Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Monica Monson & Barry Van Patten Sell Frankie Muniz’s Home for $3.2 Million

1514480270PHOENIX, AZ - After dozens of private showings and a little more than a year on the market, one of the most romantic properties in the Biltmore area has sold. 


Luxury Agents Monica Monson and Barry Van Patten of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty sold the home belonging to Actor Frankie Muniz for $3,200,000. Muniz, who is just off of the hit show “Dancing with The Stars,” owned the property for several years.

Located at 2100 E. Missouri Avenue, an undisclosed cash buyer purchased the 5,300-square-foot home with four bedrooms and five baths in late November with plans to renovate. 

Il Segreto, which was built in the 1930's, showcases an inspiring bungalow architectural design with original and restored finishes. The farmhouse style kitchen was modernized with stainless appliances, floating open shelving and a rustic island. The family room adorns incredible floor to ceiling windows, while the dining room showcases original hand-painted floors and wood beamed ceiling. 

1514480970An adjacent living room is centered on a fireplace with hand-finished walls, original floors and a crystal chandelier. The master retreat has dual baths, a relaxation room and boutique style closet.

The property sits on abundant space with more 2.25 acres of lush landscaping, bocce ball courts, roman fountain and prayer gardens, and an ultra-deep swimming pool that was once home to a local diving team.

Within the privately gated and walled property, there are several archways and stone walkways, along with an antique French gate. There are also guest quarters on the property. A separate bungalow awaits visiting guests with a beautiful custom bath and freestanding tub. And for car collectors – a brand new five-car garage was also recently added to stay in-line with the character of the property.


“This is truly one of the most special properties we have represented. Between the bocce ball court, the roman fountain, prayer gardens and artistic landscaping, this is an incredible home inside and out with a lot of history. We are happy to have found someone who loved it as much Frankie enjoyed his time here,” said Listing Agent Monica Monson of Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

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About Monson Luxury Group

Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is a leader in the marketing and sales of distinctive luxury properties and elite lifestyles in Arizona. Monica Monson has been recognized locally and internationally as a guru marketer of luxury properties and has been featured in the Arizona Republic, So Scottsdale!, Arizona Foothills and RealTrends Report, to name a few. She has also been on the prestigious Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists Top 10 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, named one of the Top Women in Real Estate in 2015 and 2016 by the Scottsdale Women’s Council of REALTORS and is a Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate member and received a significant sales award. Monson Luxury Group has sold over $300 million in real estate with record sales in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Flagstaff. Upholding the highest standards in real estate, Monson Luxury Group continues a tradition of excellence working with affluent homeowners and buyers seeking the finest real estate in Arizona.