property to fit your lifestyle. 

Being a native Tucsonan, Eric understands the nuances of each community to assist his clients in their home buying or selling process. As a professional golfer, active outdoorsman, food and wine enthusiast Eric looks forward to educating and helping you achieve your real estate dreams.

We are thrilled to welcome Eric Barna to the Tucson Team. As a golf professional, Eric, a Tucson native, brings a world of expertise in luxury based private golf course properties in Idaho, Las Vegas and Arizona.

William Rose, Managing Broker
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Estancia estate features panoramic city and mountain views

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Advisors Jay Pennypacker, Debbie Negrin, and Will Foote were the buyers’ agents in the $7.5 million sale of the luxury home in North Scottsdale’s prestigious Estancia area.

The sale of this contemporary gem closed 4 days after the Scottsdale property was listed. The home is nestled in the premier area with expansive, panoramic city views as well as views of Pinnacle Peak, Flatiron Mountain and the Estancia golf course.

This Estancia home sold quickly thanks to the property’s dramatic modern architecture, stunning views and luxury amenities along with its premier Scottsdale location

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The Scottsdale property has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and features a stunning pool and spa and has unique design features. The pool and spa wrap around the patio and house with the pool designed right up the windows. The home features disappearing electric glass sliding doors that open to the patio. Skylights are throughout the home. 

There are no steps in the house which also has interior and exterior retractable sunshades as well as blackout shades in all the bedrooms. There are also heated radiant floors in the master bath, an exercise room and climate-controlled wine storage.

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Just in time for the Valley’s most anticipated golf tournament, The Phoenix Open, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, presents lavish homes on enchanting golf courses for the golf enthusiast.   

First stop on the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Golf Tour is a 4 bed and 4.5 bath home in Scottsdale. Listed by agent Susan King, for $3,250,000 and located at 10040 E Happy Valley Rd Unit 597, this extravagant estate is situated on a premium lot in Desert Highlands, overlooking the 10th and 11th fairways, city lights & sunsets. The extraordinary outdoor living comes complete with a heated pool and spa, outdoor living room, expansive covered patio, built-in barbecue, private garden & infinite views.

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Next stop for the golf aficionado is a privately gated property, located in Phoenix on the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club at 37 Biltmore Estates Dr.Listed at $5,000,000 by agent Frank Aazami, the 8 bed and 11 bath grand European Estate on the famed Biltmore Circle enjoys stunning mountain and golf course views. The impressive grounds and beautiful patio spaces are ideal for grand-entertaining or intimate celebration. It is perfect for a year-round golf loving season!

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Then head over to Paradise Valley for an awe-inspiring setting. The 4 bed and 5.5 bath is listed by agent Bill Bulaga for $3,000,000. Located at 6231 E Vista Dr, near the Phoenician Golf Course. The essence of indoor/outdoor Paradise Valley living is found at the base of Camelback Mountain at this magnificent, low maintenance view home within the gated community of Los Palacios. From the moment you step through the front door, your eyes are immediately drawn to the large pocketing wall which flows seamlessly to your outdoor living space featuring multiple patios where you have expansive views of Camelback Mountain and all of the valley including the sparkling city lights.

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Next up is the immaculate home that is overlooking hole #5 and the lake of the canyon course at Forest Highlands. The 4 bed and 3.5 bath property, listed by agent Mary Mendoza at $900,000, has been meticulously maintained in Flagstaff at 2373 Edward Ayer. Bright and light with stunning views, this home boasts clean lines and an open concept. The unparalleled craftsmanship is the definition of luxury and comfort here in the high country.

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For the final stop – located in Tubac at 17 Villaescusa,  golf lovers can indulge in a luxury custom 3 bed and 3 bath home on 1.63 acres overlooking the 5th fairway of the Otero course in the prestigious 4-star Tubac Golf Resort that has everything you need or want in your home. Listed by agent Mindy Maddock at $989,000, the views of the mountains and golf course from the expansive windows enhance the architectural features of this beautiful home. There is a comfortable flow that extends from the spacious living room, through the dining room to the gourmet eat-in kitchen. The walled yard, which includes fruit trees and desert plantings provides privacy but does not obstruct the mountain and golf course views. Come live in Tubac surrounded by peace, beauty and golf!

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