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.