Putting greens, stone fireplaces and radiant heated floors are among the luxurious features that can be found in some of this week's most expensive home sales in metro Phoenix.
In one of the priciest home sales of the year, Amy Connor paid cash for a palatial Mediterranean-style mansion influenced by 17th-century colonial architecture.
Frank Aazami, a realtor with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, said it was the second highest residential sale in metro Phoenix this year.
The 17,912-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley's Camelback Country Club Estates was designed by architect Juan Sandoval and has five bedrooms and 7 ½ bathrooms.
It features a brick-paved driveway, large Honduran Mahogany entry doors, an elevator system and multiple solid-stone Canterra fireplaces.
The mansion has two kitchens with granite slab counters and a butler’s pantry with a wood-burning fireplace for indoor grilling. The luxurious formal dining room has 18-foot coffered ceilings and candle chandeliers.
The master bedroom features a bathroom with a steam shower and radiant heated floors. The home also comes with a theater, wine cellar, game room with walk-in bar, wood-paneled library and two guest suites.
The grounds include two central courtyards with nine fountains, a garden and a large mosaic-tile saltwater pool with separate spa.
Christopher Leclair Daugherty, successor trustee of the Daugherty Survivor's Trust, sold the 2.15-acre lot property.
Clayton Coady paid cash through his trust for a mansion in Paradise Valley's gated Judson community. Coady is the owner of the Applewood Pet Resort in Paradise Valley.
The 9,400-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and sits on a 1.21-acre lot.
The mansion comes with an entertainment annex of more than 2,000 square feet that includes a home theater and guest casita. The grounds of the estate feature a pool pavilion with a resort-style pool with a slide, wading pool, grotto and spa.
John Hayden, trustee of the GST Exempt Marital Trust, sold the house. Records show the property was purchased for $2.8 million in 2011.
Lee D. Marshall paid cash through his trust for a house in Scottsdale's DC Ranch. Marshall is the chief executive officer at MagicSpace Entertainment, a live entertainment promotion company based in Utah.
The 5,421-square-foot house sits on the 11th fairway of the Country Club at DC Ranch and comes with five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms.
The two-story house features a kitchen with a custom-built wet bar that opens to a covered patio, fireplace, heated pool and mountain views. The house has a Crestron home-automation system, a four-car garage with a lift and a detached guest house.
Randy and Lisa Wilcox sold the property.
Michael and Cherie Rippey paid cash for a 7,179-square-foot house with a central courtyard in Paradise Valley's Metes and Bounds community. Michael Rippey is an executive at ArcelorMittal USA, an Illinois-based domestic steel manufacturer and mining company.
Built in 2005 by Nance Construction and designed by architect Mark Candelaria, the two-story Santa Barbara-style mansion features wooden ceiling beams, arched doorways, a chef's kitchen and a master suite with his-and-hers closets.
The mansion's backyard has mountain views and includes a pool, barbecue area and a putting green.
The home was sold by Edward and Debra Smith, who purchased the property in 2012 for $3 million.
Jonathan and Natalie Beatty, trustees of the Beatty Family Trust, purchased this mansion with views of Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley's Mockingbird Lane Estates community.
The 6,437-square-foot house comes with five bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms and is a brand-new construction. The grounds include a front courtyard, pool/spa, ramada with a fireplace and a guest casita.
The house was sold by Norton Development Co., a Utah corporation, and a related Arizona limited-liability company.
Researched by Ebony Day of The Arizona Republic and The Information Market.