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(CAREFREE, Ariz.) — Architect Gerry Jones has been an incredibly important part of the history of the town of Carefree. While his work graces landscapes around the Valley, he is intrinsically tied to the town he helped found with his work. Therefore, it is appropriate that this masterpiece is in the place where his spectacular career began.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that it has closed on a one-of-a-kind property that highlight this legend’s career. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Frank Aazami and Bill Ramseyer sold the 5,270-square-foot home at 37251 N. Nighthawk Way in Carefree for $3,400,000.
Gerry Jones’ illustrious career spanned over 65 years and designed approximately 328 homes. With speculation that this could be one of his last custom creations, this sale is considered incredibly special therefore there is an added treat. This home is a spec home and represents one of
only three spec homes he has made in that 65+ year career. Jones’ goal with the Nighthawk home was to include a combination of custom features, quality of construction materials, design characteristics and orientation of the home on a hillside lot. These characteristics became the hallmarks of the other 325 custom homes he created for his clients.
Agent Frank Aazami said this about the landmark sale, “Nighthawk was in fact the highest priced home sold per-square-foot within Carefree. We attribute this milestone accomplishment to Gerry Jones and Tim Larson with La Casa Builders for imagining and building this signature home. In this case they have proven it with a timeless design coupled with quality construction that can yield the highest sale and reason for a toast. This home will outlast many generations to come.”
Gerry Jones was born in Indiana in 1924 and served in Okinawa in the Pacific theater in WWII as a Marine. He also served in the Korean War, and first became interested in architecture while in China, where he witnessed monasteries built into the mountainsides. That love of extreme architecture never left him, as he taught extreme mountainous terrain architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West for 17 years.
Carefree Founders K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington asked Jones to layout the roads and lots of the original town between 1957 and 1959. His first home was built in the Town of Carefree in 1959 on a 2.5-acre improved lot at a cost of $1,700 (today’s value of the lot would be about $850,000), a home that Carefree Councilmember Vince D’Aliesio now lives in with his family. He documented guidelines and created rules for development that eventually would become part of the Maricopa County Hillside Ordinance. Jones believed in designing homes that exceeded code requirements and therefore last for generations. His design and construction process blends with the natural flow of the terrain, a design characteristic he likes to call “Southwestern Textural”.
Jones’ 328 homes are spread throughout Arizona, Carmel, Maui, Nevada, Portland and Palm Springs. Some of the homes he has designed and built in the Valley area can be found in Camelback, Mummy Mountains, Pinnacle Peak, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Clearwater Hills and Cave Creek.
The smallest home he designed and built was a 1,500 square foot Honeymoon Cottage on 17 acres in Carefree. The largest home was 26,000 square-foot masterpiece that he built at a cost of $52 million. Among his clientele are celebrities, athletes, corporate executives and international clients. 140 of his career 328 homes are built in Carefree and 17 of them are built on Black Mountain.
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About Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Since 1947, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has gathered realty craftsmen dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. From the ownership, management, agents, and affiliate services, every person involved in the company utilizes innovative skills, programs, and technologies to create the finest real estate services company to be found.
The mission of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is to provide its clients with the most responsive personalized service attainable – nothing less will do. The environment within Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is unique in the industry. Seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the Company’s members to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.
Collaboration and networking are fostered to create a synergy that puts the whole company to work for every client. The artistic blending of proven traditions and state-of-the-art innovation is unsurpassed. These assets are positioned on a base of financial stability and corporate staying power.
If these past few years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of creating a space that works as a personal sanctuary—a home that you can retreat to when everything else is uncertain. Days are growing warmer and longer and while you might have exciting vacation plans on the horizon, sometimes the best way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is within your own home. Nothing says fun in the sun quite like a backyard swimming pool.
From the olive tree groves of Napa County, California to the lush woods of Bainbridge Island, Washington, these homes offer all of the perks of a swimming pool along with incredible surrounding scenery. Whether you plan to throw the best parties in the neighborhood or keep your tranquil haven all to yourself, these beautiful properties ensure this will be a summer to remember.
7800 Lynchburg Drive, Austin, Texas
7800 Lynchburg Drive | Austin, Texas
Represented by Kim Bayless
Discover the magic of this private oasis situated high in the hills overlooking Preservation Ranch. Take on hot Texas summers with the incredible beach-entry pool. Surrounding stone, a cascading waterfall, misting system, and serene blue tile offer a grotto-like experience right in your own backyard. Recently converted to AOP to reduce the toxic chemical exposure, swimmers can rest assured that they’re enjoying a healthier alternative to the typical pool.
The main house features exposed wood beams, shining hardwood floors, and spectacular stone walls. You’ll wonder if you’ve stepped out of Texas and into a villa in Tuscany. Multiple bars, a wine room, spacious kitchen, media/game room, grand great room, and detached casita make this home ideal for entertaining and hosting guests. The primary suite offers incredible views of the backyard and surrounding hillside and an elegant ensuite complete with separate sinks, a jetted soaking tub, and a smart shower with body jets.
7917 219th Avenue NE, Redmond, Washington
7917 219th Avenue NE | Redmond, Washington
Represented by Gray Team
A sanctuary of modern architecture with a Zen sensibility. Calming reflection pools immediately welcome you into the home and set the tone for the rest of the design. Beautifully manicured trees and shrubbery line the entry water feature displaying an artful mix of water and earth. And it doesn’t stop there—the backyard features a striking pool and jetted spa with a backdrop of angular concrete and flowing water features. Watch as the reflection of the fire pit (one of two) glimmers on the still waters of the pool as day turns to night. The covered patio offers protection from the sun or rain while you enjoy the sight of Douglas firs, bamboo, roses, grapevines, and peonies.
The interior’s sleek, contemporary design features 25-foot ceilings, cast concrete, and forged B1 steel. The open concept floor plan makes entertaining a breeze, and architectural features, like the floating staircase and glass walls, open the space even further. Discover ultimate relaxation in the primary bedroom with a luxurious ensuite featuring Calcutta gold marble details and a rain shower. Whether you’re hosting friends and loved ones or taking in the beautiful harmony between nature and architecture alone, it’s clear that this home is more than a piece of property—it’s an experience.
100 Longhorn Ridge Road, Napa, California
100 Longhorn Ridge Road | Napa, California
Represented by Tim Rangel
The Ranch at Longhorn Ridge is an unparalleled 153-acre sanctuary that looms above Napa County. Take in views of Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Shasta, and San Francisco as you experience total calm in the large pool. Surrounded by mature trees, rolling hills, and open sky, the backyard offers pastoral peace. Whether you’re cooling off on sunny days or taking a night swim under the stars, the scenic surroundings are unmatched.
The four-bedroom, custom-built home features elegant, quality finishes and practical amenities for day-to-day living, including eco-friendly solar power and a whole-house backup generator. A spacious kitchen boasts ample counter space, perfect for prepping and serving meals. Large windows flood the space with bright, natural light and frame the picturesque views. Relax in the primary bedroom or take advantage of the home’s incredible sauna at the end of a busy day. The property’s Quonset barn, irrigation pond, “hobby farm,” horses, and cows are perfect for home seekers looking to embrace life on the ranch and all of the rewards that accompany it.
9343 NE Yama Ridge Lane, Bainbridge Island, Washington
9343 NE Yama Ridge Lane | Bainbridge Island, Washington
Represented by Michele Schuler and Claudia Powers
This Napa Farmhouse-inspired estate is island living at its finest. Situated on 5.33 acres amongst the natural beauty of Bainbridge Island, this property feels like a private retreat. The serene saltwater pool is complemented by the adjacent sprawling lawn and mature landscaping. Host fabulous pool parties with a built-in Wolf BBQ and ample room to lounge in the sun or play backyard games. Gather around the glow of the fire pit after the sun sets for s’more fun.
The stunning details continue in the interior. Built in 2008 by Katz Townsend Architects and Jefferson Fine Home Builders, the home evokes the rustic coziness of a secluded cabin combined with the elegance of a modern-day manor with its vaulted ceilings and impressive square footage. The great hall connects two wings—to the west you’ll find the primary suite, a second bedroom, an office, and 3/4 bathroom and the east leads you to two guest suites, a mudroom, and laundry. The property also boasts a guesthouse with a bath and upper living space and a bonus room over the garage.
12011 220th Street, Vashon, Washington
12011 220th Street | Vashon, Washington
Represented by Brad Vancour
Located on approximately 117 acres of land, this expansive estate welcomes you to a picturesque world of your own. Stroll the remarkable grounds and take joy in identifying the diverse collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and more. You’ll find yourself transported to Giverny, France with your very own Monet-inspired pond complete with bridges and a water fountain. Take advantage of upcoming warm days and dive into the pool accompanied by an elegant statue and majestic views of Mt. Rainier.
The five-bedroom primary residence features walls of windows and skylights so that you’re never separated from the surrounding natural wonders of the estate. Vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace add to the home’s regal beauty. The property also includes two guest houses, a stocked lake, driving range, horse stalls, a fully-fenced pasture, sawmill, showroom for up to 25 automobiles, and more.
10040 E Happy Valley Road 302, Scottsdale, Arizona
10040 E Happy Valley Road 302 | Scottsdale, Arizona
Represented by Michel Edery and Frank Aazami
Both mid-century modern-inspired and Southwest cool, this desert highlands estate is the ideal escape. Designed with red rocks from Sedona, Arizona, a city said to encourage regeneration and calm, the pool is certainly one-of-a-kind. Take in the peaceful sounds of trickling water from the fountain or let your troubles melt away as you soak in the hot tub. This home’s backyard is a work of art with a background of beautiful open sky and unique desert-friendly landscaping.
The interior of the home is as striking as the exterior. High ceilings, elegant pillars, arched doorways, and a grand circular staircase are a sight to behold. Cook in style in the large gourmet chef’s kitchen with its showstopping copper ceiling. The formal living room has direct access to the backyard, making it perfect for entertaining. Upstairs, you’ll find the primary suite complete with a sitting room, glamorous ensuite, and a wraparound deck allowing for 360-degree views of North Scottsdale. The home also boasts additional guest suites plus a detached casita with a full kitchen—it truly has it all.
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ USA – The Private Client Group is pleased to announce the sale of 5837 N Palo Cristi Road and 5815 N Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, 85253 for $9.75 million represented by Frank Aazami and David Arustamian.
A record setting package closing, featuring a grand European Estate boasting 12,261 sq ft and built on a 3.5 acre view lot, and the adjacent 1.16 acre parcel. Totaling 4.6 acres, the investor buyer will redevelop both into four significant New Builds, each selling between $8-12 million dollars. This closing was by far the highest dollar transaction within the Biltmore Resort and Hermosa Inn area in Paradise Valley.
For more information, please contact: Frank Aazami at (480)266-0240 or email@example.com.
The Aerie is uncompromised excellence — an estate home built to the highest standards of design, décor, furnishings, landscaping and outdoor appointments.
The Modern/Transitional-style home is in highly desirable Laurel Lane Estates along the Cactus Corridor and within minutes of the many recreational, cultural, sports, shopping and culinary opportunities of Scottsdale.
Built in 2001, the gated five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home, 10754 East Laurel Lane, includes a four-car garage and showcases interiors completed about a year ago by one of Scottsdale’s finest designers, Cristin Graham, accommodating both large-scale entertaining, intimate gatherings and everyday living.
Life is a series of moments, and The Aerie is one of them — a special place to create those moments for yourself, your family, friends and business associates.
Brightened by year-round Scottsdale sunshine, the meticulously maintained compound offers state-of-the-art outdoor amenities in a private resort atmosphere. These include a boulder-appointed 60,000-gallon diving pool; heated spa; cascading water features; custom waterslide; poolside fireplace; regulation-size pickle-ball court; basketball/sport court; children’s play area; putting green; and a built-in patio barbecue. An irrigation system nourishes grass in the front and natural desert in the back.
The owner’s family has about 20 residences throughout the West, many with names celebrating birds native to the areas: “At this home you can sit all day and watch the most amazing birds come and go. Many of them live in the cacti: Gila woodpeckers, burrowing owls and black hawks — full families of several generations coming back every year. For me, this parallels the resonance of the property: our family sharing year after year in a resort-level home with a captivating vibe, and so beautiful in terms of grounds and views.
“It’s a mammoth property for families to indulge and replenish,” she adds. “And, you can move in with just a suitcase; everything you see is included with your arrival, including the furnishings and fixtures. What isn’t included is an HOA.”
A circular driveway dramatically delivers you and your guests to a covered portico which leads inside to a columned archway rotunda with inlaid marble on the floor — a harbinger of the other grand spaces within.
Finished with light hardwood flooring, the adjacent living room is perfect for greeting visitors; this leads to the formal dining room for large-group sit-downs.
Featuring an exposed beam ceiling, the kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and a sunlit breakfast area. The “go-to” room of the home has custom cabinetry, granite countertops and a center island with counter seating for everyday ease and entertaining convenience. The room incorporates Energy Star appliances such as an electric range, multiple ovens and a refrigerator by Wolf and Sub-Zero; a gas cook top; disposal; dishwasher; built-in microwave; built-in recycling; and a reverse osmosis system. An archway with a serving counter conveniently connects to the great room.
Also wood-beamed, the split master bathroom offers privacy from the remaining bedrooms and common areas and includes amenities such as a fireplace and a daybed set in a radiused window nook. This and the other bedrooms have details such as luxury 6k mattresses, curated art and furnishings by a professional designer. The bathroom suite has double sinks, a private toilet room and two bathing areas, one with a jetted tub and another with a steam shower. For additional convenience is a walk-in closet and a sitting room.
Protected by a block and wrought-iron perimeter fencing, the property has eight slab parking spaces for your cars and for accommodating guests. The attached garage has cabinetry and offers direct home entry.
Other features include fire sprinklers, a water softener and a central vacuum system. Furthering energy efficiency are dual-pane tinted windows; Energy Star heating and air-conditioning components; professionally sealed ducts; multi-zone programing; gas hot water heater and dryer; and a recirculation pump. For accessibility, the hallways are 36 inches wide.
Your children or grandchildren can attend Scottsdale Unified District schools and a variety of charters. Nearby are Scottsdale and Paradise Valley community colleges, and Arizona State University is in Tempe, about a half-hour freeway ride away. Athletic events are easily reached, in particular MLB spring training at Scottsdale Stadium downtown and at Salt River Fields in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa community minutes away.
The Aerie is a unique luxury lifestyle experience offering ultimate flexibility as an all-year or vacation home. For you and your family, it’s turnkey ready and waiting.