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Notable Listing: Last George Christensen Design for Sale

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to list yet another one-of-a-kind home on the market; the last iconic architectural design by George Christensen for $3.65 Million.


Listed by agents Jan Kabbani and Cliff Davis of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Camelback Tower office, this 6,578-square-foot, 5 bed and 6.5 bath masterpiece, is located at 7307 N. Black Rock Trail in Paradise Valley.

The award winning home by renowned architect, George Christensen, is designed with the highest quality materials of stone, wood, marble and steel creating an organically sustainable experience. This architecturally significant, texture rich soft contemporary home has dramatic mountain views and a masterful use of natural light with amazing views from nearly every window in guard-gated Clearwater Hills.

Christensen has had many of his designs appear in publications including Architectural Digest, Sunset Magazine, and Phoenix Home and Garden. Christensen moved to Phoenix in 1957 and founded George Christensen and Associates. His firm designed hundreds of residences and more than 40 churches. The design of this estate was in Christensen’s archives and had to be released to be built. This Clearwater Hills home is the last design by Christensen to be constructed before passing away.

Scottsdale Architect, Mark Candelaria, AIA, was mentored by Christensen for over 18 years. Candelaria is the founder of Candelaria Design which he started in 1999 after an 18 year career as one of the founding partners of CCBG Architects in Phoenix.

“George listened to his clients and always did his best to give them their house, and that was the best lesson I ever received,” said Candelaria. “He designed quickly and went with his instincts and didn’t over think things. He trusted his intuition and combined that with the spirit of his client to create his designs.” 

Noteworthy features include a sumptuous master suite and bath with dual vanities, a detached guest house, high ceilings, telescopic doors that blend indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly, a sparkling zero edge infinity pool, exercise room, fire pit, grass lawn, an outstanding barbeque area, and a 3-car garage just to name a few.

Additionally, a true chef ’s kitchen with Wolf appliances, double ovens, Sub-Zero and wine storage open to an expansive family and game room with the very latest high-tech electronics, low voltage lighting and much more. The spacious home also showcases formal living and dining areas with two separate offices, one of them overlooking the pool with elevated views to city lights.

“The seller is a sailor and so was the late Mr. Christensen, it’s interesting they both shared this passion,” said listing agent Jan Kabbani. “I think this is expressed in the design of the masterful use of natural light and windows strategically placed throughout the home for nearly every window having a view.”

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