Luxury homes sold in February 2016


Scott M. Johnson bought a 10,509-square-feet house in Paradise Valley’s Club Estates. Johnson bought the 2011 property through Mulvern Properties LLC, which is managed by Johnson who has been working as a glass artist in Cave Creek. Johnson’s father, Snell Johnson, was a celebrated bronze artist who created created large works, including the gold lion in the front of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Snell Johnson died in Scottsdale in 2011. The property sits on more than an acre and features glass views and a 5-car garage. Gary J. Drummond, through Virgin Islands company Kolibri Capital, sold the property. Drummond has been an investor and board member in several energy companies and still serves as director of Bonterra Energy Corp and on the board of Pine Cliff Energy Ltd., both of Alberta, Canada. He is also a member of the ownership group for the Arizona Coyotes.

Joseph S. Conway and Donald Fairconeture bought a 2008 house in the foothills of South Mountain in Phoenix. The 3,953-square-foot house sits on almost a half-acre with fruit trees, a putting green, a pool with waterfalls and hidden grotto, sunken trampoline and raised fire pit. The sellers of the home in the gated community are Scott and Judy Smith

Anthony and Joyce Esernia paid cash through their trusts for a 7,271-square-foot house at Estancia in Phoenix. The 2008 house has four bedrooms, a home theater, pool and a separate-entrance guest house. Fred and Penny Abrams sold the house.

Charles R. Huttinger and Susan Gripp Huttinger bought a 8,994-square-foot house at The Peak in North Scottsdale. Huttinger is the chief executive officer and founder of Illinois-based company GFX International Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and creates store decor and software for retailers. The gated 1997 estate features stainless steel and marble counter tops and views of Pinnacle Peak. The house was sold by James D. Tuton, who used Happy Valley 9701 LLC. Tuton is executive officer and co-founder of of American Traffic Solutions, a provider of road-safety cameras and electronic toll and violation management programs throughout North America.


LPGA golfer Cristie Kerr and Erik Stevens, a marketing consultant who manages Kerr’s business interests, paid cash for a 7,139-square-foot house at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. The 2006 house in the Silverleaf community has five bedrooms, four enclosed balconies and a courtyard, eight fireplaces, a wine cellar and overlooks a lake. Robert and Sherri Mayhew sold the house. Mayhew is with Scottsdale development company Diversified Partners and is formerly of DMB Commercial, which developed DC Ranch.

Personal injury lawyer David E. Wattel and wife, Desirae, bought an 8,181-square-foot house in Arcadia. David Wattel is a founding member of Phoenix law firm of Wattel & York. The 2009 house features two offices, a billiards room, a pool and spa and putting green. Jeffry and Blinda Dadam sold the house through their trust. Jeffry Dadam is the chief executive officer of Phoenix company 3D Development & Holdings LLC, which opened several Fast and Friendly Car Washes in Arizona. Dadam’s father Jack Dadam is the beverage distributor of energy drink Red Bull.

Doctors Rohit and Priti Sud bought a 6-bedroom house in Paradise Valley. Dr. Rohit Sud is with Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and sees patients for hematology and medical oncology at centers in Chandler, Gilbert and Casa Grande. Dr. Priti Sud is a gastroenterologist. The 2009 house offers 9,491 square feet, a home theater, wood-grained library, Camelback Mountain views and a pool and yard with 16 fountains and fire features. Brian F. Payne sold the house.

The founder of a Chandler custom packaging company brought a 2002 house in Pinnacle Peak Heights in Scottsdale. Mark Riley, vice president of sales for the packaging company, bought the 6,448-square-foot house on more than three acres with four bedrooms, a separate guest house, putting green and three oversized garages. Richard and Karen Macleod sold the house through their trust.

George C. Everett Jr. and his wife, Andrea, paid cash for a house in Windy Walk Estates in Scottsdale. George Everett was an employee at Motorola Semiconductor Group in Phoenix in the ’70s before starting a 20-year career with Intel Corp. and later joining Dell Computers as senior vice president of the personal systems group. Everett worked as both director and board chairman of California-based FormFactor Inc., a semiconductor manufacturing company, from 2001-2014. The 2010, 6,240-square-foot house has four bedrooms, multiple outdoor patios, a master bedroom with two-way fireplace, a one-room casita, pool and outdoor kitchen. Brad and Jennifer Bertoglio solthe house. Brad Bertoglio is a practicing intellectual property attorney in San Francisco.


Robert and Karen Warstler paid cash for a 6,143-square-foot house in Camelhead Estates in Paradise Valley. The 1981 house across from Camelback Mountain includes decor updates in granite and wood flooring, marble bath and $40,000 master closet. The house was sold through JCLY Realty, an Arizona limited liability company.