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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Racquel Miller

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, Racquel Miller, 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.

Racquel and her family have called Paradise Valley home for almost two decades. With first-hand knowledge of this exquisite area, she can offer an exceptional home buying experience. As a past educator, Racquel understand the importance of market knowledge. That translates into helping sellers achieve optimal market positioning and finding the absolute best location, home and value that meets any buyers’ needs.  While listing and sales transaction are inherently complex, her main goal: make your move as seamless as possible. 

 Racquel moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Miami, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master in Education. Arizona became her home in 1994. She later was married to her current husband, Jamir Miller, and now has three beautiful children.

Her husband was blessed to have a 10 Year, All Pro Career, in the National Football League. As an NFL wife, she was able to live a life of servitude. They are true believers in always giving back, leading to the creation of their Jamir Miller Foundation, supporting women and children at risk. Racquel has chaired and supported many fundraising events and continues to stay involved in her community.

“My passion is helping others and my calling card is service, at the highest level,” said Racquel Miller. “I am thrilled to be part of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty team at the Camelback Tower.  I look forward to having the opportunity to service clients with my first-hand knowledge of our exquisite neighborhoods.”

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.

“Racquel Miller is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “Raquel epitomizes the perfect Real Estate agent that we desire to be in business with at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. I am so grateful that she chose our Real Estate Firm to be in business with! I know that with her track record of success and servant leader mentality, she will be a huge asset to anyone buying or selling real estate in Arizona. Welcome to the family, Raquel!”

Architecture, Golf, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Significant Sale ~ The Power of 4 $2,225,000

Luxury real estate experts Kathleen Benoit, Karen Baldwin, Bee Francis and Anne Morrissey of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office represented the seller of a $2,225,000 Scottsdale home at Desert Mountain.

Bird’s-eye Valley views from every room of this stunning and sophisticated retreat by architect James Hann. Exquisite finishes of stone, wood, glass and metal executed by artisan craftsmen with award winning Est Est Interiors. The home also features soaring ceilings, yet cozy enclaves with city, mountain and desert vistas open to a private paradise pool and patio with waterfalls and boulder outcroppings.

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

Significant Sale ~ Will Foote, Debbie Negrin, Jay Pennypacker $2,950,000

Luxury real estate experts Will Foote, Debbie Negrin and Jay Pennypacker of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Pinnacle Peak office provided exclusive representation for a $2,950,000 home in Estancia.

The 3-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home was rooted in the principles of Old World architecture in Tuscany to create an elegant European style estate. The estate was crafted on a southwest facing homesite to provide the optimal solar orientation to enjoy winter sun and sunset views. An Authentic masterpiece with wood beam ceiling details and field stone accent walls, antiqued saltillo tile flooring, reclaimed limestone fireplace and hand-forged iron works. The open great room floor plan is perfect for entertaining with a seamless flow from the large kitchen to living and dining areas.

Architecture, Golf, Real Estate, Residential, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Significant Sale ~ Allan MacDonald $2,325,000

Luxury real estate expert Allan MacDonald presented exclusive representation for a $2,325,000 DC Ranch Country Club home.

The use of authentic European antiquities created a masterpiece with building materials include antique clay roof tiles, imported 400 year old beams, limestone fireplace and fountains, antique doors, DC Ranch field stone, Italian plaster walls and zinc countertops. . This one of a kind home was the prototype for the Silverleaf Clubhouse. The home exudes European charm in every room and is a certified green house by the City of Scottsdale.

Architecture, Real Estate, Residential Architecture, Residential Real Estate

Significant Sale ~ Rusty Davis and Cliff Davis III $2,900,000

Luxury real estate experts Rusty Davis and Cliff Davis III Sell Paradise Valley home by award-winning builder Gray Properties, Inc for $2,900,000.

The exquisite 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom custom home is walking distance to Gainey Ranch and close to Camelback Golf Course with wonderful mountain views. The home includes a gated auto court, detached guest house, Ramada, pool and spa, sports court and putting green. The home also features include wood beam ceilings, imported hand carved limestone fireplaces, imported Mexican Cantera stone, shaker style white Alder cabinets and vintage French Oak wood flooring.

Business, Land and Lots, Real Estate, Residential, Russ Lyon

Significant Listing: ~20 Acres of Paradise Valley

Huge Swath of Rare Paradise Valley Land Comes Onto Market

For $28 million you can own a very large piece of paradise.

A 19.32-acre swath of Paradise Valley land at the base of Mummy Mountain is now on the market. Owners can either build a massive estate, a gated subdivision with views or custom homes – with 841,669 square feet the options are plentiful.

Located on 8039 N Coconino Road, the property comprises four contiguous separate lots – on the East side of Coconino Rd, just south of Mockingbird – being sold together.

It is the largest vacant, flat residential piece of land still available in the entire town of Paradise Valley.

“It’s extremely rare that this kind of land in this kind of location becomes available,” said  listing agent Rusty Davis. “Having football fields worth of land at the base of a mountain is an amazing opportunity for potential estate builders or developers.”

Business, Entertainment, General, Inspiration, Land and Lots, Real Estate, Residential, Russ Lyon

Heaven for Horse Lovers

Four Magnificent Properties Ideal for Raising and Riding Horses

Arizona can be considered a horse-friendly state, with ranches dotting landscapes in every corner of the state. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has selected some of the best horse properties in the state – places with extraordinary accommodations for both horses and humans alike. Each of these pieces of horse paradise combines elegance, sophistication and the perfect outdoor setting.

Our first favorite horse homestead is a 173-acre ranch in the shadow of the red rocks of Sedona, at 6624 W. State Route 89A, and being offered by listing agent Paul Sexson for $15,200,000.

Built by the Wrigley Family and currently owned by the Hills Family (Hill Brothers Coffee), El Rojo Grande Ranch sits on the largest undeveloped privately-owned parcels in Sedona. A box-stall barn, corral barn, working barn, three arenas, hay barn and two corrals make it ideal for horses. A park with two grass areas, picnic tables, bandstand and stone fireplace make this the ideal place for owners to entertain. The 6,700-square-foot main residence showcases luxurious and impeccable Southwestern style. A 1,350-square-foot guest casita and 1,575-square-foot caretaker’s quarters make it even more accommodating.

Our next horse lover’s paradise, being offered for $2,495,000 by Russ Lyon| Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Cheryl Anderson, is at 5868 E. Berneil Lane in Paradise Valley. Rancho Lucero, originally built in 1951, is named after the original owner’s favorite quarter horse, Starlight. Featured in ‘”Images in America, Paradise Valley Architecture,” this magnificent property boasts six bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house, with a guest house offering a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.

The next magnificent Arizona horse property is in Scottsdale. Listed at $1,420,000 by Russ Lyon | Sotheby International Realty listing agent Jeffery Hall, the 12845 E. Gold Dust Avenue property defines country elegance. The 2.3-acre ranch features easy access to riding trails and is just minutes from WestWorld. The 4,799-square-foot home with a gated, private entrance has four bedrooms and five bathrooms plus a self-contained guest house. Beautiful alder millwork appears throughout the house.

Another beautiful Scottsdale horse ranch rounds out our list. At $1,950,000, this exquisite equine estate is located at 26625 N. 61st St. and is listed by Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Lisa Lucky. Set on 2.14 acres, the 6,689-square-foot estate features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, a 12-car garage (a lot of “horsepower”…) and horse facilities that include a four-stall barn. Three additional guest rooms are available as well as a theater room and office. The horse facilities contain two tack rooms, feed room, wash room, a round pen and open air arena, in and out corrals, and an automatic watering system.

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