Luxury property now brokered by Frank Aazami at Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press
Frank Aazami, principal at The Private Client Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, is offering a one-of-kind luxury estate found at 8100 N. 68th St. within municipal bounds of the Town of Paradise Valley.
Mr. Aazami is offering the unorthodox and triangular 16,809-square-foot estate at $20 million.
The property, Mr. Aaazami told Arizona Digital Free Press, is inspired by J. Paul Getty’s La Posta Vecchia as the estate was built in 2009 and features a primary suite on one end of the property and the other four bedrooms on the opposite end of the property, which provides a desired level of privacy for guests.
“He could have put this on Cameldale, the most blue chip area of Paradise Valley,” Mr. Aazami said. “He had the means. But he wanted to be able to walk across the street and go play golf and have a beer and not worry about driving home or anything like that.”
That man? Entrepreneur Bob Daughtery who also played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, but had a love for golf and desired a short jaunt on foot to the Camelback Golf Club, Mr. Aazami explains of the unique property location.
Mr. Aazami explains following the death of Mr. Daugherty and his wife, a survivor’s trust eventually sold the home for $12 million in 2019 to Amy Diane Connor.
And now, Ms. Connor is ready to move on, she says.
“My only daughter had two babies during the pandemic,” Ms. Connor said. “It made seeing them very difficult from Paradise Valley. So I moved back to Connecticut to be closer. I miss my house, but the two boys are everything to me.”
Atop 2.1 acres part of the Camelback Country Club Estates, the five-bedroom property was constructed with around 20,000 square feet of courtyards that feature a hand-tiled saltwater pool, water fountains, lush gardens, outdoor kitchen and two separate dining areas.
The Paradise Valley estate is scheduled for auction in June at the Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions with a $12 million reserve, officials there say.
Frank Aazami: An unparalleled design and residential aesthetic
For Mr. Aazami, the 68th Street estate is a property designed to entertain.
Each of the rooms contains a fireplace, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling marble walls part of the bathroom decor. Each of the two bedrooms share a laundry room, which Mr. Aazami says is vital to the efficient entertaining of long-term guests.
There is a secluded portion of the home that leads to a private backyard with a raised garden and numerous fruit trees, including lemon, lime, tangerine, tangelo, kumquat and grapefruit.
Juan Sandoval designed the home, Mr. Aazami explains, and oversaw construction of the entire project, which began in 2000 and finished construction in 2009.
“It took 4.5 years to build the embellishments,” Mr. Sandoval said. “The dining room features a candle-lit chandelier that can be lowered and raised to light the candles and clean the glass. The entire property is a triangle and the perimeter of the house is a pentagon.”
Part of the courtyard is a 60-foot by 60-foot saltwater pool meanwhile the unorthodox layout of the property creates seven perpendicular sides, Mr. Aazami explains of the unique property.
“The home was built 5 feet above ground, something the Town of Paradise Valley no longer allows,” Mr. Aazami said. “It has a lot of special things the town won’t allow you to do anymore. They changed building codes. This was built before the code was changed.”
Mr. Sandoval explains the French Enfilade concept, where the great room, library and dining rooms are aligned, is meant to allow the doors open creating a passage and view from room to room.
“It’s almost 45,000 square feet of entertainment, security and glamour,” he said. “It’s a one-of-a-kind handmade crafted work of art.”
Bidding for the action is set to open June 7 and end on June 14 live at Sotheby’s New York. Bidding also will be available on Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions online so bidders can submit bids from anywhere in the world. The reserve, or minimum bid, for the auction is $12 million.
Mr. Aazami explains the idea of value spurs many luxury clients toward an auction process.
“There are a significant number of people who when we asked them why they chose an auction, they said, ‘Because I can,’” he said. “It delivers certainty. You know you’re going to sell it. You expand your buyer pool globally.”