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Not Just McCormick Ranch … The ISLAND at McCormick Ranch

Heron in Lake Margherite of McCormick RanchYou circled McCormick Ranch on your home search map with a bright red sharpie. One stroll through the greenbelt past the parks, lakes, restaurants, and award-winning schools was enough to convince you that this … this … was the Scottsdale you were after.

Perhaps you even took note of the few subdivisions that line the shores of Lake Margherite, the crown jewel of this desert oasis.

Private Boat Dock on the Island at McCormick RanchCould you just imagine the charmed lives of those fortunate home owners? Of course you could. You’ve cast an envious eye at the content residents who enjoy their morning coffee as they walk their dogs along the banks of the lake. You’ve marveled at the easy smiles and languid pace that fly in the face of the uptight, go-go world that exists beyond these grassy confines.

If only you could afford it.

Guess what? You can.

8210 E. Del Claro at the Island in McCormick RanchTucked within the coveted Island at McCormick Ranch subdivision, the dazzling home at 8210 E. Del Claro is nothing short of a revelation. Within a leisurely stroll of the lake, but without the lakefront pricing, this exquisitely remodeled contemporary features 4 bedrooms plus a den, 3 baths, private swimming pool, and that rarest of McCormick Ranch birds … an honest to goodness three car garage.

The upgrades … where to begin? Travertine flooring greets you at the front courtyard, and follows you inside the home.

Modern kitchen at 8210 E Del ClaroAnd the kitchen. Ah, the kitchen.  Completely overhauled with new high gloss white cabinets, quartz counter tops, stainless steel Bosch oven and microwave, stainless steel LG refrigerator, Bosch cooktop, and Energy Star LG dishwasher, this kitchen represents modern living at its finest.

Master shower at 8210 E. Del ClaroNot to be outshone, the redesigned master bathroom commands attention with its new oversized tub and spacious walk-in shower. Bathrooms 2 & 3 are certainly no slouches either with their own custom touches. All finishes, from the stone surrounds to the plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware were painstakingly selected by homeowners who cut no corners and spared no expense in bringing their vision to life.

swimming poolThe generous-sized swimming pool was upgraded in 2012 with a pebble surface, travertine paver surrounds, removable child fencing, Intellichlor salt system, new Pentair cartridge filter, and a new 5 speed variable Pentair Intelliflo pump.

The owners weren’t done in the backyard. They also built new shade covers on two rear patios, overhauled the landscaping (including sprinkler lines), and more.backyard

This was not a property that was intended for sale. This was a labor of love, as evidenced by the structural improvements that accompanied the cosmetic enhancements.

All rooms wired with network and coax outlets? Check.

Living room wired for surround sound? Check.

All new bathroom plumbing complete with recirculating hot water lines? Check.

Whole house Pelican PSE 2000 water treatment and softener system installed? Check.

New foam roof (2011)? Check.

Seriously, who replaces ALL of the wiring in their home and upgrades to a 40 breaker service panel? These folks do.

20120101_31This property is a rare gem, and do you know who deserves the privilege of calling it home?

You do.

Contact us today at (480) 220-2337 for a private viewing.

Ray & Paul Slaybaugh

Realty Executives

Your McCormick Ranch Experts


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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Island at McCormick Ranch

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Island at McCormick Ranch

One of a select few subdivisions in McCormick Ranch (and all of Scottsdale, for that matter) that boast waterfront property, the Island at McCormick Ranch neighborhood is a true gem. Hugging the banks of all three of McCormick Ranch’s primary lakes (Lake Margherite, Lake Nino and Lake Angela), the Island is a custom home subdivision which features single family homes of a wide variety of style and architecture.

Island at McCormick Ranch Custom Home Fishing on Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

With 85 improved lots in the neighborhood, there are 74 single-level homes and 11 two-story homes. Zoned R1-10 for 10,000 square foot lot minimums (approx. 1/4 acre), the average house size is 3288 square feet (per the county assessor). 72 of the homes (93%) feature private pools. There is one undeveloped lot left in the community that is privately owned. Sitting on the North bank with a view right down the throat of the Lake Margherite, a multi-million dollar property will eventually replace one of the last pieces of bare dirt in all of McCormick Ranch. Home prices are similar to those of the nearby waterfront community of Vista Del Lago, with lakefront properties commanding well in excess of $1 million (multi-million in some cases), and interior lots selling for considerably less. Most construction took place in the late 1970s through the early 1980s, but there have been homes built as recently as 1998.

Vacant Lot at the Island at McCormick Ranch

Map of McCormick Ranch (Lake Section)

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Though the island moniker is a bit of a misnomer, the subdivision is essentially a peninsula. Bordered by water on the North, South and East, the Island can only be accessed from Via Linda Rd at Del Camino (South entry) & Del Cadena (North entry).

The Island at McCormick Ranch falls within the Cochise Elementary / Cocopah Middle / Chaparral High School districts of the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Crane in Lake Margherite of McCormick Ranch

Notable amenities, aside from the private boat dock privileges of those lucky residents with lake properties, include immediate access to the bike paths, fishing, boating, shops and restaurants of The Village and Mercado Del Lago centers (including Buster’s On the Lake, The Melting Pot, Chipotle, TCBY, Royal Barge Thai Cuisine, Zipps Bar & Grill and more), Camelback Walk (section of the multi-use path which traverses the McCormick Ranch golf course(s), neighborhood parks (Rotary Park & Mountain View Park are within walking distance), etc.

Fishing on Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch Spillway Between Lake Nino and Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

If you are drawn to both unique, custom homes and waterfront living, it doesn’t get much better than the Island at McCormick Ranch. While the lifestyle will not fit every budget, it is a fitting reward for those enterprising souls fortunate enough to call it home.

View of Lake Margherite from Via Linda

(The Island lies on the left bank, Vista Del Lago on the right)

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Crane at Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch


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Ray and Paul Slaybaugh are your guides to McCormick Ranch Real Estate.  With nearly 50 years combined experienced selling homes in Scottsdale, put McCormick Ranch’s resident specialists to work for you when the time comes to buy or sell.  Nobody knows the Ranch like Ray & Paul.

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