Money may not be able to buy you class, happiness, or love, but in metro Phoenix, having a enormous chunk of change is your ticket to owning your own personal sauna, yoga studio, olympic size pool, movie theater, shooting range, and world-class kitchen.
When it comes to living at the height of wealth and excess, these on-the-market estates hit the mark. Here are the 10 most expensive homes for sale right now in the Valley.
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10. 6112 North Paradise View Drive, Paradise Valley $10,000,000
Some of you may recognize this 52,000-square-foot mansion as the home built for Pennzoil heir Walker McCune in 1970. It later went on to be owned by George Hormel, heir to the business that brought you Spam, the Hormel Company. While the home is still fairly outrageous what with 14 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, a 14-foot-deep Olympic size swimming pool, playground, locker room, racquetball court, ballroom, media room, commercial-style kitchen, residential kitchen, guest house, and an amethyst stone fireplace, the property is being sold as is, making it one of the most expensive fixer-uppers in town.
9. 1220 South Kyrene Road, Tempe $10,000,000
The only Tempe property featured on this list is a 15,198-square-foot home built in 1984 with eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and more than 10 acres of land. It has its own private lake, swimming pool, gym, tennis court, full bar, caretaker home, guest and maid quarters, game room, library, media room, and 10-car garage (you can fit an additional 10 in the outdoor parking area).
8. 7528 North 66th Street, Paradise Valley $10,995,000
This 15,619-square-foot home, built in 2010, was originally put on the market for $15,850,000. Since then, the price of this empty estate has been gradually dropping, and the active listing status continuously extended. It features seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, high-end European-style cabinetry, and a spacious backyard with two separate pools and a guest house.
7. 5709 North Saguaro Road, Paradise Valley $12,750,000
What this 15,386-square-foot home lacks in stylish home decor (think early 1990s tea party with your grandmother), it makes up for in size and amenities. The nine-bedroom Paradise Valley estate is located on a nearly five-acre lot comes with a large backyard that's more grounds than garden and features a tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, guest house, and plenty of other outdoor adornments such as fountains, fireplaces, and private patios.
6. 6240 East Cholla Lane, Paradise Valley $13,750,000
This 19,475-square-foot house comes with two elevators, eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 12 additional rooms, which include an office, craft room, exercise room, massage room, game room, wine cellar, maid's quarters, and caretaker's quarters. If the interior offerings weren't impressive enough, the property also boasts temperature controlled horse stables, a resort-style pool with a water slide tower, and more fountains, patios, and balconies, than you can shake a gold-plated stick at.
5. 23036 North Via Ventosa Drive, Scottsdale $16,950,000
Luxury is apparently reaching new heights in Canyon Heights, with houses like this 25,989-square-foot estate, featuring nine bedrooms, two lofts, a 12-car garage, spa, home theater, full bar, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and its own two-story exercise facility with a racquetball court, Olympic size pool, and tennis court. An additional game room, garage, and outdoor pool are included with the separate, but substantial, guest house.
4. 6155 East Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley $18,500,000
This 15,560-square-foot house in Morning Glory Meadows is drawn up and ready to be built just a soon as someone can cough up the $18,500,000. Once that person does, they'll be living in a luxurious home complete with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms plus an office, theater room, game room, covered patios, outdoor pool, spas, fountains, a carriage house, and a six-car garage.
3. 20450 North 108 Place, Scottsdale $24,500,000
This Scottsdale estate may get the bronze on this list, but it's certainly worth it's weight in gold. Here, $24,500,000 gets you a 20,805 square foot home with five indoor and outdoor kitchens, two elevators, a virtual reality golf simulator room, indoor gym, basketball court, rock climbing wall, volleyball court, steam room, home theater, game room, and tanning booth.
2. 5850 East Glenn Drive, Paradise Valley $30,000,000
You may remember this house from last year's list. Surprise, surprise, it has yet to be sold. Hell, it has yet to be built. But when and if this modern castle ever gets made, you can bet it's going to be the talk of town. The proposed 16,370-square-foot mansion sits atop Mummy Mountain and includes a titanium plate exterior with retractable glass walls, infinity pools on both wings, and a 2,000-square-foot entertainment hall for large-scale performances. Oh, and there's plenty of parking for your limited-edition sports cars.
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1. 10696 East Wingspan Way, Scottsdale $32,000,000
This 29,700-square-foot home located on a 17-acre lot in the exclusive Silverleaf division doesn't mess around. Over-the-top features includes a home theater, indoor sports court, indoor shooting range, yoga room, adult game room, children's quarters, master quarters with outdoor infinity pool, main backyard pool, guest house complete with it's own backyard pool, and an eight-car garage.