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Luxurious Living

IN THIS ISSUE:

MODERN LIVING

MEDITERRANEAN MASTERPIECE ...page 24

...page 18

COVER: Cactus Acres Estate ....page 6

ROCK STAR GLAM

...page 22

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MONSON LUXURY GROUP Monica Monson

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! The holidays are always a time to celebrate. We celebrate the joys we’ve had throughout the year, we give thanks to those around us, and we feel hopeful for what the new year will bring.

We at Monson Luxury Group are reflecting on the year that has passed and feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many dynamic clients and colleagues in the the upcoming year.

Our passion and zest for the business is the foundation of which we work every day. There’s no greater satisfaction than seeing a smile as a new homeowner walks through the front door for the first time. Or, when one of life’s chapters closes with the sale of a home and an owner is free to move on with their dreams.

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“Your own

private getaway.”

5 bedrooms 4.5 baths 5,797 square feet

Builder: Celebrity Homes

Community: Sierra Estates

$1,400,000

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ENCHANTING 13956 E. Yucca Street Scottsdale, Arizona This enchanting estate located

3 ovens and top-grade cabinetry

in an exclusive enclave of luxury

and opens to the family room.

homes features custom paint

The lush private backyard backs

and design detail throughout,

to open mountain preserve and

a spacious and split floor plan

hosts a resort-like pool, spa,

including hand carved Can-

multiple firepits and covered pa-

office, bathroom, living room

tera detailing, exposed timber

tios. Enjoy city light and moun-

and kitchen. Unsurpassable

beam ceilings, slab marble and

tain views. Private guest casita

price for this level of luxury

custom lighting. A true chef’s

is perfect for hosting guests and

within Sierra Estates.

kitchen offers Subzero Viking,

features a full bedroom, MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


RESORT LIVING AT ITS BEST 9965 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, Arizona

5 bedrooms 7 baths 8,200 square feet

$2,800,000

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The glamour of an estate

and charming front terrace with

property and the comfort of

access to the front door and

home, this new home captures

private guest quarters.

the very essence of Santa Barbara-style living. Privately

Stunning interior features

gated, the exterior ambiance is

include brick and hand-

breathtaking and welcomes you

painted barrel vaulted ceilings,

with a pavered circular drive,

numerous carved Cantera

custom Cantera water fountain

fireplaces, natural stone and


Builder: Custom

Community: Cactus Acres

“The relaxed feel

of Santa Barbara in the heart of North Scottsdale.�

wood flooring, and custom cabinetry. The formal living room has a light brick flooring detail with glass doors that pocket back for true indoor/ outdoor living. The roomy kitchen is the jewel of the home with every appliance imaginable including Wolf, Miele and SubZero, two islands and an extra large walk-in pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a warm and spacious breakfast room and greatroom with wet bar.

In addition, this home offers a guest suite with separate access, a secondary bedroom wing with three suites, media/game room, oversized laundry room with island, resort backyard with ramada, outdoor kitchen, bocce ball, putting greens and more. MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


TUSCAN INSPIRATION 25148 N. 114th Street Scottsdale, Arizona If dramatic views are what you seek, this custom home

4 bedrooms

has it all. Situated among the

5.5 baths

outcroppings in Troon, this

5,162 square feet

Tuscan-inspired residence offers the finest interiors including natural stone and MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM

Offered at $1,575,000


Builder:

Community:

Paul Development

Troon Mountain Estates

“A beautifully

Cantera details, hardwoods,

and keg storage. The resort

city light and mountain views,

backyard includes an iron-

formal and casual living spaces

fenced pool with impressive

with glass pocket doors, water

rock waterfall, spacious patios

features, multiple indoor

with speakers and fans, putting

fireplaces, oversized chef’s

green and built-in BBQ. • • •

appointed home with city light and mountain views in Troon.”

kitchen, intimate master suite with private Romeo & Juliet balcony, den with full bath, and spacious bonus room with wet bar including wine refrigerators

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TRADITION 10191 E. Shangri La Road Scottsdale, Arizona On over an acre of lushly land-

A substantial custom iron door

scaped grounds, this estate

greets you as you enter the foyer

property in Cactus Acres offers

to this incredible home. The

a flexible floor plan and numer-

view through the formal living

ous entertainment spaces.

room immediately draws attention to the backyard. Across from the living room is the formal dining room with room for 10-12. The island kitchen is a chef’s dream with plenty of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and casual dining nook.

The great room offers spacious living with circular wet bar, built-in display and media center, powder bath and French doors to the backyard. The master retreat invites with a cozy sitting area, built-in niches and spa bath with dual vanities, closets and water closets. It also has a two-sided shower and large spa tub. MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


4 bedrooms 4.5 baths 5,487 square feet

Builder: Unknown

The backyard amenities include

Community:

a sparkling pool, multiple sitting

Cactus Acres

“Estate

living with privacy, horse amenities and lush grounds.”

areas, grass, a sport court and horse facilities including a small

Sale or Lease $1,750,000

arena, tack area and access to

$6,500 unfurnished

bridal paths. In addition, the

$7,500 furnished

side yard has an RV gate. • • •

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SWEEPING VIEWS in FOUNTAIN HILLS 16507 E. Emerald Drive Fountain Hills, Arizona This fabulous custom home is surrounded by backdrops of incredible views and features

4 Bedrooms

only the finest in design

5.5 Baths

elements and amenities. It is

4,544 Square Feet

perfect for entertaining guests, as well as fit for a family. Inside, MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM

$849,000


Builder:

Community:

DAC, Inc.

Fountain Hills

“Warm and

inviting, this Tuscaninspired home is perched on a hill with mountain and city views.”

find several upgrades such

work area. Tremendous views

as top of the line appliances,

surround the back of the home

knotty alder doors and energy

from multiple balconies and a

efficient windows.

pool and spa area with room to dine or lounge. • • •

The split master suite offers a spa bath with separate tub and shower and a dual-sided fireplace to add a cozy element.

The large oversized 3 car garage offers ample storage and plenty of room for larger vehicles or MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


CAVE CREEK’S MODERN LUXURY 5720 E. Canyon Ridge North Nestled among the natural Cave Creek, Arizona desert landscaping, this meticulous residence offers a

materials creates the feeling that you have arrived. A circular drive leads to a front couryard that is the entryway to the main house and guest casita. A sitting area and fireplace add a sense of community between the two.

The main residence is up to date including the natural stone and wood finishes throughout. The

Builder:

Community:

Custom

Cactus Ridge Estates

contemporary ambiance with a

living room offers a custom built

warm, inviting feel.

wine cellar created from glass and stainless steel. Sleek lights

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Landscaped by a Master of

brighten the formal dining

the Southwest designer, the

room and den, while the chef’s

long drive and use of desert

kitchen offers plenty of space


“Landscaping

to entertain family and friends as it opens to the casual dining area and family room.

The master retreat offers a spacious setting and a spa bath with every expected amenity.

Outdoors you’ll find plenty of patio space, a gorgeous bead-

4 bedrooms

create pool with negative

3 baths

edge pool and spa, fire pit and

4,573 square feet

features, built-in BBQ area and

Lease $5,000/month

breathtaking desert views. • • •

designed by a ‘Master of the Southwest’ makes this special outdoor setting unique and inviting.”

Offered at $1,295,000 MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


ROCK STAR GLAM

10801 E. Happy Valley Road, #21 Scottsdale, Arizona On the 17th hole of the Troon

and retractable glass doors

backdrop for a creative chef.

Country Club golf course,

displaying mountains and a

The elegant formal dining room

this Southwest contemporary

stone-enhanced negative

features a stone fireplace, glass

residence in Glenn Moor offers

edge pool.

and stainless pendant lighting

inspiring views of Pinnacle Peak

and sweeping mountain views.

and magnificent curb appeal.

The gourmet kitchen is designed

The dramatic focal point of this

with an expansive pass-through

The lower level consists of a

home is its step-up circular

bar into the great room. The

media room with wet bar, large

great room highlighted by a

clean lines and dark granite

indoor storage area, enclosed

large copper covered fireplace

counters create the perfect

dog run and 3 car garage.

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The home, built with energy efficient Rastra building system, provides every amenity including outstanding mountain, city light and golf course views. • • •

“The views and interior details

are fit for a rock star or the ultimate entertainer.”

4 bedrooms 4.5 7baths 5,960 square feet

Builder: Custom

Community: Glenn Moor Offered at $1,600,000

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UPPER CANYON AT SILVERLEAF CLUB 20724 N. 112th Street, 1705 Scottsdale, Arizona

1.2 Acres City & Mountain Views Guard-Gated

$899,000

One of the most prestigious

by some of the most luxurious

golf communities in Arizona,

Mediterranean inspired homes

Silverleaf Club is nestled in

available in the Valley.

the canyons of the McDowell Mountains and offers

Silverleaf Club’s 72-par

unmatched amenities in a

championship golf course was

premiere desert setting. This

designed by Tom Weiskopf.

city and mountain view lot in Upper Canyon is surrounded

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Take a Winter Break in Pine Canyon Flagstaff, Arizona Treat yourself to a taste of winter in one of the most exclusive golf communities Flagstaff has to offer. This luxury residence in Pine Canyon is avavilable for lease nightly or weekly and is the perfect retreat to enjoy the wintertime fun. Just minutes from Downtown Flagstaff and a short drive to Arizona Snowbowl, there’s plenty to see and do. You’ll want to come back year after year.

Contact Us for Rates & Availability Monica Monson 480.250.0848 monica@monsonluxurygroup.com Creekside Village, Lot 77 3 bedrooms / 3.5 baths 3,100 SF http://www.pinecanyonliving.com


PRIVATELY GATED CONTEMPORARY 11366 E. Southwind Lane Scottsdale, Arizona

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Sitting atop 2+ acres and

spacious family room is

privately gated within gated

anchored by a stone fireplace

Troon Verde, this contemporary

surrounded by built-in banco

custom home offers resort-style

seating. The chef’s island kitch-

living. A unique custom iron

en includes cherry cabinetry, a

door leads to the foyer of which

large granite covered island with

the home is center upon. A

breakfast bar, a dining nook and


4 bedrooms

Builder:

Community:

5.5 baths

Unknown

Troon Verde

4,215 square feet

“A private

getaway on acreage in Troon Verde.�

wet bar with a TV that drops down from the ceiling. The master suite includes a dualsided gas fireplace overlooking the bed/bath, a jetted tub, dual vanities and dual closets. The guest bedrooms are en-suite with private baths and walk-in

Offered at $998,000

closets. Additionally, this home offers a theater and den. The backyard is set up for entertaining with a second drop-down TV, putting green, firepit, wet bar, 3/4 bath and A/C storage room that could be converted to a guest casita. MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


MEDITERRANEAN MASTERPIECE 11456 E. Chama Drive Scottsdale, Arizona This beautifully designed home truely captures the intensions of a Tuscan designed masterpiece.

4 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

Nothing short of warm and inviting, the interior details are the perfect palate for life’s MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM

6,100 Square Feet

$1,625,000


Builder:

Community:

Capuzzo Construction

Troon Mountain Estates

“The warmth

of this home is inviting from the moment you enter it.”

precious moments. The formal living room is centered around a stone fireplace and retractable glass doors that exit to the terrace. The kitchen with brick ceiling detail has all the bells and whistles and an adjacent breakfast nook.

The casual den has a wet bar,

room, guest room/bath and

gas fireplace and access to the

stunning balcony affectionately

front courtyard terrace and the

known as the Piazza. • • •

second level is home to a bonus MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


PRIME LOT IN THE ESTANCIA CLUB 27552 N. 103rd Way, 214 Scottsdale, Arizona

.73 Acres City & Mountain Views Guard-Gated

$399,500

The Estancia Club, which

7,314 yards of superb golf, bent

opened in 1995, is nestled

grass greens, and breathtaking

on 640 acres of the northern

views. Ease of play is impressive

slope of Scottsdale’s famed

at 12,000 annual rounds and

landmark Pinnacle Peak in the

enhanced by an active caddy

gated community of Estancia.

program. Estancia allows only

Honored internationally, the

members and accompanying

Tom Fazio designed 18-hole

guests.

championship golf course offers MONSONLUXURYGROUP.COM


CROSSROADS RANCH Prescott, Arizona

250+ Acres City & Mountain Views

Located just outside the

individually. The minimum

downtown area of Prescott, this

acreage in Crossroads Ranch is

community of open-range land

8 acres per lot so your neighbors

called Crossroads Ranch is a

are spread out on the range.

true homage to the old west. For more information or for a

Bulk Pricing: $1,350,000

This package of 250+ acres is

private tour, contact:

avaialble with bulk pricing or

Debbie Dunbar

the 5 parcels can be purchased

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Luxurious Living Magazine | January 2012