Formal Mediterranean Estate in Scottsdale Sells for $7.8 Million
Posted by Nina Joki — July 15, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - 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 guesthouse features a complete kitchen and separate bed and bath with a generously sized living area.
A successful member of the team since 2003, Laura Lester has 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 makes her on of the Phoenix Business Journal’s top 20 residential real estate agents.
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.
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.