Top 3 [Not so] Pricey Phoenix Pads, 4th ed.

4 01 2010

Here we are, once again to touch base with the Phoenix luxury real estate market!  As stated previously, I am juggling this series between the $1-3 MILLION range and the $3MILLION+ range.  This post will be from $1-3 MILLION, however, 156 homes have closed since the last post!!  After noting the drastic increase, I am branching this off into it’s own series, and will do it monthly (as long as the market allows).

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This time around, my top 3 are as follows:

STATS: This gorgeous Gilbert estate sold for a mere $1,010,000 in late November.  It has a comfortable 6,875 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6 car garage, lap pool, and it all sits on1 acre of land.  Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention it is 1 acre of LAKEFRONT property.  You read correctly, we do have man made lakes (not as dry of a desert as one would think!). Santan Lakeside Estates is one of the select few Phoenix Metro area lake subdivisions that actually allow boating/swimming/skiing, which is a TREMENDOUS PLUS for the water sport enthusiast.  The breakdown on the price per square foot is $146.91.  Now that you’ve read about it, feast your eyes on the photos.

STATS: Here is a first for the Pricey Pads Series; a home on the west side to make the list!!  It resides in Peoria, AZ, in Copper Creek Estates (very close to the neighborhoods of Entrada, Terramar, Eagle Ridge, etc). The home consists of 6,382 sq ft, plus an 867 sq ft guest house totaling 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.  It also has a 4 car garage, pool, spa, and is pleasantly situated in a gated community on just over an acre of land. Sold for $1,200,000 at the beginning of December, which brings the price per square foot to $188.03.  Check it out!

STATS: The next city is a repeat offender, home to the majority of homes in these posts.  You guessed it, Paradise Valley!  Hillside 2.5 acre lot accommodating an outstanding 11,003 sq ft home.  This 2004 estate in La Place Du Sommet came complete with 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, negative edge/infinity pool and spa, wine cellar, and views GALORE.  It sold for $2,600,000 just a few days ago, making the price per square foot $236.30.  One of the best in the area!  Where else could you get a hillside home of this magnitude for only $2.6 million?!  Shall I say eat you’re heart out California?

Hope there was much pleasure taken in viewing this month’s [not so] pricey pad post.  Stay tuned for more on the luxury real estate updates like this!

-Colin Stevens-

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Top 3 [Not so Pricey] Phoenix Pads, 3rd ed.

6 11 2009

Another post for you readers with discriminating taste in high end real estate…$3MIL+ style!  Since my last 3MIL+ Pricey Pad post, only 2 homes have closed so it makes this edition super easy.  Even if there were more, I think these two would still make the top 3.

Stats – This lavish estate set at the base of Pinnacle Peak consists of 6,588 sq ft, 3bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a guest house, resort backyard, a membership to the Jack Nicklaus golf course, among many, MANY other amenities and perks (hey, what do you expect for a $3 MILLION house?) sold for $3,050,000 or $462.96 per square foot in October.

Stats – Yet again, another Paradise Valley gem!  Unloaded just before Halloween for a MERE $1,313.62 per square foot to total $3,510,000.  This home on 4 acres consists of 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2672 sq ft, a diving pool, and a PRIME location with plenty of mountain views (Camelback, Mummy Mountain, and the Praying Monk).  Judging by the amount of pictures on the listing (2 total, neither of which are of the house), this is either an uncooperative occupant, or a home that someone buys just for the land, with the intention of tearing down the current house and building a super estate.

Stick around for the next edition of my Top 3 [Not So] Pricey Phoenix Pads!

Contact me if you would like to discuss buying or selling a home in the Phoenix Metro area.

-Colin Stevens

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Top 3 [Not so Pricey] Phoenix Pads, 2nd ed.

19 10 2009

Week 2 of the [not so pricey] list!  I started this series a couple weeks ago, as sort of a spin off of the “priciest homes” segment in the AZ Republic.  So, instead of posting just the most expensive homes that sold this week, I tell you the best deals in that upper stratosphere of housing ($3MIL+) based on price per square foot, location and lot size, and personal taste.  However, since the high end $3MIL+ market isn’t moving too fast (more like a snail’s pace), I am going to juggle between 3MIL+ and $1-3MIL.  Without further adieu, I present this week’s Top 3 [Not so Pricey] Phoenix Pads, $1-3 Million style.

4235980 STATS– built in 2008 on a .81 acre lot.  6,716 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, heated pool and spa, main house + 700 sq ft guest casita, and a great location near 64th St and Shea in the 85253 zip code.  Sold for $1.39MIL, or $206.97 per sq ft on September 30, 2009.

4231195 STATS-built in 1975 on a .9 acre lot.  5,599 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, in ground spa, diving pool overlooking the city, on a superb mountainside lot basically on Camelback Mountain.  Organic contemporary design with outstanding 180 degree views through walls of glass.  This beauty sold for $1.15 Million or $205.39/sq ft on October 5, 2009.

4234192 STATS– built in 1992 on 1.02 acres.  5,000 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heated pool and spa, entertainer’s backyard with built in BBQ, right on the Camelback Country Club Golf Course.  Architecture and materials are typical for the time period, but they don’t look bad, and the location sets it off!  Golf course lot near the heart of Scottsdale!  Sold for $208/sq ft totaling $1.04 Million on September 30, 2009.


What are your thoughts on these homes? Think I should have put a listing on here that I didn’t?  Let me know how you feel!

Colin Stevens

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Top 3 [not so] Pricey Phoenix, Arizona Pads

29 09 2009

Just a quick post for those that enjoy HIGH END, luxury homes.  Within the past three (3) months, 14 homes have sold for $3 MILLION or $more$.  Of these 14, I am picking my top 3 based on price per sq ft and personal taste mainly, but other factors will be included (i.e. location).

  • First off, this stunning 10,634 sq ft, 8bedroom 8.5 bathroom home in Paradise Valley sold for $316.35/sq ft.  If you break out your calculators, you should be getting a total of $3,364,063.  Heated pool, guest casita, and a 5 car garage are just a few of the lavish features.

  • Slightly smaller at only 8,311 sq ft, another beautiful Paradise Valley 4bedroom 6.5 bathroom contemporary residence sold for $3,100,000, making it #2 on the list at $373.00/sq ft.  This gem boasts a workout room, views, and a game room.

  • Lastly, I chose another Paradise Valley home that sold for $389.30/sq ft, or $3,086,000 total.  5 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms, 7,927 sq ft are enclosed by this awesome Santa Barbara/Tuscan exterior.

Needless to say, Paradise Valley dominated this list.  This is due to the fact that Paradise Valley held 4 of the 5 cheapest prices/sq ft, all under $400/sq ft, and happens to be more conveniently located.  If it weren’t for location, though, Scottsdale would have easily made this list.  The North Scottsdale home that didn’t make the cut is located close to Troon North (too far out for my taste), which is a solid 45 min drive from the airport.  Being closer into town and easing drive times to and from major places/events is more important.

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