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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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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 Ahmers Nest

The luxury contemporary home sold for $5.5 million

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce its agents represented both sides of the all-time record price sale in Fountain Hills.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty team Pellegrini & DeGeorge Partners Susan Pellegrini, Karen DeGeorge and Tony Pellegrini represented the sellers while Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent Dave Pattison represented the buyer in the $5.5 million sale of Ahmers Nest located at 13950 Bighorn Parkway, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268.

The record sale shows Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and Pellegrini & DeGeorge Partners’ prowess in Fountain Hills. 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Fountain Hills office is number one in the submarket for sales volume year-to-date with 13.8 percent of the luxury market (sales of $800,000 and above). The Fountain Hills office is also number one in the submarket year-over-year with 15.8 percent of luxury sales.

“We worked hard to sell this one-of-a-kind property. It shows Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and our team of brokers are the dominant force in the attractive Fountain Hills submarket,” Susan Pellegrini said.

The 10,480-square-foot home has 5-bedrooms and 7-bathrooms. “The contemporary gem sits on top of its mountain in Fountain Hills with incredible views and imported finishes,” Karen DeGeorge said.

Tony Pellegrini worked closely with the owner learning the intricacies of the property and said “I have never seen so much attention to detail poured into the design of a property, especially when paired with a one of a kind hilltop parcel.”

Dave Pattison also specializes in luxury listings throughout Arizona. “This one-of-kind home offered astounding views, a prime Fountain Hills location and the quality the buyers were looking for,” Pattison said. 

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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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Historic Retreat and Two Inns in Tubac For Sale and Presented by Russ Lyon SIR

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present the historic 75-acre Kenyon Ranch retreat as well as the Tubac Country Inn and Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast for sale in and around the historic village of Tubac south of Tucson.

The village was established in 1752 and is considered the place where history and art meet. It is home to many shops, museums, and galleries as well as many neighborhoods and the Tubac Golf Resort.

Russ Lyon Sotheby International Realty Real Estate Advisors Catherine Marrero and Gary Brasher are excited to present Kenyon Ranch. The historic property was built in 1936 as a dude ranch and has most recently operated as a retreat with 17 guest casitas and 4 stand-alone homes. The 75-acre property features a 4,399-square-foot main house with a commercial kitchen and large dining room. Kenyon Ranch is listed for $2.6 million. It is located at 80 Kenyon Ranch Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

Kenyon Ranch has been one of the most important historical properties in Tubac. The retreat has wonderful panoramic views and amazing sunsets. It also features a 2,000 square foot lodge which is suitable for group events. All furniture, fixtures, and equipment to run facility are included in sale. Kenyon Ranch also has massage rooms, three private wells, a pool, hot tub, and horse facilities.

Cathy Marrero, Real Estate Advisor

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Advisors Bob Prigmore and Gary Brasher are also presenting the Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast at The Amado Territory Rancb near Tubac. The property has visibility from Interstate 19 and features an additional 3.84-acre developable lot. The B&B and ranch has 9 guest rooms each with a private bath as well as a manager’s apartment. The property is listed for $1.25 million and is located at 3001 Frontage Road, Amado, Arizona 85645.

This is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind property with a light-filled Arizona room. It is close to the artist’s village of Tubac and a great starting place to explore southern Arizona

Bob Prigmore, real estate advisor

Gary Brasher is also honored to present the Tubac Country Inn. The five-room inn is in the center of the historic village and is listed for $995,000. The property has five rooms, one of which can accommodate the owner. It was built in 1987 and is near the 27-hole Tubac Golf Resort and Spa and the Presidio State Historic Park. The property is located at 13 Burruel Street, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

“The Tubac Country Inn is in the center of the arts community and has a proven track record and can generate a stable return on investment. This is a turnkey operation and is ready for a buyer to purchase and start operating immediately

Gary Brasher, Managing Broker
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Fresh Air | 5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

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Spring is in full effect in the northern hemisphere and as restrictions on some outdoor spaces begin to lift, here are five ways you can enjoy some much-needed sunshine and fresh air while practicing safe social distancing guidelines.

Practice Cleanliness

First and foremost, take care of yourself and the members of your household. While some of the heavier restrictions are being lifted, it’s still important to make sure that you stay up to date with CDC guidelines and ensure that you’re washing your hands frequently and wearing a face covering when in public spaces – even while outside.

Just Get Outside

It’s no secret that sunshine offers many health benefits – the good news is that you don’t have to go far to get it. Carve out a part of each day to get outside, even if it’s an hour on your patio, yard or doorstep to get that all-important boost of vitamin D. Enjoying the sunshine doesn’t have to be complicated; if social distancing guidelines in your area permit, take a walk by yourself or with members of your household.

Camping in Your Backyard

You can take your family on a camping adventure in your own backyard. Set up a tent, have a bonfire, roast some marshmallows and tell campfire stories. Try leaving cellphones and other electronics in the house for a truly authentic camping experience.

Go for a Hike         

Some trails and parks are beginning to reopen their gates, which means you can lace up your hiking boots and get back into nature. The National Recreation and Park Association offers some guidance like warning other trail users of your presence, allowing proper space or stepping off trails as you pass others, and keeping the recommended distance at all times. Check out our Arizona’s Natural Wonders and Hiddem Gems blog post for information on Arizona hiking.

A Bicycle Built for You

Similar to hiking or going for a walk, you can get on your bike and go for a ride alone or with members of your household. It’s important to avoid congested routes so consider riding at off-peak hours, try new paths, and don’t be discouraged if you have to alter your route to find a less crowded path.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Helps Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury Win The Internet and Social Media With His Luxury Home / Ultimate NFL Draft War Room

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury won the internet on the first night of the NFL Draft with a shot of him in his own personal, luxurious and one-of-a-kind war room at his Paradise Valley home. The shot of Kingsbury in his luxury and very contemporary home was posted by the Cardinals on social media and garnered tons of attention during the NFL Draft.

Photo from the Arizona Cardinals Twitter Account

Lisa Roberts helped Kingsbury find the home when he was hired by the Cardinals last year.

I previewed hundreds of homes online and about 40 homes in person prior to showing him top properties. This was new construction and checked all the boxes as far as amenities go – views, backyard, and the quality he was searching for. We made a few changes after close including a movie theatre room so he can watch back plays. Certainly, this is coming in handy now that we are in quarantine!

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has exclusive listings across Arizona for discerning buyers who want their own high-end and personal ‘war rooms’ and living spaces that redefine luxury. Here is a sampling.

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Debbie Negrin and Jay Pennypacker offers a world-class home under Pinnacle Peak.  The estate at 10199 East Cavedale Drive 249, Scottsdale Arizona 85262 totals 12,971 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The home has a home theater and media room, can accommodate 25 televisions, a game room, saloon-style bar, luxury man cave and a 30-foot wall of curved glass door to access the Scottsdale property’s outdoor spaces. This one-of-a-kind home is being listed for $6.2 million.

In Sedona, Ed Pennington is honored to list a contemporary gem with incredible Red Rocks views. The golf course property at 1296 Verde Valley Road School Road, Sedona, Arizona 86531 totals 6,370 square feet and is listed for $5 million. Contemporary artwork and sculptures are included in the home which sits on the Oak Creek Country Club Golf Course. This oasis features a home theater and plenty outdoor spaces to relax and entertain.

Josie Pakula and Racquel Miller are excited to present 7328 W Brookhart Way, Peoria, Arizona 85383. The 7,462-square-foot home backs to and has unparalleled mountain views. The 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath luxury property also features an outdoor kitchen and entertaining spaces and a resort-style backyard to enjoy games. The Peoria home is listed for $2.69 million.

Cheryl Anderson and Jeff Anderson are presenting 4901 East Tomahawk Trail, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 for $3.85 million. This European inspired 7,758-square-foot-home has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths as well as a home theater, lush gardens and a wine room.

Some of the luxury homes (and war rooms) are contemporary and sleek while others are more historic and iconic. 

Marta Harvey and Dawn Jacobs are excited to present Hacienda Escondida, a one-of-a-kind luxury property in Oro Valley northwest of Tucson. The private estate sits on 4.6 acres and was first built in 1943. The property has been transformed by award-winning architect Clay Scrivner.  The home features iconic views, resort style pool and spa as well as studioand workshopspace for artists. The estate has an outdoor kitchen and shaded verandas. The 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 6,659-square-foot estate is listed for $2.795 million. The homeis located at 630 West Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, Arizona 85704.

Jennifer McMahon and Lee Borst are presenting a Santa Fe style elegance with the 5,814-square-foot home at 1341 Sierry Peaks Drive, Prescott, Arizona 86305. The home is listed for $1.3 million and feature expansive entertainment space and breathtaking views of Thumb Butte.

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5 WAYS TO STAY FIT AT HOME

by Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s long been known that being sedentary is linked to chronic disease; with many around the world working from home and gyms temporarily closed, it’s easy for even those who previously led a very active lifestyle to slide into one much less so. Here are five ways to keep moving and stay fit, right from the comfort of your own home.

There’s an App for That

Fitness and mobile or wearable devices have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time now – with apps like LoseItJohnson & Johnson’s 7-Minute Workout, and countless others in both the App Store and Google Play Store, there are plenty of apps to help you manage your caloric intake, inspire you with workout routines, and more.

The Social Media Challenge

It can be hard to stay motivated on your own – especially if you’re accustomed to feeding off the energy that a gym or class can provide. Just because you’re removed from that environment doesn’t mean you have to disconnect. Take for instance the #pushupchallenge on Instagram; film yourself doing pushups and tag friends to challenge them and keep them moving. Get creative and start your own challenge! There’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition.

Go Virtual

Companies like PelotonMirror, and now SoulCycle are ready to bring the full-body workout into your living room with their in-home equipment and subscription-based models that offer live and on-demand classes to best fit your needs. If you prefer a little more Zen with your workout, CorePower Yoga is also offering free access to their OnDemand service while their studios are closed.

Try Something New

Listlessness and boredom can be the doom of any fitness routine – especially if you feel your options are limited. Now is the time to try something new. Try a type of workout outside of your comfort zone; gamify your fitness with the likes of Nintendo’s Ring Fit or even Just Dance – and speaking of dance – why don’t you take a free virtual dance class? The Ballet Coach is offering live and OnDemand classes for kids and adults through her Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

Think Outside the Living Room

Even with social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines in effect, ducking outside for a solo run or hike is a viable solution for your fitness fix. When the weather is right, your body will thank you for the much-needed sunshine and fresh air.