Real Estate

Arizona’s Sonoran Desert may bring to mind saguaro cactus, rock formations and wildflowers. But it’s also home to oases of residential communities, rolling golf courses and Major League Baseball spring training.

This luxury home for sale in Scottsdale sits along the par-5 14th hole of the Tom Fazio-designed Estancia Club. The architecturally intriguing residence was designed by local architect C.P. Drewett with a distinctive butterfly roof and built in 2011 by Shannon Construction. Overhanging exterior ceilings clad in wood add a polished look to the block and steel beam construction.

Wood ceilings continue indoors as do the block walls, blurring the distinction between interior and exterior living spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize natural daylight and bring views of Pinnacle Peak into the open-concept floor plan.

The nearly 7,400 square feet of living space is on one level. Skylights brighten the center passageway. Many rooms feature built-ins.

A butler’s pantry and glass-enclosed wine room are accessible from the formal dining room. The glass wine wall stretches into one corner of the game room.

High ceilings, clerestory windows and pendant lighting add drama in the kitchen, which has stainless-steel appliances, wood grain cabinetry and a two-level L-shaped island. The lower side contains a secondary sink and prep space; the raised side is set up for counter dining. A glass-enclosed bump-out room creates a breakfast area.

A continuous vaulted wood ceiling with recessed lights tops the kitchen and family room, which has a fireplace.

The entertainment areas are set apart from the four ensuite bedrooms. The primary suite contains a fireplace, seating area and wardrobe-lined dressing room. There’s also an additional bathroom as well as a powder room.

A swimming pool and spa add a welcome water element to the nearly one acre of xeriscaped grounds. The expansive garage has room for four vehicles.

Golf club membership is offered with the house but must be purchased separately, subject to board approval.

The property at 27482 North 103rd Street in Scottsdale is priced at US $8.5 million. Julie Rohr and Libby Cohen on RETSY are the listing agents.

The house sits in the quiet south end of the gated community, convenient to a resident-only gate. Downtown Scottsdale is about 22 miles away as is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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