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, 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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