8 of the most expensive houses in the Phoenix area to hit the market

8 of the most expensive houses in Phoenix to hit the market

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By Teresa K. Traverse

May 16, 2024

Oh, luxury real estate. It’s available to only the privileged few, but it’s something that just about everyone enjoys reading about. There’s a reason, after all, why #realestateporn is such a popular hashtag. Those home images are usually pretty stunning.

If you’re wondering what Arizona’s most expensive houses look like, we’ve compiled eight of the priciest home sales ever recorded in metro Phoenix for you to peruse.

Just how expensive are these homes? Well, only one of these properties was purchased for less than $10 million. Yep—you read that right.

So go ahead and check out these over-the-top luxury mansions—because we can all dream about real estate, right?


Scottsdale’s Altitude at Silverleaf

Sale price: $28.1 million

Sale date: June 1, 2022

We don’t know about you, but whenever we see a listing for a home that has an official name, it’s likely expensive. And that certainly rings true here.

Located in Scottsdale’s Summit at Silverleaf community, Altitude is a sprawling 21,000-square-foot mansion. It set the record for the priciest home sale ever when it was purchased for a whopping $28.1 million in 2022.

The luxury list of amenities and features is just staggering. This stunning home features eight bedrooms, 15 (yes!) bathrooms, and a foyer with a spiral staircase that surrounds a glass elevator. The property also boasts a theater and truly breathtaking views of Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Check out the RE/MAX listing to read more about the home (and check out its dreamy photos).


A Paradise Valley mansion

Sale price: $23.5 million in 2023

Sale date: 2023

It makes total sense that a home in Paradise Valley — Arizona’s wealthiest enclave — would make this list. This 18,575-square-foot mansion features seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a 30-car garage.

Other impressive amenities? Two swimming pools and two libraries. The luxe property also boasts a 14-seat theater.

According to its listing, the modern mansion is outfitted with plenty of hanging chandeliers, high ceilings, a kitchen featuring two islands, two massive walk-in closets, and a grand gated entryway.

Scroll through the photos here.


A Santa Barbara-style Paradise Valley estate

Sale price: $8.2 million

Sale date: April 14, 2023

This palatial Paradise Valley home sits on 2.23 acres and features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. Some key features include French limestone, walnut floors, and hand-forged ironwork.

Like many metro Phoenix luxury homes, this abode focuses on outdoor living. The property boasts a total of eight fireplaces situated on multiple courtyards, many of which include fountains. The French doors of the wood-paneled library and office open up to an impressive front courtyard. Finally, the Paradise Valley estate features a garage with 13 spaces.

For more information and some drool-worthy photos, click here.


The former Suns owner’s Paradise Valley home

Sold price: $20.9 million

Sale date: Oct. 28, 2020

This Paradise Valley mansion once belonged to the former owner of the Phoenix Suns, Robert Sarver.

The 28,043-square-foot home features seven bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, a home theater, three fireplaces, and a nine-car garage. One pictured bathroom appeared to be outfitted with marble, built-in shelves, multiple showerheads, and a sitting area with a window showcasing desert views.

Head over to its listing on Zillow to find out more!


A North Scottsdale mansion in the Silverleaf Neighborhood

Sale price: a total of $32.5 million

Sale date: 2021

There’s a caveat with this mansion: It was actually sold twice in the same day.

Here’s how the story goes: This luxe Silverleaf estate was originally purchased by Canadian oilman William Gallacher in 2016 for $11.1 million. In 2021, the staggering 14,350-square-foot home was first purchased by Willybear Investment for $15 million. That very same day, the home was purchased for $17.5 million by Santos Zamora, president of Quality Motor Cars of Stockton, California.

Phew! Now that you know the back story, here’s more about this impressive mansion. Situated on four acres, this home features nine bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two guest houses, one elevator, 10 ( I repeat — 10!) fireplaces, two swimming pools, and a 1,000-bottle wine room. The spectacular main bathroom is done entirely in white Statuario marble and even features a hanging chandelier over the tub.

To view the jaw-dropping photos and learn more, check out this story on azcentral.com.


A Silverleaf Stone mansion in Scottsdale

Sale price: $17.5 million

Sale date: 2018

When this home sold for a cool $17.5 million back in 2018, it held the record for the most expensive home ever sold in Arizona.

According to an article about this sale, this 20,000-square-foot Silverleaf mansion featured top amenities, with an emphasis on recreation. Premium features include five indoor and outdoor kitchens, basketball and volleyball courts, a rock climbing wall, a golf simulator, a steam room, a fitness center, and eight garages. The estate is located on four acres and is close to a DC Ranch golf course.


A Paradise Valley Mummy Mountain home

Sale price: $15.6 million

Sale date: 2017

When this home sold back in 2017, it held the title of the most expensive home sold in Arizona. The 14,200-square-foot home features four bedrooms and eight bathrooms, according to an article by The Republic.

There isn’t much more information about the home itself available, but a picture of the property shows a modern home outfitted with an infinity pool with sweeping views of the Valley.


The Palo Cristi Estates in Paradise Valley that’s listed for $75 million

OK, so this home hasn’t sold yet, but we couldn’t write this article without mentioning it.

This $75 million Paradise Valley estate — dubbed the Palo Cristi Estates — claims to be the most expensive home ever listed in all of Arizona. WOW Luxury Properties purchased the land and partnered with Cullum Homes to make this dream property a reality.

The house will feature 40,000 square feet of living space. It’s slated to include 13 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms, eight powder baths, a spa, a 15-car garage, a collector’s gallery, and a recording studio. The spa is also noteworthy, as it will feature two locker rooms, a sauna, a snow room, Vitality Pools, and two treatment rooms.

Read the full listing here, and prepare to be wowed.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.8 of the most expensive houses in the Phoenix area to hit the market8 of the most expensive houses in the Phoenix area to hit the market


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  • Teresa K. Traverse

    Teresa K. Traverse is a Phoenix, Arizona-based writer and editor. Her work also has appeared in national print outlets including Weight Watchers, Bust and Parenting magazines and on sites like Tripadvisor, Wine Enthusiast, SFGate, Brides, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bustle, Racked, ForRent.com, WeddingWire, Refinery29, The Daily Meal, Oxygenmag.com, USA Today and Fast Company. She's the managing editor of Sedona Monthly. In her spare time, she loves hiking, reading magazines and spending quality time with her long-haired Chihuahua, Rocket. Visit teresaktraverse.com to check out more of her work.



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