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Recording Breaking Lot Sale in Paradise Valley

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the highest closing price ever – $9.4M for the highest unsplittable single-family homesite in Paradise Valley history.

Frank Aazami and Zoja Pedenko Represented the seller on this record-breaking sale.

The extraordinary run of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and its long-standing luxury real estate domination in Arizona has yet another landmark to tout. The brokerage has now sold and represented the most expensive, unsplit single-family land lot in Paradise Valley’s history. The parcel located at 5711 N. Yucca Road, 10 closed Friday, March 25th, 2022 for a record-breaking $9.4 million.

Agents Zoja Pedenko and Frank Aazami represented the seller and spearheaded the transaction of
the sprawling parcel of land which covers almost 5 acres.

Aazami says the buyer, who has not been named, plans to spend in the vicinity of $30 million to
develop the land and turn it into their own dream property. “This lot is one of the last, larger undeveloped pieces of land in the Town of Paradise Valley and we knew it was going to command a record-breaking price. This is one of those rare opportunities and we are more than pleased to have found the buyer who will now take the property to a whole new level,” said Aazami.

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Russ lyon SIR Presents Top Homes in Tubac, the Nation’s Best Small Arts Town

A Rich History and Exquisite Modern Touch, These Timeless Tubac Homes Exude Western Luxury

 Recently named the winner of the Best Small Art Town National Contest for its 100 eclectic shops and world-class galleries, Tubac, Arizona has a rich history dating back more than 350-years ago. Located just 45 minutes south of Tucson and with a population of just under 1,400 people, this western town is also home to some rather impressive residences.  Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to present its latest offering of timeless homes for sale in Tubac. 

Leading the charge is a 5th generation Arizonian, Gary Brasher, who is proud to represent all these listings while serving as the Managing Broker of the Tubac office for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. 

I love the history of Tubac and it is truly where Arizona began. It is so exciting to walk the streets of this great town knowing the Spanish Conquistadors walked the same streets over 350 years ago.  With the Santa Cruz River flowing through the community and being home to the largest Natural Cottonwood-Willow forest in the United States, Tubac is truly the place where art, history and natural beauty all come together.

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Topping the list is a historical staple in Tubac, the Kenyan Ranch. Started in 1936 as a dude ranch, 80 Kenyon Ranch Rd is listed for sale for $2,600,000. The 75-acre retreat exudes lavish western comfort with a 4,399 square foot main house, 17 guest casitas, and 4 stand-alone homes. The Kenyan Ranch also boasts a 2,000 square foot lodge, commercial kitchen, 3 private wells, hot tub, horse facility, massage rooms, and a sweat lodge. Trees naturally frame the estate, creating picturesque aesthetics throughout. The 20 bed, 35 bath ranch is listed by Agent Catherine Marrero and Broker Gary Brasher of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Next on Tubac’s tour is a 5 bed, 5 bath home situated on 5 acres in the wild refinement of Tubac. 7 Camino Cocinero is listed for sale for $1,475,000.   The entire property is fully enclosed with western rusted steel fencing providing privacy, security, and a pristine desert property. The property also features a 2,000 square feet RV garage, a guest casita, and private walking paths perfect for early evening walks in Tubac. The resort-style backyard features an opulent cobblestone pool with chaise lounges covered in a cabana-like fashion. 

The next timeless Tubac home is a bright Spanish estate in the Tubac Country Club. 22 Avenida Villaescusa is listed at $1,450,000. The 4,389 square foot estate blends old-world charm with modern amenities creating an elegant harmony. Gracious spaces provide an indoor/outdoor living experience fit for Southern Arizona. The 4 bed, 5 bath estate also boasts soaring windows that invite natural light, a sophisticated courtyard, a grand wine closet, and beautiful desert views on just under an acre. 

20 Calle De Hoy is an enchanting 2 bed, 2 bath home in the Tubac Country Club Fairway Estates. Listed for sale at $685,000, the estate is situated between the second fairway and the third green on the renowned Tubac Golf Course. The 2,212 square foot home features towering Cottonwood trees and forever views of the Santa Rita Mountains. The beautiful home, masterfully constructed out of burnt adobe brick which provides character and quality construction, is Tubac living at its finest. 

Spanish-inspired architecture and meticulous craftsmanship meet desert beauty at 62 Madera Ct. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is representing Dorn Homes Development for its luxury developments at Tubac Golf Resort. The 3 bed, 3 bath home is under construction and will be situated on approximately 1/2 acre with breathtaking views of the Santa Rita Mountains. Listed for sale at $675,260, the master-planned community is surrounded by the true American Southwest.

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January Significant Sales

From a ‘top of the world’ Desert Mountain homesite to a Sedona home with unparalleled red rock views, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present its 2020 December Significant Sales.

Dan Wolski | Seller Representation | $9,500,000 | Scottsdale
Frank Aazami, Chey Castro | Buyer Representation | $7,500,000 | Scottsdale
Jay Pennypacker, Debbie Negrin, Will Foote | Buyer Representation | $7,137,000 | Paradise Valey
Joanie Barreiro, Shawn Chappel | Dual Representation | $5,450,000 | Scottsdale
Debbie Negrin, Jay Pennypacker, Will Foote, Jonathan Friedland | Dual Representation | $5,000,000 | Scottsdale

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Remote Getaways Across Arizona With Breathtaking Views and Incredible Designs

Properties across the state that give new meaning to a high-end getaway.

The properties include an iconic, historic hotel turned into a one-of-a-kind residence, a 238-acre ranch in southern Arizona, a contemporary gem in Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain and pristine land north of Phoenix that gives new meaning to live streams.

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Donna Chesler is proud to present the historic and renovated Little Daisy property in Jerome, Arizona. The asking price for this unique historic home is $5.9 million. It is located at 300 Upper Bell Road, Jerome, Arizona 86331. The Little Daisy opened in 1919 as a 40-room hotel. It was owned by Rawhide Jimmy Douglas who owned the Little Daisy Mine. 

The 12,398-square-foot Little Daisy has 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It is being listed for sale after a 9-year renovation. The renovation includes a reception area, wine cellar and unbelievable mountain views.

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Tracy and Tim Fitzgerald is listing 1,278 acres of land in Black Canyon City for $5 million.

The land is north of Anthem at 0000 Tara Springs Road, Black Canyon City, Arizona 85234

The land has 360-degree mountain views including of Thumb Butte as well as 3 live streams and a creek running through the property. It is bordered by the Tonto National Forest, Aqua Fria National Monument as well as other state and federal lands. There are Indian Ruins and historic gold and copper mines on the expansive site north of Phoenix.

There are 8 wells on the property which is also home to wildlife and more than 170 species of birds.

Daniel Wolski is excited to present a ‘Top of the World’ luxury home in Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain area.

This contemporary 9,186-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom dream home in North Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain features telescoping pocket doors, Spectacular views and a separate casita. This one-level masterpiece is listed for $9.75 million.

The luxury home is located at 9300 East Grapevine Pass Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262.

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Marty Durkin and Bill Baffert are honored to list the 238.22-acre Baffert Ranch property in Nogales.  The listing price is $4.95 million. The property has a mix of uses of and building and has been primarily used as a cattle and horse ranch. It features a 3,060-square-foot main ranch house as well as an office building and warehouse on the property. It is located at 50 West Escondido, Nogales Arizona, 85621.

Nancy Read is excited to present 4725 West Phantom Road, Prescott, Arizona 86305 for $1.65 million. The 5-bedroom 5-bathroom, 5,800-square foot backs 10,000 acres of national forest. It includes home office space and spectacular views. You can check out a video of the property here.

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russ lyon sir appoints bret lamberson as flagstaff sales manager

We are pleased to announce Bret Lamberson has been named Office Sales Manager for the Flagstaff Office.

Lamberson has more than 14 years of experience in real estate in the state of Arizona. He began his time with the company in 2005 as a Real Estate Sales Associate. He continued work with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty through 2016 while he obtained a Juris Doctor degree at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA. With his legal presence in San Francisco, he handled important tasks defending against wrongful convictions, real estate disputes, and litigated deportation defense cases before the Department of Justice Immigration Court. Lamberson is also fluent in Spanish, which helps him with both his legal practices and his involvement in real estate investments in Central America.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Flagstaff office is home to more than 35 agents and serves one of the highest performing housing markets in Northern Arizona. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty proudly serves Northern Arizona communities such as Sedona, Flagstaff, and Prescott.

Although my passion for real estate took me to San Francisco, I have loved Flagstaff and the four corners region since out family came here almost 40 years ago. It has been a pleasure to return to a world class company like Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. My goal as an Office Sales Manager is to create the greatest impact possible in a community that has already been so great to me. I am optimistic to see what the future holds.

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russ lyon sir lists sedona cultural park

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to offer one of the last and largest undeveloped pieces of land in Sedona.  The Sedona Cultural Park in Sedona, Arizona is truly the Gateway to West Sedona. This undeveloped property is approximately 40.9 acres and listed at $19,900,000.

Cultural Park has a premier location with unparalleled red rocks vistas, panoramic views, and sits against US Forest Service land on the west and north property boundaries. The property can be accessed from Highway 89A and Cultural Park Place and Arts Village Drive.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty real estate advisors Ed Pennington, Jeanette Sauer, and Tod Christensen are listing this one-of-a-kind property in America’s Most Beautiful City.

The Cultural Park is one of the largest undeveloped properties left in and around Sedona. Potential uses include housing, lodging, wellness village, a center of innovation, conference center, food service, retail, and other commercial uses.

Examples of approved uses for the property are outlined in the Sedona Community Plan update for the Western Gateway Community Focus Area City of Sedona. The City of Sedona would need to approve rezoning and land use. A copy can be provided to all interested parties.

There’s nothing else left that comes close to this size. This is the last largest piece of land available in Sedona and it offers tremendous potential including unmatched views of the Sedona Red Rocks,” said Listing Agent Ed Pennington of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

15 Cultural Park Place is being sold separately at $1,750,000. This two-story commercial office building, Zoning C-1 offers 5,797-square-feet with three office suites. Suites 1 and 2 are on the top level and are of 2,016-square-feet and 2,479-square-feet, respectively, and Suite 3 is on the main floor and is 401 SF. There are restrooms and a 4,448-square-foot covered parking structure with 18 parking spots.

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Live Equestrian ~ Luxury Horse Properties

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Presents Luxurious Horse Properties Just in time for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

The famous Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is back and set to take place February 15th- 25th at WestWorld of Scottsdale.  In honor of the famous horse show, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty presents four of the top horse properties for sale in Arizona providing both elegance and top notch amenities.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer present the first horse property located at 6625 W State Route 89a in Sedona. Located in the middle of Sedona’s breathtaking red rocks, this property offers stunning views, a gated estate, a comfortable picnic park and a charming home that is accompanied with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. This $14.2-million-dollar quintessential ranch provides 173 acres of land and includes a box stall barn, corral barn, working barn, hay barn and three arenas.

A 30-acre ranch personally designed by the 2017 Western Horseman of the Year, Al Dunning, is also for sale. This estate, located at 27411 N 160th St in Scottsdale is presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Denise Dunning-Ricketts. The ranch consists of a 3,942-square-foot residence, four modular homes, and a total of 49 stalls throughout several barns. Amenities in addition to the barns are a large cutting arena, cutting pen, round pen and a 150’x300′ arena with Priefert roping chute. This ranch is listed at $5 million.


Another estate is located at 5180 E Rockaway Hills Drive in Cave Creek and is listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Debbie Omundson. This 4,926 square foot home with breathtaking views offers a unique Southwestern feel that includes four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Sitting on 14 acres, equestrians will enjoy 12 stalls, the tack shed, a bunk house and bathroom, a chicken coup, hay storage and a large arena. This rare find is listed at $1.8 million.

The next featured home is located at 1215 W Lazy K Ranch Road in New River and is presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Dominick Cole. This unique New River property comes fully equipped with three bedrooms, bathrooms and measures out to 2,520 square feet. This home provides the residents with 2.3 acres of fenced in horse property with a sanded training area. While being surrounded by public land with endless trails, just down the road you’ll find a public horse arena featuring rope chutes, cattle pens, night lights, and a separate warmup pen. This property is listed for $472,000.

“These horse properties all embrace luxury and elegance, which is at the heart of our Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said CEO Todd Gillenwater of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. “With so many horse enthusiasts living here in the Arizona, the properties are vast and offer the best of the best when it comes to modern day horse facilities and amenities.”