by Paul Slaybaugh | Sep 16, 2018 | Featured Properties
New in Old Town Scottsdale!
1301 N. 70th St
Do you love the vibrancy and convenience of living in Old Town Scottsdale, but not necessarily the older, outdated mid-century homes that come with it?
Do you love the sleek, modern feel of new construction, but don’t feel like commuting from the boonies where you can afford it?
South Scottsdale home buyers, I feel your pain! Fortunately, I am not here to commiserate, but to present a solution to your dilemma in the form of our new listing at 1301 N. 70th Street. Located in the Papago Parkway subdivision near McDowell and Scottsdale Rd, this home is ideally situated at the gateway to downtown Scottsdale. Not only is it convenient to all of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Old Town, but it is mere minutes from ASU, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and smack dab in the middle of re-development and new construction that is completely transforming the area into one of the most sought after locations in the valley.
Now, I know what you are thinking. You can’t afford to drop the $500-800k for the new homes that are being built just down the street, nor do you necessarily care for the mid-century ranches with popcorn ceilings, shoebox layouts, and kitty-cats-playing-with-balls-of-yarn wallpapering. If you could only find an older home with some character that didn’t feel quite so … old. Or break the bank.
Just when you thought you would never find such a unicorn, I bring to you this South Scottsdale marvel, saddled up and ready to ride!
From the moment you walk through the front door, you will be mesmerized by the wide open great room concept. The living room wall was removed and replaced with a beautiful, exposed wooden beam. Porcelain faux-wood plank flooring stretches throughout the main living areas, giving the home a warm feeling to compliment its easy care. If you are familiar with the old galley style kitchens that most of these homes originally came with, you will truly appreciate the new (2013) island kitchen that greets you beyond the great room. Featuring highly upgraded new cabinetry, slab granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances, this is a kitchen befitting a home several price ranges higher.
All new (2018) carpet in the three bedrooms. Remodeled bathrooms with new (2013) tile shower surrounds, vanities, and flooring. New, tall baseboards throughout. The roof was replaced in 2013. ZERO popcorn ceilings remain in the home. The bonus room is a perfect space for a home office/den, play room, exercise room … you name it!
Last, but most certainly not least, is the incredible back yard. Located on a prime corner lot, the home sits on one of the largest lots in the entire neighborhood. Better yet, it is usable space on a rectangular lot that offers a covered patio, grass lawn, children’s play area, and bare gravel beyond the RV gate that is an ideal pad for parking your boat, trailer, cars, toys, etc.
I could drone on and on, but I know you are really here for the pictures. I’ve been teasing them out one at a time, but now for the big reveal. Feast your eyes on these pixels (click to enlarge), and contact me today for a showing or to learn more about all of the exciting things that are going on in the area!
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by Paul Slaybaugh | Feb 21, 2018 | Featured Properties
To call this beautiful Estate Los Arboles home in McCormick Ranch a simple remodel would be a disservice. This Camelot Embassy model has been utterly transformed from a dated time capsule with great bones and potential into a modern Tuscan showplace. This was no slap-dash investor fix and flip with the same formulaic greys and whites that everyone else is currently buying at Remodels R Us, but a labor of love crafted to the demanding tastes of an owner who actually lived in the home.
The wall between the living room and family room was opened up to give the home a more modern, great room feel. The sunken living room, which was common in homes of this vintage across McCormick Ranch, was filled in. The kitchen was opened up to the family room … and oh, what a kitchen it is! All new (in 2014) cabinetry with loads of storage, slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and vent hood, pendant and recessed lighting, a large walk-in pantry, breakfast nook with bay windows and more make it a must see.
Two gunslot windows on either side of the fireplace were replaced and expanded to bring in more natural light and take advantage of the view of the inviting backyard.
Where there was once a center atrium and bar, a huge walk-in master closet (complete with an organization system) now stands. The original closet was removed, paving the way for an expanded and fully remodeled master bathroom with a separate tub and shower. Anyone familiar with the limitations of late 1970s and early 1980s construction knows exactly what a rarity it is to find a decent sized master bath OR a generous master closet in these parts, let alone BOTH!
Indeed, this home is a unicorn.
Versailles pattern tumbled travertine stone flooring stretches throughout the entire home. Plantation shutters cover the windows, not that excessive sun is an issue with the ideal North/South exposure on a prime corner lot. Elevated ceilings greet you at the front door, accentuating the modern feel of the architecture.
The fourth bedroom was converted to a den/office; its entryway relocated to the front foyer. Even the laundry room is a work of art with new (2014) cabinetry, granite counter, and sink.
The backyard is, itself, a great place to entertain under the large covered patio, or cool off with a dip in the pool. Not relaxing enough? Slip into the in-ground spa that underscores one simple, but not to be overlooked asset this home has over other properties across McCormick Ranch: natural gas.
Estate Los Arboles is one of the ONLY pockets of McCormick Ranch that is serviced by Southwest Gas, meaning you can actually heat a pool here without spending a small fortune on propane. Yes, I’m looking at you, winter visitors!
With immediate neighborhood access to the walking path / greenbelt that stretches throughout the Ranch, it is a quick stroll to Comanche Park to the East, and the booming shopping center of Paseo Village to the West. New establishments like The Vig, Luci’s at the Grove (currently under construction – slated to open in the fall), Starbucks, and LA Fitness join community favorites like Lox Stock & Bagel to turn this once-sleepy center into one of the most vibrant hubs in the area. And you don’t even need a car to get there!
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This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of a unique property. Don’t miss it!
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by Paul Slaybaugh | Feb 15, 2018 | Featured Properties
Tired of living on Grey Street? Sick to death of the lifeless color palettes and hyper-modern finishes that every investor/flipper under the sun is using these days? Looking for something with a little more … soul?
Coming soon to Estados De La Mancha in McCormick Ranch, this unique semi-custom home flies in the face of convention with its old world charm and warmth. From the rich hickory wood floors to the tongue and groove wood ceilings and everything in between, this is the home that frustrated McCormick Ranch home shoppers have been pining for as they sift through the overpriced ocean of greys and whites that litter the market at present.
While nearly everyone loves the location and amenities that McCormick Ranch offers, there are four primary complaints with the standard McCormick Ranch home: 1) small, closed-in kitchens, 2) small master bathrooms, 3) small master closets, and 4) sunken rooms.
This is the rare gem that carries none of those burdens. The generous kitchen opens to the family room, making it a wonderful entertaining home. A two-way fireplace separates the living and family rooms into two distinct areas without closing them in or making them feel isolated from each other. Even the back patio is a revelation for entertaining or private reflection.
The master suite includes a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and tub, and a walk-in closet that is the envy of every neighbor who had to sacrifice in this area.
There are no sunken rooms, much to the delight of anyone who has been through enough McCormick Ranch homes to know exactly how rare that is. Living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, etc with differing elevations is a way of life for many in the area. Thank you very much, 1970s. Fortunately, no such tripping hazards exist here.
One of the four bedrooms includes an en suite bathroom, and is split to the other side of the home, making it an ideal guest/in-law/teenager suite.
Relax on the front patio, take a dip in the pool, or stroll the Camelback Walk multi-use path that follows the greenbelt past Cochise Elementary School and Mountain View Park just down the street.
Offered for sale at $720,000, this one will sell in a flash. Call us today to get in before the rush and see it before we go live on the MLS this weekend!
Full property details to follow, stay tuned!
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by Paul Slaybaugh | Jan 31, 2018 | Featured Properties
Get ready, North Scottsdale home buyers!
I know you have had your house hunt focused on McDowell Mountain Ranch, one of the most coveted planned communities in all of Scottsdale. I also know you have been frustrated as you scour the major Real Estate sites for the perfect home, refreshing your search every five minutes in hopes that the skies will part and the new listing you have been waiting for will finally appear. Something smaller and manageable, but not cramped or lacking privacy. Something affordable, but not at the cost of tasteful finishes. Where you don’t pay through the nose for someone else’s hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of upgrades, and can still move right in without having to change out all the dated cosmetics of a time capsule. You don’t need a sprawling yard that will require a team of goats grazing around the clock to manage, but a private pool sure would be nice. Not one of those glorified hot tubs that has been stretched just enough to be considered a pool either, but an honest to goodness pool. Perhaps, with a water feature? Maybe even a shaded, swim-up seating area for entertaining?
I am pleased to inform you that your unicorn has arrived.
Hitting the open market this weekend at the sublimely low price of $424,000, this gem is ideally suited to full-time residents and seasonal home buyers alike. With ready access to all of the amenities you love about McDowell Mountain Ranch, as well as immediate access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway (hiking, etc) and the Loop 101 freeway, you’ll know this is home from the moment you pull up to the curb.
UPDATE: THIS LISTING IS NOW LIVE ON THE MLS!
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by Paul Slaybaugh | Mar 10, 2017 | Featured Properties
Looking for that perfect, low maintenance, lock and leave luxury home in the middle of it all?
Ready to trade in the expansive yard, but not quite ready to sacrifice on the size of your home?
Do you prefer old world elegance and inviting warmth in your home to the sleek, but sterile modern style that is all the rage these days (at least until the next big thing comes around the corner to replace it in five minutes)?
Best of all, do you like the idea of getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in upgrades and improvements, and paying pennies on the dollar for them?
If you answered “yes” to these leading questions, read on for full property details for one of the best values you will find in all of Scottsdale this year.
If you answered “no,” well … there are always soulless alternatives at grossly inflated prices to consider. To each their own.
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by Paul Slaybaugh | Feb 15, 2017 | Featured Properties
Welcome to beautiful McCormick Ranch in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona!
Revered for its lakes, miles of multi-use paths, restaurants, golf, public parks, top rated schools, greenbelts, and housing architecture that has stood the test of time, McCormick Ranch remains a highly sought-after community four decades after its original inception. With all that Scottsdale’s first, and arguably greatest, planned community has to offer today’s home buyer, there is something that typically must be sacrificed to live here: a third car bay.
You just don’t see as many three car garages here as you do in newer developments. While many accept that limitation as a small price to pay for all of the perks of home ownership that come with this centrally located community, some just are not willing to compromise and are forced to look elsewhere, much to their regret.
For those of you who wish to enjoy the McCormick Ranch lifestyle, but must have that third car bay, you are in luck … if you hurry.
Just listed, the beautiful Spanish home at 8401 N. 86th Way is that rarest of things: a remodeled McCormick Ranch home with great room architecture, soaring vaulted ceilings, swimming pool & spa, large 1/3 acre lot and … drumroll, please … a three car garage!
Far from just an extra parking space, this gem includes Brazilian teak wood and travertine stone flooring, remodeled kitchen with refinished cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, remodeled baths with tumbled stone (snail shower in master), vessel sinks, marble counters, new fixtures, new roof and A/C, plantation shutters, and much, much more.
I could drone on, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Feast your eyes on eighteen thousand more.
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