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Formal Mediterranean Estate in Scottsdale Sells for $7,800,000!

Sold by Laura Lester and Rhonda Claxton of Silverleaf Realty, this beautiful gated estate is situated high up in the Upper Canyon of the prestigious Silverleaf community and boasts views of Camelback Mountain, city lights and extraordinary sunsets. As soon as you walk in the door the attention to detail in this estate is apparent in the grand foyer. From the dramatic checkered tile to the elegant staircase you are welcomed with a style that is elegant and timeless. As you move to the light and bright great room with soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the valley it is clear that this is the heart of the home.

The 9,974 sq. ft. property features an amazing limestone fireplace, unparalleled wood detailing, a gorgeous bar area with a zinc countertop and a generous glass wine cellar. The great room is surrounded by a detailed wrought iron upper balcony framing the room.  A casual dining area takes advantage of the views below and opens to the spacious chef’s kitchen featuring abundant cabinetry, a large island, a butcher block prep island and gourmet appliances.  Accordion doors in the great room open to a covered patio where you can enjoy the lush landscaping, a sparkling negative edge pool, detached spa, lawn area, and two fire pits perfect for cool desert evenings. In addition to the outdoor living areas, there is an interior courtyard that can serve as a cozy spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or as a covered dog run.

The first-floor master retreat offers a private office, sitting area, and a cozy fireplace. The master bath is complete with a luxurious bath, expansive shower, soaking tub, detailed vanity areas, and two large walk-in closets with marble flooring and surrounds. Upstairs holds three spacious guest suites, a media room, library, a secondary office and an outside deck for sunset viewing or stargazing. A separate guest house features a complete kitchen and separate bed and bath with a generously sized living area.

 

 

About Silverleaf Realty

Silverleaf Realty specializes in luxury real estate services for DC Ranch, North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Because of our team’s long-term involvement with homes and land for sale in these cities and communities, we are able to offer our clients – buyers, sellers and builders alike – a matchless level of knowledge, experience and expertise when it comes to the luxury real estate services they need in Arizona’s marketplace.

 

Laura Lester

A successful member of the team since 2003, Laura as considerable knowledge of the luxury inventory in North Scottsdale. Her prior experience as a builder liaison at the Lyle Anderson Companies’ prestigious Desert Mountain, where she developed a vast knowledge of construction design and product availability within the luxury home marketplace has been invaluable to buyers and sellers alike. In 2018, Laura achieved over $50 million in sales and her dynamic sales record has made her one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s top 20 residential real estate agents.

Rhonda Claxton

With more than 20 years of luxury real estate experience in the prestigious markets of North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the Silverleaf community, Silverleaf Realty Sales Associate Rhonda Claxton provides clients with in-depth industry knowledge and a strong focus on client service and satisfaction.

 Having held high-level marketing positions for renowned Valley developers including Lyle Anderson Companies and Crown Realty and Development, Rhonda has an extensive background in creating innovative marketing strategies and ideas to drive lead generation and luxury real estate sales. She has also been a part of the Silverleaf Realty team for more than nine years marketing real estate listings and promoting the brokerage locally, nationally and internationally. Rhonda has been a licensed real estate agent for 10 years.

Breathtaking Views in DC Ranch

9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85255 – DC Ranch 732
5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 3 car-garage | 6,385 sq. ft.

 

Tucked into the Country Club neighborhood of DC Ranch this 6,385 square foot custom estate takes every possible advantage of arguably the best views in the community.  Offering premier golf views of the 17th green and 18 tee box the home also takes in unobstructed city views and the nearby McDowell Mountain Preserve.  From the moment you walk into this Spanish Territorial home you are captivated by the picturesque scene through the grand great room windows looking to the backyard.  The home offers a light and bright aesthetic with clean lines and a generous amount of windows, comparable to new construction on the market. The timeless interior finishes including light fireplace stone surrounds are a welcome backdrop for transitional, contemporary or traditional furnishings – truly a perfect fit no matter your sofa preference!

The home’s living room flows seamlessly into a chef’s kitchen with a spacious island and wraparound peninsula.  A casual dining nook quickly becomes a cozy spot with its own fireplace – takeout has never felt so romantic!  On cool Scottsdale nights, the first-floor master retreat heats up with another fireplace and an adjoining luxurious en-suite. Throughout the home beautiful wood cabinetry pairs with the clean lines of the architecture and stone accents.

Upstairs you’ll find a bonus space, perfect for gaming tables or an additional space to entertain guests. The loft serves as a bird’s nest with dramatic 360 views of the surrounding desert.  Long and short-term guests are more than welcome to this abode.  A private guest casita offers a living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and patio – you’ll find guests may be tempted to extend their stays.

Outside of the home is what truly sets it apart from the crowd.  The grounds are interspersed with mature specimen cacti and iconic Arizona flora, perfectly complementing the home and desert landscape.  The backyard is the perfect place to entertain guests, stargaze or work on your fitness in the timeless lap-length swimming pool.

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For a private tour of this custom DC Ranch home contact Deborah Beardsley or Andrew Beardsley.

 

Deborah Beardsley | Associate Broker | 480-250-5828 | dbeardsley@silverleaf.com

Andrew Beardsley | Sales Associate | 602-399-3507 | abeardsley@silverleaf.com

 

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About Silverleaf Realty

Silverleaf Realty is an affiliate of Legacy Real Estate Partners, an international sales and marketing company-providing solutions in the luxury residential real estate industry. Silverleaf Realty has been an integral part of the Silverleaf community before the first roads were even paved. The team of experienced professionals with proven results, offer specialized expertise as well as in-depth knowledge of the purchasing habits, market trends, pricing structures and home values in the Silverleaf community and the luxury home market.  Silverleaf Realty has sold more than $1.5 billion in real estate.

 

About DC Ranch  

DC Ranch is a nationally acclaimed private golf and residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The community’s location at the base of the McDowell Mountains provides panoramic views of Scottsdale and Phoenix below. Developed with a deep respect for the integrity of the land and a commitment to the preservation of open desert space, DC Ranch is a living tribute to the Sonoran Desert landscape.  Market Street, a high-end retail development sits inside DC Ranch and boasts fine dining, relaxed options, and retail storefronts. Offering easy access to the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) DC Ranch is easily connected to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Valley airports and popular destinations.  All of DC Ranch encompasses 4,400 total acres with approximately 2,600 developable acres, the balance incorporated into the neighboring McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Elevation ranges from approximately 1,580 to 3,840 feet.

Made up of four residential villages – Country Club, Desert Camp, Silverleaf, and Desert Parks, DC Ranch has a variety of options each with a distinct identity and style.   DC Ranch is home to three prestigious clubs; The Country Club at DC Ranch, Silverleaf Club and DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, each providing fitness, wellness and social opportunities in elegant surroundings.

 

DC Ranch Country Club Village 

Country Club Village provides a blend of a small-town atmosphere and access to modern conveniences with deep architectural roots that celebrate and preserve the natural character of the Sonoran Desert, as reflected in both homes and landscaping.  DC Ranch Country Club consists of 147 homesites surrounding the private DC Ranch Country Club.  Custom homes, semi-custom homes, and townhomes offer a broad variety of architectural styles range from Western Regional Farmhouse and Ranch House to traditional Spanish Eclectic and contemporary styles.  The Country Club’s “Fun, Family and Friendliness” mission statement reinforces its commitment to serving its members’ diverse interests in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.  Members of the private Club enjoy its Tom Lehman and John Fought-designed golf course, the elegant Hacienda with relaxing patios and dining, a fitness room, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

The Details that Make up a Masterpiece

9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85255 – DC Ranch 411
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 4 car-garage | 3,648 sq. ft.

 

A Charming and Unique Custom Home in DC Ranch designed by renowned architect Don Ziebell as his Personal Residence

 This exquisite home in DC Ranch was built as a truly unique custom home that incorporates state-of-the-art construction techniques and a wide range of irreplaceable antique and reclaimed materials.  The result is a timeless piece of art, perfect for the homebuyer with the appreciation for materials with a storied past and the desire for modern amenities. This custom home is a one-of-a-kind showpiece with a deep history and will be cherished for years to come. Learn more about the artifacts and custom finishes that complete this Scottsdale masterpiece below.

The compound style floor plan emphasizes true indoor-outdoor living, with all living spaces organized around a protected central pool courtyard. The home features four fireplaces, including one in the outdoor living loggia that is designed to be used as a cooking fireplace.

As founder and President of Oz Architects, Don Ziebell is responsible for maintaining the high level of design quality, creativity and responsiveness to client’s needs. Mr. Ziebell has over 30 years of experience on a wide range of project types throughout the west coast, Mexico, and Hawaii. Well-known projects such as the Silverleaf Clubhouse and Spa in Scottsdale, The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Kukui’ula Plantation Clubhouse and Spa in Kauai, The Hermosa Inn Paradise Valley, Superstition Mountain Golf Clubhouse, Seven Canyons in Sedona, Glenwild Golf Club in Park City, Utah, as well as over 30 custom homes have all cemented the firm’s reputation for attention to quality and timeless design. These projects have received over 50 local, regional and national awards; in addition, Mr. Ziebell was named a “Master of the Southwest” by Phoenix Home and Garden magazine in 2006. He founded and remains the sole owner of Antiquities Imports, a business dedicated to importing authentic, antique and reclaimed elements that are utilized in a number of the firm’s projects as a means to achieving a uniquely high level of authenticity and quality.

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Antiquities and Reclaimed Materials

Exterior:

  • Antique 19th-century Spanish terracotta roof tiles

  • Antique 18th-century European beams- oak beams on the exterior, pine on the interior

  • Exterior gates constructed from reclaimed oak boards

  • Antique iron door and gate hardware

  • Antique stone table

  • Fountains constructed from antique stone elements. Wall fountain by stone table utilizes an antique stone basin, antique brass spout, and Bourgogne stone wall panel.

Interior:

Entry foyer-

  • Antique Pine 19th-century Spanish entry door

  • Antique 19th-century white terracotta tiles,

  • Antique European pine beams

  • 18th century Louis XIII walnut closet door.

Living room-

  • Antique 18th-century European oak flooring, with

    natural buffed wax finish

  • 18th-century Louis XIII limestone mantel with matching trumeau, with antique European firebrick (currently set up as wood burning FP, but can be converted to gas simply with burner and log set added).

  • Antique European pine beams

  • Wood true divided lite inswing windows with authentic drip edge

Kitchen-

  • Antique European oak flooring, with natural buffed wax, finish inset with antique terracotta parefeuille tiles.

  • Soapstone perimeter counters

  • Solid poured pewter island top (one piece, no seams)

  • Antique 18th-century Louis XIII cabinet repurposed as China and dish storage cabinet (transfers with the house).

  • Reclaimed Chicago brick cabinet supports

  • Antique European oak-pine ceiling beams

  • New dishwasher, convection oven, and built-in Microwave. 36” gas convection oven, side by side built in R and F, warming drawer, all KitchenAid professional series in stainless steel

  • Custom stainless steel two basin sink

  • Large food pantry, and separate dish pantry

Master Bedroom-

  • 18th century Louis XIII limestone mantle, with antique European firebrick (currently set up as wood burning FP, but can be converted to gas simply with burner and log set added).

  • Antique European oak-pine beams

  • 18th century Louis XIII walnut doors with original hardware at entry, closet and bath entries

  • New 100% wool Berber carpet

Master Bath-

  • Antique 19th clay fireclay soaking tub salvaged from HH Richardson estate (very rare to find these tubs, as they are extremely heavy so were typically demolished. Replacement value over $20,000.)

  • Large walk-in closet with custom built-ins

Master bath courtyard-

  • Outdoor brass shower with antique stone shower basin

  • Basin fountain featuring antique column fragment

  • Antique European oak trellis beams

Upper-level bedrooms-

  • Two bedrooms sharing large covered view deck with city light views

  • Shared Bath with freestanding tub/shower

  • Unique vanity sink in an antique 18th-century cabinet

  • Antique painted pine closet doors in each bedroom

  • One bedroom features raised a separate sitting area

Outside living loggia-

  • Raised cooking fireplace constructed from 19th-century Limestone window surround (currently set up as wood burning FP, but can be converted to gas simply with burner and log set added).

  • Antique terra cotta parefeuille floor tiles.

  • Antique European oak beams

  • Rods installed for sheers

Studio Office

  • American clay veneer wall plaster

  • Antique terracotta parefeuille floor tiles.

  • 19th century carved limestone mantle with antique European firebrick (currently set up as wood burning FP, but can be converted to gas simply with burner and log set added).

  • separate powder bath

Separate Guest Casita

  • Antique terracotta parefeuille floor tiles.

  • Painted antique pine closet doors

  • Built-in kitchenette capability including sink and storage capacity.

Garage

  • Two car garage

  • Extensive built-in wall storage and attic storage

Miscellaneous-

  • New landscaping and irrigation

  • New pool tile, plaster, and equipment with a raised antique stone weir, glass waterline tile. Gas pool heater.

  • Rear vegetable cutting garden with raised bed

  • Separate HVAC zones in the main house (one unit with two zones with thermostatic damper- LR and upstairs, plus separate MBR zone with dedicated condenser), separate guest casita, and separate studio zones.

  • Roof tile recently inspected and repaired with any broken/chipped tiles replaced

Interior doors are a mix of antique 18th century Louis XIII walnut doors and reedition walnut doors in the same style and incorporate authentic period hardware.

The two interior fireplaces in the main house are antique 18th century Louis XIII limestone mantles. The fireplace in the exterior office/studio is a 19th century carved limestone mantle, while the raised fireplace is built from a reclaimed 18th-century window surround.

The wood floor in the main house is antique European oak, with antique terracotta parefeuille tiles inset in the kitchen.

The home has been featured in numerous publications, including Haciendas, a design book edited by Linda Leigh Paul and published by Rizzoli.

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About Silverleaf Realty

Silverleaf Realty is an affiliate of Legacy Real Estate Partners, an international sales and marketing company-providing solutions in the luxury residential real estate industry. Silverleaf Realty has been an integral part of the Silverleaf community before the first roads were even paved. The team of experienced professionals with proven results, offer specialized expertise as well as in-depth knowledge of the purchasing habits, market trends, pricing structures and home values in the Silverleaf community and the luxury home market.  Silverleaf Realty has sold more than $1.5 billion in real estate.

 

About DC Ranch  

DC Ranch is a nationally acclaimed private golf and residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The community’s location at the base of the McDowell Mountains provides panoramic views of Scottsdale and Phoenix below. Developed with a deep respect for the integrity of the land and a commitment to the preservation of open desert space, DC Ranch is a living tribute to the Sonoran Desert landscape.  Market Street, a high-end retail development sits inside DC Ranch and boasts fine dining, relaxed options, and retail storefronts. Offering easy access to the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) DC Ranch is easily connected to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Valley airports and popular destinations.  All of DC Ranch encompasses 4,400 total acres with approximately 2,600 developable acres, the balance incorporated into the neighboring McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Elevation ranges from approximately 1,580 to 3,840 feet.

Made up of four residential villages – Country Club, Desert Camp, Silverleaf, and Desert Parks, DC Ranch has a variety of options each with a distinct identity and style.   DC Ranch is home to three prestigious clubs; The Country Club at DC Ranch, Silverleaf Club and DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, each providing fitness, wellness and social opportunities in elegant surroundings.

DC Ranch Country Club Village 

Country Club Village provides a blend of a small-town atmosphere and access to modern conveniences with deep architectural roots that celebrate and preserve the natural character of the Sonoran Desert, as reflected in both homes and landscaping.  DC Ranch Country Club consists of 147 homesites surrounding the private DC Ranch Country Club.  Custom homes, semi-custom homes, and townhomes offer a broad variety of architectural styles range from Western Regional Farmhouse and Ranch House to traditional Spanish Eclectic and contemporary styles.  The Country Club’s “Fun, Family and Friendliness” mission statement reinforces its commitment to serving its members’ diverse interests in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.  Members of the private Club enjoy its Tom Lehman and John Fought-designed golf course, the elegant Hacienda with relaxing patios and dining, a fitness room, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Silverleaf Realty Closes Home for Record Price in Silverleaf – $11.11 Million

The Silverleaf Realty team is excited to announce the sale of a custom home in Silverleaf’s Upper Canyon by Deborah Beardsley, associate broker.  The home sold for a record price of $11,110,000, the most expensive home ever purchased in Silverleaf!

This 12,833 square foot custom home, originally designed by Dale Gardon in 2004, features six bedrooms and nine baths, and a private guest house on the 4-acre property.  From the 1,000 bottle wine cellar, to the game room and theater, to the gym and sauna, there’s something for every interest in this home.

Highlights:

  • Highest priced home to sell in Silverleaf
  • Sets a new record for the highest priced sale
  • Contemporary Mediterranean glamour and sophistication
  • 6 bedrooms, 9 bath, and a private guest house on 4 acres
  • Estate quality and experience set on four acres
  • Dramatic entry to the home with a long driveway to the home
  • Exquisite gardens and grounds with water and fire features
  • Resort style pools and elegant outdoor living spaces
  • Unparalleled views of pristine Sonoran Desert

To date in 2016, there has been more than $169 million in sales (closed and pending) in Silverleaf.  Silverleaf Realty has closed $125 million to date with another $25 million pending.

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