The King is Ready for his Throne, Arcadia CASTLE ON CAMELBACK SOLD $1,450,000

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Price Tag: $2,475,000

Sold Tag: $1,450,000

Size: 7807 s.f

As a remarkable Valley Landmark the ”Castle” proudly reigns atop one of the highest estate lots on the south slope of Camelback Mountain. This famous property has limitless potential with it’s unparalleled, panaramic canyon location, city lights, forever unobstructed views. 30′ walls of native stone carved from the mountain, private entry courtyard. Structure begs for creative updating; 16′ Waterfall/Fireplace, Indoor/Spa, Hidden Nook/Corridors/Passageways. Unique 700′ ”Dungeon” might be a fantastic Wine Cellar/Bar. Historic Fox Theater balconies may remain. Seller has contracted a local architect to sketch exciting ideas marrying ”Old World” drama with mountainside Tuscany; incorporating an Extraordinary Living Area, Kitchen, Patios & Negative Edge Pool overlooking kingdom below!

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A Camelback Mountain castle that has been a financial nightmare for its owners has sold for $1.45 million.

Robert Pazderka bought the 7,900-square-foot Copenhaver Castle on the southwestern flank of the mountain and expects to spend $3 million to $5 million renovating the unusual stone fortress with its secret passages, dungeon and a spa the size of a moat in the living room.

“I’ve lived on Camelback for 15 years, and this is a landmark property,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s been neglected. I hope to bring it back to the magnificent property that it is.”

The faux Moorish castle is an oddity among the expensive hilltop homes on Camelback Mountain.

It was built by Dr. Mort Copenhaver, an orthodontist, over the course of a decade starting in 1967. The castle sits 1,200 feet above Camelback Road and includes turrets, a drawbridge fire escape and a fireplace that at one time included a 17-foot waterfall.

Pazderka is the president of the Armored Group LLC, which makes armored trucks and cars in Detroit. He said he expects to get some public-relations value out of the castle and its link to the company name.

The sale closed May 25, said agent Jan Atwater of Home-Smart Real Estate, who had the listing since January.

Copenhaver Castle has long been viewed as a landmark. Atwater said she was flooded with calls from people with stories about their connection to it or who wanted a weekend stay or to get married there.

The property has been a financial albatross for its three previous owners.

Copenhaver put his castle up for sale in 1985 for $7 million, a princely sum at the time, but two years later cut the price to $2.5 million. No buyer emerged, and Copenhaver lost the 1.1-acre property in a bankruptcy when his dental franchise business collapsed.

Jerry Mitchell, who helped develop the Rawhide theme park in Scottsdale, bought the bank-owned castle in 1989 for $985,000 through his Camelback Castle Corp. That entity filed for bankruptcy in 2004.

The Old Standard Life Insurance Co. picked up Copenhaver Castle for $2.6 million in 2005. It was foreclosed on again and sold as an asset of the stockholders when the insurance company was liquidated, Atwater said.

Pazderka said he would like to get the property designated as a historical landmark and plans to live in it after an extensive renovation.

“It’s going to take a lot of money and a lot of time,” he said.

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Got Views Oh Yeah! Got Private Lot Preserve! Oh Yeah from City light views of Downtown Phoenix to Arcadia and Camelback Mountain to Scottsdale McDowell Mountains, to Carfree the Boulders to Paradise Valley Mummy Mountain up to Mesa Las Sendas and back Old Town Scottsdale. Whether you are looking for beautiful Mountain views, desert views, urban downtown living views, city views, or just freaking views look no further. Here is what I call fab 16 secluded private homes and condos with some fabulous and sick views. It was extremely tough to post so little but here they are, enjoy and if you are interested in any of the homes below CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007.


List Price: $3,950,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3.5

Square Feet: 6,977

Property Type: Single Family Territorial Santa Fe

One of the ultimate hideaways and secure locations in the world surrounded by nearly 60 acres of undeveloped land and preserves! This gated mountain-top fortress-like home, built by Phil Smith Custom Homes, has maximum privacy and security with bridge access, stunning views, 5,000 gal. Water tank, powerful Kohler back-up generator, elevator and huge safe room. One of the highest available homes on Black Mountain, Carefree’s top address! An engineering feat showcased by the Wall St. Journal, TV! This breathtaking Southwest Contemporary Southwest design which features a panorama of rugged mountains, deserts and city lights! The finest and exceptional finishes and attention-to-detail, hewn out of nature’s best. You’ll never forget your visit! CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $3,300,000

Beds: 5

Bath: 5.5

Square Feet: 7,179

Property Type: Single Family Santa Barbara/Tuscan

Spectacular city & mountain views from every room of this luxurious property. Home features fabulous interior courtyard w/cantera fireplace & fountain. Extensive West facing covered patios w/fireplace, firepit & bbq. 6 car garge w/gated motor court. Gourmet kitchen is equipped w/the finest of appliances, featuring Wolf, Sub Zero, & Miele, to complement the magnificent cabinetry, granite counters & 2 islands. Dream master suite w/private exit to back patio. Each of the remaining 4 bedrooms has its own private bath. Attached casita w/private entry can serve as office, guest suite or sewing room. Home theater room w/wet bar. Family room & theater room have glass wall opening to patio. Take in the sunset’s views from this spectacular pool & spa setting. One of a kind exclusive custom home. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $2,795,000

Beds: 4

Bath: 5.5

Square Feet: 5,917

Property Type: Single Family Contemporary

Unbelievable city views see from Apache Junction to Surprise and almost to Tucson. One of the highest homes on the mountain with preserve land behind house. Private gated street. Modern high end contemporary style house. One the newer houses on the mountain. Only house on mountain with city sewer service. Floor-ceilings windows, underground wine room, custom architectural features, stone floors/countertops, 14 Ft ceilings, negative edge pool with waterfall spa, large balconies, gated street. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $2,199,000

Beds: 4

Bath: 4.5

Square Feet: 4,244

Property Type: Single Family Santa Barbara/Tuscan

Totally remodeled home w/ city, mountain & sunset views on HUGE hillside lot nestled against the Phoenix Mtn. Preserve. Chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances spills out into dining and high balcony patios overlooking the city lights. You and your guests will love the full basketball court, endless patios, huge yard and lush landscaping. Travertine, Saltillo and 6” plank walnut floor throughout. Rich wood-colored beams on ceilings and 4 fireplaces provide a warm ambiance. Tri-split floor plan for privacy and each of 4 bedrooms has its own bath. Spacious master has large retreat with fireplace, expansive walk-in and remodeled bath w ultra Jacuzzi tub, dual head shower, Italian travertine & granite. Securely and conveniently located in prestigious guard-gated Biltmore Mountain Estates. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,850,000

Beds: 4

Bath: 5.5

Square Feet: 6,337

Property Type: Single Family Santa Barbara/Tuscan

Unbeatable city and mountain views from 8+ acre very private Hawks Canyon Estate. Most desirable block construction with classy hand plaster designs, ‘over the top” gourmet kitchen with butler pantry, miles of granite and travertine, plank hardwood floors with distinctive doors cabs. The romantic master w/private patio features claw tub and steam shower, fireplace and adjoining library. All bedrooms offer private patio entrance. The Casita w/bath & kitchen separate entrance at guest parking. The media room is set up for the largest of video, audio and wet bar. Privacy abounds for the owner and guests in this lavish get away with gorgeous water features flowing from upper negative edge to lower pool at entry. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,775,000

Beds: 4

Bath: 4.5

Square Feet: 5,301

Property Type: Single Family Three or More Levels

Expansive views of the McDowell’s and Four Peaks from this exceptional hillside home. The great room, formal dining room, kitchen, office/den and master bedroom feature large windows of glass allowing breathtaking views of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the surrounding area. Intimate patios feature an outside fireplace and spa; the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fabulous city lights. New carpet, paint and travertine floors in all the bathrooms make this bright and open home move in ready. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,250,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3

Square Feet: 2,100

Property Type: Single Family Contemporary

One of the highest lots on the south side of Mummy Mountain, this hillside property features breathtaking views of downtown Phoenix, including a full profile of Camelback Mtn. The property is full of geologic accents, giving it a unique combination of on-site beauty with the superior view. Unlike the ‘house on a slope’ competition, it boasts a diverse landscape of rock ridges and low areas, ins and outs, large boulders and scree, but ample room for development. Secluded and private, neighbors to each side are practically invisible. Existing structure “floats” over the entryway to the front door, an innovative solution to the slope, and that existing foundation can be maintained to utilize this unique configuration. Build your custom masterpiece above the rest! CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,075,000

Beds: 5

Bath: 4

Square Feet: 4,400

Property Type: Single Family Santa Barbara/Tuscan

Builders private residence. Beautiful custom 5br,4ba,3fp home. Completely remodeled in 2009 w/the finest appointments. Hand Scraped wood floors, Italian Tile and The finest carpet throughout. Soaring 27ft beamed ceilings greet you as you enter through the custom Iron & wood front door. A massive distressed wood staircase leads you to 4 of the 5 oversized bedrooms (2 are master suites). Each bedroom is unique. One bedroom has soaring 18ft ceilings, another comes with its own loft. All bedrooms have access to covered patios that surround this magnificent home. The kitchen is an entertainers delight w/distressed walnut cabinetry, subzero refrig, Viking SS Appliances and custom Granite Counters. The backyard is complete with an oversized diving pool (15ft Deep) and Cabana. Views abound

Penthouse Condos, Lofts, Patio Homes With Sick Views

List Price: $2,995,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3.5

Square Feet: 3,919

Property Type: Penthouse Condo Contemporary

THE LARGEST and THE ONLY NINTH FLOOR PENTHOUSE available FOR SALE in the ”Heart of Kierland Commons”!! BEST OF THE BEST!! CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $2,499,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3.5

Square Feet: 3,940

Property Type: Penthouse Condo Contemporary

Downtown Scottsdale affluent penthouse living; stunning panorama views of surrounding city lights, mountain ranges and sweeping Phoenix skyline. Some of the amenities at this prestigious address include a concierge service, rooftop pool and spa, fitness center, business center, wine & club room. The essence of this penthouse is captured in its generous room sizes creating an expansive space where significant artwork and sculpture can easily be showcased. Multiple balconies, a perfectly outfitted Euro style kitchen and a 300 bottle wine chiller complement any entertainment style. Featuring 3 bedrooms & 3.5 baths plus library/office, this home includes parking for 3 autos. Well secured, steps away from great restaurants, fine shopping, galleries and entertainment. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,799,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3

Square Feet: 2,846

Property Type: Penthouse Condo Contemporary

SUNSETS ANYONE? this RARE, HIGH FLOOR, NW CORNER LOCATION in the prestigious Plaza Lofts Tower at Kierland Commons is truly ONE-OF-A-KIND. Spectacular UNOBSTRUCTED Golf Course, Mountain, City Lights and Sunset/Sunrise views, with Floor to Ceiling windows and Telescoping doors that open to a Covered Terrace!! Ten foot Ceilings enhance oversized rooms including Three Bedrooms and Three Full Baths. This home has a complete sound system, electric blinds are in every room, and the Kitchen has Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. No detail has been spared!! Scottsdale Quarter is just a short walk across the street! Owners will enjoy community amenities, as well as exclusive Plaza Lofts resident discounts at Kierland Commons, the neighboring Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and Kierland Golf Club. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $1,100,000

Beds: 3

Bath: 3

Square Feet: 2,960

Property Type: Patio Home

Stunning golf course, Mtn. & city light VIEWS from this beautiful 3 bedrm, 3 bathrm home in Desert Mountain. Perfectly situated on an elevated North/South facing cul-de-sac lot located on the 18th hole of the Renegade golf course. Upgrades include hardwood, flagstone & travertine flooring, plantation shutters, wood planked & coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry, & surround sound. Floorplan offers large open kitchen w/ granite countertops & family room w/ granite wet bar & gas fireplace. Master suite features tumbled travertine counters, shower & tub, his & hers walk-in closets & stacked stone gas fireplace. Back patio w/ BBQ area, heated spa, & gorgeous VIEWS! Membership not required (no fees) but currently offered at special discounted pricing if desired. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $999,999

Beds: 2

Bath: 2.5

Square Feet: 2,340

Property Type: Penthouse Loft

Incredible penthouse loft in Old Town Scottsdale, the ultimate urban dwelling! This split master floorplan has been beautifully finished with hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and stainless Viking appliances. This loft also includes a customized smart-home system designed to control media, climate, window shades and other various home features. Two separate terraces offer spectacular city views. The 3rd Avenue Lofts community amenities include private underground parking, heated pool and spa, courtyard with BBQ and fireplace, fitness center and full service concierge. CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

List Price: $875,000

Beds: 2

Bath: 2.5

Square Feet: 2,451

Property Type: Condo Contemporary

Brand new luxury condominiums in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale offering the premier urban lifestyle. This fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths home also has a nice den and grand open living spaces. Direct elevator access and great Camelback Mountain views. Extraordinary chef’s kitchen featuring beautiful granite countertops, Wolf stainless 6 burner gas range, GE Monogram stainless refrigerator, dishwasher and built-in microwave. Unmatched amenities including 24 hour room service, private fitness center, incredible rooftop pool, spa, cabanas and barbecues, secure underground parking and concierge services. Walk to Old Town and only minutes from Scottsdale Fashion Square. Quality and luxury in the very heart of town. Come see why The Mark is the premier community in Old Town Scottsdale.  CALL FOR MORE INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWINGS 480.458.8007

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