The wife of a former top executive at Marriott International purchased the priciest home to sell in metro Phoenix this week. The Paradise Valley home of an award-winning interior designer also sold.
Kenneth Keith and Juliana Marriott paid cash for a 7,739-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley. Marriott is the widow of the late Stephen Marriott, who was a top executive in the Marriott hotel chain. The Santa Barbara-style home, with five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, has its own private well and generator. Every room opens to a shaded patio with fountains or fireplaces. Casa Blanca Property LLC, led by Gerald A Schwalbach, sold the home. He is manager of a SJS One LLC, a Minnesota company.
The Nylen 2007 Split Purchase Trust, led by Mark Nylen of South Dakota, paid cash for a 8,251-square-foot house in north Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain community. Nylen is president of Hepar Bioscience. The house, with five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, has a floating copper roof, soaring ceilings, retractable glass walls and “resort quality” patios, according to the listing. A Delaware LLC called JMB/MJB, led by James Benson, sold the property.
Andrew El Daye, general manager of Desert Coach Transportation, bought an 8,162-square-foot Paradise Valley estate. The house, with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, has a chef’s kitchen, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, four wings and a master bathroom with a washer and dryer. Dentist Koorosh Iganian sold the property.
A St. Louis LLC called Unstable Adventures Carefree, led by Jim Souers, paid cash for a new Desert Mountain property. He is president of Marcone Supply. The 6,100-square-foot modern house has four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and window walls. It was built by Tierra Custom Homes. DRJS Development, led by Joe Storey, was the seller.
William Trefethen, a financial adviser, purchased a modern Paradise Valley house next to Mummy Mountain that was sold by award-winning interior designer David Michael Miller. The 4,559-square-foot house has European Oak hardwood and Portuguese limestone floors, contemporary lighting, patios with custom-steel railings, a gym, game room, guest house and an infinity edge pool.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents Grant Almquist, Joe Bushong, Chad Christian and Suzi Miller represented both the buyer and seller.
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