DC Ranch Country Club Approves Expansion

DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale – Approves Expansion

February 2018 – Project to be $8.5M

DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale Arizona

The DC Ranch community has just approved the first expansion of the club house that will be managed by Studio V (Interior) and Westpac (architecture and exterior).

Expansion project consists of five components:

  1. Heath and Wellness – A new 12.000 sqft building will include a fitness facility, several good sized excersice rooms, enhanced locker room and two new state of the art children’s clubs
  2. New Casual Dining – A new indoor dining spot will be coming next toe the clubs remodeled resort-style pool area.
  3. Golf – A new teaching center will be added so that members can enhance their shorty game and more
  4. Clubhouse Updates – New private dining room coming to the club with an all new menu.
  5. Expanded Kitchen – 600 sqft of top of the line kitchen space will be added.

If you have any additional questions on this project feel free to give Andrew at call at 480-206-4265.

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DC Ranch Homes For Sale – New Listing Available Now

Dc Ranch Homes For Sale – Scottsdale

Here is a fantastic new listing that just came on the market today in DC Ranch over the past few days. This home was listed yesterday for $595,000 with Remax Fine Properties and is available to show now.  Currently there are 77 homes for sale with the prices range in the lower $500’s to just over $8,000,000 for one of the larger custom homes.

The Holm Group has represented several buyers (20403 N. 98th Place – Camelot Homes and 9290. Thompson Peak Parkway #238 in DC Ranch Country Club) as well as sellers in the DC Ranch area and are happy to address any questions on this home or of the other homes that are on the market either as a rental or for sale.  Give Andrew a call today at 480-206-4265 w/ Berkshire Hathaway Arizona.

Property Address For Sale 9270 E. Thompson Peak Parkway #372 Scottsdale AZ

Link:  DC Ranch Homes For Sale – 9270 E. Thompson Peak Parkway #372 Scottsdale 

Photo of the exterior of the home provided by ARMLS.

DC Ranch Homes For Sale

If you are looking for something else in the DC Ranch area click this link below for all of the DC Ranch Homes For Sale:

DC Ranch Homes For Sale – Scottsdale

Call Andrew w/ The Holm Group and Berkshire Hathaway for any questions regarding DC Ranch at 480-206-4265.

DC Ranch Homes For Sale – New Listing in Market Street

DC Ranch Homes For Sale

Here is a fantastic new condo listing that just came on the market today in DC Ranch over the past few days. This home was listed yesterday with Remax Excalibur and is available to show this weekend.  Currently there are 83 homes for sale in the DC Ranch area with the prices range in the upper $300’s for one of the Casitas to over $6,000,000 for one of the larger custom homes.  If you are interested in this home or another home in the DC Ranch area let me know as we are very familiar with the community and just closed one today  in the Country Club in DC Ranch for $1.2M.

The Holm Group has represented several buyers or sellers in the DC Ranch area and is happy to address any questions on this home or of the other homes that are on the market either as a rental or for sale.  Give Andrew a call today at 480-206-4265 w/ Berkshire Hathaway Arizona Properties

Property Address For Sale: 20704 N. 90th Place 1051 Scottsdale AZ 85255

Link:  DC Ranch Homes For Sale

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DC Ranch Homes For Sale DC Ranch Homes For Sale


If you are looking for something else in the DC Ranch area click this link below for all of the DC Ranch Homes For Sale.   DC Ranch Homes For Sale

Call Andrew w/ The Holm Group and Berkshire Hathaway for any questions regarding DC Ranch at 480-206-4265.

AZ Central – 3 cool things about your Scottsdale neighborhood – DC Ranch


DC Ranch

This master-planned north Scottsdale development rises up out of the Arizona land and around untouched plant life, enhancing the surrounding upper Sonoran Desert.

Where it’s at: Roughly the border is Pima Road on the west, Legacy Boulevard to the south and Cattle Whip Drive to the north. The eastern border is the McDowell Mountains.

The character of residential and mixed-use blends seamlessly into the foothills of the nearby McDowell Mountains.

Jeremy Stevens, communications manager for the DC Ranch Community Council, said the development is not like the rest of the Valley.

“Our community is unique because there are limitations to what we can and can’t develop. You won’t find palm trees or citrus trees in DC Ranch because they are not native species to the area,” Stevens said. “We embrace the natural beauty of the north Scottsdale desert and hope to be good stewards of this rare environment.”

Three cool things about the neighborhood:

Market Street. It all begins and ends at Market Street in DC Ranch. It’s where nearby residents run into each other and conversation starters like, “Good to see you,” and “How’s your brother?” occur in parking lots and at grocery store sliding glass doors. The mixed-use gathering place, near Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, is home to a number of offices, classy restaurants and unique boutique retailers. There’s an air of sophistication at Market Street, where even the Barista is a bit more cosmopolitan than the average Joe. Enjoy an omelet at the Breakfast Joynt or if you’re a new parent check out the newborn threads at Baby Lux.

Homestead Playhouse. Arts and Theatre Coordinator Molly Kurtz said the Homestead Playhouse at the Homestead Community Center, was built as part of the center to host youth theater. Launched by the DC Ranch Community Council, she said the Playhouse was created in response to interest in and demand for performing arts programming in and around DC Ranch. Since it opened in 2006, the Playhouse has produced 18 productions, including a number of musicals. Kurtz said the vision of The Homestead Playhouse is to create masterpieces together where individuals emerge through the magic of performing arts. The Playhouse is located in the Homestead Community Center, which serves as a gathering place for private resident events, as well as weddings, meetings, conferences and summer camps. Speaking of gathering places, if Market Street is where local residents randomly run into each other, the Homestead Community Center is where they get to know each other better. The 7,000-square-foot community center on 4 acres is open to residents of DC Ranch.

Hiking. DC Ranch’s backyard is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For residents on the southern end of the development, the preserve is a short walk to the Horseshoe and Desert Park trails, which offer full access to the park. For everybody else, the Gateway Access Area to the the 30,200-acre McDowell Sonoran Preseve is a short drive. The preserve’s roughly 5-mile Gateway Loop Trail, is one of the most popular hikes in the Valley. The trail head opened in 2009, with parking, restrooms and a wheelchair-accessible nature trail. The loop offers stunning views of the northeast Valley and the McDowell Mountains, as well as cacti forests and diverse wildlife.

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AZ Central – Sterlings DC Ranch villas nearly sold out

Development nears buildout of first phase

By Michael ClancyThe Republic | azcentral.comWed Jun 26, 2013 10:02 AM

Sterling at Silverleaf, a small development of villas in the Silverleaf section of DC Ranch, has sold 14 of 16 homes in its first phase, with 12 more planned in a subsequent phase.

The project, a revival of a previous effort by Scottsdale architect Bing Hu, was sold in a foreclosure auction in 2008. The new developer is the Sterling Collection Development Group.

Construction got under way on the Sterling Collection’s efforts in April 2011.

The two homes remaining are models priced at a little more than $1.7 million. Both have 3,439 square feet with four bedrooms and 41/2 baths.

The development sits on 12 acres northeast of the DC Ranch Village Club at Thompson Peak Parkway and Legacy Boulevard.

Sterling President Nathan Day said the villas are built in pods of four, with a common courtyard and limited private outdoor space.

Day declined to provide how much Sterling paid for the property. He also declined to identify his partners.

The 30-year-old company president said he and his investors and partners decided five years ago to diversify their venture capital fund into real estate to take advantage of depressed prices.

The Sterling homes feature numerous energy-efficient features, including foam insulation and LED bulbs throughout. An iPad-driven system controls security cameras, lighting, heating, cooling, window shading and the pump and filter for a small pool.

Day says the homes are the only ones in Arizona certified as meeting the National Association of Home Builders’ gold standard.

“We’ve developed a really strong niche, and I feel a lot of pride,” he said.

Luster Custom Homes is the builder. Day said the company is owned by a friend.

Most of his buyers use the villas as second or third homes, he said.

Construction of a second phase, including 12 homes starting at $2.2 million, should begin before the end of the year. Four floor plans are available in sizes of 3,900 to 4,200 square feet.

Plans are being finalized for Phase 3, which will include 213 condominiums. No further details were available.

AZ Central – N. Scottsdale community center renovated

The Homestead Community Center at DC Ranch is getting a makeover this month.

About 1,000 square feet of the 7,500-square-foot Homestead center will be renovated, said Krista Hinz, a spokeswoman at the DC Ranch master-planned community in north Scottsdale.

She said DC Ranch Community Council board members spent the first part of the year researching ways to improve the space and to better accommodate resident and guest needs.

The center, 18600 N. 98th St., in north Scottsdale, was built in 2006 as a venue to host the Homestead Playhouse youth theater. Today it serves as a venue for Community Council events, the Playhouse and other events including weddings, meetings, conferences and summer camps.

Construction began Aug. 1 and is scheduled to be completed at the end of the month.

“The space was visually outdated and not a very efficient use of space,” she said.

The center, which sits on four acres, offers amenities including basketball courts, a playground and a demonstration kitchen.

The renovations include improvements to the kitchen, lobby, office and conference spaces.

Improvements also will be made to the Desert Camp Community Center at DC Ranch. That includes shrinking the size of the men’s locker room and adding a wall to create a second multipurpose room, which will connect to a kitchenette.

Desert Camp, built in 1997, was DC Ranch’s original community center and acted as the sales center during its build-out phase.

Today it houses a resident gym, pool and Community Council events.

It also hosts weddings, small meetings and resident clubs.

Hinz said she hopes the renovations will enhance opportunity for residents to connect with each other and with DC Ranch staff.

“Residents, their guests and the public will walk into a much more welcoming space and have additional space for community clubs like poker, bridge and mahjong,” she said.

AZ Central – Silverleaf developer perseveres after recession of ’08

Two coyotes are sunning themselves on the Silverleaf Club golf course on a recent morning as DMB President Charley Freericks looks on from inside the clubhouse.

Breakfast guests are admiring the animals, and Freericks jokes that it is not going to be appetizing if a jackrabbit makes a run for it across the emerald fairway.

As a Valley real-estate veteran of nearly 30 years, Freericks is well aware that only the strong survive in the wild and in development.

DMB Associates Inc., developer of Silverleaf, DC Ranch and One Scottsdale, has emerged from the steepest canyons of the real-estate crater with plenty of vacancies in its office and retail space. But new tenants are moving in, new homes are going up and more than 500 apartments are planned at One Scottsdale and east of the DC Ranch Crossing shopping center.

“The recession slowed things down but a lot of people kept chugging along,” he said as he drove through Silverleaf, among the Valley’s most exclusive addresses, at the foot of the McDowell Mountains, just east of Pima Road on Thompson Peak Parkway within DC Ranch.

It’s not uncommon for valets at the Silverleaf clubhouse to find themselves at the wheel of a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Porsche 911 or Mercedes SL63 AMG.

Many of DC Ranch’s residential neighborhoods southeast of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway were completed by the time the recession hit four years ago.

Meanwhile, DMB’s Market Street commercial district has long searched for the right mix of tenants. The economic downturn of 2008 did not help. Restaurants and retailers fled, leaving the strong like Herb Box,Fleming’s and Armitage to survive.

At the same time, DMB opened its Canyon Village, with 92,427 square feet of offices and retail space.

The timing was a perfect storm that made it a challenge to fill the space, said Freericks, who was promoted to DMB president in April.

Zog Media is Canyon Village’s biggest tenant and DMB is working to bring medical tenants into the complex.

The Sterling Collection Development Group is moving into Canyon Village, said Nathan Day, company president.

Sterling revived a stalled villas project in November east of Canyon Village in Silverleaf. It sold five of its nine villas for an average price of $465 per square foot. The villas start at $1.29 million.

A second phase is planned with one- and two-story options.

Ciao Wine Bar and Bistro is set to open in September at Canyon Village.DMB also faced stiff headwinds in opening DC Ranch Crossing in late 2008. The Scottsdale-based development company sold the shopping center last June for $16.5 million.

Now Archstone, an apartment developer, plans to build 224 units on 9.2 acres east of the shopping center, which is located at Pima Road and Legacy Boulevard.

Freericks said DMB is marketing a 2.3-acre site south of DC Ranch Crossing for a limited-service hotel.

 One Scottsdale, 362 apartments

Another planned apartment project would bring new life to DMB’s One Scottsdale project northeast of Scottsdale Road and Loop 101. Henkel North America opened its headquarters there in December 2008 but the remainder of the site has been vacant.

TDI Real Estate Holdings LLC of Irving, Texas, plans to build 362 apartments in its first phase on 10.62 acres south of Thompson Peak Parkway and 74th Street.

The land deal for the project is set to close at the end of June. TDI hopes to have its building permit by then and complete a rental office by the first quarter of 2013, Freericks said.

The 120-acre One Scottsdale includes excavation for a parking garage to support a planned retail development. But lenders pulled back on the project.

Freericks said he regrets that the garage was not finished but it could have been worse if DMB had gone ahead with retail development as the recession hit.

“It reminds me of the Garth Brooks song with the line ‘thank god for unanswered prayers,’ ” he said.

DMB is patiently optimistic about the future of One Scottsdale, Freericks added.

New to Market Street

He also expressed optimism about the changes and new tenants at Market Street. That includes new signage along Pima Road that makes it easier for motorists to find the shopping center, which is tucked amid desert landscaping southeast of Pima and Thompson Peak Parkway.

An Italian restaurant, Mia Francesca, opened in February and Grimaldi’s has expanded.

Plus, a former hotel food-and-beverage executive, Paul Keeler, said he plans to open the Market Street Kitchen by mid-August in the space formerly occupied by the Beauregard restaurant and Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.

On the downside, the Heirloom restaurant has closed and Eddie V’s restaurant space remains vacant after it moved last year to the Scottsdale Quarter.

“Eddie V’s is a big hole in the doughnut,” Freericks said.

AZ Central – DC Ranch tennis center on drawing board in Scottsdale

Village Health Clubs has submitted plans for a 10-court tennis center southwest of Copper Ridge School at DC Ranch.

The project, which involves 3 acres leased from the Scottsdale Unified School District, must be reviewed by the Scottsdale Development Review Board.

No date has been set for the hearing, said Meredith Tessier, a city planner.

Village Health Clubs would pay the school district $40,000 annually to lease the site and allow Copper Ridge students to use the tennis courts at selected times. The lease is for five years with five, 5-year renewal options, said Rick Erdenberger, DC Ranch Village Club general manager.

“It’s a good public-private partnership,” he said. “The school obviously benefits. Our membership benefits and the taxpayers aren’t paying for it.”

The Village Health Clubs tennis courts eventually would be used by students at a district high school adjacent to Copper Ridge School. The district’s sixth high school is planned as a biomedical academy for as many as 800 students.

DMB Associates Inc., which is developing DC Ranch, donated an 18-acre high- school site with a clause requiring construction to start by 2018 or the land reverts to DMB.

District voters will be asked in November 2013 to approve a bond issue to fund the new high school and elementary-school renovations, with a cost estimate of $25 million for the high school, said Rick Freeman, district director of facilities and operations.

The tennis center site originally had been planned for a football stadium if the campus had been a traditional high school, he said.

Courts could open in 2013

The Village hopes to get its tennis-center plan before the Development Review Board by September, said Kurt Jones, a senior planner with Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis PLLC, which is working with the club on its plans.

If approved, construction of the tennis center could start by year’s end with completion targeted for late spring or early summer of 2013, Jones said.

The courts would be just south of three baseball fields at Copper Ridge and less than a mile from the DC Ranch Village Club at Legacy Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway.

The tennis center, with a clubhouse and storage building, would be lit until 10 p.m. with lights on 20-foot poles. No direct light would spill into a residential area to the south, Jones said.

The ballfield lights on 75-foot poles would be more noticeable in the adjacent Arcadia neighborhood at DC Ranch than the tennis lights, he said.

Fewer than half the 100 homes planned for Arcadia have been built and the closest lot is 70 feet from the tennis center, Jones said.

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Erdenberger, the club manager, said adding the tennis courts will enhance the recreation options at the DC Ranch Village Club and attract new members.

The club’s fees start at about $150 per month with an initiation fee of $500, said Erdenberger, adding that the tennis fee would be about $25 per month.

The Village’s courts would be designed to resist cracking by using post-tension-slab construction with steel cables running through the concrete to make the surface more flexible.

DC Ranch has two tennis courts at its Desert Camp community park and six courts at the DC Ranch Country Club.

Scottsdale has long planned a tennis center and community park north of Copper Ridge School but there is no current funding for construction.

Silverleaf home in north Scottsdale just listed for $10.5M

On a clear day, the view from the Silverleaf’s Upper Canyon encompasses north Scottsdale and the city grid all the way to downtown Phoenix’s skyscrapers nearly 30 miles away.

As one might imagine, the cost of that view and a 10,800-square-foot home that goes with it is within reach of a narrow pool of buyers. It was listed Jan. 4 by the Moen Group for $10.5 million, more than 30 times higher than Scottsdale’s median home price.

Designed by architect Bing Hu, the Spanish-style, two-story home with a guest house and five-car garage sits on 2.8 acres near the top of the Upper Canyon at an elevation of about 2,240 feet. That is 730 feet above the runways at Scottsdale Airport, which look like twin drag strips to the southwest, 8 miles away.

With six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, three fireplaces, a wine room and a home theater with a killer sound system this house has all the typical amenities of luxury living.

“They just didn’t cut corners anywhere,” Todd Moen said of the development partners.

The partnership chose to wait until the home was done last year before putting it up for sale, said Moen, a Moen Group partner.

He is relying heavily on digital marketing to attract a buyer. That includes the Moen Group’s You Tube channel at youtube.com/themoengroup and an upcoming segment later this month or early February on the Home and Garden Network.

Entering the home, visitors will be greeted by a big-wow view across marble floors to an arched, two-story window, framing a zero-edge pool.

The home’s second level, with dark wooden floors, includes an office, game room, bedrooms and a mezzanine overlooking the great room.

The first-level master suite includes its own fireplace, two spacious walk-in closets and a walk-through shower with two shower heads and two doors.

“It’s like a car wash,” Moen joked. “You walk in one end and out the other side.”

Arcadia doors in the suite slide into the walls to transform the room into a covered patio and a zero-edge spa.

The spa, pool, fireplaces and many of the home’s features can be controlled at the touch of a button with a Creston home-management system. It can dial in the view from security cameras, adjust the indoor temperature or dim the lights, Moen said.

Luxury market picks up

A Valley Realtor for 13 years, Moen said the top of the luxury-home market is starting to get more active.

“It’s just talking longer to sell,” he said.

The Moen Group is casting a wide net nationally and internationally for a buyer.

Silverleaf at DC Ranch is a 2,000-acre community of estate homes that DMB Associates has been developing for a decade. It is 2 miles east of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway.