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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. 

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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
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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Steve Thomas

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, Steve Thomas, to the Pinnacle Peak 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. 

Prior to Steve Thomas’s career as a REALTOR®, he developed a consistent record of success creating bespoke marketing and event experiences for the Los Angeles Lakers, Sony Pictures, Citi, PXG Golf, as well as the impeccable Silverleaf Country Club.

By breaking each property launch into three separate categories (off-market, on-market & event strategy), Steve will showcase his client’s property by telling it’s story to captivate and engage discerning clientele to compel action.

Steve’s focus is clear; his clients. His topnotch dedication to providing exceptional personalized service impresses in every step, assisting clients in selling their most valuable asset or in discovering their new home sweet home.

Steve brings an enormous amount of enthusiasm about his real estate career. During our first meeting, he struck me as being exceptional professional, probing and already incubating how he is going to harness the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to best serve his clients. We are very excited to have him on our team!

Kevin Gonzales, Managing Broker
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Lisa Westcott Lists $27.5M Silverleaf Estate

Luxury Agent Lisa Westcott of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Pinnacle Peak office, is representing the seller for the current highest listed residential estate in Arizona. Westcott recently closed on another $24.1 million sale to make Arizona history as the highest residential sale in the state. Now, Westcott is vying to break her own state record with this new $27.5 million listing of another grand estate. 

21053 N 110th Way is located in Scottsdale, Arizona in the guard-gated Upper Canyon of Silverleaf behind its own private gates. The 6 bed, 7 bath, 15,000 square foot estate was built on 4.7 acres in 2017. In 2014, the lot in Silverleaf was purchased and the buyers worked with Architect Dale Gardon and Salcito Custom Homes to craft an exquisite Modern Mediterranean home. 

“When my clients purchased this lot back in 2014 we knew there were endless possibilities,” said Westcott. “With the sellers’ vision, Dale Gardon’s expertise and Salcito Custom Homes quality, the home exceeded all expectations. It is truly an honor as a broker associate to represent such an exquisite estate.” 

“Working with clients was the perfect fit for me and the entire team at Salcito Custom Homes. The clients were looking for an estate suitable to accommodate large scale entertaining, frequent visits from out of state family and friends and at the same time they never wanted to feel out of scale during intimate family time.  The end result is a magnificent modern Mediterranean estate situated and nestled on a private site with endless views of city lights and amazing sunsets.  The clients have sophisticated taste and pay attention to every detail. Those two qualities show up in every inch inside and out of the home. We specialize in meeting the needs of clients like that and we are very proud of this one,” said Anthony Salcito Jr, president and owner of Salcito Custom Homes. 

The never before listed, magnificent private estate is currently priced at $27.5 million. The architectural masterpiece delivers a perfect blend of indoor wonders in unison with an awe-inducing view. The estate was designed to capture a picturesque view of the diamond sparkling Scottsdale city lights and the Camelback and McDowell mountains. 

“Having designed on many fabulous properties, this is one of the most extraordinary homesites in Silverleaf. It offers privacy with a quintessential estate arrival experience down a long descending tree-lined drive that builds anticipation. The grandeur of the home is expressed as a Modern Mediterranean home, and then unfolds upon entering the foyer to a beautiful contemporary arch framed view of the Valley and city lights at night,” said Architect Dale Gordon, “It is rare to be able to design a home with all primary living spaces all enjoying the A+ view orientation indoors and out. The Homeowners allowed us the freedom to configure the home in a manner that captures it all.” 

A beautiful covered outdoor space opens to the resort style backyard that houses a modern deep diving pool equipped with water features, a spa, fire pits, kitchen, and multiple sitting areas with fireplaces and ceiling heaters that ensure stunning Arizona outdoor living and entertaining. 

The main house offers 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with French limestone and French Oak flooring throughout the inviting estate. Every detail has been thought of and attended to, including gorgeous modern chandeliers and state of the art living spaces. 

The estate embraces luxury living. French flooring lead to sophisticated modern bathrooms that feature heated flooring and steam showers. A breakfast bar is expertly placed to take in the breathtaking views. Gorgeous granite brings the modern luxurious kitchen to life. Flower gardens bring an essence of home to the oasis backyard. 

The home features other amenities including state-of-the-art appliances, a large gym, a 6 car airconditioned garage, tennis court, 7 fireplaces, butler’s pantry, and a wet bar. The estate also offers a state-of-the-art, fully equipped guest house that includes a washer/dryer, dual custom walk-in closets, and its own private outdoor space. 

From the breathtaking foyer and outdoor oasis, to the modern accents, spa inspired bathrooms, and million dollar views this estate is a living piece of art. The best Arizona has to offer. 

The home is just a short distance to the Silverleaf Golf Course and provides access to community events such as Grape Nuts wine club, 24-hour onsite fitness facility, path system, tennis courts, basketball courts, additional pools, and onsite 24-hour guard and gate service. Silverleaf Golf Club is located within the community as a private club available through membership application approval. 

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Joanie Barreiro Represents the Buyer of a $6,050,000 Scottsdale Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Joanie Barreiro of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office represented the seller of a $6,050,000 Scottsdale estate located within the Upper Canyon of the prestigious Silverleaf community.

The 7,698 SF custom Mediterranean home designed by architect CP Drewett and built by Sonora West Development, offers 6-bedrooms, 6.5-bathrooms, dramatic curb appeal and breathtaking views of the Valley from nearly every room. The smart floor plan features key spaces on the main level and includes a walk-out lower level guest retreat. The home features the finest outdoor living essentials with a pool, BBQ center and covered patio with a fireplace to enjoy the panoramic views.

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The Power of 4 Represented the Seller of a Scottsdale Estate for $3,150,000

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit, The Power of 4, of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the seller of a custom $3,150,000 Desert Mountain home in Scottsdale.

Built by Stonehenge, the Tuscan 6,206 SF estate sits on the 7th fairway of Desert Mountain’s picturesque Chiricahua course with panoramic vistas from Four Peaks to Pinnacle Peak. The home features 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a great floor plan with no steps, a 250 bottle wine room, workout room and sunroom. The home includes extensive technology with a security camera system, art lighting and Lutron lighting controls. The resort patio features a negative edge pool and spa and generous sun and shade areas for desert living.

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Susanne Grogan Sells $2,692,000 Tucson Estate

Susanne Grogan of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Tucson office represented the seller of a $2,692.000 Tucson estate.

The 7,471 SF stunning Santa Barbara home includes 5-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms and is located in prestigious Ventana Canyon Estates with mountain and city views. Exquisite details featuring a grand foyer, dramatic fireplaces, updated gourmet kitchen, master suite with dual baths and a private courtyard with spa. On the property there is a separate guest quarters with a full kitchen.

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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