Courtyards, showcase wine rooms and sports courts are among the luxurious features that can be found in some of this week's most expensive home sales in metropolitan Phoenix.
Among the luxury home buyers and sellers this week: A yoga fitness chain chairman, a Major League Baseball outfielder and a commercial real estate executive.
Eric and Kristin Kufel paid cash through a trust for a mansion in Scottsdale’s Lombardi Estates community. Eric Kufel is chairman of the Denver-based fitness chain, CorePower Yoga.
Inspired by French colonial-style architecture, the open-floor plan mansion features soaring vaulted ceilings and reclaimed brick accents. The estate grounds include lush landscaping, a sports court and a heated pool with waterfall features.
The 6,964-square-foot estate has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and was built in 2010.
Mills and Loretta Brown sold the house through their trust. Mills Brown is a founding principal at Ross Brown Partners, a real estate services company based in Scottsdale.
Scott and Carolyn Archer used a trust to purchase a gated mansion in Paradise Valley’s Grosse Pointe Highlands community. Scott Archer is a managing partner at Barclay Group, a commercial real estate firm with an office in Phoenix.
The 7,500-square-foot home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and was completed in 2018. The mansion comes with 14-foot groin vaulted ceilings, sliding glass walls and a wine room that holds over 930 bottles.
The resort-style backyard features two covered ramadas, an outdoor kitchen and a pool with a swim-up bar.
Former Arizona Diamondback outfielder Chris Young sold the home through a trust.
Phillip Pepple and Staci Beamer purchased an estate with modern architecture in Paradise Valley’s Paradise Highlands community.
The 5,775-square-foot home has four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. The house comes with floor-to-ceiling vanishing glass walls, a 300-bottle showcase wine room and limestone flooring. The estate grounds include private courtyards and a one-bedroom guest casita.
Jeffrey and Debra Andrews sold the home through a family trust.
Eric and Sarah Katz purchased an estate in Scottsdale’s Lombardi Estates community.
The home comes with column pillars, a formal dining room and hardwood flooring throughout. Grounds of the estate feature an outdoor fireplace and a lighted sports court.
The 5,135-square-foot estate has five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms.
Michael and Lindsay Morris sold the home through a trust.
Ashley and Christopher Vinson purchased a golf course lot house with a private courtyard in Phoenix's Ingleside Club Tract community.
The single-story house backs up to the 13th tee box of the Arizona Country Club golf course and recently was updated with smart home technology. The estate comes with a large covered patio equipped with a misting system, gas heaters and a built-in barbecue area.
There are four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms in the 4,944-square-foot home.
Scott and Mary Donaldson sold the property.
Researched by Ebony Day of The Arizona Republic and The Information Market.