Paradise Valley Perfection
Frank Aazami’s Featured Listing
Now offering a timelessly designed and constructed Paradise Valley home . . .
With architecture and construction by highly regarded Calvis Wyant and interior design by equally noted Est Est, the classic Mediterranean-style home, 6130 East Mockingbird Road, includes a 10,763-square foot main home with a large master suite; three ensuite bedrooms and a study that could become another; a five-car garage; a 1,056-square-foot stand-alone guest house with an ensuite bedroom and single-bay garage; extensive parking areas; and a 2.185-acre lot with a large lawn and room for expansion.
Conveniently built on one level without steps, the north/south residence includes two offices; three powder rooms; a large sit-down bar next to game and wine rooms; exercise room; three laundry areas; generous storage; and an extended covered patio space with an outdoor kitchen and season-extending heating and misting systems. Highly upgraded, this is a smart home.
“This magnificent home is on an oversized lot in the most blue chip part of PV,” says Frank Aazami, RLSIR Brand Ambassador, principal of the Private Client Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s in Scottsdale. It’s a top-quality home that has been fabulously maintained since the owners moved in 12 years ago. The home, in fact, looks move-in new.”
His associate and co-broker at PCP, Dinesh Wilson, says details also make this home special. “Calvis Wyant and Est Est spent a lot of time with the owners to see how they live and what was important to them and created this masterpiece, which successfully combines modern amenities with old world charm. This makes the home timeless, which its next owner can appreciate for years to come.”
Details to Just Live For
“This home is a truly timeless traditional design, which is why it still looks immaculate today,” says Blake Sutton, president of Est Est, who started working at the firm in January 2010 for his late father, Tony, just after the home was completed. “It’s important to recognize the quality craftsmanship that went into the construction by Calvis Wyant. When a home is built right and cared for by its owners, it will stand the test of time.”
This timeless character begins at the entry portico, with details such as elegant cantera on the portico, he explains. That welcoming façade, in fact, was inspired by the Beverly Hills Hilton, the husband notes. “It’s simply a preview of the intricate details found within, creating continuity,” Sutton says.
Sonora Antique travertine and walnut flooring and wool carpeting appear throughout. The master bathroom floor is a combination of Verde Luna stone and a limestone. A small rotunda connecting spaces off the home’s central corridor includes an intricate mosaic design, and elegant interlocking wood and stone combinations feature elsewhere.
Rope-outlined cantera arched niches are in the dining room and elsewhere; fireplaces are also cantera. Many stone and tile accents appear throughout the home, in particular, the bathrooms, all of which are uniquely finished.
Countertops are different granite slabs; the laundry room example is particularly engaging, an off white with a tree design, which makes even clothes folding fun and wrapping presents even more so, the wife notes. Beams and doors and other woodwork are alder. Complementing these extensive details are neutral tones, accented with rich warm woods and small color pops, Sutton says.
Varying ceiling designs in each room further set the home apart, he says. The kitchen, for example, showcases a herringbone brick inset that always gets attention. The game room has beams that radiate from a central axis clad in black iron and the executive office a traditional coffered variety with a rhomboid shape for visual appeal. Elsewhere throughout the home, crown molding accentuates the architectural elements. “With unique ceilings, you can experience the full volume of a space,” Sutton says. “You look down, you look forward at the furnishings and artwork, then you look up.”
During building, his father and assistants also choreographed the lighting. One compelling vignette of his artistry is the grand central gallery connecting the bedrooms on the east and public space on the west. The 18-foot-high corridor, naturally illuminated with clerestory windows, required multiple fixtures at different heights, including chandeliers, cans and sconces, to optimize nighttime effects. “This layering provides the drama of the light and shadows that shows off the space to full effect,” Sutton explains.
Each room has been individually tuned for lifestyle and beauty. The rotunda foyer, for instance, provides dramatic entry, with its roped arch niches, wall hangings and other welcoming details. And, builder Tony Calvis notes that the exercise room has rubber flooring for safety and comfort and a massage alcove and full bath; the family room/game room/pub bar area is a gathering place that accommodates large gatherings.
The kitchen is centered by double islands, which makes both catered and home-managed events easy. There are double ovens, two large sinks for convenient prep and clean-up and a large butler’s pantry. “We have caterers from San Francisco who love to come to this house,” the wife says. And she likes the adjacent built-in for tablecloths and napkin holders because she particularly enjoys the challenge of table-setting. Explains Sutton, “This area was added just for that reason. Homes need to be designed for peoples’ lifestyles, and that’s not the same for each homeowner.”
Connecting with the kitchen are the breakfast and family rooms, forming a consolidated great room with an open floorplan, cozy for everyday life, small get-togethers and large enough for full-scale entertaining, which this couple has thoroughly enjoyed. A wine room provides some of the beverages in conjunction with the game room bar.
Calvis calls the master bedroom “palatial, a component everyone buying a luxury home wants.” The suite includes spacious his and hers walk-in closets, two toilet areas and a jetted tub in the resplendent bathroom.
The splendid laundry/wrapping room also provides a great set-down space for packages; it’s adjacent to the large garage, which includes five space-making Liftmaster units, offering the DIY collector or his/her mechanic the option of installing full or half lifts in the 12-foot-high spaces. Ample built-in cabinetry provides storage for the space and for the remainder of the home. Calvis notes that many luxury homes miss the storage element: “This one has plenty.”
The back yard is ringed with mature white oleanders and contains a variety of other trees, including cypress and African sumac, adding to the estatelike privacy; dramatic north views of landmark Mummy Mountain face the entry.
Space is abundant for weddings, parties and fund-raisers, and you can add more livable square footage, sports courts or garage bays. Hurricane drains and a large swale help protect the home from winter storms and summer monsoons while retaining rainwater for landscaping. The outdoor kitchen and covered patio rest on variously sized sandset travertine tiles.
In the guest house adjacent to the auto court are living and laundry rooms, a kitchen and garage.
Be Moved & Move On In
“There’s very little to change; the home is not dated, with neutral color tones people are looking for today,” Sutton says. Calvis adds, “The exterior style is stately and timeless; it’ll always be a very attractive home for the PV market. This was the third home our firm has built for the couple; they have it down to a science and did everything right.”
Sutton notes: “It has been 15 years since this home was designed, and looking back, there really isn’t much I would have done differently. The elements throughout the home are still relevant in our industry today. Many of the things that people are asking for are already in this home: pocket doors; the double kitchen islands; the laundry room island; the heaters on the patio.
“As you see with any home, it’s likely a buyer will want to come in and make changes to personalize it to fit their preferred aesthetic,” he adds, noting that new furniture and window treatments could modernize the home if the new owners choose.
PCG’s Wilson says that building this quality home today on this premium Paradise Valley lot, would cost almost twice the asking price. Newbuild prices for this level of construction are costing approximately $1,200 a square foot in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale/PV area.
Aazami adds: “To this figure add the time for design, build and uncountable delays, and the attractiveness of this timeless Paradise Valley home offers magnified value many times over.”
This extraordinary home is offered at $10 million. For an appointment to see it, text “SIRFAAZAMI” to 87778, email, [email protected], see PCGagents.com or call 480.266.0240. Dinesh Wilson is at 480.603.7653 and [email protected]. SIR Frank Aazami, app.sir.com/sirfrankaazami, offers a mobile download link for your Android, iPhone or iPad. Preview global listings anytime, anywhere, in 18 languages.