Luxury homes sold in March 2016


Nevada company MKGD Real Estate LLC paid cash for a 2,059-square-foot house at Mummy Mountain Park in Paradise Valley. The six-bedroom house is on 1.9 acres and is elevated above the desert floor with glass views in all directions. The main house includes three bedrooms, an office and a pet grooming facility. A 3,600-square-foot additional house on the property has three bedrooms, a full kitchen and game rooms. The house was sold by Marilyn G. Hollis through her trust.

Debbie Lease, as trustee of the Meadowlark Lane Revocable Trust, bought a 5,175-square-foot house at Hummingbird Vista in Paradise Valley. The 2013 house sits on more than an acre. The house features an office off the the master bath and front entrance, a game/theater room, large center island in the kitchen and a one-bedroom detached casita with full kitchen. The house was sold by Kevin T. Lytle, a real estate attorney in the Phoenix office of DLA Piper, a firm in more than 30 countries.

David J. Jones and his wife, Denett, paid cash for a 1986 Paradise Valley house over the Camelback Resort. David Jones is chief executive officer of Phoenix company Midstate Mechanical, a contracting firm specializing in industrial projects. The couple bought the house through LD 6635 LLC, a Nevada company. The 6,867-square-foot house sits on more than 10 acres and also includes a finished basement, granite countertops and pool. Rosemary Eichenfield, as trustee of the Samuel L. and Rosemary Eichenfield Revocable Living Trust, sold the house.

Security broker Neil Goldstein paid cash for a 5,722-square-foot house at Red Rock in Phoenix. Goldstein is a security broker with American Securities in New York, N.Y. The 2000 home features a front courtyard with fireplace, a breakfast room that adjoins the kitchen with mountain views and a children’s wing with matching bedrooms and a private guest suite. Glen R. and Linda F. Bair sold the house through their trust. Glen Bair was an orthopedic surgeon in the Valley.

Klam Partners LLC, an Illinois company, bought a new house at Desert Mountain Golf Community in Scottsdale. The 4,761-square-foot house sits on an acre and includes four bedrooms and five baths, a pool and four-car garage. John A. Chandler sold the house.


The vice president of the Chicago White Sox, Kenny Williams, bought a 2004 house at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Williams, a former major league outfielder and his wife, Zoraida Sambolin, a television journalist, bought the 3,662-square-foot house through their trust. The home features a backyard with garden, custom-tiled patio, 30-foot length pool and six-hole putting green. The home also includes a yoga or exercise studio with mirrored wall and a separate casita. Scottie Pierce, as trustee of the Richard and Scottie Pierce Revocable Trust, sold the house. Richard Pierce, who died in 2011, is a former legislator from Maine, having served in both the House and the Senate.


Jami and Fred H. Pryor paid cash for a 6,545-square-foot house in El Dorado Estates in Paradise Valley. Fred Pryor was the founder of Fred Pryor Seminars, which hosts business-training events online and locations across the country. The 1988 property, remodeled in 2011-2012, is on the west slope of Mummy Mountain and features wide-plank wood floors, a pool with cascading water features, guest house with full kitchen, outdoor patios and fire pit. Hal D. Rosen, president of Envirosure Solutions LLC, sold the house. Envirosure Solutions is an environmental, health and safety-compliance company in Tempe.


Ratchanee McAuley bought a 6,589-square-foot house at Tres Casas in Scottsdale. The 3.5-acre, 2006 property includes hardwood and travertine flooring, an upholstered media room, exercise room, wet bar, walk-in wine room, second-story observation deck with Pinnacle Peak views and a negative-edge pool. The house was sold by Ben K. Boreyko, founder of the Valley-based Vemma Nutrition Company. Last year the company’s operation, which included the sale of the energy drink Verve, was temporarily halted and assets were frozen by a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. The FTC sought to shut down the company for what they characterized as an illegal pyramid scheme. The U.S. District Court in Arizona found in September 2015 that some of the business was legitimate and allowed Vemma to continue operating them. The court appointed a monitor to assure the company follows the court order and it lifted the freeze of assets.

Kurt R. and Nicole Wood bought a 4,354-square-foot house in a cul-de-sac at Arcadia in Phoenix. The 1959 house features four bedrooms and media, wine and exercise rooms. The property features a pool, outdoor kitchen with bar seating, gas fire pit, Bocce Ball court and an outdoor fireplace. The house was sold by Michelle Reeves, a former manager for sales operations at Hewlett Packard.


Real estate attorney Kevin T. Lytle bought a house in Hidden Hills in Scottsdale. Lytle is an attorney with the Phoenix office of DLA Piper, a firm in more than 30 countries. The 5,086-square-foot house was built in 2015 and includes four bedrooms, a backyard with a negative edge pool, oversized covered patio, outdoor fireplace and barbecue. Temujin W. and Anabell C. Thompson sold the house. Temujin is an executive with the American Institute of Interior Design in Fountain Hills. Anabell is a nurse practitioner with Hospice of the Valley.