Former Kellogg CEO buys $1.6M house in Carefree

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By Lorraine Longhi | February 26th, 2018

Horse barns, putting greens and guest houses are among the luxurious features in this week's most expensive home sales in metro Phoenix.

$4,395,000

Ronald Morgan and his wife, Donna, purchased this home in Scottsdale's gated Whisper Rock Estates. The 4,744-square-foot Spanish/Mediterranean-style home has four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. The master retreat has its own fireplace, courtyard and separate office. The home also has a guest suite with a balcony, fireplace, private access and panoramic mountain views. The backyard has covered outdoor dining, a pool and spa, fireplaces and a putting green. John Desalvo, ob/gyn at Desert West OBGYN, and his wife, Beth, sold the home through their trust.

$1,700,000

Frederick Johnson and his wife, D’Anna, purchased this mansion in Phoenix's Arizona Country Club community. The 4,972-square-foot mansion has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The Spanish Colonial-style custom home has a chef's kitchen with a large walnut island surrounded by marble slab counters, a six-burner gas Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. The home is fitted throughout with custom tile work, hand-forged iron accents, wood beams and custom designed bathrooms. Julie Rhodes sold the home.

$1,690,000

Kenneth Johnson and his wife, Jacqueline, paid cash for this home in Paradise Valley's Legendary Estates. The 5,369-square-foot mansion has four bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms. The home has a detached guest house with full kitchen, laundry and covered patio. The main house has a split floor plan, with Travertine and natural lighting throughout the home. The home opens to a circular driveway with fountain and cantera entry, separate parking for the guest house and a three-car garage with storage and cabinets. Each bedroom comes with its own walk-in closet. The backyard features a pool with waterfall, covered patio, desert landscaping, synthetic grass and citrus trees. Ronald Johncox, former professional Indy race car driver, and his wife, Amy, sold the home.

$1,667,000

Robert Hughes purchased this house in Scottsdale's Paradise Valley Farms. The 4,021-square-foot mansion has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The ranch-style home has undergone extensive renovations and now comes with two two-car garages. The open-concept floorplan features a large glass slider for indoor/outdoor entertaining, and a bar with inside/outside seating. The home features 13-foot ceilings, Viking appliances, an executive office and French doors that open to the front patio and fire pit. The property also includes a barn with electricity, perfect for horse owners. The backyard has a large grass play area, heated pool and spa and a covered patio area with built-in barbecue. Michelle Moore and her husband, Gary, sold the home through their trust.

$1,580,750

James Jenness, former CEO of the Kellogg Company, and his wife, Sharon, paid cash for this new 4,213-square-foot house in Carefree's Grand View Estates. The contemporary-style home has four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and was created as the personal residence of the architect. The home has a detached guest house, an open floor plan with high ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with upgraded stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, double ovens, breakfast bar and an island. The master suite features a fireplace, private exit, double sinks, a soaking tub, step-in shower and a large walk-in closet. The backyard has a negative-edge pool, spa, covered patio, a fire pit and uninterrupted views of the surrounding desert. William Dooley sold the home through his trust.

Researched by Lorraine Longhi and The Information Market.

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