Luxury homes: Shaq's former home sells for $2.9M

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By Lorraine Longhi | September 11th, 2017

Sport courts, wine cellars and home theaters are among the luxurious features in this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix.

$3,400,000 

Rina Rai, an attorney and partner at Rai & Barone P.C., purchased this new home in Phoenix's El Camello community through her trust. The five-bedroom and 5½ bathroom, 6,100-square-foot estate was recently constructed and has unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain. The house features a gourmet kitchen with multiple wall ovens, a walk-in pantry, large island and breakfast bar. The home features stone and wood floors throughout, a Smart Home system and three interior fireplaces. The backyard has covered patios, a built-in barbecue, sport court and a private pool and spa. McIntyre Development LLC, an Arizona limited liability company, sold the home through their trust.

$3,100,000

Charles Carlberg, president at Starker Service of Colorado Inc., and his wife, Maire, purchased this Spanish-style ranch in Scottsdale's Silverleaf community in DC Ranch. The 5,949-square-foot estate has four bedrooms with 5½ bathrooms and is situated on the 10th hole of a golf course with expansive views of the surrounding mountains. This Spanish Mission residence features a master bedroom plus two guest suites, private office and media room in the main home. A private guest house and bonus room are accessible from the central courtyard. The home is fitted with intricate detailing, including reclaimed wide-plank oak and stone flooring, ceiling beam work, custom cabinetry, top-end appliances, a cappuccino maker and decorative stone details in the bathrooms. The private backyard has a heated pool and spa with water features and a covered patio with built-in barbecue, all surrounded by the wide expanse of the McDowell Mountains. Phillip Hildebrand, CEO of The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company, and his wife, Wendy, sold the home.

$3,000,000

Colin and Jacqueline Pickering purchased this mansion in Scottsdale's DC Ranch Silverleaf neighborhood. The 6,535-square-foot Spanish Colonial revival was featured on the cover of Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine and has five bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms. The architectural finishes throughout include 24-foot ceilings, French oak floors, custom chandeliers, indoor/outdoor wooden beams, Cantera window sills and door surrounds, and natural light throughout. The large upstairs bonus room and balconies allow residents to look out at the surrounding mountain and city light views. A SmartHome automation controls the lighting, HVAC, security televisions and music throughout the home. The large bedrooms come with ensuite baths and huge accordion doors. The backyard is a perfect for entertaining, with a large heated pool and spa, a covered ramada and patio with fireplace for relaxing and entertaining, and a built-in barbecue. Sandeep Patel, a gastroenterologist practicing in Chandler, and Sheetal Chhaya, a rheumatologist practicing in Phoenix, sold the home.

$3,000,000

Paul Kruger, former defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, and his wife, Jacqueline, paid cash for this 7,463-square-foot mansion in Scottsdale's Canyon Heights community. The four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom estate was recently remodeled with Venetian plaster, new wooden flooring, new lighting and custom chandeliers throughout. A luxurious brick driveway leads to the gated estate, complete with an ornate fountain at its entrance. The home's gourmet kitchen features vast amounts of granite counter space and a walk-in wine cellar with new wine racks from floor to ceiling. The home also features a workout room, private office, home theater and game room. The master suite boasts a romantic sitting area with fireplace, two huge walk-in closets and two wash rooms. The resort-style backyard features a private pool and spa with water features, expansive covered patios with a built-in barbecue for entertaining, perfectly manicured grass and a private sport court. Michael Ferrin, a business attorney practicing in Tempe, sold the home through his trust.

$2,940,000

K. Wayne Majors II and Sandra Oswalt, an attorney practicing in Phoenix, purchased this Spanish-style mansion in Paradise Valley. The 8,981-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is the former residence of NBA and NFL Hall of Famers Shaquille O'Neal and Emmitt Smith. This meticulously designed estate is privately gated and surrounded by a screen of mature pines, with panoramic views of Camelback Mountain. The home has telescoping doors for indoor/outdoor entertaining, a private home theater, wine cellar, a library with a built-in bookcase and guest quarters with their own separate entrance. The home is also fitted with a SmartHome system, pre-wired surround sound, a security system and three interior fireplaces. The backyard is primed for entertaining, with a private bar with a built-in barbecue for entertaining, expansive covered patios, fenced pool and spa and a private basketball court. Jesse Sethi, a cardiologist practicing in Peoria, sold the home.

Researched by Lorraine Longhi and The Information Market.

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