Most of the priciest houses to sell in metro Phoenix last week can be found in north Scottsdale. Desert Mountain was a hotspot for luxury home sales, with three of the houses located there. A couple of the homes were designed by award-winning architects, and one was voted the best home on the Pinnacle Peak Home Tour.
Jerry and Laura Linzey paid cash for a 5,517-square-foot home in north Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain community. The house with five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms has a large outdoor entertaining area with a pool, shower and fireplace. The inside of the home has beam ceilings and custom-master bedroom closets.
Mark Geweke sold the home. Daniel Wolski of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty had the listings.
Rebecca Fowler and Cary Flanders, executives with RAC Financial, purchased a 10,044-square-foot mansion in north Scottsdale’s Prado Estates. The Spanish Hacienda-style home with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms won the Pinnacle Peak home tour. Situated on 4.4 acres, the house has Venetian plaster walls, hand-carved wood columns and cabinets, scrolling wrought iron accents and Cantera stone fireplace hearths.
A Delaware LLC called Luis Elena sold the property.
Benjamin Nissanoff, CEO of day-spa chain Me Spa, bought a 7,500-square-foot Paradise Valley home with five bedrooms and 6 ½ bathrooms. The house built with reclaimed barn wood has a 1,400-bottle wine cellar, a guest house, an outdoor kitchen next to the pool and a five-car garage.
Glenn and Suzanne Lurie sold it. Glenn Lurie is former CEO of Synchronoss Technologies
The Armstrong Family Trust paid cash for a 6,852-square-foot house in Desert Mountain. The home designed by David Hovey is nicknamed Shadow Caster. It has five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms and is built with concrete block, exposed steel beams, stainless steel kitchen countertops and many floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
The Kim Trust sold the property.
Ruth Kimmelshue and Gary Reding paid cash for a 5,600-square-foot Desert Mountain home with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Kimmelshue is a senior vice president with the food giant Cargill. The Mediterranean-style home was designed by James Hann and has exposed beams, natural stone, an office, a chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, a wet bar and a game room.
Daniel and Wendy Sobic sold the home.
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