New Construction in North Scottsdale Closes for $7.1 Million

Sold by Mike Sweeney of Silverleaf Realty, this absolutely stunning new custom home is located on one of the most secluded and private homesites in Scottsdale, Arizona’s prestigious private community of Silverleaf in the Upper Canyon. The 3.98 acre estate boasts an expansive 44,400 sq. ft. building envelope takes in panoramic views of the McDowell Mountain Preserve and fantastic city light views of the Phoenix Valley below.  The exquisitely designed Modern Ranch masterpiece has been created by a collaboration between PHX Architecture and Sommer Custom Homes. The home’s architecture is infused with sleek clean lines, walls of glass, metal trusses and pergolas, light-filled rooms, and luxurious finishes.

The dramatic views are aligned with the front door and as you pass through the foyer into the expansive great room with a retractable wall of glass. When the doors are open the space expands and spills out onto the covered patio and overlooks the huge negative edge pool with water features and separate spa area with a fireplace. An inviting pool cabana awaits with a two-way fireplace and TV.

The home has a surplus of entertaining spaces; from the expansive rec room with a full wet bar downstairs with retractable glass walls on both sides of the room opening up to patios to an upper-level bonus room with a rear-view deck and fireplace. The large kitchen is filled with natural light and top-of-the-line appliances. A luxurious master suite is secluded on the far end of the home and opens to a private garden courtyard with an outdoor bathtub, shower, and fountain. The large dining room overlooks the grand backyard and boasts a glass-enclosed wine wall.  Additional unique features include a 6-car oversized garage space with storage cabinets and a hobby room, and a guest house with a private entrance and lockable access to the main house with a fireplace, coffee bar, and covered patios in the front and rear.


About Silverleaf


Silverleaf offers a premium level of privacy, elegance, and lifestyle, with ready access to the amenities of city life. Nestled into the surrounding McDowell Mountain Preserve, Silverleaf is one of the most prestigious addresses in the Phoenix Metro area with stunning views of city lights, golf and high desert canyons accompanying homes of all sizes in the 2,000‐acre community. All this adjacent to world‐class golf on a Tom Weiskopf‐designed 18‐ hole course.

Since joining Silverleaf Realty in 2004 Mike Sweeney has focused on the luxury sales and marketing of custom homes and homesites within Silverleaf, DC Ranch and the surrounding area. Leading the team, he is currently Designated Broker of Silverleaf Realty and one of the top producers on the Silverleaf Realty team. Mike has sold over 100 million dollars over the past three years and consistently remains one of the top-producing agents in all of north Scottsdale.

Specializing in the luxury home market in the most prestigious private communities of North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Silverleaf, Silverleaf Realty is one of the most respected firms in Arizona real estate.

Farmhouse Appeal in Arcadia at Silverleaf


19106 N 99th Street – 3668 | 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 5,810 SF | $2,849,000 


Recently built stunning transitional home with farmhouse style on the tree-lined streets of the exclusive Arcadia at Silverleaf neighborhood.  This well-maintained residence boasts privacy, function, and a fresh style. The interior finishes offer light neutral colors, clean textures, with use of brick and wood throughout.  A resort style backyard features a gazebo, generous grass lawn, outdoor masonry fireplaces, large pool and spa, and an outdoor cooking space all perfect for entertaining in the beautiful Arizona weather.

  • 5 acre Interior Cul-de-sac location
  • Large Central Courtyard
  • Spacious Guest Casita
  • Wolf and SubZero Appliances
  • 120 Bottle Wine Storage
  • Oversized Garage

Contact Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 and Natalie Palmer 602.488.2009 to schedule a private tour. Click here to view the full listing.


Elegant Formal Mediterranean Estate in Silverleaf


20723 North 112th Street – 1714 | 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 9,974 sq. ft.

Offered by Laura Lester 480.734.7273

Situated high up in the Upper Canyon of the Prestigious Silverleaf community sits a beautiful gated estate on four acres of land offering 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.


This 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 the covered patio where you can enjoy the lush landscaping, a sparkling negative edge pool, detached spa, lawn area, and two fire pits perfect for entertaining family and friends on a cool desert evening. In addition to the outdoor living areas, there is an interior courtyard that can serve as a cozy spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or as a covered dog run perfect for your four-legged family members.


After a fun night with friends and family, you can head to your first-floor master retreat. With a private office, sitting area, and a cozy fireplace this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. 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. If friends or family members are staying for the weekend you can walk them up to the second floor, or take the elevator to one of the three spacious guest suites. Along with a media room, library, a secondary office and an outside deck for sunset viewing or stargazing. A separate guesthouse is a perfect space for long term guests, featuring a complete kitchen and separate bed and bath with a generously sized living area.

Room for guests, enviable views, classic finishes, and a 5-car garage make this Silverleaf estate a dream home.  Contact Laura Lester today for a private tour. Click here to view the full listing. 

Silverleaf 2018 Year End Report

The Best Address Just Keeps Getting Better

Highlights from the report:

• In 2018, exceptional sales totaling over $262 million in the Silverleaf

community accounted for the highest year for resale home sales ever

in the community.

• Home sales are up 160% from 2017 with 65 homes closing for a total of $203,462,601, at an average price of $3,130,194, and $510 per square foot

To read the full report click here.

The Village at Silverleaf: Comfort, Style and Luxury in a Dazzling Scottsdale Setting


Tucked into the gently rolling, panoramic landscape of Arizona’s Sonoran desert is The Village at Silverleaf, the newest enclave in the award-winning Silverleaf community offering comfort, style, luxury and convenience.

Inspired by the charm and elegance of a European village, the collection of 19 Rural Mediterranean-style homes is a short walk from the acclaimed 50,000-square-foot Silverleaf Clubhouse featuring private-club amenities including a spa, fitness area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, resort and lap pools and fine and casual dining.

Twelve semi-custom Villas and seven Club Cottages in The Village collection range from 2,733–6,000-plus square feet and reflect authentic architecture and attention to detail in every aspect of its design. Scottsdale architect Don Ziebell of Oz Architects designed and customizes the homes and Rod Cullum of Cullum Homes, also in Scottsdale, is the builder.

The Village at Silverleaf luxuriously defines the signature Arizona indoor/outdoor lifestyle with spacious backyards for pools, spas and outdoor kitchens and stunning mountain and city light views. Also, at your doorstep are the Tom Weiskopf–designed championship golf course as well as the club’s driving range.

In addition, the spectacular foothills, mountains and canyons of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve–the country’s largest municipal natural preserve—adjoins the community and provides direct access to neighborhoods. At 30,580 acres, it is the nation’s largest urban preserve, offering 130 miles of hiking and nature trails, recreation and exploration. It is home to 128 species of bird, 35 species of reptile and 25 species of mammal.

Just to the south are Scottsdale’s world class boutiques and shopping centers, sports, entertainment and cultural venues, award-winning restaurants and world-destination resorts.

“We love the easy lock-and-leave luxury lifestyle and the serenity and design of the community: like a European village, a charming location where you walk to golf, to dinner, the spa and then home,” says Lauren Rautbord, who enjoys a customized 6,924-square-foot Villa in The Village of Silverleaf with her partner.

“No traffic, no noise. Our home makes for elegant, serene indoor/outdoor space,” adds Rautbord, principal of Paul Lauren Design Consultants, a residential interior design firm which relocated from her native Chicago to Scottsdale. “We enjoy sunrises over the mountains and inspiring Alpenglow sunsets, with the city lights twinkling.”

While the homes embrace the comfortable, luxury lifestyle that Silverleaf is praised for, they are life-centering sanctuaries, too, with quiet courtyards and entertainment patios and loggias for enjoying the views while maintaining privacy. All the elements for a serene, yet vibrant lifestyle can be found here at The Villages.

“This is a perfect lifestyle home for us: low maintenance, security, quality, access to hiking trails, immediate access to the clubhouse for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and drinks) and walking access to the fitness and spa facilities,” says Peter Niederman, a seasonal resident who purchased and customized a Cottage with wife Linda. “Cullum Homes was extremely accommodating, making the lifestyle changes to our home that we requested.

“The location of The Village at Silverleaf was perfect for us, with close proximity to all amenities that are important to us: restaurants, shopping, hiking, biking, golf and friends,” adds Niederman, a Chicago native who attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and built his success with real estate brokerages.

The couple chose their home in The Village at Silverleaf because it feels like home. “Silverleaf as a community exudes similar qualities to the community we live in in Colorado,” he says. “We wanted a home and a community that our grown adult children felt welcomed when they visit us from Denver.”

A Gold-Medal Team for The Village at Silverleaf

Merging indoor/outdoor living that doesn’t compete with nature in The Village collection called for the distinguished design, construction and realty team of Ziebell, Cullum and Silverleaf Realty.

Ziebell invests his 30-plus years of design experience with site- and customer-sensitive projects into each home at The Village at Silverleaf. The designer of the Mediterranean-style Silverleaf Clubhouse, he has completed many custom homes in the West as well as resorts, golf clubs and spas such as the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Kukui’ula Plantation Clubhouse and Spa, Kauai, and Glenwild Golf Club, Park City, Utah.

“The homes at The Village at Silverleaf are a design vocabulary called Rural Mediterranean –– a mix of Mediterranean styles suitable for a hot sunny climate –– in a street-village concept that allows easy walking access to the Silverleaf Club amenities,” Ziebell explains. “The design allows for sufficient outdoor living space including courtyards, covered loggias and second-floor spaces that emphasize views, while not creating so much area that it becomes a maintenance burden.”

For Rautbord, Ziebell is an “extraordinary place- and style-maker and a master of materials” because of his skill in creating a community style and vibe as well as modifying the floorplan to accommodate their design goals and sourcing materials worldwide to meet these.

For example, he enhanced the original plan to bring more daylight into the lower level with an additional 30-foot wall of glass, extended the treads of their stairs and created an upstairs master bedroom suite with a walk-out loggia.

From France, he acquired an antique limestone fireplace hearth and an outdoor fountain; from Belgium reclaimed limestone for use on first-floor walls and lower-level window surrounds; from Chicago well-worn bricks; and reclaimed beams from structures in the western United States.

Cullum founded Cullum Homes 32 years ago. The multi-award-winning design/build/renovations company has built homes in Silverleaf and other luxury communities such as Mountain Shadows, Desert Mountain and the town of Paradise Valley.

The Villas and Cottages stylishly blend contemporary components, old world materials such as those in Rautbord’s home, and traditional craftsmanship, including maple cabinetry with dovetailed drawers and garage doors incorporating tongue-and-groove-fitted red cedar. As well as their elegant style, the homes also have energy-efficient components like insulated concrete form construction. “This provides for the best-insulated, air-tight home and a quiet house,” Cullum says.

In addition, Daikin VRV (variable refrigerant velocity) and VRT (variable refrigerant temperature) are the newest standards in air-conditioning, essential in the seasonally sultry Arizona desert. “This technology allows us to have a different temperature in every room and only condition the air in the rooms being used, thereby providing an extremely energy-efficient and quiet system,” he explains.

Also standard are Fine Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, clean-air filtration system and TruTankless hot water heaters.

Silverleaf Realty facilitates each sale. Serving the affluent buyer since 2002, the team of agents knows the luxury home market because its people live it.

“As residents in north Scottsdale and members of Silverleaf Club and Spa, we have a unique understanding of the lifestyle and experiences found in north Scottsdale,” explains Mike Sweeney, the designated broker. “And, our streamlined and efficient building process ensures that your home will be personalized to your requirements and every finely-crafted detail completed to your satisfaction in one of the Valley’s most desirable locations.

“Visit us and consider a move to The Village at Silverleaf. You’ll feel at home here –– so much you may not want to go home.”

David M. Brown

Homes at The Village at Silverleaf start at $2.4 million. For more information, call Silverleaf Realty, 480.502.6902, email, or visit




It’s all about the details in a 10,634-square-foot home in Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community, from the impeccable wood floors to the luxurious finishes embellishing every room.

Situated in the Upper Canyon neighborhood and surrounded by lush desert plants and softly sloping mountains, the estate was designed by renowned Scottsdale-based architect Erik Peterson of PHX Architecture and built by Calvis Wyant, a well-known luxury custom home builder in Arizona.

Featuring six bedrooms and 7.5 baths, the estate offers a home theater, five fireplaces, each designed with varied materials such as fieldstone, brick and travertine, a chef’s kitchen with a massive center island, an opulent dining room, spacious master bedroom suite, two executive offices, a separate, two-room guest casita and a four-car garage.

An expansive brick driveway and motor court create a sense of arrival that carries over into the arched foyer where three steps down lead to a formal living room with built-in, finely-carved cabinets for displaying prized collections and family photos. Hand-carved as well as glass-fronted cabinets and carved refrigerator doors and built-ins make the kitchen warm and inviting.

Reflecting a thoughtful design that provides maximum comfort, the master suite features a cozy sitting area with fireplace, a steam shower with temperature controls on the opposite wall from the shower head, two water closets, and a large walk-in closet.

To facilitate clean-up, a convenient private laundry is also a part of the master suite.

In addition, solid wood beams, high ceilings with clerestory windows and charming gathering spots for guests further enhance the luxurious feel.

The outdoor living space has every comfort including a kitchen with built-in barbecue, patio with covered dining space and a fireplace. And for those occasional chilly desert evenings, heaters in the ceiling will keep guests comfortable. A negative edge pool with water feature offers additional desert and city light views of metro Scottsdale and Phoenix.

For information, contact Laura Lester (480-734-7273 or or visit


19625 N. 103rd Street – 2102


SCOTTSDALE, AZ-September 26, 2018–A Spanish Colonial gem tucked into some of the lushest deserts in the American Southwest offers comfort, versatility, and convenience and some of the best promontory views of the Valley, day or night, in Scottsdale‘s Silverleaf community in DC Ranch.

Built by Calvis Wyant Custom Homes of Scottsdale, this nearly 9,300-square-foot residence is located in  Horseshoe Canyon and is situated in close proximity to the Horseshoe Canyon community gate as well as to the Silverleaf clubhouse and recreational amenities.

Not only does the home offer stunning city light views of metro Phoenix and the McDowell Mountains, but it is situated on more than an acre of golf course frontage with panoramic views of the second hole of the private, Tom Weiskopf Signature course.

The floor plan has been designed to accommodate conventional as well as a generational lifestyle, which could include large, growing families, adult children returning home to live,  grandchildren, parents, and grandparents. Space is also ideal for empty-nesters and smaller families who enjoy entertaining on a large scale without sacrificing privacy. There are three separate bedroom wings split from the master suite including a first-floor guest casita, a three-bedroom family wing and a junior master suite on the second floor.

Special and distinctive features of the home include a spacious family game room with its own bar and two covered balconies, an exercise room, eight bathrooms (one is a pool bathroom accessible from the backyard), two powder rooms, eight fireplaces, six wet bars, 13 premium TVs and a luxurious home theater.

In addition, there is a wine room that can store 600 bottles and an office with a hidden room that could be used for multiple purposes. The home also has the latest smart home technology as well as security cameras.

And for the dog lover, grooming will never be easier as the home has a dedicated, custom-made dog shower to make canine cleanup a cinch for pets as well as their owners.

A unique family amenity among its many recreational and entertainment offerings is Silverleaf’s proximity to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the nation’s largest urban preserve with more than 30,000 protected acres of sustainable desert habitats. Residents have direct access to the preserve for unlimited hiking, recreation, and exploration.

For information about this home, contact Michael Lehman at Silverleaf Realty at (480)-734-7271, or visit the website at Silverleaf Realty is owned by Legacy Real Estate Partners, a company providing brokerage operations in the luxury residential real estate industry. The firm’s experienced team offers specialized expertise and in-depth knowledge of the market trends, pricing structures and home values in Silverleaf and metropolitan Phoenix.

2018 Mid-Year Report

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Silverleaf Realty is pleased to present you with our mid-year report
of the real estate market in Silverleaf.

Once you have had the opportunity to review the data on Silverleaf real estate activity, please allow our knowledgeable team to put it into context for you as it relates to your home. We know the Silverleaf market better than anyone. Whether you are thinking of buying, selling, or simply want to understand the impact on you and the value of your property, we look forward to working with you.

Please contact us at or at 480.526.9051 to schedule an appointment or if you would like additional copies of our Mid-Year Report.

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 |

Andrew Beardsley | Sales Associate | 602-399-3507 |


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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.