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Hoop Dreams: Best Homes for Basketball Lovers

It’s the March Madness in Luxury Home Shopping

The Valley of the Sun is a dream come true for basketball fans in 2017.

When the Final Four tips off in Phoenix, the Valley will be surging with basketball spirit. Even without a March Madness presence here, Arizona, with the Suns and successful college programs in the Valley and in Tucson, is a hoops haven. In that spirit Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has selected some properties that will make homes for those who can’t get enough hoops on TV.

Our first court kingdom is perfect for anyone who dreams of shooting baskets first thing in the morning or getting in a practice session before bed. Located at 13808 S. Canyon Dr. in the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix, this 9,100-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom gated community, hilltop estate is being offered by  listing agents Frank Aazami and Jennifer Parks.

It was designed to please the basketball fan with an indoor, high-end basketball court. You can pretend you’re Larry Bird one minute and in the next you can cool off and take in majestic views from one of the private balconies. Hand-painted murals and 17th Century doors and cabinetry make this a charmer. After a game of one-on-one, owners can relax with a visit to the large wine cellar, generous bar and entertaining space.

Our next hoops home is at 4320 Rose Lane in Paradise Valley and being offered by listing agent Michelle Sarocka. This $2,599,000, 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom is a 7,685 square foot baller’s paradise.  You can work up a sweat draining threes at an outdoor court and then continue your hot shooting streak steps away in a pool that also has a basketball hoop.

Nestled in a cul-de-sac in the heart of PV, this estate reminds one of a resort with its sport court, pool, spa, putting green, built-in barbecue, fire pit and guest house. Inside is cozy with a stone fireplace in the living room, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar and private office. Relax after your shoot-around session on the private outdoor patio or watch the latest round of NBA games in the media room.

Our final slam-dunk estate, at 10040 Happy Valley Rd. (Unit 5) in Scottsdale is being offered at $4,399,300 by listing agent Nancy Sertich. This 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom measures 11,786 square feet and a timeless masterpiece on 2.25 acres of Sonoran Desert is private and secluded, with city light and mountain views. What will be irresistible for basketball fans at this estate is the stunning number of places where one can watch the big game with family and friends. Televisions are strategically located throughout the spacious living areas, which boast dramatic walls of windows.

A 1,600-square-foot, 2-bedroom guest house can accommodate some friends staying the night after the game. You can transition to the links with the golf simulator, a Jack Nicklaus championship golf course, 18-hole putting course, newly designed clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center at Desert Highlands.


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