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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty offers ‘Sacred Sonoran Estate’ in north Scottsdale at $9.85M

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A graphic representation of the home to be known as the “Sacred Sonoran Estate” in north Scottsdale. (Submitted Graphic/

Partnership brings uniquely conceived property to life

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As envisioned by Paradise Valley-based architect Stratton Andrews, the 8,310-square-foot home envisaged on a trapezoidal-shaped lot at about 2,300 feet elevation, approximately 1,000 feet higher than central Scottsdale, is expected to tower over all other luxury properties in the area.

“It’s an island estate in the desert,” said Frank Aazami, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s brand ambassador & principal of the Private Client Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is nine acres with the feel of 25. It’s super protected to ensure your privacy and peace.”

Mr. Aazami is co-brokering the 22805 N. Church Road lot with Russ Lyon associate Mike Snep, a luxury land and lots expert in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. The home to be found on Church Road is a premier residential package second to none in the premiere Scottsdale ZIP code, Mr. Aazami offers.

“Fabulous multi-colored sunsets year-round, more than nine acres of serene high-desert living, stand-out architecture and building,” he pointed out of the landscape that surrounds the property at the base of the McDowell Mountains. “This estate is a family home, an entertainment home, a home to welcome guests, a home for all seasons.”

— Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Pinnacle Peak Heights

Found in the low-density Pinnacle Peak Heights accompanying captivating views on 9.4 acres along a wash with the protected backdrop of the McDowells; the building site is special, Gideon Ziedler says.

“This is a one-of-a-kind site. There is nothing like this anywhere in Scottsdale,” he said.

Mr. Ziedler partners with Mike Johnson in Parolo Development & Build, a Scottsdale-based contractor offering 40 years of luxury home development experience. The company has recently sold six projects in adjacent Pinnacle Peak Vistas.

The one-level home will comprise four en-suite bedrooms, with the master suite split from the remainder of the home; seven and a half bathrooms; and a five-car garage. A bonus subterranean level, made possible by the 10-foot elevation drop north to south on the property, invites a car lover to add more garage space.

“This is the most private and protected lot in the area with an abundance of naturally vegetated land that will not be built on,” Mr. Snep said. “Because you’re building a home of this very high caliber, why not build it with the peace of mind that you’re going to have this view today, tomorrow and thereafter? To the east there’s no structure for 600 feet, for example, and to the west it’s open for a quarter of a mile. For those who love mountain biking and hiking, it’s a dream come true. The home is privacy, peace of mind and views everywhere and forever.”

As part of the design process, Mr. Andrews completed a solar study for optimum natural lighting and location for enhanced sun protection. He derived the long linear form from the topography and site constraints.

“The plan was build to the land,” he said.

“The Rawhide Basin abuts the lot, creating a long strip of elevated terrain perfectly situated for this home to capitalize on views. Not only was the home situated to capture both mountain and sunset views from all angles, but the rooftop view terrace, indoor-outdoor bars and outdoor dining spaces are an entertainer’s paradise and allow the homeowners to enjoy the beautiful Sonoran Desert all year long.”

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