The Arizona Republic


- Researched by Ebony Day and the Informatio­n Market.

A poolside cabana, hand-crafted light fixtures and a heated saltwater pool are among the luxurious features that can be found in some of this week's most expensive home sales in metropolit­an Phoenix.


Jerry R. Smith purchased this mansion in Scottsdale’s Silverleaf at DC Ranch community. The 6,630-square-foot house with mountain views has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

The two-story Tuscan estate has architectu­ral design features that include hand-carved wood doors, double-barrel vaulted ceilings with brick and stone treatments, handcrafte­d vigas and custom herringbon­e-patterned tile work. The house has a main-level master suite and junior master bedroom. The house also features a home theater and two upstairs bedrooms with wraparound outdoor patios. The backyard has a Venetian-tiled pool, a courtyard garden and a poolside cabana that is adjacent to a two-bedroom guest house.

Shelley W. Diakiw sold the home through her trust.


Eric K. Lange and his wife Melissa L. Ahearn purchased a house in Phoenix’s Sun Valley Estates community. The 4,600-square-foot house has five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and sits on a 19,985 square-foot lot.

The new constructi­on ranch-style house has a split master floor plan, a teen/bonus room and an open great room with formal living and dining rooms. The master bedroom has a separate exit to the backyard that has a covered patio, pool and spa.

Two Hawks Investment­s 3, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the home.


Todd and Deborah Cusolle, co-trustees of the Cusolle Living Trust, paid cash through the trust for this house in Paradise Valley designed by architect David Dick.

The 5,555-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The two-level contempora­ry house has gated entry, floor-to-ceiling windows, glass stair railing, hand-crafted light fixtures and natural tile and wood flooring.

The house has a chef’s kitchen with all Thermador appliances, three ovens, six burner ranges, a cappuccino maker and a butler’s pantry.

The house also features a separate guest house and garage. The backyard has a pool, covered patio, two-way glass fireplace and a barbecue area. Matthew M. Keister, and his wife Morgan, sold the home.


Charles Maher purchased a house in Phoenix’s White Gates community. The 5,624-square-foot house has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and views of Camelback Mountain.

The custom-built ranch-style house has vaulted ceilings, reclaimed brick accents, fireplaces and a wet bar. The custom kitchen has granite countertop­s, a walk-in pantry and Thermador appliances.

The house also has a climate-controlled garage with stained concrete floors. The backyard features a pool, spa, fire pit and outdoor kitchen.

Trigger Palomino, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the home.


Jared Veldheer, former Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle, sold a 5,254square-foot house with six bedrooms and six bathrooms in Paradise Valley’s Paradise Hills community.

The house, built in 2013, has vaulted wood-beam ceilings, a sliding glass wall in the family room, fireplaces and an upstairs viewing deck.

The house features column pillars, stone fireplaces and imported travertine and marble accents. The backyard has a detached guest house. Randy and Kathy Okrzesik and Robert Frank and Sandra Scheuer purchased the house.

 ?? COURTESY OF ANDREW BLOOM OF KELLER WILLIAMS ARIZONA REALTY ?? This mansion has a Venetian tiled pool and a poolside cabana.
COURTESY OF ANDREW BLOOM OF KELLER WILLIAMS ARIZONA REALTY This mansion has a Venetian tiled pool and a poolside cabana.

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