** Record Breaking Sales ** Peak Inside Arizona Most Expensive, Lavish, and Elegant one of a kind Home Sales 2013.

Once again 2013 was an excellent year for the Luxury Home market.  There were some close to record breaking sales, Paradise Valley is still the top dog and king of the mountain when it comes to Luxury Home list prices and sales, Scottsdale is not too far behind, and we are close to our peak prices.

Athletes like Kurt Warner and the Great One Wayne Gretzky sold their lavish pads. Other athletes & celebrities have decided to buy 2nd homes or relocate and some are still on the fence.  The Luxury home flipper is back in our market, some investors are not only doubling but at times tripling their investments within months.

These one of a king estate are large ranging from 7,000 – 16,000,000 sq.ft.

Amenities include exercise & sauna rooms, huge walk wine cellars, large and unique pools, huge private and gated lots, theaters that sit 10-15 people, guest house with all the features, full kitchen with BBQ grills outside, walls are set up to hang your Picasso Da Vinci Van Gogh or even have Banksy himself graffiti the wall and turn it to art, city and desert views, so many shitters that one can be used exclusively for your dog or pets.

The outside features are just as lavish and well constructed as the home itself because you have to entertain.   These are sick homes, only the ultra rich can afford.  Whether you are looking for a guard gated private golf community like Silverleaf, a private mansion above the clouds a top of mummy or Camelback Mountain, or an exclusive gated compound look no further than the valley of the sun.

By the Numbers

  • 1,018 Homes Sold with a $1 Million Dollar Price Tag
  • The most expensive home sale was in Paradise Valley, Arizona recorded at $9,200,000 ($722 a square foot).  1st Place on the list
  • The most expensive home sale in Scottsdale, Arizona recorded at $7,200,000 ($823 a square foot) and that property was located in Estancia. 5th Place on the List
  • The most expensive Home sale in Phoenix, Arizona recorded at $7,725,456 ($540 a square foot) and that home was located in the Arcadia area of Phoenix, Arizona. 3rd Place on the List.
  • The most expensive Penthouse was located at the top floor in Scottsdale Waterfront Residences Recorded at $3,600,000 ($811 a square foot). 1st Place on the List – This will be another post…

Peak inside the Most Expensive Home Sales 2013.


Sold Price: $9,200,000

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona

Authentic European Estate on over 2 acres in prime PV location. Gorgeous landscaping showcases mountain views, courtyards and pool/spa. Interiors feature wood beamed and planked ceilings, hardwood and stone flooring, elliptical arches, hand-carved stone columns and moldings. Kitchen is charmingly gourmet with brick inlay ceiling, huge island, butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry which flows into family room. Media room and full wet bar finish the great family/entertainment area by french doors to outside dining/BBQ patio. Views abound from upstairs covered patio with fireplace; intimate courtyards and fireplaces, separate guest quarters. 4 car garage – air conditioned, generous parking on site. A truly livable, inviting and fantastic residence.


Jokake Camelback Properties

Sold Price: $8,000,000

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona (Jokake Camelback Properties)


Sold Price: $7,725,456

Location: Phoenix, Arizona (aka Arcadia, AZ)

Exquisite home on 2-plus acres with superb architecture and quality – perfect attention to detail. Enter through a stunning courtyard to a towering great room with views across the pool to expansive city and mountain views. Great floor plan and outdoor flow for grand entertaining. On the main floor you’ll find a paneled library, generous master suite with his/hers baths and 2 bedrooms. Upstairs are a guest quarters and additional bedroom suites, large game/media room, view decks and balconies. The grounds are lush with expansive lawns, gardens and towering palms. Amenities include a multi-bedroom guest home with its own private drive and gate, pool house, full barbeque kitchen and spectacular pool complex. Romantic and dramatic living in every way.


Sold Price: $7,600,000

Location: Paradise Valley, AZ (Nauni Valley Ranch)

This incredible 2 1/4 acre private, electronically gated estate offers a magical setting w/extensive grounds and unrivaled close-up Camelback Mtn views! This 14,256 sf single level,7 bedrm estate has an attached guest house + separate 2,073 sf guest home. Over $11,000,000 in property w/$4 million invested in 2010. Huge lawns,exquisite gardens,specimen cacti, intimate courtyards, pool/spa + sport court . Antiquity stone fireplaces from Mesopotamia,walls of French doors,electronic glass disappearing door,lighting of leaded glass tiles +hickory flooring. Theatre off huge game rm,wine rm,2 wet bars,chefs kitchen w/adjoining family rm,and romantic master wing. Garages for 8 cars +20 car parking+ 3 electronic gated entries. Premier location w/outstanding views!


Sold Price: $7,200,000

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona (Estancia)

Rooted in the principles of Spanish Colonial architecture to create an elegant European-style estate * Crafted on one of the best home sites in Estancia with panoramic fairway, sunset and city light views * Truly one of the finest properties in the western United States * Authentic masterpiece with reclaimed ceiling timbers, wood plank and stone floors, hand-carved stone mantels, hand-forged iron works, stone slab surfaces and plastered walls * Outdoor space is accessed through multiple pocketing doors that seamlessly blend interior and exterior living * Outdoor living includes multiple patios with views of the western horizon and a resort pool setting with water features and lush landscaping * This residence is an exceptional combination of home and home site for the most discerning buyer.


Sold Price: $6,800,000

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona

This 16,087sf estate on 1.42 acres near Paradise Valley Country Club has unobstructed Phx and Camelback Mtn Views! Rare for a view lot, there is a huge flat bkyrd w/extensive lawns and 45ft negative edge pool! This estate was built as a custom spec and never lived in. It has exquisite carved millwork,rich hickory floors and superb craftsmanship. Enter see-thru home past 43ft living room disappearing glass doors to a grand patio! Main floor also features a 32ft dining rm, enormous chefs kitchen open to family and breakfast rms, fabulous master suite w/disappearing wall, paneled library w/annex + family/guest wing w/4 bedrms and 2nd family rm. Lower level has 44ft game rm + wine rm, man’s retreat, exercise, media, massage + craft rms + guest and maid’s quarters. Original price $16,900,000.


Sold Price: $6,665,000

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona (Desert Mountain)

Located on one of the highest elevated lots in Saguaro Forest one can enjoy total privacy with spectacular valley and city light views. Automated pocket doors open to the upper and lower patios providing indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. The 4 bedroom main house features a large great room with circular wetbar, library, formal dining, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, game room, theater, exercise and spa, wine grotto, and elevator. The 1 bedroom guest casita has a living area, kitchen, and separate elevator from the garage. The home was completed in 2009 and is fully automated with Crestron home management system. Exterior features include upper deck firepit and bbq, lower patio fireplace and outdoor kitchen, heated pool/spa, and putting green. DEGM is included with the purchase.


Sold Price: $6,250,000

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona (Desert Mountain)

This is, without exception, Desert Mountain’s finest statement home. Newly completed & never lived in, this contemporary masterpiece is positioned on 15 private hillside acres with commanding views of the Geronimo course, distant valley vistas & evening lights. The highest level of sophisticated finishes were styled by renowned interior designer David Michael Miller & include Indian Rosewood Cabinetry, German-designed plumbing fixtures, Bees’s Wing Eucalyptus interior doors, Venetian plaster throughout & flooring of South American Mahogany, French limestone & Calcutta marble. The home is exceptionally engineered with subterranean water tanks, a natural gas generator, a steel frame wall system, 2nd level concrete sub-flooring, commercial-grade windows & doors & many more custom features


Sold Price: $6,100,000

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona (Mummy Mountain Park)

Understated elegance & refined finishes give this magnificent hillside home a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere while retaining a very unique, distinctive feel. Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley with stunning, unparalleled city & mtn views, the home had extensive renovations in 2008. Chef’s kitchen opens to the casual dining area, great room, bar & wine cellar. The sumptuous master suite has dramatic city & mtn views, fireplace, sitting area & access to the spa. Two en-suite bedrooms provide secluded guest accommodations. Three additional en-suite bedrooms adjacent to a den/playroom make a great kids wing. Dramatic formal dining room, large living room & huge office/media room with built in desk & bookshelves complete this one of a kind residence. Spectacular pool, patios, BBQ & lawns.


Sold Price: $6,100,000

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona (Silverleaf)

As featured in Phoenix Homes & Garden Magazine, this custom home sits on 4.79 acres with unobstructed 240 degree views of the McDowell Mountains, City Lights and the 8th fairway of the exclusive Silverleaf Golf Course. The gated courtyard entrance w/limestone horse trough from France welcomes you to this exquisite Ranch Hacienda. The home features a 6’x9′ hand-made Italian designed solid alder front door, reclaimed wood floors from Australia & North Carolina, copious amounts of natural stone inside & out, venetian plaster, kitchen w/barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, two islands (1 of Azul Bahia granite top, 1 w/zinc top), accordion wood doors open to the expansive outdoor entertaining areas w/glass-tile negative edge pool, spa, firepit, Ramada, tv’s, & so much more. Truly one-of-a-kind.

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