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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR As the year came to an end, it was time to reflect on the blessings we’ve received and to appreciate the fresh perspective a new year brings. 2011 promises to be another year of change in luxury real estate including banking processes, the rise and fall of values, and fluctuations in inventory and sales. But with change comes tremendous opportunity.

This is the year for luxury home buyers and sellers to take advantage of the market. There is opportunity for luxury home sellers to attract qualified buyers through professional, high-quality marketing programs that truly get results. There are plenty of buyers out there however finding the right match for your property may take that extra special marketing partner. For luxury home buyers there’s quite a selection of properties to choose from. Being diligent and informed with an inside track helps find the “best” properties that offer quality construction, fine finishes and location will ultimately result in a good purchase.

But, how do you know you are getting the best information on homes for sale or the most attractive, professional luxury home marketing for your property?

Give me a call at 480.250.0848 today and let me show you how.

To your success in real estate,

“The views of

Lake Serena are breathtaking.”

3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,848 square feet

Builder: Edmunds

Community: The Islands at Scottsdale Ranch

Offered at $799,000

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]


LAKE LIVING 10421 N. 101st Place Scottsdale, Arizona Situated on one of The Island’s

kitchen is set up for entertaining

premier waterfront homesites,

with a casual dining nook and

this traditionally influenced

pass-through to the ambiant

abode offers privacy yet lots of

family room with fireplace and

views. The lush courtyard entry

built-in book shelves. In addi-

is welcoming. The formal liv-

tion to views, outdoors you’ll

ing and dining rooms are lined

find citrus trees, a built-in BBQ,

with windows that overlook

side yard and private dock.

the lagoon-style pool and Lake Serena below. A large island

PRIVATELY GATED CONTEMPORARY 11366 E. Southwind Lane Scottsdale, Arizona


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



5.5 baths


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 closets. Additionally, this home offers a theater and den.

Offered at $1,125,000

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

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.

EXQUISITE 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.

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

The great room offers spacious living with circular wet bar, built-in display and media center, powder bath and French doors to the back yard. The master retreat invites with a cozy sitting area, built-in niches 7


living with privacy, horse amenities and lush grounds.”

4 bedrooms

and spa bath with dual vani-


ties, closets and water closets. It


horse facilities including a small 4.5 baths 5,487 square feet

arena, tack area and access to bridal paths. In addition, the side yard has an RV gate. • • •

also has a two-sided shower and large spa tub.

Community: Cactus Acres

The backyard amenities include a sparkling pool, multiple sitting

Offered at $1,825,000

areas, grass, a sport court and

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

5,001 square feet

Tuscan-inspired residence offers the finest interiors including natural stone and 9

Offered at $1,699,000



Paul Development

Troon Mountain Estates

“A beautifully

canterra 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

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

balcony, den with full bath, and spacious bonus room with wet bar including wine refrigerators

CONTEMPORARY ENTERTAINER 10667 E. Skinner Drive Scottsdale, Arizona This well planned contemporary residence is built to entertain. Located on the Troon Golf

5 Bedrooms

Course in Candlewood Estates,

5.5 Baths

the surrounding views include

5,793 Square Feet

city lights, mountains and golf greens. The main home offers 11

Offered at $1,779,000



Core Construction

Candlewood Estates

“Contemporary flair with all of the elements of a perfect entertainment home. The demonstration style kitchen is so unique.”

a large master suite down with

guest casita with a beautifully

a fitness room and a secondary

appointed second kitchen, great

master with a large view balcony

room with retractable glass

plus two additional suites

doors, fireplace, full bath and

upstairs. The great room offers

murphy bed. • • •

built-in cabinetry and a dualsided fireplace. Glass sliding

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

doors open to the covered patio area that leads to the negative edge pool and spa with stainless water sculpture, multiple sitting areas, a firepit, built-in BBQ island. Adjacent is the

WATERFRONT 10270 N. 103rd Place Scottsdale, Arizona Built in 2002 and in the gated

foyer is inviting with a large

bedroom suite. The basement

enclave of Lake Serena Estates,

central fireplace and curved

offers a getaway with a main

this custom waterfront home

wooden and iron staircase. The

living room, full bath, space for

was designed for easy living.

main level continues with a

a home theater and the perfect

spacious formal dining room,

place to build a wine cellar.

One of two lakefront homes

eat-in kitchen with stainless

with a basement, this residence

appliance package, game room

Upstairs find the master retreat

offers quality interior finishes

with long wet bar and plenty

with an oversized great room,

such as natural stone and

of entertainment space, a den

private balcony with fireplace

hardwoods. Upon entering, the

with wood built-ins and a

and water views, and a spa bath


with dual vanities, closets and separate tub and shower. The backyard has multiple entertainment areas including covered patios, a sitting area with firepit, pool and spa with lounge area, built-in BBQ, lush landscaping and a private boat dock. • • •

“A heartfelt

home full of endless possibilities.” 4 bedrooms 5.5 baths 5,794 square feet

Builder: Tom Morris

Community: Lake Serena Estates

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

Offered at $1,875,000

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




Cactus Ridge Estates

Virtual Tour

contemporary ambiance with a

living room offers a custom built

warm, inviting feel.

wine cellar created from glass


and stainless steel. Sleek lights


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


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

3,583 square feet

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

features, built-in BBQ area and breathtaking desert views. • • •

Coming Soon $1.399 m

WARMLY APPOINTED 5380 E. Estevan Road Scottsdale, Arizona Professionally designed, this luxurious resort-style estate

3 bedrooms

property in Cactus Acres, North

3.5 baths

Scottsdale offers all of the

4,400 square feet

amenities you would expect to find in the perfect entertainment home and the benefit of 17

Offered at $949,000




Expedition Point

“A beautifully

appointed home with a park-like of the best values near Desert Ridge.”

location, location, location.

TV area, spacious kitchen nook

The interiors offer warm colors,

with built-in seating and a

natural stones, custom hard-

showplace kitchen suitable for

woods, plantation shutters and

the gourmet at heart.

beautiful draperies.

The lush backyard is complete

Elegant rooms are available for

with a separate guest house,

entertaining guests or simply

putting greens and grass, sport

relaxing at home including the

court, lagoon style pool with

formal living and dining rooms

swim up bar, misting systems,

with wet bar and wine storage.

and covered patios. • • •

The greatroom offers a casual

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

CRAFTSMANPRAIRIE ESTATE 9960 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, Arizona

5 bedrooms 4.5 baths

This gorgeously appointed

custom alder and glass

residence offers an open and

cabinetry and a casual dining

airy floor plan with high quality

room. A large stone fireplace

construction, cabinetry and

anchors the greatroom and is

finishes throughout.

complimented by the Australian

5,186 square feet

cypress floors. The oversized island kitchen

Offered at $1,875,000


sparkles with Wolf and Sub-

The formal dining room is

Zero appliances and offers

inviting and bright with plenty

Builder: Sonora West Development

Community: Cactus Acres

“A refreshing use

of design that is both beautiful and functional.”

of space to entertain, accent lighting and a dry bar with wine chiller and ice maker.

The elegant master suite offers a sitting area, stone gas fireplace, views of the backyard and has a spa-style bath with large walkin closet, dual vanities, and spacious jacuzzi style tub.

The two-room detached guest house, with full bath and walkin closet, overlooks the pool and patios areas including a large stone outdoor fireplace, BBQ island with refrigerator and pavered patio spaces.

This acre plus lot also offers a large grassy area, putting green, built-in trampoline and full size

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

tennis court. • • •

ROOM FOR ALL 24200 N. Alma School Road, #23 Scottsdale, Arizona Drastically reduced, this home

with stone fireplace, backyard

three additional bedrooms

is a rare opportunity to buy

views and large island kitchen.

with private baths. Addition & remodeled completed in 2010. • • •

two homes in one for corporate entertaining or living with

The spacious master suite offers

extended family. Nestled down

a sitting room, spa bath and

a long drive within Sonoran

access to the outdoor patios and

Highlands you are surrounded

pool. Two additional bedrooms

by lush landscaping and a

are located on the main side of

private setting.

the house.

A welcoming entry leads you

The guest quarters are situated

into a foyer open to the formal

as if a complete second

living and dining rooms with

residence with a full kitchen,

full wet bar. Just off the formal

great room, circular wine

spaces is the open great room

cellar, custom cabinetry and


Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

6 bedrooms 7.5 baths 8313 square feet

“The perfect retreat for corporate entertaining or living with extended family.�

Builder: Soleido, Inc.

Community: Sonoran Highlands

Offered at $2,675,000

ARCHITECTURAL SEDONA 324 Bowstring Drive Sedona, Arizona This property in Sedona is uniquely situated to capture the views surrounding it. Located

4 Bedrooms

near Red Rock Mountain and

4 Baths

not far from Oak Creek Canyon,

3,576 Square Feet

this property offers a historic twist for the mid-century 23

Offered at $675,000



Jean Roth Driskel, AIA

Broken Arrow Estates

“Contemporary flair with all of the elements of a perfect entertainment home. The demonstration style kitchen is so unique.”

modern enthusiast. Interior Design by Virginia Randall, AID and architecture by renowned Jean Roth Driskel, AIA, this home was a cutting edge masterpiece of its time. Feaured in Architectural Digest in 1972, this home was designed with an upswing roof line to maximize views. Original interiors remain

Virtual Tour [ CLICK HERE ]

today with a hip ambiance and spacious living, ready for a visionary who can embrace it. • • • M

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Luxurious Living | January 2011 - Scottsdale, AZ  

A collection of luxury properties and lifesyles in and around Scottsdale, AZ

Luxurious Living | January 2011 - Scottsdale, AZ  

A collection of luxury properties and lifesyles in and around Scottsdale, AZ