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3 Multi-Million Dollar Homes Hit the Desert Market

Becky Bracken | June 21, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

These luxe contemporary homes bring the desert’s rugged beauty to center stage.


Soaring Eagle

Overlooking the guard-gated Eagles Nest community (13950 E. Bighorn Parkway, Fountain Hills) this stunning, contemporary estate fuses indoor and outdoor living with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, a rooftop deck, and an incredible infinity-edge pool and spa that effortlessly soars above the desert floor.

The Buzz Besides breathtaking views, the five-bedroom, seven bathroom, 10,000-plus-square-foot home features Brazilian teak ceilings, basalt floors, a Bulthaup kitchen, two guest suites, an owner’s retreat and a secondary kitchen on the lower level—just to name a few high-end upgrades. But for all the property’s extravagant appeal, it consciously never competes with its extraordinary bird’s-eye views.

More Details $9 million, Frank Aazami, Russ Lyon, Sotheby’s International Realty,,


Mountain Showplace

Gracefully nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain and designed to showcase the surrounding mountains, this unit in the new The Village at Mountain Shadows (5775 E. Huntress Drive, Paradise Valley) blends the best of both resort and estate living in the heart of Paradise Valley.

The Buzz The finest finishes and fixtures adorn modern, minimalist design throughout this three-bedroom, 4 ½-bathroom, 3,500-plus-square-foot home—from the whimsical, custom faucet feeding the infinity-edge spa to light fixtures that look more like oversize baubles than functional elements. There’s even an option to add a platform that raises and lowers collector cars for display behind glass.

More Details $2.4 million, Scott Grigg, The Grigg’s Group,, 480.540.5479,


Preserve Prize

Perched on a hilltop near the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (3725 E. Mountain View Road, Phoenix) this Ned Sawyer-designed home was built in 1980 to take advantage of spectacular views without overwhelming the landscape.

The Buzz The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,900-square-foot architecturally significant home was recently updated throughout and strikes the perfect balance between understated and high drama with oversize windows, vaulted wood ceilings, oak and finished concrete floors, gallery-painted walls, and decorator lighting. The
1 ½-acre lot is private, with both mountain and city views, with enough room to expand the home’s footprint, add a pool and more.

More Details $1.05 million, Scott Jarson, Jarson & Jarson Real Estate,, 480.425.9300,


Photography by: Soaring Eagle by Phil Johnson of Provisuals Media | Mountain Showplace photo by dino tonn/courtesy of the grigg’s group | Preserve Prize photo Courtesy of Andrew Jarson/