This spectacular 5-acre estate is located at 5540 N Saguaro Road in Paradise Valley, AZ. It was built in 2000 and boasts a cobblestone driveway and 2 electronically gated entrances. The almost 12,000 square feet of luxurious living space includes 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 9 foot wide gallery hallways with hyperbolic ceilings, 20 foot high ceilings, sweeping staircase with wrought iron railing, grand 2-story living room with wrought iron balustrades, 2-story limestone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with corniche stove, library, home office, wine cellar, 4-car garage and more. The fabulous grounds boast an infinity swimming pool, stone pool house shading a smaller swimming pool, bridges, loggias, rose gardens and manicured lawns. It is listed at $12,500,000.

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  • Daniel

    It isn’t terrible, but there are little details that make this sub-par. Why wasn’t the floor medallion make so it could actually fit in the space and not be covered over by the stairs? Why does the fireplace have a mysterious rectangle in it – who stole the painting that was supposed to go there? Why does the kitchen look like an afterthought?




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    • Kenny Forder

      I agree, the kitchen does look like an afterthought. I don’t know what kind of countertops those are, but I hate them. I prefer a dark granite/marble.




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      • NOVA Ben

        The counters looked like cheap laminate from a split-second glance, and although they’re clearly not laminate, that’s not a good first instinct to have in a $12.5 million home.




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  • Plain J.

    Overall, this estate is nice. However, I agree that the kitchen looks like an afterthought.




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  • Venom

    Not a bad home, a 7-8/10.

    The furniture is terrible which does not help and some different countertops in the kitchen might help.




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  • Hugh

    Most of this house is great. Some things just seem out of place. The estate is amazing




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  • Grrrowler

    The furnishings are hideous in this place. Did someone go shopping in the obituaries and find the most “grandma” stuff available? Beyond that, it could be a nice house. I like some of the room, minus the furnishings, but some are pretty bad (like the kitchen). It does have potential…




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  • NOVA Ben

    This is pretty nice overall, with the exception of the frumpy furniture and sub-par kitchen. Some improvements in decor will go a long way.

    I don’t even want to think about how much it costs to keep the grounds that lush in AZ.




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  • John L.

    I went in this home several times while it was under construction. It really is very well done, with very high quality materials and craftsmanship.

    It’s interesting that everyone is calling the kitchen an afterthought. Although I don’t recall what the countertops are, the appliances are top notch: La Cornue or Lacanche range, double 36″ Gaggenau ovens (not shown in the photos), a second stove in the island (also Gaggenau), Herbeau faucets, and a Traulsen refrigerator.

    I actually don’t find the furniture hideous at all. Although formal and very traditional, I think it’s a good fit for the house, especially considering the house was built in the mid 1990s. I agree that some of the pieces are bad, but I guess I’m drawn to that look more than those commenting.

    The grounds are very, very nice.




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    • NOVA Ben

      I don’t think anyone has a problem with the appliances used in the kitchen, it’s the layout, design and proportions that make it look like an afterthought. The best appliances in the world can’t make up for a badly designed kitchen.




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    • Venom

      Honestly based on the appliances and fixtures used in that kitchen, it is a shame it turned out looking like that. I believe it is a La Cornue range by the way, Kenny should have used the other kitchen photo, it is much better than the one on here. Based on your word and the sheer amount that they spent on the stuff in the kitchen, I am going to assume that the countertops look much much better in real life than they do in the photos.




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