The ‘Home Plate’ Over Paradise Valley Country Club Golf Course
Frank Aazami’s Featured Listing
Overlooking Paradise Valley Country Club’s Golf Course, Camelback Mountain and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this three-acre hilltop masterpiece high on the southwest slope of Mummy Mountain was envisioned by Major League Baseball’s ‘Chili’ Davis as his desert home run. Designed by architect Dale Gardon and built by Salcito Custom Homes, the luxury cul-de-sac residence provides city lights views through glass walls and from five terraces including one outside the living room, with a home plate that turns on as a firepit.
In the Paradise Valley Country Club neighborhood, walking distance from the clubhouse, the 9,395 square-foot two-level has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and includes an attached guest house, with a separate entrance, kitchenette, cupola ceiling, access to the heated play pool and spa and a cantilevered terrace overlooking the golf course and mountains.
The main house has a split master and three ensuite bedrooms; one has an adjacent study/office incorporating built-in cherry wood shelves and windows looking out to the mountains, and two share a sitting area with built-in shelves and a TV area. The air-conditioned overheight garage is tandem-configured for three or four cars; finished with epoxy floors and a multicolored glass garage door, it has extensive storage and an EV charging station.
“This is a home of impeccable taste and style, mixing sophistication, elegance and opulence with spectacular desert mountain terrain,” says Frank Aazami, RLSIR Brand Ambassador, principal of the Private Client Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale.
“The architectural details and finishes are remarkable, one of the many reasons Western Interiors magazine probably featured Mr. Davis’ home in one of its issues.” These include Oregon stone in the gallery hallways; Honduran mahogany and slate flooring; cherry wood cabinetry; Venetian plaster walls; and open truss ceilings.
Dale Gardon, architect and principal of Dale Gardon Design, Scottsdale, began the design of the Davis residence while he was principal at Vernon Swaback Associates, also in Scottsdale. He continued his role as architect through construction, collaborating with interior designers David Michael Miller originally, then with Leighann Jacobi, Gardon’s sister-in-law.
And, during the last year, the current homeowner completed an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation, including a pocketing garage door, a dramatic flagstone and desert landscaped approach to the entry, which has been fitted with a new custom door, and an upgraded living room fireplace. “The new look brings even more warmth and contemporary flair to this masterwork residence,” Aazami says.
Bill Bulaga, Aazami’s associate at the Private Client Group, notes, “The quietness and seclusion of this fabulous estate is incredible; at the same time, it’s minutes from the amenities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Nearby is upscale shopping in Scottsdale, great dining and spas at world-class resorts, superb standalone restaurants, golf courses, arts and entertainment venues, Sky Harbor International Airport and Scottsdale Airport. It’s a great home with a great location. Everywhere it exudes class and taste.”
Rounding the Bases
Just past the driveway motor court, with parking spaces for guests, you walk along the redesigned approach, with rock formations, palo verdes and other desert flora, to the entry courtyard. A new front door welcomes your guests to the main level. The grand foyer reveals an open-truss ceiling and a gallery hallway, with skylights and a series of niches for collectibles.
Just beyond is a spacious chef’s kitchen, including a walk-in breakfast area with windows and sliding doors to a patio kitchen.
Finished with slate flooring, the kitchen incorporates stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinetry and an island topped with black granite countertops. The side-by-side SubZero refrigerator and freezer have matching stainless steel front panels. Other components completing this home chef’s dream room are two Dacor stainless steel ovens and two stainless steel sinks; Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers; KitchenAid stainless steel ice maker; and a five-burner Dacor gas cooktop and a reverse osmosis drinking water system; and a desk.
The dining room overlooks the living room, featuring an open-truss ceiling, chandelier and glass walls. Next to this, the living room has a showpiece fireplace with banquet seating to enjoy the warmth in the winter and the spectacular views all the time.
A wet bar, with a stainless steel bar sink and a long granite bar for seating, is steps away. Next to these, the billiard/game room, also with a wall of windows, has steps down to the living room or up to the dining room.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors from the living and game rooms access the covered terrace and observation deck looking over the golf course; its peninsula end deck features the embedded home plate. “Unwind with a glass of wine or a cigar and enjoy the best setting in Paradise Valley or take the steps down to the pool and spa,” Bulaga says.
Also adjacent to the dining room, the large master retreat has a sliding glass door opening to a stone patio with views over the country club and out to Camelback Mountain. A walk-in closet has cherry cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a washer and dryer. The sitting room also features a large window for those mountain views. Here, soak in the tub while enjoying the great Southwest sunsets or use the red-granite and tile shower.
On the lower level, carpeted stairs lead to the award-winning theater room seating up to six people. A 3D vignette of a South Beach skyline anchors the this space.
He notes details such as long curtains bordering the screen, lighted steps and a concession area just outside the theater. For more ambitious drinks, a temperature-controlled wine storage area can store an extensive collection. A powder room is outfitted with a copper tile floor and a beveled-glass copper-colored countertop with a glass basin.
On the other side of the gallery leading to the theater is a lounge/sitting room that leads out to the pool by way of pocketing glass walls. “It’s a quiet escape for any guest or family member,” Bulaga says.
In addition, a Smart home system has mood lighting and controls security, shades and temperature. Also included are fire sprinklers and a yard watering system front and back.
“It’s a signature address with over-the-top views and finishes on a landmark mountain,” Aazami says. “Given what has been invested, it’s easily one of the best deals in town, a grand slam.”
This magnificent custom residence is offered at $9,500,000. See the MLS listing at www.flexmls.com/share/7GNKi/7401-N-LAS-BRISAS-LN-Paradise-Valley-AZ-85253. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, contact Bill Bulaga, text or call 480.815.3326 or call the office, 480.287.5200 or email, [email protected]. Frank Aazami is at 480.266.0240, [email protected], PCGagents.com or text “SIRFAAZAMI” to 87778. For a mobile download link for your Android, iPhone or iPad is available: Preview global listings anytime, anywhere, in 18 languages at app.sir.com/sirfrankaazami. Also see PrivateClientGroupAGENTS.com.