Amazing Views in Scottsdale, Arizona

If your priorities are privacy, views and most importantly location, you have found your home. 7,523 square feet, sitting on nearly rwo acres, accompanied by a Southwest contemporary design. Six bedrooms (including a two-bedroom Casita with a full kitchen and living room), four bathrooms, powder room and a pool bath outside, private office and workshop, all on a single level of living. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views to the stunning backyard from virtually every room, accompanied by an outdoor entertainment center rivaling that of a resort hotel. Most prominently, this home has a combined 12-car garage/RV storage and room (in the motor court) for 10 or more! For more information, contact Steve Jury at 435-602-5555.


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Desert Serenity

One of the most extraordinary homes ever built in the prestigious guard gated golf community of Estancia.  This unique property is set on one of the most magnificent 1.86 acre lots in North Scottsdale with breathtaking city light and golf course views.  The main residence boasts 3 bedrooms, living room with stunning sunset views, dining room, inviting family room and two additional guest suites. This world-class residence also includes a private separate guest house and a four car garage.  Exceptional in every way, this 7,309 square foot elegant home with European flair is a ‘Must-See’ – come experience the lifestyle that it offers!  Seller will consider a trade. Offered at $5,495,000. Contact Bob Hassett at 602-750-1000 for more information.


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Enjoy Arizona's Lifestyle

Scottsdale and Phoenix offer all of the luxuries of cosmopolitan cities, but still present the options to unwind in the serenity of nature. Whether you choose to watch a picturesque sunset explode across the Sonoran desert sky, or enjoy an upscale lounge in the city center of Scottsdale, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Carin Nguyen, of The Carin Nyugen Team, is a fourth generation Arizona native, and has been selling real estate there for 9 years. From a local’s viewpoint, Nguyen believes much of the buzz around Scottsdale and Phoenix is due to the diverse activities, and landscapes, available in each.

“Within a 30 minute drive from Scottsdale-Phoenix, you can find hiking trails, golf courses, one of our many professional sports' venues, a musical or theatrical production, or enjoy the vibrant city nightlife,” says Nguyen. “In less than 2 hours, you can be in the mountains surrounded by tall pines and snow.”

With such wonderful amenities, it is no surprise that the Phoenix-Scottsdale area has attracted some star power. Both professional athletes and famous musicians have historically chosen the cities for their primary or second homes.

It seems everyone can appreciate the range of activities in the area: from upscale shopping to fine dining to mountain biking, the Phoenix-Scottsdale region is a playground for those who appreciate a healthy mix of outdoors and city life.

Carin Nguyen and her team understand the importance of finding the perfect property for the lifestyle of their clients, and finding the most value in each deal negotiated. This could explain why “Real Trends” in The Wall Street Journal recognized the Carin Nguyen Team as the #2 team in the country for sales in 2011.  

Nguyen notes that there is much opportunity for buyers and sellers, alike, in the current Phoenix-Scottsdale market. These trends are due to a combination of the bank-owned inventory vanishing, the market appreciating, paired with interest rates that are at an all-time record low.

So whether you are seeking mountain vistas or desert sunsets, consider purchasing your dream home in Arizona. Let yourself fall in love with these two unique cities that present endless possibilities.


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Scottsdale, Beverly Hills of the Desert

It has been called the Beverly Hills of the desert. If nobody had heard of Scottsdale, Arizona a decade ago, they are definitely hearing about it now. A suburb next to Arizona’s flagship city of Phoenix, Scottsdale has been attracting a steady stream of visitors and transplants looking to call the sophisticated city in the beautiful Sonoran desert home.

Offering top-notch restaurants, breathtaking mountain scenery, world-class golf and a great selection of fashionable shops, Scottsdale can play host to all; anyone from the outdoor enthusiast to the foodie to the fashion maven will find that the city with a population of 235,000 has decidedly cosmopolitan amenities.  Take in panoramic sunset views as you hike Camelback Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the desert, and then make your way to the W Hotel in the city center for a night on the town. With 125 art galleries and numerous outdoor concert venues, Scottsdale has a thriving and creative community. 

Realtor Bob Hassett has worked with luxury properties in Scottsdale for 26 years at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. With 80% of business stemming from client referrals, Hassett is a wealth of knowledge on this scenic city. This year, however, has been unique. Sales have hit an all-time high, yet properties boasting world-class amenities are still available for those considering a move. 

Homes such as the expansive Chateau de Vie, for example. This custom estate spans 14,000 square feet and offers creek-front living situated on a lushly landscaped 10+-acre property. Features include 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a 20-person media room, full gym, guesthouse, tennis court and your very own British Pub. Located just a half an hour’s drive from Scottsdale in the neighboring city of Chandler, this European-styled estate will give its owner privacy, but have the capacity to entertain in royal fashion.

Pair top-notch activities, luxury properties, and a sophisticated city with Scottsdale’s year-round temperate climate, and you may begin to understand how Scottsdale has intrigued those who visit this oasis in the desert.  


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A Sunny Paradise

Those who have never visited Arizona imagine cactus, miles of desert, and dry, hot heat. However, Kirsten Johnson and Denise Pruitt of Arizona Best Real Estate describe Scottsdale, Ariz. as an oasis with more than 330 sunny days per year, a plethora of recreational activities and cultural venues for miles.

Scottsdale is situated in the Sonoran Desert, the only blooming desert in the world. The color palette from the natural desert flora is captivating with wild flowers, cacti and blooming trees. The sunsets are also stunning, often defying description. Scottsdale’s temperate climate with cool evening temperatures and warm sunny days make Arizona the ideal place of residence for those who would rather avoid shoveling snow. In the warmer seasons, early morning sports such as cycling, hiking and tennis are ideal, while water sports like water skiing, jet skiing, fishing or simply floating are more popular during the day.

“Scottsdale is a playground for outdoor activities year round,” say Kirsten Johnson and Denise Pruitt of Arizona Best Real Estate. Scottsdale also offers more than 600 restaurants, a variety of cultural venues including 125 galleries and museums, and retail experiences rivaling larger metropolitan cities. There are also more world-class golf courses within a 4-5 mile radius of one another than anywhere else in the country.

There has never been a better time to buy in Arizona due to competitive home prices, historic low interest rates and lower property taxes. One of the most luxurious properties on the market today is on North Cloud Crest Trail. This residence is a California Mission style property on over an acre of beautifully manicured grounds with astounding desert mountain views. This 5,500-square-foot home was constructed using the finest of materials and craftsmanship and has over a dozen luxury perks, one of them being a backyard designed for entertaining.

Expect to marvel at the famous Arizona sunsets and majestic mountain views. If you choose a location surrounded by desert, you may also experience local wildlife. “Our hope is to share with our clients the sunny paradise and relaxing lifestyle that Scottsdale and surrounding areas have to offer,” say Johnson and Pruitt. “Many of our buyers come for a relaxing vacation and end up realizing this type of lifestyle is what they want for a permanent residence or secondary home.”


Golden Arizona

It's not difficult to play golf in Paradise -- or Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Arizona's golfing Mecca sports 185 public, private, and resort courses. That's 3600 holes. "You could play another course just about every day," says Lisa Wadey of Russ Lyon Sotheby's Realty.

An avid golfer herself, who happens to be married to a professional and is the daughter of one as well, Wadey says: "Golf, real estate and people are my passions. I've combined the three."

Not surprisingly, she specializes in luxury real estate near some of the areas most celebrated courses.

But, she assures, Phoenix is not just for golfers. "People don't realize we have lakes for boating and mountain ranges for hiking," she says. Not to mention great dining, gardens, museums, and more than 100 art galleries.

If-- somehow-- you're bored, there's Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and even the ocean is just a five hour drive away.

Long considered a golden spot for the golden years, Arizona's delicious climate is increasingly attracting younger residents, particularly Floridians who love warmth but hate storms. "There are 360 days of sunshine," says Wadey. Without a hurricane on the horizon.

"Coming out of the recession, this market is thriving," she says. "If you were to buy something here for a million dollars, it would be three to four million in California or on the east coast. The dollar goes a lot farther."

Tempted? There's a 7,000 square foot home on almost five stunning acres in the exclusive Silverleaf community, with its exceptional golf course and a 50,000 sq ft clubhouse that's virtually a private resort.

On the drawing boards of Argue Custom Homes, one of the state's premier builders, the Mediterranean style palazzo offers unobstructed views of the McDowell Mountains and the twinkling lights of downtown Phoenix. With five bedrooms, five and a half baths, a beautiful pool and spa, this extraordinary home is ready to build.

Just pick your finishes and customize paradise.


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Argue Custom Homes in Scottsdale, Arizona

As a luxury home builder, Argue Custom Homes of Scottsdale, Arizona is in the business of turning dreams into reality.

The company strives to match the clientele's vision for design and meticulous construction techniques. As they say: "if you can dream it, we can build it."

"I've always had a burning desire to build homes that stand out," says Tom Argue.  "When we meet a client we get excited, we're passionate about it." 

Argue is one of the most prolific builders in the Valley and, with a 20 year history of stellar projects, one of the most respected.

Business is particularly brisk within the exclusive community of Silverleaf, a private enclave of custom estate home sites and intimate retreats tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale, Arizona.

With its extraordinary views, classically designed Tom Weiskopf golf course, and 50,000 square foot clubhouse and spa, this is the epitome of elegant desert living.

"We value DMB Realty's vision for the community and stringent guidelines for design and development," says Argue.  "If you build in Silverleaf, you build to a higher standard."   

With a strong focus on clients needs, the builder works to ensure each question is answered and every detail attended to, from the initial design process to move-in. They provide the highest level of customer service, ensuring that the home building experience is both positive and exciting.

After all, says Argue: "One of the most rewarding things a person can do is design and build a wonderful home."

To learn more about Argue Custom Homes, visit www.ArgueCustomHomes.com.



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Estancia Luxury in Scottsdale, Arizona

An extraordinary 7,105 SF hillside property nestled just under Pinnacle Peak on the highest lot in prestigious Estancia.  This 4 Bedroom, 6 Bath home offers a unique and exceptional example of tradition, charm and elegance.  Perfectly suited for gracious living and the keen golfers' lifestyle.  Beautifully landscaped pool setting with spectacular city, mountain and golf course views.  Enjoy tranquil relaxation or entertaining on a grand scale. A world-class property in a beautiful desert setting to be experienced and enjoyed.  Seller will consider a trade to a NY property or possibly a ski property.  Offered at $4,495,000.


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Simply Spectacular in Scottsdale, Arizona

These panoramic city light and mountain views are simply spectacular! This stunning contemporary home boasts over 16,000 SF under roof and over 10,000 SF of air conditioned space set on a spacious 4.39 acres of lush desert landscape. 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, media room, exercise room and garage parking for 6 cars are the perfect addition for any lifestyle! The home’s outdoor amenities are equally as impressive with large sport court, sparkling pool, putting green, spa, expansive grass areas and tropic landscape! Separate guesthouse is complete with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 car garage and spacious living room. Offered at $4,795,000.


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Astounding Contemporary in North Scottsdale

Perfectly perched on 10 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert, in a desirable North Scottsdale gated community.  This astounding five bedroom, eight bath, 6,847 square foot home was designed by renowned Edward Jones/Jones Studio Architects.  Constructed of rammed earth, clear and sandblasted glass, rusted and galvanized metals plus sleek rustic materials, this one-of-a-kind, award-winning contemporary residence is a spectacle to behold.  This property includes two air conditioned auto collector’s garages, detached guest house, maid’s quarters, sparkling pool, exercise room with sauna and panoramic, unobstructed city light and mountain views. Offered at $4,495,000. Click here for more information.


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Scottsdale-Phoenix, Arizona

 

Scottsdale-Phoenix is a desert community that offers a rare blend of laidback living, cosmopolitan amenities, and dramatic vista. In-Scottsdale-Phoenix, you can live close to the native desert, yet be within minutes of upscale urban conveniences.

Home to no fewer than 50 major golf courses, the region attracts pro-circuit golfers and devoted amateurs alike. The regional cuisine includes Spanish, Mexican and Indian delicacies ranging from chocolate tamale to chili-cured duck. Thanks to the Scottsdale center for the Performing Arts and other vibrant cultural organizations the region offers a steady stream of musical and theatrical productions throughout the year. It’s no wonder the area is such a draw for real estate investors seeking a luxury retirement home, full-time residence., or vacation retreat. Yes, the summer heat may deter some, but residents are serious when they say they’d rather jump in a pool than shovel snow.

 

Arizona Realty Group

“It’s not a good time to buy a house in Arizona; it’s a good time to buy five,” says one local real estate analyst. Arizona has always been a great place to live, but because real estate is on sale practically throughout the state, there has never been a better time to move to this tranquil desert. Notably, Phoenix has experienced positive population growth through the recession, due in part to this city’s ability to attract a wide variety of successful people, including those just beginning their college or business careers, as well as people who have honed their entrepreneurial acumen in order to become facilitators of growth within the area.

Unruffled by hurricanes and other natural disasters, Phoenix and Scottsdale benefit from the desert’s predictably serene weather. While residents up north contend with frost, Phoenix is currently experiencing its most beautiful time of year. This is the perfect time to enjoy the region’s extraordinary landscape, allowing friends and family to partake in activities such as golfing, hiking and biking- outdoor mainstays that continue to draw individuals looking to relocate. Joe Morales of the Arizona Realty Group also emphasizes the fantastic downtown nightlife in Phoenix and Scottsdale, proclaiming, “It’s as good as or better than any major city. There’s a melting pot of people here infusing the city’s night scene with culture and diversity.”

Classical architectural gems featuring modern technology are hot on the market, including an array of Queen Anne Victorian homes. Luxurious brownstones within the context of urban development, featuring dramatic architecture and upwards of 5,000 square feet of living space are part of some of the most unique neighborhoods relocate to this thriving desert.

Dominion Real Estate Partners

Just a short plane ride east of Los Angeles or south of Las Vegas is another large metropolitan area, but without the constant hustle and bustle of a big city- Scottsdale, Arizona.

“There’s nothing like living in the desert,” says Todd Headlee of Dominion Real Estate Partners in Arizona. “There’s such a sense of peace with the gorgeous nightly sunsets, the sunny days, and the cool nights. I lived in Colorado and then in Los Angeles, and they don’t even compare to the laidback lifestyle of living in Scottsdale.”

Todd specializes in luxury real estate just north of Scottsdale in the aptly named town of Carefree, which is a bit more mountainous than Scottsdale and therefore cooler. Residents of Carefree enjoy a vibrant business district with fine dining and high-end shopping, just minutes away from upscale living in Scottsdale, as well as Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States.

As for the housing market, the outlook is positive as Todd notes that 2011 was the best business year he had. “Carefree and Scottsdale are a different story from what happened to most cities when the recession hit,” Todd says. “The two cities survived the housing downturn, because most people who live there already own their luxury homes. Homes that are for sale are moving at a fast pace.”

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

“Scottsdale provides a quality of life much like a small town, but with the benefits of a major metropolitan city,” says Bob Nathan of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale. “You have many cultural activities, golf courses, a magnificent system of trails, and professional sports in the area, but the city is also centrally located in the Southwest to enjoy the best of what the surrounding states offer. The skiing in Colorado, the beaches of California, the wonders of New Mexico, and the clear ocean waters of Mexico are all easy drives from Scottsdale.”

In addition to being ideally located in the Southwest region another ideal aspect of living in Scottsdale is the weather. “There’s sunshine over 300 days of the year, with cool nights and sunny days for eight months a year,” Bob says. “It’s practically perfect.” And like most major cities in the United States, now is the time to buy due to the increasing value of properties. As Bob Notes, The Scottsdale area has many sub-markets, all of which are doing well, and prices have stabilized. Inventories are at record lows, and activity us healthy.”

The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends have acknowledged Bob as being part of one of the top luxury real estate teams in the country. “I have been blessed with selling real estate in Scottsdale’s metropolitan area for 32 years,” Bob says. “If someone’s looking to move to Scottsdale, I’m here to help them.”


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Featured Home: Scottsdale, Arizona

Inspired by an employee of duPont Registry's recent Holiday trip to Arizona, our Homes Blog is featuring this elegant Mediterranian-inspired estate, enjoy!

Built in 2007, this one of a kind property sits on nearly an acre.Beyond the stone archway entrance, the courtyard and fountains are a fitting introduction to this home.

The gourmet kitchen is accompanied by top of the line appliances and large walk-in pantry, adjoined by a formal dining room and breakfast patio. 

The outdoor living area over looks the 11th fairway. With breathtaking views, one can enjoy the pool, water features, spa and and outdoor entertaining areas expected in a true Arizona Retreat.

Throughout the inside of the home, the attention to detail is second to none with natural stone, reclaimed wood flooring and venetian plaster throughout.

Lastly, this beautiful desert home has five bedroom-in-suites all with private patios providing exceptional views of mountains, golf course or city lights.

 

 

For additional information on this secluded masterpiece of a home, please visit any of the links below:

http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=1020947

http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Agent-Profile.aspx?c=28607

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The Top 10 Entry Ways and Foyers

The entry ways and foyers to our homes are transitional spaces outside to inside - or the first area your guests will experience as they enter your home. This space is the equivalent to a first impression, with the potential to "wow" guests from the start with a unique and telling design. Whether contemporary, traditional, modern or eclectic, the entrance should be inviting, setting the tone for the rest of your living space. When the design of the front door, floor, staircase, wall coverings and accessories all come together to fit a particular style, the outcome is much more than an area to hang one's hat. These entryways are composed of a single harmony that points the way into the more elaborated upon design themes of your home.

McLean, Virginia • Long & Foster Realty • Fouad Talout • 703-459-4141 • www.FouadTalout.com • fouadtalout@longandfoster.com

McLean, Virginia • Long & Foster • Marianne Polk • 703-403-7655 • www.LongandFoster.com

Las Vegas, Nevada • Luxe Estates Collection • Lee M. Medick • 702-494-8270 • www.LuxeEstatesCollection.com • lee@leemedick.com

Henry Luce III Estate • Fishers Island, New York • Mystic Isle Realty • Jim Reid • 631-788-7882 • www.mysticislerealty.com

Virginia Beach, Virginia • RE/MAX Alliance • Jeanne West • 757-714-1771 • www.coastaldreams.com

San Juan Capistrano, California • Canaday Group with RE/MAX Fine Homes • Lee Ann Canaday • 949-249-2424 • www.CanadayGroup.com

San Juan Capistrano, California • Canaday Group with RE/MAX Fine Homes • Lee Ann Canaday • 949-249-2424 • www.CanadayGroup.com

Hidden Hills, California • RE/MAX Olson • Jordan Cohen • 818-435-5220 • www.jordancohen.com

Mississauga, Ontario • RE/MAX Professionals Inc. Brokerage • Derek Greber • 416-832-0999 • dgreber@gmail.com

Scottsdale, Arizona • West USA Realty • Michele Somers • 602-818-9286 • www.azlegacyhomes.com


Market Insight: Phoenix, Arizona

There's no lack of culture, events and outdoor recreation in and around the Phoenix metropolitan area! Phoenix of one of the few major cities that currently envelopes every major sport fanchise, making it a haven for sports' fans. Dining is influenced by nearby world-class culinary schools, paving the way for some of the best chefs to serve the community. Amazing art museums feature interchanging and fascinating exhibitions for residents and travelers. Surrounding mountains provide a plethora of hiking adventures, such as the Echo Canyon Trail. Residents don't have to get rid of their boats when moving to Phoenix - nearly lakes offer pristine surface water for swimming, kayaking and water sports.

Consistently ranked in the top 20 most productivve brokerages in the country, West USA Realty represents some of the best properties on the market in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Daniel McCarthy remarks:

In order to spotlight one home for the readers that was built for royalty, I must tell you about 25927 N. 113th Way in Scottsdale, Arizona. This property was built not to spare any expense. It sits on a mountainside with breaktaking views and zero-edge pool on the side of the mountain lot to reel in the effects of those vistas. Inside this secluded, elite, gated golf community, you will find a custom 8,362-square-foot estate with a master balcony and majestic coevered patio finished in travertine and cantera stone. The interior features marble flooring, rich cabinetry, and a gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances and two large kitchen islands. These's also a butler's panty and a wrought-iron deco wine chiller area with a full wet bar. Theater, billiards, and a shuffle board hall lend plenty of entertainment - the guest room itself has its own exit and bath. The executive office is near the master ensuite which also features a master bath with dual facilities including a bidet. Additionally, a climate-controlled three-car garage with a hobby room and separate fourth car garage houses a small collection of autos.

An elegant home that touches on the right balance of modern style and classic, time-tested cosmetics, this property is selling right now at the unbelievably low price of $2 million.

For more information on this property, click here.


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Palazzo Regalo: Silverleaf's Next Best Buy

Celebrate the thrill of moving-in right away. A perfect time to personalize the elegance you desire. Have the pleasure to décor the upcoming trend by incorporating your personalized rare royal accents, reflecting upon 'who lives there'. Standby master artists can expand your dreamily ideas into 'The Art of Living' you desire. Your privileged access to pamper your family at the legendary Silverleaf Club can begin right away. Allow your imagination soar within this 12,440 square foot home with a 3,800 square foot master.

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