Buyer Up! Paradise Valley Arizona
This must-see super-luxe six-bedroom, seven-bath homealso contains an office/study, bonus and game rooms, a private pub, weight room,a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, an expansive kitchen with three ovens as well as a guest quarters with a separate exit. For car enthusiasts, there’s a five-car air-conditioned garagefor your collectibles.“It’s a great family and entertaining house with a warm feel,” says Mike, who retired earlier this year after 17 years of professional ball with teams such as theHouston Astros and the Arizona Diamondbacks. “It’s a great home for big holidayget-togethers or throwing a bash for all your friends. And, there’s plenty for yourkids to do all year.” Built in 2006 by Catalina, the home features a resort-style private backyard with courtyards, covered patios, children’s play area, built-in barbecue, firepit, a Pro Sport batting cage, Sportcourt with basketball hoop, and a heated pool and spa with aslide and rock waterfall and an adjacent spa.
“This home is so complete, so high echelon there issomething for everyone,” says Frank Aazami, listing agent forthe Private Client Group, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Scottsdale.“It’s superbly crafted, with great attention to detail combined with a perfect floor plan forelegant, easy living. No expense was spared: The build cost for the ownerswas $6.5 million!” Inside, are wow features throughout: Venetian Plaster,Italian stone, custom draperies, skylights and vaulted ceilings, Crestrontechnology, security system, multi-pane windows, four fire places — in thefamily and living rooms, master bedroom and on the entertaining patio. “For theadults to kick back, there’s a great bar with room for a poker table or pooltable conveniently located off the living room,” Mike says. “There is a firepit to stay warm as you check out the stars at night during the winter, andthere are two additional courtyards besides the backyard to sit and enjoy aglass of wine.” He adds that the home has 14 flat screens — three in the family room if you need to watch your favorite teams play simultaneously. And, the entertainment systemhas more than 500 movies downloaded, and anyone can listen to an iPod orsatellite in any room in the house.