Luxury homes sold in September 2016


David Brandon, chairman and CEO of Toys “R” Us, sold a mansion in Scottsdale to Robert Lanphier IV, a partner and portfolio manager at William Blair, a global banking firm. Exquisite contemporary architecture surround the space with panoramic views. The 8,460-square-foot home features four en-suite bedrooms, 7½ bathrooms, private library and state-of-the-art theater room. Upon entering the premises guests are greeted by two water sculptures and a foyer designed like the entrance to a museum. The formal dining room seats 14 people and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the expansive patio. A custom-shaped negative-edge pool has a small stone tile patio in the middle of it. No need to worry about pool water ruining the floors, the pool patio bathroom and off-master patio bathroom are perfect for guests to refresh themselves. Imported limestone flooring, stacked stone, and separate guest room with a porch make this hillside mansion a piece of art overlooking the 18th hole.


Two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Timothy Lincecum sold his 11,000-square-foot Paradise Valley mansion to Mario Martinez II and his wife, Kelly. Mario Martinez II is the founder of #yesphx, a community committed to improving Arizona startups. He was formerly the CEO of 360 Vantage, which was acquired by IMS Health in 2013. He and his wife paid cash for the estate. The home features an indoor sports court with retractable batting cage and restaurant-style sideline booths. The modern-style house includes an indoor waterfall, great room with wet bar, home theater with a wet bar and desert springs pool. Two waterfalls, a spa, elevated sundeck and built-in grilling station create a feeling of relaxation in the backyard. Floor-to-ceiling views of Camelback Mountain can be seen from most areas of the house. The home has four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.

Craig and Holly Hansen, trustees of the Hansen Trust, paid cash for a classic Santa Barbara-style home in Paradise Valley. Craig Hansen is a bankruptcy lawyer and partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP. He is also a recognized author and speaker. The home has 5,900 square feet with an attached guest house with 1,112 square feet. Each of the five bedrooms has private bathrooms and walk-in closets. A spalike bathroom with a circular marble-tiled shower adds a stunning element to the master suite. The formal dining room includes a wet bar, perfect for entertaining guests and opens to a gourmet kitchen with natural wood cabinets. The backyard has a pool and spa is next to a ramada with a fireplace and built-in barbecue. Giulia and Francesca Godi, members of Home Holdings LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the home. The Godis are business partners of the Godi Group in Scottsdale.


John and Jeris Ferguson paid cash for this contemporary custom-designed home in Scottsdale. John Ferguson is a retired neurological specialist affiliated with CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo. Boasting mountain and golf course views, this home has four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and an office. The master bedroom overlooks the backyard’s pool, spa, and exterior pool bathroom. The home has 4,105 square feet. Rose Quartz Lot 47 LLC, an Arizona limited-liability company managed by Joseph Lloyd, sold the home. Lloyd is a partner at Dick Lloyd Custom Homes Inc. in Scottsdale.


Educational trailblazers Gary and Jeanne Herberger paid cash for this Paradise Valley home. The sellers are Realtors Jeffrey Gray and Jeffrey McNabb. The Herbergers endow the ASU Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy and the Herberger Endowed Scholarship. Steps away from the Camelback Inn Resort, this home includes a cabana-style backyard, mountain views and natural desert landscape. Nestled withing a gated community, the home can be described as intimately luxurious living. There are two bedrooms and three bathrooms in the 2,824-square-foot house.

Steven Wentworth sold his Fountain Hills home in the private golf community of Firerock to Lynn Hoghaug, chairman of Ramsey National Bank and a retired lawyer from North Dakota. Wentworth is the co-founder of Earth Tool Co LLC and the senior staff engineer at Hammerhead Trenchless Equipment. The living room of this Tuscan-inspired home opens to an expansive view of the patio and gorgeous mountain scenery. The great room is complete with a gas fireplace, bar, wine refrigerator, and electronic sliding walls for the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor entertaining. A game room with an 108-inch screen projector, pool and spa, pool bath, four bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms combine for a total of 6,201 square feet.

Edward and Debra Smith, owners of the Plant Stand of Arizona in Phoenix, paid cash for their Paradise Valley home located on the 11th fairway of the Paradise Valley Country Club. The 5,280-square-foot home features a split floor plan with five en-suite bedrooms and five bathrooms. A mosaic-tiled indoor pool and spa are a nice touch next to an exercise room. The home and detached guest house are surrounded by views of Camelback Mountain and mounds of golfing greens. Zachary Rawling, well known for purchasing and renovating the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, is listed as the manager of the seller — Delaware LLC 6726 North Desert Fairways Drive LLC.


Arthur and Judy Wyatt paid cash for this north Scottsdale home in the Desert Summit community. Grand wrought-iron glass doors open to stone tile foyer with a gorgeous chandelier. The interior includes stone and wood flooring, Venetian plaster and marble slab counter surfaces. Hand-carved cantera fireplaces, an open kitchen and family room flow into the outdoor living room. The home has 6,399 square feet and features five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, a private pool, gas fire pit and theater room. The sellers were Judy and Yale Schalk, who is editor-in-chief of Jordan’s Daily, a website for everything Michael Jordan related, “from sneakers to the man himself.”

Wayne Kandas, a financial adviser and managing director of the Kandas Financial Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, paid cash for this Camelback Country Club estate. Six bedrooms and six bathrooms are included in the 5,800-square-foot home as well as a 1,650-square-foot private guest house. The backyard has panoramic views of Camelback Country Club golf course. Retracting glass walls showcase classic Arizona indoor and outdoor living. A two-way fireplace stands in the middle of the great room and is accompanied by Venetian plaster ceilings, hardwood floors and open truss beams. High-end finishes are seen throughout the kitchen which overlooks a spacious family and dining room. The seller was Arnold Benson.


James and Shannon Winebrenner purchased this Phoenix home from Stephen Ellis, managing member of Blue Ridge Properties LLC, an Arizona limited-liability company. James Winebrenner is an avid cyclist and current vice president of sales at Viptela in San Jose. Italian porcelain tile is laid throughout this contemporary 4,196-square-foot home. The space exudes a clean and free ambiance with a dramatic 32-foot-long retractable glass wall spanning the kitchen, family and dining rooms. There are five bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms all boasting an open concept. The very contemporary fireplace rests inside the wall of the living room which is pre-wired for surround sound.

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