Luxury homes sold in December 2015


Andrew Barroway paid cash for a 10,635-square-foot house at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Barroway, a Pennsylvania-based hedge fund manager, became the majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team at the end of 2014. The house, built in 2008, was purchased through the Barroway Family Limited Partnership and sits on an 8-acre hillside lot with four bedrooms in the main house. The property features a six-car garage and a guest house with full kitchen. The house was sold by Carey Williams, founder of a Valley skin-care products distributor that was purchased by DS Healthcare, a personal care company, in August. The house was sold through Villa 14 LLC.

A Delaware company, Mariposas LUX LLC, paid cash for 5,183-square-foot house in Del Ray Estates in Phoenix. The 2010, five-bedroom, four-bath house includes a pool. Trevor T. and Judy L. Hill sold the home. Trevor Hill is is the founder of Global Water in Phoenix, which owns and operates regulated water and wastewater utilities, and is the chief executive officer of FATHOM, which provides data to other utility companies for more efficient operations.

Lea A. Bailis bought a 4,907-square-foot house at the Paradise Reserve in Paradise Valley. The new home was purchased through a trust. Bailis is a Nebraska attorney specializing in tax law. Her husband, David P. Bailis, is a former executive with First Data Corp. The three-bedroom house features an oversized great room, a kitchen with Viking appliances, a built-in wine fridge, and each bedroom has its own full-size bath. The house was constructed and sold built by Cullum Homes.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Trevor Cahill paid cash for a 5,856-square foot house in Paradise Valley. The house in La Jolla Acres features a gourmet kitchen and a circular two-toned paved driveway to the front entry, a pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Cahill is a former player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arco Custom Homes LLC sold the house.

$ 2,525,000

Michael and Jennifer Fitzgerald paid cash for a 5,703-square-foot house in the Country Club area of DC Ranch in Scottsdale. The house, built in 2002, features wood beams, hardwood floors, an outside living room and pool. Melissa LaBelle sold the home.

Abwell LLC paid cash for a 5,182-square-foot house in Arcadia. The new Craftsman-style house in the Jokake Villa 3 neighborhood in Phoenix sits on a half-acre. It features exposed beam in the great room, a kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a butler’s pantry and guest quarters. The house was sold by Rafterhouse Four LLC. The Arizona company is managed by Rafterhouse, which is is co-owned by builder Chris Liles and real estate agent August King. The “Rafterhouse” pilot premiered on HGTV in October 2015. Rafterhouse renovates mid-century ranch properties in Arcadia.


Patrick and Kathryn Bernunzio bought a 5,829-square-foot house at Sonoran Crest in Scottsdale. The Bernunzios own Leo’s Bakery and Deli in Rochester, N.Y. and they purchased Watermark Specialty Foods in 2000, where Patrick is listed as president. Watermark serves country clubs, fine dining restaurants, family restaurants, caterers, colleges, casinos, hotels, hospitals, bakeries, grocery stores and farm markets in the Northeast. Their house, built in 2006, is among boulder outcroppings between the Troon and McDowell Mountains and features a three-tiered pool and hot tub, grotto with waterfalls and streams, a barbecue lounge and dining ramadas. The house was sold by Douglas and Mary L. Bowden through a trust. Douglas Bowden is a private-equity professional in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Frank C. and Alice K. Puleo bought a 4,255-square-foot house at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. Frank Puleo serves on the board of directors for Apollo Investment Corp., South Street Securitiesand Sallie Mae Bank. Before his retirement, he was a partner in the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. The house sits on a 2.55-acre lot and features multiple patios, and oversized pool, spa, firepit and two built-in barbecues. The house was sold by John D. Appleby.


Ryan Walker purchased a 6,606-square-foot house in Arcadia in Phoenix. Walker owns and operates Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale and is co-owner at El Hefe in Scottsdale. The remodeled house was purchased through RHP Ventures LLC and features high ceilings, a double-island kitchen and restaurant-style bar with oversized bedrooms. The house was sold by Exeter Enterprises LLLP, which is managed by Brett Brimley, Sonoran West Development Inc. vice president. The company remodels houses and builds new ones in Arcadia.


Eric Kaitz purchased a 5,480-square-foot house built in 2000 in Paradise Valley. Kaitz owns ITMA Inc., which provides insurance for marine companies. The six-bedroom house is in a Santa Barbara style with a French country kitchen, mountain views, a large office with separate entrance and a two-bedroom guest house. The house was sold by Robert V. and Delores J. Hicklin.