The founder of a night-vision equipment company, an executive of a Minneapolis corporation, a neurosurgeon and a retired Boeing engineer are among the buyers and sellers in this week’s priciest home sales.
Byron R. Harding and Roswitha G. Harding, as trustees of the Harding Family Trust, purchased a six- bedroom, 6½ bath, 8,756-square-foot home on the southern side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. This Santorini home features a flowing floor plan, a five-car garage with gated auto court, circular driveway, privately gated front courtyard with fireplace, 600-bottle wine room and guest house with bedroom, bath, kitchen, living and dining rooms. The resort-style grounds include pool with water features, therapy spa and barbecue. Byron Harding founded Nivisys Industries, a night-vision equipment maker, in 2003. Relativity Capital of Arlington, Va., purchased a majority interest in April, and Byron Harding remains as chairman. The new home was sold by 15 CME LLC, an Arizona limited-liability company whose sole member is Douglas C. Sandahl, the owner of the Greer Lodge Resort.
William Browning paid cash for a 6,306square-foot Paradise Valley home with pool originally built in 1957. The home was sold by Bank of America, as trustee of the Consuela Cuneo McAlister Revocable Trust.
Robert A. Ditta, as trustee of the Robert A. Ditta Trust, paid cash for a four-bedroom, 4½- bath, 5,691-square-foot home with pool built in 2006 on the southeastern edge of the Firerock Country Club in Fountain Hills. The two-acre Tuscan estate features an L-shaped wall of glass that opens to sheltered patio with city lights, golf and mountain views. A formal dining room opens to a courtyard with fountain. The home has a media room with tier seating. Robert Ditta is executive vice president of Dental Holding Corp. in Minneapolis. The home was sold by Jeffrey A. Cook and his wife, Jeanette.
Paul W. LaPrade and his wife, Debra, bought a three-bedroom, 3½ bath, 5,093 square-foot Paradise Valley home originally built in 1972 and updated and expanded in 2000. The Dave Hansen-built home features Camelback Mountain as the backdrop through walls of uninterrupted glass. The large upstairs bonus room is set up as an office and workout area with views of the Valley below. Dr. Paul LaPrade is a neurosurgeon practicing in Phoenix. The home was sold by Lawrence H. Feldman and his wife, Elizabeth.
Allen C. Haggerty and his wife, Iris, bought a three-bedroom, 2½ bath, 3,500-square-foot home in Scottsdale originally built in 1989 and updated in 2008. It features Viking appliances, a custom fireplace with intricate wood detail, granite slab counters and closet organizers. Allen Haggerty is a retired vice president and general manger of engineering for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems. The home was sold by Grant R. Mastre.
Researched by John McLean and the Information Market.