Listing of the Day
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Price: $14 million
This seven-bedroom, 15-bathroom, 26,000-square-foot estate puts you in the heart of Paradise Valley. Built commercial grade with concrete and steel roof trusses, the two-level Tuscan-style home offers extreme security and privacy in the guard-gated Judson Estate.
Distinguished by rows of grand columns, arches, groin vault hallways and other rich Italian villa details, the home includes a 4,634-square-foot sub-level car collector’s garage as well as a four-car, main-level, RV-height garage.
Featuring a presidential-suite-sized master bedroom and bathroom on the ground level, the home also has multiple guest suites, an office/library and a spectacular chef’s kitchen.
A reflecting pool in the courtyard wraps around an outdoor dining space, and another reflecting pool in the backyard dramatizes the heated diving pool and spa area, which also includes an almost 1,000-square-foot pool house with a barbecue.
In the 14,490-square-foot sub-level, the collector garage can showcase as many as 20 classics or become a ballroom or event center for large-scale entertaining and fundraising. From the main level, three stairways and an elevator provide access to the sub-level. Large light wells illuminate the cool underground space; in the same way, multiple skylights brighten the main level.
The sub-level also houses a wine cellar (capable of storing 10,000 bottles), an adjacent tasting and cigar room, and a game room large enough for a bowling lane, batting area and shooting range. There’s also a 1,912-square-foot pool; a theater; a hair salon; exercise, steam and sauna rooms; a bank-grade vault for art, jewelry or garments; and a separate climate-controlled fur/clothes room.
The kitchen features a walk-in cooler; wall ovens; a walk-in pantry; and energy-efficient gas appliances. Adjacent is a breakfast room.
The garages on both levels are temperature controlled, and the main-level garage features four bays with stylish swing-out doors, room for cabinets and a storage area.
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To enter the sub-level garage by car, a driveway gradually descends from the street level.
“We tested the lip of the decline into the driveway with a McLaren sports car, which is very low to the ground, and we didn’t bottom out,” said Frank Aazami, principal of the Private Client Group, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Scottsdale. “So, you can be comfortable bringing in Corvettes, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lotuses and other sports cars without fear of damage.”
Outside are irrigated, landscaped front and rear yards, covered patios, courtyards and a children’s play area. A misting system is plumbed for summer comfort.
Energy efficiency is at the highest level. Numerous tankless water heaters, for instance, ensure constant hot water, even with multiple guests.
“To get to this stage on a home of this magnitude would take at least three years of design, approval, delivery of materials and construction—not to mention the stress,” Mr. Aazami said.
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The 26,393-square-foot house has seven bedrooms and 15 full bathrooms. It sits on a 1.62-acre lot.
Amenities include a wine cellar, a spa, a hair salon, a basketball or gaming court, and a bank-grade vault for storing art, jewelry or garments. In addition to the front courtyard’s reflecting pool, there’s an indoor and backyard pool.
The estate offers luxury, security and privacy in guard-gated Judson Estates, Paradise Valley—one of the country’s most desired zip codes.
“Every amenity is at your fingertips on site, you are within walking distance of the new world-class Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort and boutique shops, and a few blocks away are the many lifestyle offerings of Scottsdale,” says Jean-Michel Edery, a Private Client Group associate who is co-brokering the property.
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