The Arizona Republic



Elevators, dog parks and putting greens are among the luxurious features in this week’s priciest home sales in metro Phoenix.


Kenneth Ellegard, a used-car dealer in Phoenix, and his wife, Cheryl, paid cash for this new luxury condominiu­m in the Enclave at Borgata in central Scottsdale. The 3,016square-foot contempora­rystyle condo has three bedrooms and 31⁄2 bathrooms as well as steel frame and concrete constructi­on, a gated entrance, gardens, heated pool and spa, dog park and a fully-equipped fitness studio and a walking path. The open floor plan features a split master, en suite guest rooms, 10-foot ceilings, an oversize patio/balcony and full-size laundry rooms. Enclave at Borgata LLC, a Delaware limited-liability company, sold the home.


Ronald and Arlene Holden,founders of numerous cancer research centers in Iowa, paid cash for this Sante Fe-style custom home in Fountain Hills. The 5,143square-foot estate has four bedrooms, 41⁄2 bathrooms and sits above the 17th hole in the guard-gated golf community of Firerock Country Club. The home features reclaimed wood plank floors, handcarved doors and cabinets, hand-forged ironwork, and granite, marble and travertine surfaces throughout. The great room has a gas fireplace, built-in 60-inch TV with hand-carved wood surround, hand-hewed beam ceilings, a wine cellar and indoor/outdoor connectivi­ty with a large pocket slider door. The backyard is primed for entertaini­ng, with an expansive covered patio, fireplace and negative-edge pool that looks out to views of Four Peaks, Red Rock and the famous Fountain Hills fountain. Terry and Cynthia Stewart sold the home.


Jeff Pettit, president and CEO of Universal Aerospace in Washington, paid cash for this mansion in Scottsdale’s Artesano at Troon Canyon community. The 8,046square-foot Santa Barbara/ Tuscan-style mansion has four bedrooms and 41⁄2 bathrooms. The estate features crossbeame­d ceilings, stone work details, travertine and wood flooring throughout. The main living areas are enhanced by elevator access to a lower-level theater room, spacious family/game room with a wet bar and covered patio and a guest suite with private bathroom. The backyard is an entertaine­r’s dream, with a heated pool and and elevatedwa­ter features,spa witha lit fire gazebo with fireplace and elevated lounge area for optimal views of the surroundin­g desert, and a fire pit and built-in barbecue. The home was sold by Horicon LLC, an Arizona limitedlia­bility company.


President of the Arizona region for Banner Health Susan Edwards and David Bixby, general counsel for Banner, bought a 7,600square-foot mansion in Phoenix’s Biltmore Mountain Estates. The five-bedroom, 51⁄2 bathroom contempora­rystyle home is Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired with polished stained concrete floors, cut exposed aggregate block, mahogany and stainless steel accents and walls of glass throughout. The estate is adjacent to the Phoenix Mountains trailhead, with stunning desert views throughout. The spacious kitchen has dual sinks and dishwasher­s and is fitted with sleek wood and granite finishes. The house also comes with a basement with a custom wine cellar, exercise room and media room. The home also includes an 800square-foot guest house with a full kitchen. The backyard features a newly remodeled negative-edge pool and spa, two courtyards, a putting green, fire pit and complete outdoor kitchen. Steven Itzcovitch, CEO at Hyatt Automotive Group, sold the home.


Larry Graveel, president of Gear for Sports Inc., paid cash through his trust for this home in Scottsdale’s Desert Highlands community. The 5,265-square-foot four-bedroom, 51⁄2 bathroom home has been completely remodeled with hand-plastered walls, alder cabinets, cantera stone, granite finishes and nine fireplaces. Open floor plan includes a spacious great room, open to the redesigned gourmet kitchen featuring top of the line appliances and a wine cellar. The home features a twobedroom guest casita with a private balcony overlookin­g the surroundin­g desert. The backyard features covered patios for entertaini­ng, a stone fireplace and fire pit and a built-in barbecue. Michael McEnany and Deborah Williamson sold the home through their trust. Researched by Lorraine Longhi and The Informatio­n Market.

 ?? PATRICK BREEN/THE REPUBLIC ?? A new luxury condominiu­m in the Enclave at Borgata in central Scottsdale is this week's priciest home sale at $3,897,063.
PATRICK BREEN/THE REPUBLIC A new luxury condominiu­m in the Enclave at Borgata in central Scottsdale is this week's priciest home sale at $3,897,063.

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