The 10 most expensive condo sales in the Scottsdale area in 2017

In 2017, condominiums were king, with luxury condominium projects setting record prices and creating a whole new market trend in the Valley of the sun. Two Biltmore Estates was the game-changer—five of this year’s 10 highest Condo real estate sales happened there! But all hail the king because of course this year Penthouse 1303 in the SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT RESIDENCES landed at the top respectively selling for $3.25 Million. (yes, a fraction of the $15.7 record breaking Paradise Valley home sale). Behold, This Top 10 list, which is based on Arizona Multiple Listing Service records and does not include private transactions.

The luxury real estate landscape in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, and now Paradise Valley have changed, and you can see it when diving into the hot spots in these cities. From new development to the traditional hot spots todays buyers are forgetting about the suburbs and white picket fence and looking to condominiums for security, convenience, and amenities.

What did the most expensive mid to high-rise condos of the year all have in common? City views, open floorplans, stunning finishes, and world-class amenities. Read on for a peek into each of these special properties. Here they are, starting with the most expensive condo sold in 2017: 

#1.  7175 E Camelback Rd #1303, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, $3,250,000 

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This three-bedroom, three& half bathroom Penthouse sold for a whopping $3.25m cash. The residence has 3,940 square feet of living space, making it feel like a custom home in the sky, not a condominium. The 198-unit Scottsdale Waterfront tower boasts 24-hour security, concierge & valet services, a fitness center, massage rooms, a breathtaking rooftop pool, spa, and a club room with fireplaces, reading nooks, and areas to relax and entertain, all within a comfortable walking distance to Fashion Square Mall, Old Town Scottsdale, and the many fine restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.

#2.  2 Biltmore Est #310, Phoenix, AZ 85016, $3,097,000 

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

The new owners of this three-bedroom, three&half-bathroom condominium at TWO BILTMORE ESTATES not only get to enjoy exquisite golf course, mountain, AND city light views within the heart of the Biltmore. They’ll also be part of the 2 Biltmore lifestyle! 

#3. 6152 N Las Brisas Dr #200, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, $2,693,884 

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Coming in hot at #3 is unit (or should I say Villa) #200 in the brand-new development VILLAS AT MOUNTAIN SHADOWS in Paradise Valley – Yes this is not Scottsdale or Phoenix but Paradise Valley. Another three-bedroom, three& half bathroom and is 3,615 square feet.  These Luxury New Villas feature iconic Camelback Mountain views in Mountain Shadows Resort Paradise Valley location where you can enjoy resort living with full amenities at. 

#4 – #7 2 Biltmore Est Phoenix, AZ 85016 $2.6M – $2.28

The 10 most expensive condo sales in the Scottsdale area in 2017 8Another batch of the 2 Biltmore Est landed at number 4 to number 7. These units sold ranging from $2.28 – $2.6 million. Not all these were penthouse units, some were on the 1st floor.  

#8 15215 N Kierland Blvd #838, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, $2,300,000 

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PLAZA LOFTS finally make the list at #8. This corner unit on the 8th floor above the KIERLAND COMMONS. Unit 838 boasts stunning views and high-end finishes. Overlooking Westin Kierland Golf Course is unlike anything else we’ve seen and comes with a lifestyle like no other. The new owners can spread out over three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,802 square feet of beautifully designed living space. 

#9 140 E Rio Salado Pkwy Penthouse 1205, Tempe, AZ 85281, $2,200,500

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The largest Penthouse (5,000 sf) sale of the year was Bridgeview At Hayden Ferry Lakeside Penthouse. The buyer, will enjoy breathtaking lakeside, mountain and city light views; and can choose to entertain inside the 5000-sf residence in the sky or outside in one of the few multiple patios that spread across the building. The open floorplan and floor-to-ceiling glass make for a breathtaking entry experience. The 5,000-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. 

#10. 6901 E 1St St Apt 1007, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, $2,191,633 

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Last but certainly not least is the NEW CITY MODERN LUXURY Elegant living designed by world renowned Architect Will Bruder and Located in the heart of Scottsdale’s Downtown Urban Arts District, Eldorado on 1st. for more information visit

What can we expect for next year? Currently SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT RESIDENCES Penthouse #1202 is next in line to close as its pending at $3.6 million. Expect the condo sales, both in this luxury market and elsewhere, to continue to be strong as people look to simplify their lives. There will be some resale of high-end condominiums as prospectors who bet on the market look to make a profit, and well see another record breaking year for condominium and penthouse living.

The Desert Bridge House a Will Bruder curvilinear design plan hits the market for $1.8M

5817 N 30TH ST Phoenix, AZ 85016

Price Tag: $1,795,000

The Hood: Phoenix, Arizona (Alta Vista Park – Biltmore Area)

The Scoop: Featuring 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Office, den, 4,960 square feet, 3 car garage, .93 acres, attached guest house.

One of the most expressive designs by Architect Will Bruder, this home offers exquisite detailing with a curvilinear plan that spans over a natural desert arroyo. Known as the Desert Bridge House reflects a timeless total-design commitment. Every detail counts in this stunning masterpiece of regional architecture: bespoke design is reflected in every aspect. A luxurious lifestyle flows seamlessly from floorplan to site. The home is filled with diffused natural light, and every room opens to the sheltered panoramic view of the yard and surroundings. The attached guest house offers cooktop and bath, and there’s an impressive amount of storage including the attached 3-car garage. AWESOME!!!

El Dorado on 1st a Will Bruder Design Taking Reservations Now! Old Town Scottsdale



El Dorado on 1st

  • Price Range: $1,585,000-$1,900,000

A mixed-use complex with high-end condominiums and retail-office space is slated to be built on vacant land near downtown Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho & is only taking reservations only! RESERVE NOW!

Designed by Architect Will Bruder and located in the heart of Scottsdale’s Downtown Urban Arts District, Eldorado on 1st is the new paradigm of Urban Luxury Living.

7 attached homes each with its own private garage, personal elevator + walk out roof patio. Unit 2, is the widest home, 3468SF+- with special features such as full-width balcony and extra large great room. Each home is a luxurious, fully-featured townhouse-style condominium: cutting-edge architecture, 3 bedrooms + den (or 4th bedroom), 4 stories with roof deck, private 2-car garage and personal private elevator.

Community includes pool and spa and eco-features too. No Sales until ADRE Public Report-Now accepting sales reservations only at this time.

Construction Slated for August 2014

Read the Article on the AZ Republic: New Scottsdale condo-commercial complex slated for downtown parcel

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