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Russ Lyon SIR Presents Luxian Scottsdale

We are excited to present Luxian Scottsdale, a new exclusive, boutique enclave at Camelback Mountain. Our real estate advisors, Joanna Wilkins and Christine Arnold are listing the luxury Luxian development. “Luxian Scottsdale features just 14 luxury villas with unparalleled views of Camelback Mountain and The Phoenician Golf Course and scores of high-end finishes,” Joanna Wilkins said. The luxury villas abut to one of the most iconic golf courses in Arizona. 

The gated development will have 3 two-bedroom units totaling 2,491 square feet and 11 three-bedroom units with 2,971 square feet. The Scottsdale project, which is located at one of the most iconic locations in the Southwest, already has two reservations. “The enclave is surrounded by the prestigious and recently remodeled Phoenician Golf Course. Villas have impressive, unobstructed views of fairways and Camelback Mountain,” Christine Arnold said.

Pricing for the two-bedroom villas starts at $1,457,000. Three-bedroom villas prices start at $1,738,000. There is a $25,000 lot premium on five of the villa locations. The lot premium price goes up on May 31st, 2019. Luxian Villas on Camelback LLC is building the project. The villas also have plenty of high-end and luxury finishes including Subzero appliances, a Wolf cook top and oven and buyers can customize their cabinets, lighting, flooring and fixtures.

Business, Golf, Real Estate

Kevin Gonzales Promoted to Vice President of Operations

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has promoted Kevin Gonzales to Vice President of Operations. Gonzales will oversee 12 offices across Arizona and will expand training programs to help Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents maximize their sales.

Kevin has been with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for 23 years, and he has earned success at every position he’s held. He has the unique ability to bring out the best in those around him. Simply put – he raises the bar. He is a significant addition to our executive leadership team and we congratulate him on his continued success in our company and in our industry,” said Todd Gillenwater, CEO and owner of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gonzales will continue his current roles as managing broker of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Pinnacle Peak and Market Street offices. The Pinnacle Peak office has 240 agents. The Market Street office is at D.C. Ranch and has 25 agents.

Gonzales said he is looking forward to working with agents and analyzing markets across Arizona. “I’m basically going to oversee all areas of operations having to do with agent development, management development,” Gonzales said of the newly created position. Gonzales said he enjoys analyzing markets and real estate trends. “I’m a real estate nerd. I love trying to understand markets and trying to understand where the next opportunities are,” he said. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has 850 agents.

Gonzales said he wants to train more agents under a Ninja Selling program. That is a four-day sales training immersion program. “We want to expand that to as many of our agents as possible,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales joined Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in 1996. He has been with the luxury residential real estate firm ever since. “I’ve been doing this for 23 years now,” Gonzales said. “I’m grateful for our ownership and the executive team for giving me this opportunity and having faith in me.”

Architecture, Business, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

Significant Sale ~ Frank Aazami and Cheryl Anderson

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates Frank Aazami and Cheryl Anderson of the Camelback Tower office provided exclusive representation for a $12,000,000 Paradise Valley home which is the fifth-highest price for a home ever sold in the Valley and second-highest price sale of a home this year. 

The significant sale is a palatial 17,912 square-foot mediterranean estate designed by architect, Juan Sandoval. Sitting on more than two acres and built by a renowned team of artisans with an unlimited budget, the home was designed by Juan Sandoval, following the format of 17th Century Colonial architecture, but with every modern convenience. Offering 5 bedrooms and 7 and a half baths, the magnificent home is unparalleled in its construction quality and architectural precision. The home features a six car main garage with custom doors and additional two car garage. Every inch of the estate was designed and built during a
ten year period.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes John Trischetti

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury real estate agent, John Trischetti, to the Pinnacle Peak office. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

 

Born and raised on Long Island, John’s passion for real estate was developed at an early age. Through accompanying his parents in their real estate pursuits, his passion to pursue a career of excellence as a Real Estate Broker was fostered. After graduating high school, John attended Arizona State University where he joined the ASU football team. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance where his takeaway was the immense potential and value in owning real estate. He realized that owning a home isn’t just about creating lifelong memories with family and friends, it was a wise investment. He truly believes owning a home with a long-term approach is the first step to realizing inter-generational financial stability and wealth. As a result, John decided to take his passion and love of real estate to Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Forming the Trischetti Group, John aims to assist others in realizing their own dreams. According to John, his focus is never money; rather, it is building, developing and maintaining relationships by always putting the interest of his clients first.

 

“I decided to join Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in order to raise my business to a higher standard of care. I strive to the best in the business and provide unparalleled service to my clients. The way to achieve the objective is to partner up with the most recognizable brand with the highest form of ethical value, Sotheby's International Realty!” Russ Lyon Sotheby;s International Realty has gathered realty experts in the field of luxury real estate dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. Additionally, the seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the company’s agents to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.

 

“John Trischetti brings many years of real estate experience to Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. An eastcoast transplant, John, or Johnny as his friends call him, has built a solid client base in the North Scottsdale real estate market” said Branch Manager, Kevin Gonzales. “ Johnny felt that his next step was to join forces with a Brokerage that would offer him the tools necessary to give his increasingly higher end listings International exposure. We are pleased to have Johnny associate with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Zoja Pedenko

Zoja was born in Moscow, raised in Europe, studied across Canada and the USA, all while continuing to explore the world through her love of travel. Now, she is happy to call the beautiful city of Scottsdale her home. Zoja’s diverse, worldly experiences allow her to understand the unique elements that make a place feel like Home. Zoja’s enthusiasm for helping others, combined with her diverse cultural background aid in her ability to connect with her clients, providing an exceptionally seamless service. Her goal is to make the selling or buying process an enjoyable experience.

Outside of real estate, Zoja gives back to her community through volunteering for Make-A-Wish Arizona, helping children with life-threatening medical conditions. She is happily married to her husband, with whom she enjoys to travel, explore new restaurants and hike the local mountains. Zoja graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science and she is fluent in Russian, French, Czech and English. 

“I’m very excited to join Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty because of the company’s prestige and outstanding reputation. I’m honored to be joining an amazing group of local real estate experts,” Pedenko said.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has gathered realty experts in the field of luxury real estate dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. Additionally, the seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the company’s agents to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.

“Zoja is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. ““I am thrilled that Zoja has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as her brokerage of choice to begin her Real Estate career. She comes to us with a deep understanding of many cultures and what it means to call a place home, experience that will undoubtedly benefit all of her clients.  Welcome, Zoja!”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Zane Belden

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury real estate agent, Zane Belden, to the Camelback Tower.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Originally from southern Illinois, Belden’s passion for real estate and homes began at the age of 25 as the General Contractor of his own home.  Prior to his career in real estate, Belden lead acquisitions in leasing, buying and selling land and oil reserves for his family’s oil business in southern Illinois and Kansas.  He also purchased, owns and manages several rental properties investments in southern Illinois. Since then, he has also bought, sold and rented several properties throughout Scottsdale.

With relatives based in Scottsdale for many years, Belden and his family are excited to begin a new journey.  His experience in buying and selling in the best golf communities, convenient townhomes and vacation homes/investment properties suit him well for the Scottsdale real estate environment.  His passion and enthusiasm turn any real estate endeavor into a fun and rewarding experience.   

 “I’m very excited to join the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family.  I say family because this is so much more than a brokerage. Support, leadership, excitement and class are what lead me to join. Truly a cut above that I’m honored to be a part of,” said Belden.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has gathered realty experts in the field of luxury real estate dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. Additionally, the seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the company’s agents to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.

 “Zane is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “I am thrilled that Zane has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as his brokerage of choice to begin his Real Estate career. He comes to us with an extremely strong business acumen, and no doubt will be of huge benefit to each of his clients. Welcome, Zane!”

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Notable Listing: The Dome at Casa Blanca

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, “The Dome” at Casa Blanca is a Valley landmark has hosted movie stars, politicians, dignitaries and other celebrities for decades.

Listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent and Casa Blanca community resident Grant Almquist for $1,175,000, this architectural treasure is a charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence surrounded by a lush garden patio. The 25’ onion-shaped dome rises dramatically above a generous family room with clerestory windows that fill the space with natural light. Colorful tile and hand-carved millwork throughout adds to The Dome’s incomparable ambiance.

The Casa Blanca Inn was originally built in the 1930s, and it first served as the winter escape for the Kellogg Family. Later, The Dome became Casa Blanca Inn’s famed Sultan’s Table restaurant and cocktail lounge.

During its heyday, the Casa Blanca Inn was a winter retreat frequently visited by cinema legends and politicians alike. Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Betty Grable stayed at the Casa Blanca Inn. Additionally, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie vacationed at the inn many times. Now, the Casa Blanca Inn is a luxurious guard-gated residential community.

“A prospective buyer will fall in love with this home from the first time he or she lays eyes on it,” said Almquist. “I am a Casa Blanca resident and I list many of the homes for sale in the community, but there is nothing else like The Dome. Not only is it a magnificently-designed historic treasure, there are countless stories about all the legendary celebrities who have visited The Dome and have stayed at the Casa Blanca Inn.”

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, Automobile, Entertainment, Real Estate

Every Car Needs a Home

In honor of the RM Sotheby’s car show and auction happening this month at the Arizona Biltmore, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, presents exquisite homes with features that are unparalleled in style, entertainment, and most importantly, revved-up for all types of car fanatics.

 


First stop on Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s list for car enthusiasts is an exclusive listing, located in Paradise Valley, comprised of 20,000 square feet with 6 beds and 13.5 baths. This elusive estate is listed by agents Michel Edery and Frank Aazami for $22,800,000. Amongst the numerous extravagant features, this listing supports a fleet of vehicles with a 20-car garage.

Up next, in Carefree, is a 5 bed and 3.5 bath home located at 8360 E Autoplane Dr, listed with Preston Westmoreland, for $2,500,000. Airplane hangars are not just for airplanes anymore; RVs, boats, car collections and all types of toys can fit into this massive space. Enjoy a functional, super-sized, 90-foot-wide facility to store and showcase any collection. This hangar can hold an airplane, 20 cars, boats, or RVs. No expense was spared during the construction of this whimsical dream home and it is also perfect for entertaining with spectacular patio views.

The Valley isn’t the only location for decadent garages. In the secluded area of Prescott, a 4 bed and 7 bath, 6,978-square-foot home, located at 2031 W Thumb Butte Rd, is listed by Nancy Read for $2,490,000. With a grand foyer entrance, library, living room, conservatory, wine cellar, laundry room, dining room, chef’s kitchen, and a breakfast nook, the stunning property also features a 12-car garage, equipped with RV storage. The property ensures ample space for any collection.

Another Paradise Valley estate on the list, is a 5 bed and 7.5 bath, 17,912-square-foot home, located at 8100 N 68th St, listed with Frank Aazami for $18,000,000. This magnificent home is unparalleled in its construction quality and architectural precision. Every part of this two acre estate was designed and built over a ten-year period. Amongst the meticulous features is the six-car garage. The area is designed with extended length and height, providing plenty of space for larger vehicles. The colored tiles also help to brighten up the room.

Last, but certainly not least, is a beautiful home located at 5350 E Exeter Boulevard in Phoenix. This 6 bed and 7 bath home is presented by Cionne McCarthy and listed for $3,900,000. Not only does this listing include handcrafted woodwork throughout, along with a true wine cellar, but it also comes with a four-car garage. The area includes both direct and side entry access and features an electric door opener.

 

 

Architecture, Music, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Notable Listing // DJ Khaled Lists Mediterranean Villa

DJ Khaled Lists Mediterranean Villa for $7.99M

The record producer and social-media celebrity has listed his luxe 6,700 SF Aventura mansion with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Janet Ben Zvi. Customized for a hip-hop mogul, it has a sneaker closet that fits 500+ pairs, a home theatre, and a dock with a lift for his jet skis. Read the full story through The Wall Street Journal.