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 Q & A with Polo Champion – Nic Roldan 

Fueled by talent, charisma, and passion, Nic Roldan is the leading American polo player with an impressive 8-goal handicap rating. He is the youngest polo player in the world to win the prestigious U.S. Open Polo title at 15 and has captained Team USA, winning victoriously on all five continents at every level; Nic attracts worldwide acclaim. His commitment to increasing awareness and participation in the sport he loves with a broader audience of players and new spectators reflects his passionate dedication to Polo. 

Nic will return and headline the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on November 5th at West World of Scottsdale. 

Nic Roldan is a licensed REALTOR®; see with Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty in Wellington, Florida. He also develops, flips, and constructs properties, having personally created eight properties. 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty had the opportunity to sit down with this America Polo Star to get his take on playing polo in the desert and how his journey began. 

Tell us how you were first introduced to the sport of polo. 

It runs in the family; I’m a 4th generation polo player. 

Is polo your first love, or is there another sport you love equally? 

I love sports, and that competitive spirit gets translated into all areas. Off the polo field, I’m an avid golfer. When I was a kid, I played junior golf and got into the Junior Olympics with roller hockey. 

For those who have never played polo, what makes the sport so fascinating to watch and play? 

The athleticism of the horses and athletes is a perfect mix of beauty and power, the symbiosis between man and horse. The adrenaline. 

Do you have any goals you hope to still achieve in the sport? 

Yes, always! To win another U.S. Open Polo Championships and to play in Argentina again at the game’s highest level. Likewise, I’m passionate about continuing to grow the sport of polo and highlighting the horses in it. 

What are you looking forward to when coming to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on November 5th? 

The energy, the fans, the support, and the infectious excitement that the event generates. 

You have played all over the world, including Scottsdale, several times. How does the Valley of the Sun and Scottsdale, in particular, compare to some of the other polo destinations you regularly play? 

For the most part, Polo is played in warm climates, and during that time, Scottsdale’s climate is perfect. It’s a showcase event truly bringing polo to a whole new and fresh demographic, and the vibe is fantastic. 

Any advice for those looking to get into Polo? 

Don’t stress about the rules too much, as often that inhibits you from enjoying the game’s fluidity. The most critical factor for anyone getting into the sport is the actual riding, that is, the belt and braces of our sport; if you can master riding, you are 70% there.

Entertainment, Real Estate, Russ Lyon

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Kimberly Wang

 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 Advisor Kimberly Wang to the Camelback Tower 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. 

Kimberly Wang has been a REALTOR® for over 18 years and is consistently in the top 1% of REALTORS® in Arizona for sales volume. Her designations include Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Luxury Division and Million Dollar Guild, and Certified Distressed Property Expert. Kimberly also serves on the Keller Williams Board of Directors and is an instructor on the Keller Williams Master Faculty.

She is keen on helping people fulfill the American Dream of home ownership. Even if that dream seems daunting, Kimberly gets it done for her clients by guiding them through everything from credit repair to loan applications, all while promoting the value of manifesting their dream home visions. There is no “one size fits all” in real estate, so her out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, tenacity, and passion help bring sweet harmony to every client she comes in contact with.

Meeting Kimberly was such a breath of fresh air! Organized, highly intelligent and a spark for the business that is evident in her eyes. Her career will reach new heights since partnering with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and we look forward to all that ecompasses!

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Architecture, Art, Business, Real Estate

The Power of 4 Represents Seller of a $4M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, and Kathleen Benoit of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the seller of a $4,000,000 desert contemporary estate in Scottsdale.

A creation by 3 Masters of the Southwest, architect Terry Kilbane, builder Jim Manship, and Design Directives Interiors, the 7,176 SF home offers 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and showcases the natural beauty of indigenous stone, wood, and copper. This masterpiece is strategically sited on a ridgeline in a linear fashion to take full advantage of the southern exposure providing breathtaking mountain, valley, and city light views. Perfect for music and art lovers, the entertaining spaces flow seamlessly throughout the main level and exterior living spaces that include a large pool in the shape of a grand piano. Unparalleled attention to detail is found throughout from the stunning entry door to the beamed ceilings, copper hearths, and mahogany cabinetry.

Architecture, Art, Business, Real Estate

The Power of 4 Represents Seller of a $4,350,000 Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office has represented the seller of a $4,350,000 Spanish Hacienda estate in Scottsdale.

The 10,260 SF Desert Mountain home is located in the pristine Deer Run Village. A very private setting on 4.4 acres surrounded by panoramic mountain and golf course views. The gated entry opens to a courtyard bursting with colorful gardens and overlooks the 5-star lushly landscaped resort-style pool and patio. Each room of the home is designed with architectural continuity featuring chiseled stone, hand-hewn beams and plaster walls. Enjoy the formal gathering area with soaring stone fireplace, or the intimate gourmet kitchen and adding hearth room. The master and 4 ensuite bedrooms all open to the enclosed courtyard pool area which is anchored at one end by a grand family room.

Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Real Estate

The Power of 4 and Tami Henderson Represent Seller and Buyer for a $3,000,000 Scottdsale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin, Kathleen Benoit and Tami Henderson of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the seller and buyer of a $3,000,000 contemporary home in Scottsdale.  

Located within the gates of Desert Mountain, the 5,612 SF home built by Gemini offers an open floor plan that takes advantage of breathtaking views from all of the main entertaining spaces. Offering 4-bedrooms and 6.5-bathrooms, the home has fully retractable sliding doors to enhance the home’s indoor/outdoor experience, a 3-car garage and over 3 fireplaces throughout.

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

The Luckys Represent the Seller and Buyer of a $3.2M Scottsdale Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Lisa Lucky and Laura Lucky of the Russ Lyon SIR Pinnacle Peak office have represented the seller of a $3,200,000 Troon Village home in Scottsdale.

Built by RS Homes, the 6,975 SF home located in the gated community of Troon Ridge Estates at Troon Village embraces world-class luxury. Featuring 5-bedrooms and 4.5-bathrooms, the home sits on three and a half hillside acres backing to Troon Mountain. Materials and additional accents with the extensive home upgrade and renovation include fine stonework, wide-plank wood and slate stone floors, wood beam ceilings, custom millwork and cabinetry. The soaring ceilings highlight the Tuscan styling and timeless architecture with views from every room. 

A true resort-style yard with ample space for entertaining features multiple patio and balcony spaces, artificial turf putting green, a Whisper Rock Club inspired fireplace setting, negative edge pool, spa, bar with built-in barbecue, lush desert landscaping and a dramatic natural boulder and saguaro cacti backdrop.

Architecture, Business, Golf, Real Estate

The Power of 4 Represented the Seller of a Scottsdale Estate for $3,150,000

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty (Russ Lyon SIR) is proud to announce that Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis, Karen Baldwin and Kathleen Benoit, The Power of 4, of the Russ Lyon SIR Desert Mountain office have represented the seller of a custom $3,150,000 Desert Mountain home in Scottsdale.

Built by Stonehenge, the Tuscan 6,206 SF estate sits on the 7th fairway of Desert Mountain’s picturesque Chiricahua course with panoramic vistas from Four Peaks to Pinnacle Peak. The home features 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, a great floor plan with no steps, a 250 bottle wine room, workout room and sunroom. The home includes extensive technology with a security camera system, art lighting and Lutron lighting controls. The resort patio features a negative edge pool and spa and generous sun and shade areas for desert living.

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, 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.”