Our Best and Most Unusual Sales!
. . . and the stories behind them! And
we actually have 4 of these available for purchase again!
House in N. Scottsdale, AZ at
N. 74th Pl, Scottsdale. $ 4.8 million.
Described by Stanley Marcus in his book, "The Book of Bests" as "the
most unique home in America." This 8,000 sq. ft. home was also featured
on the Discovery Channel and the cover of Architectural Digest and
profiled on the pages of "The House Book" next to Falling Water and the
Vanderbilt! There will never be another property so unique and very special.
The site was used as an ancient Native American encampment and solar
observatory by the Yavapai Apaches. In fact, The Boulder House earned a place on the National Register of
Historic Places. It began around 1980, when noted architects Gerry Jones and New Mexico architect Charles Johnson
transformed tons of natural granite boulders into an 8,000 sq. ft.
treasure of desert architecture. This residence, on a 10 acre
site, contains some amazing features, such as during the
solstice, a crack in the boulders produces a beam of light that crosses the main Great Room and
strikes a circular calendar chiseled in the rock by the ancients.
Simply extraordinary. Access a video tour by clicking on TV
shows button at the top of the page. . The residence was purchased by a major Native American
Skyranch Home on the Runway,
8360 E. Autoplane Drive, $ 2.65 million, with the largest hangar
ever built on the field, with a 90-foot-wide hangar door and more
space in the hangar than was in the house! This Skyranch home
bordered the runway and also the world-famous Desert Forest Golf
Course. The home has been featured by multiple TV
stations and also newspapers. It remains one of the largest
purchases ever made at Skyranch. See a video tour of the property by
clicking on the TV button at the top.
Tonto Hills home with a 35-room
Look at the photo above very carefully, and look for the rock walls
on both sides of the home. We've never seen this on a
residential lot before. This large parcel in Tonto Hills sold
this year for $380,000. The sellers had taken care of and stabilized
a fantastic group of over 35 rooms in a prehistoric Hohokam Indian
Pueblo dating back to the 11th century. Note the intricate
rock work on the inset photo, showing a doorway, with Four Peaks in
the background. It was awe-inspiring
to see the ruins scattered along the nearly 7 acre property that
bordered the Tonto National Forest. Described as "one of the
most important archeological sites identified in the local area."
One-of-a-kind and irreplaceable! Our thanks to Russ Lyon Sotheby's
agent and local historian Mark Hazelton for his help and guidance.
Spanish cliffside hacienda on 5 acres on 8400 E. Tumacacori Way
in Carefree, $ 1.79 million. This amazing home included a
road down to the picturesque Rowe Wash and a true resort
backyard designed by a professional pool builder. Location
is everything, and this is one of the most secluded in all of
Carefree, with large mountains rising to the North.
Skyranch Hacienda Estate on two lots,
bordering the golf course and runway! Sold for $2.25 million!
Premier airport property that was sited on two lots at Carefree
Skyranch. The property also included a massive hangar with
openings on two sides and a two bedroom private and separate casita.
This residence was on the runway of one of the most prestigious airparks
in the Nation, Skyranch at Carefree,a private world-class premier fly-in
community. The 4bdr 6,000+sf main house,2bdr 1600+sf separate guest
casita & 4400sf detached airplane hangar are situated on 2.3 acres. The
estate borders the 11th hole of the renowned Desert Forest Private Golf
Club, recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in
the US. The backyard is designed for the entertainer with a resort style
pool, 1500 sq ft putting green, expansive patio inclusive of an outdoor
fireplace and seating area, bbq & 2 intimate view decks.
Cave Creek Mountaintop Estate with 54
42820 N. Fleming Springs Road, Cave Creek. Sold in 2012 for $3.8
million. Fox10 called it "the greatest home they've ever
featured. Also showcased by the Wall St. Journal,
KTVK-Newschannel 3, and the Arizona Republic. This remarkable 10,000
sq. ft. Tuscan mansion on a private mountain was the biggest sale in
Cave Creek in over 7 years, and surpassed all Carefree and Boulders
sales in the last 5 years and was the largest amount of land
available with a house in the entire Phoenix area.
While the property was listed by us, some of the Who's Who of Business and
entertainment toured the remarkable property, Hollywood actors and
producers, NFL quarterbacks, inventors, and international
businessman. The home can never be duplicated again, and in
fact, might not have been possible, had former silent movie
star Grace Fredericks, the owner of the land next door, not given
the owners an easement to go across her land and build the road
along the ridgeline to the top. The gated features the home with
antique wood flooring througout, a gourmet kitchen by the pool,
nature trails, an elevator, a media room with 3 staggered rows of
electric leather chairs, upstairs and downstairs bars, large
wine cellar, and a Master Suite postioned so one can see the
sunrise and sunset from the same room. Adjacent to the Master
Suite is a full sitting room with fireplace and a large wrap-around
outdoor patio. The buyer was a Michigan industrialist and his
Carefree Contemporary home on a 7 Acre estate
lot, perched on a bluff. 8100 E. Grapevine
Rd, Carefree. $ 2 million. This view home was a rare horse property in Carefree
and we negotiated the purchase from the FDIC after they seized a Nevada
bank that went out of business. The construction loans had been with the
bank. The buyer has done much to improve the property, added a
private gate and more, and it is now on the market again for $2.395
piece of land was one of the great estate parcels left in the town, with
the property spilling over the bluff and across the stunning Rowe Wash.
This is a hiker and equestrian paradise.
Highest view property-12 acre gated estate on
844019 N. Cottonwood Canyon Drive, sold in 2016, $ 1.55 million.
This astonishing residence has double gates, full-size racquetball
court, lap pool, nature trails, back-up generator and many features to
make it one of the area's most incredible private sanctuaries. The
driveway is called "The Lombard Street of the Desert" as it rises
multiple switchbacks up the mountain, resembling San Francisco's famous
Highest View Property in Tonto Hills!
42418 N. Sombrero Road, Cave Creek. Sold for $ 859,000.
One of the Highest and Greatest view property in the Phoenix area, just across the border of
the luxury Desert
Mountain subdivision. This home rose above a 15,000 sq. ft. home in
Desert Mountain, and had a better view, more privacy at a bargain price!
One of the prized homes in Tonto Hills that sits on the ridge
overlooking the Phoenix area and a light show that comes on every night. This Santa Fe-style residence,
with a rugged, authentic look, is actually higher than the summit of Black
Stunning Paradise Valley Mansion with
award-winning Mediterranen design. On Marlette Avenue, sold
for $ 2.4 million. This estate features antiques purchased all over
Europe and built into the home, like the 17th century Spanish entry
doors. Featured on TV and a number of top magazines, there was no
attention to detail that was overlooked. Even the private casita,
with two bedrooms, was loaded with antiques that conveyed in the sale.
A lucky and envied buyer indeed!
Classic Paradise Valley Ranch Home beneath
Camelback Mountain, 5012 E. McDonald Drive, $1,040,000.
While not having the elegant lines of the mansion on Marlette, featured
above, this home may have had the best available views in all of
Paradise Valley! A classic Diamond in the Rough! It's not so much
the house, but the view over the pool that makes this such a charming
property. When our buyer purchased the home, it looked abandoned, had
no locks on the door, with a squatter occasionally sleeping inside. The
owners got to work, renovated the entire property and restored it to the
classic Paradise Valley country home it once was. And as you see in the
photo on the right, incredible views of the head of the Camel visible
from all over the property. The residence was purchased by a doctor
from the Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale ranch, home and equestrian center
with commercial zoning. On
Dixileta Drive. This rare property was sold 2016, $ 1.95 million,
on over 6 acres. With three homes, huge open and covered arenas, over 24
stalls. Maximum use was made of the available land in putting
together this full-service equestrian facility. Located in one of
N. Scottsdale's prime areas. One of the world's greatest retired
hockey players lived next door!