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Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Desert Mountain Retreat Sells for $8.5M

This exquisitely appointed Desert Mountain retreat in Saguaro Forest has been sold by Bee Francis, Kathleen Benoit, Karen Baldwin and Anne Morrissey for $8,500,000.

The home offers breathtaking views of Scottsdale and Phoenix, stunning sunrise vistas and unlimited city lights. Its retracting glass doors showcase the seamless flow from the gracious interior living spaces to an outdoor entertaining paradise with negative-edge beachfront pool, billiard table, dining, kitchen with BBQ and pizza ovens, stone hearth, fire pit, and outdoor heaters. The finest of materials were selected to create this relaxed, transitional-style to promote a casual yet luxurious lifestyle.

Design features include limestone archways, magnificent custom tile and stone counters, French limestone and French oak floors. A magical setting with forever views.

Architecture, Golf, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

Marvelous Desert Mountain Homes

Golf Season is About to Tee Off and Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Proudly Presents Marvelous Desert Mountain Homes

North Scottsdale’s Most Exclusive and Desirable Private Residential Golf Community Offers Luxurious Living and Unrivaled Golf Experiences

Golf enthusiasts from across the world know that Arizona is synonymous with golf. From the sights and sounds at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, to the state’s scenic golf courses, Arizona is the world’s home for the sport.

Despite all the existing private golf communities, none rival the majesty of Desert Mountain. It’s the only private community in the world with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and the finest amenities to match.

The Desert Mountain lifestyle is like none other and Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to present five beautiful homes located in this private community that every golf enthusiast will think is “a hole in one.”

First up is a Golden Nugget Award of Merit-winner situated on more than five acres and close to Desert Mountain’s Cochise and Geronimo Golf Courses. The 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 6,421-square-foot-contemporary located at 39602 N. Charles Blair Macdonald Rd. is listed for $3,775,000 by Kathy Reed. The home’s award-winning architectural features include floating roofs and curvilinear elements as well as treated copper fascias, walls of glass and polished aggregate floors.

Next is a home designed by renowned Arizona architect Shelby Wilson, a 5 bed, 6.5 bath home located at 40916 N. 107th Place. Sitting on the highest point of Rose Quartz, the property is a golf lover’s dream situated on the 14th and 15th holes of Cochise golf course. Listed for $6,495,000 by Joanie Barreiro, no expense has been spared inside with magnificent architectural features as it offers floor-to-ceiling glass windows and finishes created by The Suzanne Biers Company.

Third is a stunning 7,727-square-foot-home located at 9792 E. Honey Mesquite Dr. with 5 beds and 7 baths and is listed by Cheryl D’Anna for $5,950,000. It offers extraordinary views of Desert Mountain’s Chiricahua golf course’s 16th fairway. European influences abound, and the home provides the best in elegance, comfort and entertainment. Not only will this home appeal to a golf enthusiast, the home is a wine lover’s paradise as it boasts a wine cellar that can accommodate more than a thousand bottles and also has a tasting room.

Sitting on two acres above Desert Mountain’s Geronimo golf course’s 12th hole is a 4 bed, 6 bath elegant home. Located at 9744 E. Madera Dr. and listed by Dan Wolski for $4,000,000, the 7,570-square-foot-home perfect for golfers of all levels with a uniquely-designed putting green. It’s also an entertainer’s dream, as it offers ample outdoor space, a negative edge pool, stone fireplace and waterfall features.

Last, but certainly not least, is a stunning 5 bed, 6 bath, 7,168-square-foot home perched on a mountain and sitting on over 5.5 acres. Listed by James Kolander and located at 39622 North Charles Blair Macdonald Rd., the home was designed by world-famous architect Bing Hu. Listed for $4,000,000, it is just south of the Geronimo and Cochise golf courses. All rooms are en-suite with balconies offering breathtaking mountain views.



Architecture, Real Estate, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Significant Sale ~ The Power of 4 $5,950,000

Luxury real estate experts Bee Francis, Anne Morrissey, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office represented the buyer of a $5,950,000 Paradise Valley Home.

The MRA handcrafted Mediterranean beauty sits on a 1.39 acre lot and was designed with gracious living in mind. Gorgeous fully wood paneled library/office, wine room, and ultimate kitchen with the finest appliances and finishes. The home also features a media/game room that opens to a huge covered patio, lush landscaping and green lawns plus a European styled pool with private ramada.

Architecture, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture

Significant Sale ~ The Power of 4 $2,835,000

Luxury real estate experts Bee Francis, Anne Morrissey, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office represented the seller of a beautiful new contemporary build in Desert Mountain.

The 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom by Salero Homes offers privacy with stunning views of city lights, sunsets and mountains in all directions with glass curtain walls throughout. The home features an attached casita, gourmet kitchen and massive great room with quartz stone fireplace and fir finished ceiling. The expansive patio provides sweeping vistas, negative edge pool and spa, and outdoor kitchen.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Notable Listing ~ Highest Priced Home at Desert Mountain

The Arizona Leader in Luxury Real Estate Features Top of the Line Residence with Timeless Design and Build

Inspired by an unlimited budget and a blank canvas, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty provides an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind buyer to own one of the finest properties in the Western United States, with architectural craft that has created a timeless and contemporary residence.

The jaw-dropping home, located at 9625 E AW Tillinghast Road in Scottsdale, is listed for $12,500,000, making it the highest priced residence on the market in Desert Mountain.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Agents Jay Pennypacker and Frank Aazami present the six bedroom, eight bath home, which sits on 16 acres on the promontory of a mountain, providing both privacy and luxury.

Designed with details such as Hope Steel doors, limestone flooring and custom copper details and trims around every window, doorway and wall, this lavish residence makes a statement to architecture around the country with its structure consisting of only of masonry, concrete and steel.

No details go unnoticed here, even the pioneering roof being decorated with “folded plates” of copper, adding even more rich texture.

“There were no short cuts taken on this home to save a buck,” said Ron Brissette, architect of the property. “The main focus was creating something wonderful.”

The main residence hosts an extravagant master suite, as well as several living and entertaining areas, making this the perfect place for not only privacy but also for hosting guests, something any owner of this detail-oriented home would want to do.

In addition, the backyard hosts an array of water features, including two pools. One of the pools, the lap pool, made of black granite, features vanishing, negative edges on all sides, looking out over the vast desert scenery.

“This property was designed to take advantage of the incredible scenery,” Pennypacker said. “The great room has practically a 360 degree view of the unobstructed surroundings.”

Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate, Russ Lyon

Significant Sale ~ $4,200,000 Frank Aazami & Paul Perry

Luxury real estate experts Frank Aazami of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Camelback Tower office and Paul Perry of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office close on Paradise Valley estate for $4,200,000

The blend of Mediterranean and Country French architecture home was completely remodeled and upgraded by GM Hunt and Architect Mark Candelaria Design – who originally designed this magnificent home in 2007.  Additional upgrades in 2015 by builder John | Schultz have transformed this home into something even more special. Light, bright and inviting interiors feature a gracious flyer, a generous master suite including views and private sitting room, two large family rooms, a theater, and a huge split game room. This home is a perfect 10 with Limestone floors, paneled walls, newer Kitchen and Baths, doors and windows, European style roofing tiles, and soft archways. Award-wining curb appeal and private lush backyard that boasts large grassy areas, Kids play space, and a large and romantic pool and spa.

Business, Entertainment, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate, Russ Lyon

Significant Sale ~ Kathy Reed and Mike Doyle Sell $4.45M Home

Luxury real estate experts Kathy Reed and Mike Doyle of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office sell custom contemporary home for $4,450,000.

The 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom sits high over the 2nd fairway of the Chiricahua golf course at the Desert Mountain Club. The modern home offers endless views of the Valley of the Sun with brilliant sunsets & city lights. The Italian telescoping glass doors allow the user to experience the great indoor-outdoor living. There outstanding finishes throughout such as Italian Limestone & wide planked Alder Hardwood floors set against the exquisite Venetian Plastered walls create a sense of the perfect epicurean haven. Other features include: fully integrated authentic Chateau model La Cornue Dual electric & gas range, Miele appliances, Sub-Zero fridge set with combination of marble, stainless and Ceasarstone counter tops, wine cellar, elevator, 5 fireplaces, Arizona room, pool & spa.

Business, Entertainment, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate, Russ Lyon

Significant Sale ~ Jay Pennypacker, Will Foote, Debbie Negrin and Mike Holder Sell $2,900,000 Scottsdale Estate

Luxury real estate experts Jay Pennypacker, Will Foote, Debbie Negrin and Mike Holder of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Pinnacle Peak office sell Desert Mountain home for $2,900,000.

The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is an architectural statement in the form of a curvilinear design that maximizes the indoor-outdoor living experience and offers panoramic sunset and city light views. One-of-a-kind Fleetwood motorized door system completely retracts into the wall creating a 36′ seamless flow from the Great Room to the outdoors. Details and materials include an extensive use of glass, steel, copper, black basalt and aggregate stucco textures on the exterior and interior, supplemented with limestone, granite and wood inside. The ideal floor plan with kitchen, dining and great rooms connected as one space. The master suite is split from the guest bedrooms and there are zero interior steps. The focal point of the outdoors is the heated pool and spa which frame a unique fire & water feature. This property is the epitome of timeless elegance harmonizing with the desert environment in a unique form of complete functionality.

Business, Entertainment, Golf, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate, Russ Lyon

Significant Sale ~ Cheryl D’Anna, Keith Marshall and Kirk Marshall Close $2,450,000 Scottsdale Home

Luxury real estate experts Cheryl D’Anna represented the buyer and Keith Marshall and Kirk Marshall represented the seller for a $2,450,000 Desert Mountain home.

This south facing soft contemporary home is located on the 15th green & lake of the Apache Golf course at Desert Mountain. The open floor plan has expansive glass, clean & light finishes and no interior steps. Southern exposure features golf course & mountain views. Large covered outdoor living spaces make this a wonderful home for entertaining or relaxing. The master retreat features private patio, exercise room, & ”spa” style bath – all with views to golf course & lake. The home has two additional en-suites and an attached 550 SF casita plus a study with an adjacent full bath.