Between professional athletes, business moguls, and international investors, the metro Phoenix area has its fair share of homes that cater to the one percent. And whether you yourself enjoy the finer things in life or like the rest of us, simply have to ogle them from a distance, here is the list of the 10 most expensive homes on the market right now.
This first listing is in Chandler. The 14,000-square-foot estate built in 1984 stands apart from the other multi-million dollar homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley with its English Tudor-style exterior. Offering eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, this East Valley home also includes a tennis court, 22-person theater, English pub, 1.5 acre lake, and a garage that can hold up to 25 cars.
This proposed mansion in the exclusive Silverleaf gated community has yet to be built. But should the the right wealthy home-buyer come along, it will take two years to construct this 12,889-square-foot estate designed by award-winning architect Dale Gardon. The future Spanish-Mediterranean-style home will feature six bedrooms, bathrooms, a heated pool, sport courts, media room, exercise room, and library.
This 19,475-square-foot house offers eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a resort-style pool with a grotto and slide tower, as well as a game room, wine room, massage room, media room, and what appear to be horse stables. The multi-level home is built in a European-meets-American-Southwest style and features desert landscaping, multiple fountains and patios, and two elevators.
Yet another Silverleaf Community home, this 9,818-square-foot abode features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and such typical estate staples as a wine cellar, exercise room, sauna, library, pool, and guest house.
For $95,000 more, big-time home buyers in the Silverleaf gated community can also purchase this 14,313-square-foot estate, which features five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a guest casita, game room, library, and private pool area with built-in barbecue. It also boasts high quality finishings like marble and French limestone floors, reclaimed hardwood floors from France, and in the kitchen there's Clive Christian cabinetry from England and a zinc counter top.
This hillside home built in 2008 is 15,000-square-feet and offers six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and eight additional rooms including a game room, wine room, theater, fitness room, sauna, as well as multiple bars, a safe/gun room, infinity pool and two-level eight-car garage. Along with all the old-world accents of Italian marble, limestone, and travertine, the house is also tech-friendly with solar automated blinds, touch screens, and a remote tie-in to all the systems in the house through a smart phone or tablet.
This brand new luxury estate, which finished construction in 2013, is listed as an 11-bed, 12.5-bath house with 13 bedrooms. The Mummy Mountain adjacent home features among other things a heated swimming pool, lazy river, indoor basketball court, wine room, theater, multiple courtyards, a master spa, and private guest quarters.
This recently listed Paradise Valley home is one of two mansions currently being sold for 16,000. The 14,458-square-foot estate carries an odd mixture of Greco-Roman, Persian, and Southwestern accents and features seven bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, five fireplaces (for those chilly Arizona nights), an eight-car garage, and a "wine cave" that can store up to 600 bottles of vino. Outside, the house is adorned with marble columns and benches, a spacious pool, and a 2,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, guest house.
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This DC Ranch home in the gated community of Silverleaf features six bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The house also offers five indoor and outdoor kitchens, two elevators, a basketball court, volleyball court, rock climbing wall, home theater, steam room, multiple spas, private drive guest house, and eight-car garage. And even though it sits along the sixth hole of a private luxury golf course, the house also offers a virtual reality/golf simulator room -- we assume this is a precautionary measure for any potential buyers who happen to be agoraphobic golfers.
This proposed 16,370-square-foot mansion sits on 8.76-acre lot atop Mummy Mountain, offering panoramic views of the Valley. Designed by Scottsdale-based architect Nick Tsontakis, the house would features an exterior of titanium plate, retractable glass walls, infinity pools on both the north and south wings, and a grand 2,000-square-foot entertainment hall that could be used for concerts, conference, or theater and dance performances.