Million-dollar listings: A taste of ItalyPosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The valley's real estate market has been a roller coaster ride over the past few years. But one thing's always been the norm: the valley is full of high-end luxury homes.
All week long, Scott Pasmore will be giving us a tour of some million dollar listings. And Tuesday's featured home looks like an Italian villa from the 1400s! It's actually a 6,400-square-foot home at the base of Troon Mountain in North Scottsdale.
"Everything you're seeing on this house is hand-carved stone," says Lisa Lucky of Russ Lyon/Sotheby's. "It comes from all different parts of the world: Italy, England. You've got all the over-sized sconces. You've got the incredible gargoyle that just kind of greets you at the house. Then the arched Gothic entry is inspired by the St. Patrick's cathedral, It just makes a tremendous statement."
Inside the home, if it's not stone, its painted to look like stone. Don't miss the iron accents, the gas lamps and the lead glass windows of which no two are alike. It's definitely a wow factor the moment you arrive.
"The great room is also open to the music room," says Lucky. "In the dining room you can see the gas lamps, which add to the ambiance."
The floors are made from 100-year-old pine, and all the stone moldings are custom.
You can walk out into the backyard through the leaded glass pocket doors, and that's where you'll find the guest house and amazing pool, complete with waterfalls and a Jacuzzi inside the grotto. "There's nothing like it in the Valley," says Lucky.
The price tag on this home? A stunning $3.895 million.