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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty notches sale of late Sen. John McCain’s Phoenix Biltmore residence

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This file photo, courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, shows the late U.S. Sen. John McCain at the Phoenix Biltmore property. (File Photos/
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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is reporting a landmark real estate sale where a piece of Arizona political history changed hands earlier this month.

Representatives at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty are announcing the sale at 2211 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, that once served as home for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

The landmark property recently closed for $6 million, according to a press release.

The property was sold by Kelly Sands, owner of Chandler-based Kovach Enclosure Systems; and founder of ICON Builders, which is a large multifamily renovation company. Ms. Sands is a long-time Valley resident and real estate investor, the release states.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Tim Hundelt represented the seller in this landmark transaction.

“It was a pleasure working with Kelly Sands to secure the purchase of the McCain Penthouse, and it was a pleasure selling it when he was ready,” Mr. Hundelt said in a prepared statement. “Lock-and-leave properties like this are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own, the size and quality are unlike anything that has ever been available to purchase in Arizona. It was a lot of fun to sell a New York-type penthouse here in Phoenix.”

At just under 7,000-square-feet and with 4 beds and 4.5 baths, there is no shortage of space to go along with the unique views of the Camelback corridor of central Phoenix.

The property offers one-of-a-kind entertaining spaces including a full-size theater room, billiards room, 500-bottle wine room and state-of-the-art kitchen offers many options to entertain. Also noteworthy, as it pertains to entertaining, is the full automation, with a Crestron smart home system featuring custom lighting and shades throughout and total control at your fingertips. The 24-hour concierge and security combine safety with the comfort of the penthouse, and five parking spaces and storage are included.

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