Camelback Mountain Views, City Lights and a Six-Car Collectors Garage

Frank Aazami’s Featured Listing

This custom single-family Contemporary home in Paradise Reserve, backing to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, has views of landmark Camelback Mountain, including epic city lights. On about 2.2 hillside acres, the 6,965-square-foot home, 6850 North 39th Place, Paradise Valley, was designed and built by Scottsdale’s acclaimed Cullum Homes and integrates with other recent custom homes in the premium guard-gated community.

“If you’re sensitive living next to older communities, this one lives and feels fresh,” says Frank Aazami, principal of the Private Client Group at Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale. “The original owners didn’t turn down any upgrades offered by the designer and builder. It was not billed as a spec, so the level of materials is beyond fantastic.” The final build cost was $1,292.18 per square foot; this would be higher now, four years later during inflationary times, he says.


Completed in 2019, the four-bedroom, four-and-a half bathroom three-story home is north of Lincoln Drive, one of the Valley’s prestigious residential locations. Paradise Reserve is minutes from the entertainment and arts venues, premier shopping and dining of Scottsdale and north Phoenix. And, within walking distance are trailheads into the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Nearby is State Route 51, which connects south to Phoenix and Interstate 10 east to Tucson and west to Los Angeles.

Built into the hillside, the home is finished in dry-stacked Rocky Mountain Granite from Solstice Stone in Phoenix. The lowest level has a caretaker’s suite with a garage and living room. This connects to the main living level, which includes the primary bedroom suite, entertaining spaces and an office; auxiliary spaces are on the upper level. A six-car garage has a work room and generous storage.

The complex hillside site created constructability and phasing challenges, says Lindsay Cullum-Colwell, managing principal of Scottsdale-based Cullum Homes. Because of the adjacent mountain, the company worked to ensure daylight in important spaces; the team responded with internal courtyards, skylights and other components that generously daylight the rooms. “Views to Camelback and across the Valley from all primary spaces and plenty of outdoor living set this hillside estate apart,” she says.


High ceilings in the 25-ft great-room and southern views of Camelback Mountain and the Papago Park hills beyond from a rear courtyard provide excellent light balance on the steep hillside site, explains Cullum-Colwell. Strategic retaining walls integrate with the architecture and allow for this large poolside entertaining deck.

The owner is a long-time Cullum Homes client who selected the interior finishes, says Cullum-Colwell, managing principal of Cullum Homes, based in Scottsdale. The client also worked with Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings in Scottsdale for the interior design.

“Adding to the clean, quiet, comfortable commitment in each Cullum Home, you will find every luxury upgrade one can imagine in this very special one,” she says. These include an elevator, intricate tilework and a custom glass underlit bar. The home is being offered with furnishings, refrigerator and the washer and dryer.


Other interior features include skylights; two interior fireplaces; roller shields; fire sprinklers; water filter system; dual-pane windows; tankless hot water system; and a smart home system
Among the outdoor amenities are a heated infinity-edge pool, heated spa; cascading stone waterfall; a built-in barbecue; firepit; covered patios; and a misting system.

The eat-in kitchen includes a GEOLUX quartz island, which complements an entertaining lifestyle. Features include a gas cook top; multiple wall ovens; and a walk-in pantry. Adjacent is the formal dining area.

And, the elegant primary bedroom suite has a walk-in closet; a master bedroom sitting room; private balcony; separate shower and tub; double sinks; private toilet room; and a bidet.


Other rooms include a family room; exercise/sauna room; and a media room/theater.

“This residence offers unparalleled privacy, elegance and security,” Aazami says. “Please let us know when you want to visit. You might want to stay for a long time.”

Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Real Estate is offering this beautiful Paradise Valley home at $9 million. The MLS listing is at Call, text or email Aazami, 480.266.0240 or This home is showing by appointment only.