position: Paradise Valley, Arizona
price: $16 million
Known for its upscale golf courses and resorts, expensive real estate, and thriving restaurant scene, the town is Arizona’s richest municipality, according to published reports.
“Paradise Valley is our neighborhood’s Beverly Hills. It’s a lot of entrepreneurs and old Phoenix money,” said Frank Azami, listing agent for Las Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, with a minimum of 1 acre. zoning and many 5 acre spreads.
The original owner “combined two one-acre parcels to create this platform that’s all on one level,” he said. “They had to raise one area six feet to level it.”
“They made a triangle and it’s all surrounded by walls and gates,” Azami said. “It’s a very safe and private place to live.”
The cladding is layered with oleander shrubs, he said. “You can barely see it from the street.”
The walls create a microclimate inside, he added. “The owner can grow bananas and papaya there. It’s like being in South America.”
According to the list, everything, including much of the ironwork and furniture, was made and manufactured on site using craftsmen and materials brought over from Italy.
“It’s a real work of art,” says Azami. “It took 10 years to build. It’s built like a mini-resort.”
The marble and Mexican tile floors throughout are carefully book-matched, he said. “I don’t see cuts or half tiles anywhere.”
Other architectural details include high and detailed ceilings, Venetian stucco walls, elaborate chandeliers, a two-story library, vaulted doorways and windows, multiple balconies and decks with seating and dining areas. Includes rooms of magnificent proportions.
According to the listing, the 150,000-gallon hand-tiled mosaic pool measures 60 feet by 60 feet.
The primary suite, with dual bathrooms and closets and a private patio, has its own two-car garage near the kitchen, Azami said.
The home is all one level except for approximately 800 to 900 square feet of upstairs flex space and a complete basement with a wine cellar, home theater and gaming range.
The 17,912 square foot home has 5 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 1 partial bathroom. Located on 2.12 acres.
Amenities include a large pool, spa, multiple garages and fireplaces, wet bar, organic vegetable and fruit garden, built-in barbecue, observation deck, fountains, manicured lawn area, 300 rose bushes, wine cellar, includes a house. theater and gaming range.
Azami said the house is located in an upscale subdivision known as the Camelback Country Club estate. The country club and its golf course are across the street from the house, and shops and boutiques are within walking distance.
6 minutes drive to downtown Scottsdale and 20 minutes to downtown Phoenix. The gorgeous Scottsdale Fashion Square mall is also nearby.
Agents: Frank Aazami and Cheryl Anderson, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
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