By Ebony Day| December 30th, 2019
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Scottsdale captured all of the top-five spots on the latest list of metro Phoenix’s priciest home sales.

Among the buyers and sellers: a hall of fame sportscaster, a computer software company executive and a med spa owner.


ESPN's college basketball and football play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough purchased a mansion in Scottsdale’s Lombardi Estates. The broadcaster was the lead play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Football games from 2016-2018.

The 8,100-square-foot house was completed in 2019 and has five bedrooms, 8½ bathrooms, three powder rooms and an office.

The architectural design features include antique Belgian brick exterior wall accents, steel frame windows, fireplaces with limestone surrounds and custom French oak parquet flooring.

Tabarka Studio Home, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the house.


Richard and Charlene Williams of Winchester, Massachusetts, paid cash for a Spanish-style mansion in Scottsdale's DC Ranch.

The nearly three-acre corner lot estate is in Silverleaf’s Upper Canyon. 

The 6,705-square-foot house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It features multiple fireplaces, wood-inlaid ceilings and a separate two-bedroom guest casita.

Holly and Donald Schreiber Jr. sold the home through their trust.


Richard and Alisha McBee of Dallas purchased a ranch-style mansion in Scottsdale’s Dana Estates community. Richard McBee is the president and chief executive officer of Riverbed Technology, Inc., a computer software company based in San Francisco.

The 6,651-square-foot estate has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a separate guest house.

The home features floor-to-ceiling glass millwork, a large chef’s kitchen and a master suite with separate his-and-hers vanities.

CP HFT Development 3, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the home.


Lionel and Lisa Williams DeSilva used a trust to purchase a golf course lot mansion in Scottsdale’s Glenn Moor Estates community. Lisa Williams DeSilva is the owner of Ultra Smooth Skin, Inc., a medical spa with locations in Scottsdale and Chandler.

The 10,005-square-foot estate has four bedrooms, 6½ bathrooms and overlooks the 12th fairway of the Troon Country Club golf course.

The mansion features hand-carved wooden beams, stone flooring, a home theater, a 1,000-bottle wine vault and a six-car garage. The grounds include a resort-style backyard with a pool, spa and outdoor fireplace.

Nichole Groff sold the home through her trust.


Brian and Sharon Herndon of Box Elder, South Dakota, paid cash through a family trust for an estate in Scottsdale’s Pinnacle Peak Vistas III community.

Located in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the 4,439-square-foot house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The contemporary-style home has nine-foot ceilings and a great room with sliding glass walls that connect the home’s indoor and outdoor space. 

David Conley and Robert Saenz of Dallas sold the home

Researched by Ebony Day of The Arizona Republic and The Information Market.

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