DESERT MOUNTAIN TUSCAN ESTATE comes with Italian wood-fire pizza oven

SCOTTSDALE, az | 41324 N 95TH STREET | Desert Mountain

You had me at pizza…

Complete with Exquisite finishes throughout such as: wood-beamed ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, Italian tile flooring, carved Cantera accents and extensive wrought iron detailing.

Situated on 2.2 acres in the premier Saguaro Forest Village in Desert Mountain. This lavish estate (41324 N 95TH STREET) Scottsdale features 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, 7,390 sf, with a 4 car garage + parking for more, and Separate 2 Bedroom Guest house.

Amenities include luxury home theater, library, bar and wine room, gourmet kitchen, , pool & cascading spa, circular auto court with center fountain, and so much more.

* The home is listed with Kathy & Hugh Reed | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

The only question need I ask is who does not want their very own pizza oven? And an authentic Italian wood-fire pizza oven at that? I sure as hell do… Unfortunately, chef is not included in the $2,750,000 price tag. The property is turnkey, fully furnished with Rich Drexel furniture, and Desert Mountain Memberships for Golf or Lifestyle available from the Club with approval. . All you need to bring is your toothbrush and some Venezia’s or Joe’s Ny style Pizza to throw in the oven… Lets get the pizza party started!

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Two of the most expensive listed homes in Arizona set for auction.

This is one way to unload a few homes quite quickly. At one time Baseball Hall of Famer “the big unit” Randy Johnson’s once priced $25 million dollar pad and Villa Paradiso a privately gated estate in the heart of Paradise Valley once priced $27.5 million were the most expensive listings in Arizona and are up for auction. Randy Johnson’s luxury pad has been on the market for over 1500 days while the other has been up for sale less than a year. Both these sellers have decided to change things up and try their luck at auction.

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Auction #1. 8055 N Mummy Mountain Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ (Randy Johnson pad)

7 beds . 12 baths . 25,416 sf . 11+ car garages . 5 acres


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Public Remarks: Lush palm trees, flowering plants and a stone archway lead to the intricate wooden door and paradise beyond. Designed by Erik Peterson, this 5-acre Mediterranean estate features timeless details such as wrought iron accents, wooden shutters, and handcrafted cabinetry, while offering the very best in home entertainment. Revel in the exquisite craftsmanship, fine finishes and custom features inside, including your own home theater and recording studio. Host a grand gala under the stars around your resort-style pool area, cabana and fire pit. After a friendly tennis match, retreat to your spa-like master sanctuary for a rejuvenating bath, then watch the desert sky from your private terrace. Perfectly situated at the base of Mummy Mountain; here, sweeping views surround you.

Auction: Bid 1/29–31 | Previously $14.5M, Selling Without Reserve | Showings By Appointment Only | Call Concierge Auctions at 646.760.8109 or visit for details.

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Listing agents: Robert E Joffe & Jonathan Friedland | Launch Real Estate

Auction #2 5838 E Starlight Way, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

8 beds . 11 baths . 30,859 sf . 6.3 acres. 12+ car garages 


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Remarks: Privately gated estate in the heart of Paradise Valley with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, the McDowell Mountains, and Four Peaks Range surround this amazing property. Experience exquisite finishes and rare amenities from exclusive interior designer David Scott and Frank Lloyd Wright trained exterior architect Vernon Swaback; such as the tranquil Water Room’s rounded glass walls and surrounding exterior water features. Other unique highlights of the main home include an executive home office, trainer’s gym, basketball court with electronic score board, twelve seat grand theater and wine cellar.

Auction: Home is scheduled to be auctioned on January 31st, 2019 at the Phoenician Resort. This is a Limited Service Listing, and no licensed representative is available to present/negotiate any pre-auction offers, but please contact Sandra Wilken at (480) 390-6050 for instructions should you have a client who wishes to present an offer prior to auction, or bid during the auction.

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Listing agent: Sandra Lawton Wilken | Engel & Volkers

Mansions for sale


This resort-style Mesa mansion is the perfect $3.695 million summer pad!


The home features an outdoor entertainment zone with 3 pools including a lazy river, grill, fire pit, spa, and more.

Set on 1.75 acres, the exclusive gated Legacy mansion at 1455 N LEGACY in Mesa-Arizona elegance & grandeur. The 10,200-square-foot home is equipped with seven bedrooms and seven.5 bathrooms, six car garages with 1000 SQ FT private apartment or nanny’s quarters above the 6- car garage, formal living and dining room, executive office/library, gourmet kitchen, billiards/game room/man cave, theater room, gym, and so much more.

This resort-style Mesa mansion is the perfect summer pad! 7

Outside, the resort-style grounds include 3 SEPARATE POOLS, INCLUDING YOUR VERY OWN LAZY RIVER! A spa, covered patios with custom wood ceiling details, an outdoor fireplace & outdoor BBQ area. The gated private grounds are all about entertaining and relaxation.

As the summer heat beams, down at record setting 120 degrees, sweat dripping down your face, this show-stopping resort backyard remind you are living in paradise. The home is currently on the market for $3.695 million.


The home is listed with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Renee’ Merritt & Christine M Anthony

(May 2017) Arizona Home . Architecture . Luxury Real Estate of Phoenix Online Luxury Publication…

May 2017… all-new online luxury magazine, Arizona Home . Architecture . Luxury Real Estate of Phoenix a quarterly publication is to showcase Juan’s “Johns” exclusive properties. The featured residences include glamorous interior, exterior and landscape images as well as some of the more dramatic panoramic views across the Valley of the Sun. 

Paging through the breathtaking photography provides impressive visual images of Arizona’s architectural diversity. Pesqueira’s strategic marketing and broad network of luxury and international affiliations are excellent benefits in the sale or purchase of luxury properties, and Pesqueira’s group stand ready to guide the process. 

“this edition of HOME & ARCHITECTURE “The Collection Features Plaza Residences #2098 a CONTEMPORARY CHIC design, totally UPGRADED with DESIGNER FEATURES most desirable & sought after two bedrooms in the complex. Word on the street is it’s not a Condo, it’s a Lifestyle!


Highlighting our newest listing throughout the Valley of the Sun. Don’t forget to check out our friends out in Hawaii. They have the new Waiea Grand ultra-luxury $35M Penthouse that rivals any penthouse across the globe…

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1929 Hilvert Mansion: if these walls could talk!

Another piece of Arizona History up for grabs but this one comes with history, rumors, and stories…

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Located in Phoenix COUNTRY CLUB PLACE, one of the valleys most prime and central location. This historic mansion, aka Hilvert Mansion was built in 1929 – at that time it was the largest mansion in Arizona until the Wrigley Mansion was built. According to the story that comes with the house, not so long ago it was a brothel. The home has been used for movies, magazine articles, and is now in the National Historic Registry (tax savings). The home also has a private chapel, back in the days only the most elite families had one. Its rumored to have been blessed by the Pope. For many years the estate hosted grand events, fundraisers, prominent Phoenicians, business owners, a Hawaii senator, and huge mansion parties for the cities elite. And can accommodate up to 300 people.

You can read the full story, house specs, history, rumors, and facts below.

The estate features 9536 sf main home, 767 sf casita, 3063 sf art studio, over an acre of land with the first hole at PHX CC as your backdrop in Phoenix most prestigious location. Some other historic features include an elevator, ballroom, library, crystal chandelier, speakeasy, and so much more.  The asking price is $3,500,000, but can you put a price on history?

Hilvert Mansion is listed with Janna Anderson of HomeSmart

No Open House for you: Only qualified buyers can check out this $27.5M Paradise Valley Contemporary Estate.

$27.5M Paradise Valley Contemporary Estate 1.pngTalk about privacy! Currently, this is the most expensive home for sale in Arizona and it just hit the market for a whopping $27,500,000. This listing is so private it only features one photo (title immage), the name on title is SILCO ENTERPRISES LLC, and typical MLS home specs information.

Based on the MLS listing the home is:

Location: 5838 E Starlight WAY, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

  • SIZE (MATTERS) & PARKING: 30,858 square feet, 10+ acres, 12+ car garage, 5 carport spaces.
  • BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 8 bedroom & 11 bathrooms
  • NOTES: All potential buyers must provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing. Please allow 72 hours to show.
  • ARCHITECTURE: Contemporary

Don’t expect to stop by the open house, only a select few agents will get a private invite to the brokers open, and unless you can provide proof of funds you’re not getting in!

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The Paradise Valley Contemporary estate is listed with Sandra Lawton Wilken of Engel & Volkers… 

2016 Phoenix to Scottsdale luxury real estate market summed up in one word. Record Breaking!!!

To sum it up with one word! Record breaking year for the Phoenix Metro Luxury Real Estate market. We broke not one but two records. Scottsdale, Arizona up in the Canyon Heights subdivision saw the most expensive home ever sold in Arizona, a whopping $13,700,000 price tag. In Phoenix, Arizona – Arcadia area up on Camelback and Camelhead a CONTEMPORARY HILLSIDE on the edge sold for $11,200,000.

Here’s the list, which is based on county property records and information from Juan Pesqueira. Click on the slideshow to see photos of some of them… 

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  1. $13.7 million (Record Breaking)

Address: Scottsdale, Arizona (Canyon Heights). Month sold: April

About the Estate: This 25,989 square-foot estate Truly one of a kind, this Mediterranean masterpiece sits on over 6.5 acres in one of North Scottsdale’s most desirable gated communities. It has nine bedrooms, seventeen bathrooms and comes with a 12-car garage. The sale reportedly set a record for most expensive home ever sold in Scottsdale, Arizona.


  1. $11.2 million (Record Breaking)

Address: Phoenix, Arizona on Red Rock st: Month sold: March

About the CONTEMPORARY HILLSIDE: This five-bedroom, six and half-bathroom home on 1.25 acre built onto the side of Camelback Mountain has its own elevator, INDOOR/OUTDOOR CLIMBING WALL, TERRACED PUTTING GREENS, four car garage stalls and a ATTACHED GUEST HOUSE WITH A FULL KITCHEN.

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  1. $11.1 million (Broken Record in Silverleaf)

Address: Scottsdale, Arizona in Silverleaf. Month sold: October

About the home: The six-bedroom, ten & half-bathroom house on 4.09 acres is a Dale Gardon, architect, David Michael Miller, designer, and Linthicum Construction combined their genius to create this exquisite Santa Barbara style estate on two of the finest view lots in Silverleaf.


  1. $10.4 million (Off the market in Silverleaf)

Address: Scottsdale, Arizona in Silverleaf. Month sold: July

The 411: per the country assessors on July 15th 2016 (new construction) 9,661 sf mansion on 1.89 acres located in Silverleaf at DC Ranch sold for $10,384,868. The lot itself was pegged as “situated at the top of and overlooking the green of the 1st fairway of the golf course at Silverleaf, this is truly the single most spectacular golf and city view lot in all the Valley let alone Silverleaf”.


  1. $8.5 million (Off the market in Silverleaf)

Address: Scottsdale, Arizona in Silverleaf. Month sold: August

About the home: This majestic 2-acre estate is situated in the upper canyon Silverleaf. The 14,313 s.f. home encompasses 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a guest casita.


  1. $8 million (Off the market in Paradise Valley)

Address: Joshua Tree Ln in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Month sold: January

About the home: Views surround you in the Heart of Paradise. The home was built by CALVIS WYANT HOMES and features 10,509 sf with guest house…The sale was sold off the market for $8,000,000…


  1. $7.7 million (Off the market in Paradise Valley)

Address: Scottsdale, Arizona (DESERT MOUNTAIN). Month sold: September

The Scoop:  One of the most magnificent homes and homesites in all of Arizona situated on top of a 1 acre hillside lot located just south the Chiricahua Clubhouse overlooking the 18th hole. Built by Platinum Homes and designed by architect Bing Hu this impressive estate offers unmatched panoramic views, exquisite architecture, contemporary elegance & ultimate entertaining. This livable 8,460 sq ft home features 4 en suite bedrooms, a 1 bedroom guest house.

2016 has been an amazing year for luxury real estate in the Phoenix Metro market (includes Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arcadia, Biltmore, etc.). Multiple records were broken. I still believe that we are underpriced for the type of home and size (land and structure) you can buy compared to around the world. We don’t have ocean front but we do have lake front, we don’t have sky scrapers but we do have the most amazing sunsets. I’ll take mountain and desert views any day of the year! Why not retire in Arizona? From Scottsdale to phoenix, from Paradise to the Biltmore – the perfect weather and views await…

Contact: Arizona Ultra-Luxury Real Estate seekers & concierge…


Due to respect of the new owners and our policy of confidentiality we did not disclose property addresses. All sales above was recorded in the county assessors. The list above to be updated at the end of the year if any new record breaking sales record within the last week of 2016. – John

Go big or go home! (Video) 2016-built sexy sleek two-story contemporary mansion on 4+ acres in Fountain hills lists for $9M

Have $10 million to shop for a new pad in the Valley of the Sun? You must check out this House of the Day  5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,480 square feet, 4 car garage, on 4.01 in guard-gated Eagle’s Nest. High above the world with unobstructed views. 16 feet floor-to-ceiling retractable walls of glass and cutting edge design. chef worthy kitchen, negative edge pool, outdoor kitchen, rooftop deck with fire pit, a gym, and so much more. Located in Fountain Hills, Arizona and held with the Walt Danley Group.

Who says Fountain Hills is a retirement community, keep building homes like this and you’ll start to see a younger group of house shoppers…

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Peak inside this $11.5M CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN GLAMOUR Estate in Silverleaf


This Contemporary Upper Canyon Silverleaf mansion is located at 10814 E HERITAGE CT, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 and spread across two of the finest 4.1-acre view lots in North Scottsdale.

Featuring 12,833 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 9 full, designer’s chef kitchen, home theater or game room, a private guest house, 1,000 bottle wine cellar, private office, and so much more.


The Outdoor features include a lap pool, 2 spas, cigar lounge, bar, and enclosed pool cabana.


It comes with a price tag of $11,495,000 and listed with Silverleaf Realty

Putting the spotlight on Arizona Luxury Real Estate!!!

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The Insane Home Prices Seen in Arizona’s Multi-Million Dollar Listing Market Soaring to Record Highs!

Fifteen homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley-area are now listed for sale at $10 million or more – the largest number of such elite properties to hit the market.

Multi-Million Dollar Home listings soaring in Arizona

Tucson, AZ on the other hand has 10 properties with a $3 Million + price tag.  The most expensive estate on the market is listed at $13.9 Million.  Quite a huge difference for an area where the median home price is $178,900 according to

This type of Market is typical for areas of LA, NY, Miami, and San Francisco.  In fact in these areas homes at the $10 Million mark are somewhat considered the starter price for Luxury Real Estate says Realtor Juan Pesqueira of PESQUEIRA PARTNER’s.

Currently the most expensive home for sale in Scottsdale is $32,000,000. A stunning Silverleaf Estate on 17 acres, featuring a Home Theater, Wine Cellar, Gym/Yoga Room, Indoor Shooting Range, Indoor Sport Court, and Adult Game Room. The almost 30,000 sqft has 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a Separate full size guest house.

The most expensive house for sale in Paradise Valley is owned by no other than Diamondbacks World Series pitcher Randy Johnson. The 25,000-square-foot home in Paradise Valley is priced at a whopping $25,000,000.  The three-story Mediterranean-style home is on 5-acres and has seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. Reasons for the sale is the Johnsons are looking to downsize, 25,000 sq. Feet is just too much of a house for them.

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As for Tucson the most expensive home is Campbell cliffs 25,000,000 sqft, architectural award winning estate. The 13.9 Million dollar estate is sited on lush high desert with over a million acres of protected national forest as your backyard. And the key to its marketing is that shopping at Louis Vuitton & Tiffany is only 5 minutes away.

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This year, to date there has been over 562 homes sold for $1,000,000 + in Maricopa County. That is a 10% increase from last year, at this time last year we had 513 sales.

The high end market has really taken off within the past year.  Lots of money and lots of people are looking to buy up. Interesting! lots of these properties involve cash. Buyers are coming in droves, were seeing international money as well as local buyers who are buying up.  We are also seeing the downsize buyer.  They own homes larger than what they need, kids are moving out, and they downsize or even move into a high-rise condo or penthouse.  Hence Randy Johnson’s situation.

It’s a competitive market in the high end.  Last month the bank listed a private estate in one of Paradise valleys most exclusive address, this compound was over 13,400 sf, on nearly 5 gated acres. An estate once priced at $23,000,000, at $6,099,000 the value is in the land. The compound (If you choose to accept) comes with 2 guest houses, Commercial elevator, gourmet kitchen, a massive master with 2 marble baths and 2 large walk in closets.  5 bedroom, 9 bathrooms, 13 fireplaces (because one is not enough and in Arizona you need them year round – insert sarcasm), stunning grounds with pool, fountains and a tennis court.  The downside is that it’s not ideal for you car lovers as it only comes with a 4 car garage but I think there is enough room on site to add a massive show room. The home had multiple offers within hours on the market.

If you are a buyer in the high end market I advise you have your finances ready to go.  Have your bank approval letter, attorney, accountant, husband, wife, or mother on call. And be ready to make a strong, aggressive offer. Agents are no longer messing around and the days of lowballing are over.  The market is not going to wait for you, if you think so then don’t be surprised if someone out bids or makes the offer you should have made.  High end real estate has taken the form of art and many homes are fetching unbelievable prices.  It’s always been the American dream to own real estate and today the American dream is strong and solid.

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$6.1M Paradise Valley Foreclosure Receives Multiple Offers in less than 24 hours…

One of Paradise Valley’s most exclusive address, this compound is over 13,400 sf, on nearly 5 gated acres. Once priced at $23,000,000 but now considered land value at $6,099,000. The compound (If you choose to accept) comes with 2 guest houses, Commercial elevator, gourmet kitchen, a massive master with 2 marble baths and 2 large walk in closets.  5 bedroom, 9 bathrooms, 13 fireplaces (because one is not enough and in Arizona you need them year round – insert sarcasm), stunning grounds with pool, fountains and a tennis court.  It’s not ideal for you car lovers as it only comes with a 4 car garage but I think there is enough room on site to add a massive show room.

The compound is located in JOKAKE CAMELBACK PROPERTIES the most prestigious location in Paradise Valley.  Each property is on 5+ acres making this one of the most exclusive streets in the country.  JP Morgan Chase Bank is the lean and property holder.  This home is selling so fast that by the time you read this blog the home will probably be sold. No it’s Sold!

If this is not an indication that the luxury home market in Arizona is back then I don’t know what is. Back in February 2015 a piece of dirt sold for $7.9 Million. On MARCH 31, 2012 we introduced the return of the Luxury Home Market in Paradise Valley by calling it when the Most expensive home sold for $10.5 Million, and get this it was bank owned…

So could this be the next record breaking flip, redevelopment, or complete renovation?

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PHOTOS Most Expensive Arizona Mansions Sold February 2014

During February 2014 there were 87 Luxury Properties sold priced at $1,000,000 +. There were six homes sold above 3 Million.  Below is a glimpse of these fabulous properties. Sizes range from 6,600 – 10,500 with the most expensive property sold at $5,437,500.

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New York Knicks Baller Jason Kidd Selling Paradise Valley Lavish Pad | Private Gated and Secluded Mansion

Price Tag: 5,995,000

Beds: 6

Bath: 11

Size: 13,523

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona

Totally private and at last something completely different!This superb gated estate is approached through a long tree lined driveway hidden from the street.The courtyard is dominated by a magnificent statuary fountain complementing the grandeur of the entry.The quality & attention to detail is stunning.The study/library is beautifully wood paneled from ceiling to floor.Floors are alderwood & travertine.Master suite provides the ultimate in a luxurious hideaway.Oppulence abounds throughout from ceiling frescoes to crystal chandeliers-all lighting is of vintage quality.Sensational basement rec room & wet bar w/sensational home theatre. See supplement to this listing for more details!

From lighting to fireplaces, from fountains to security, from sound to vision, the entire house is Crestron and Lutron controlled. The estate also contains a spacious four room guest house and a three room caretaker’s cottage plus tennis court and viewing ramada. For the buyer requiring the ultimate in privacy and total luxury, I defy you to find anything to rival this masterpiece.

Foyer Detail

Living Room

Family Room


Formal Dining Room

Chefs Kitchen

GameRoom and Bar



Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Wine Cellar

Rear/Pool Area

Private Gate to Property (Nobody Can Enter)

Master Bath Spa

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If you are looking for the Ultimate Privacy, Desert Living, Centrally Located, and Luxury Living then here it is! Call 480.458.8007 for a Private Showing.