The Grand Canyon State is welcoming its most expensive speculative home yet—set at a price of $32 million—Ellington Heights at Silverleaf (ellingtonheights.com) will be placed on a 2.07-acre property in the Upper Canyon. The estate, which is still to be built, is 17,267 square feet with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and no shortage of leisure and entertainment space. “It’s another example of what is possible in the uber-luxury market and exemplifies that Arizona is now recognized as a global premier market,” says Allan MacDonald, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Luxury agent.
The home features a 90-foot-long pool on the upper level, an exercise room, a heated pool and spa, and several bars throughout the primary living space, a guest sitting area and a game room. “During COVID-19, we experienced a surge of requests for bars in entertaining spaces. Clients wanted places for guests to congregate casually when they were prohibited from gathering in other ways. This project features multiple entertaining spaces,” says CP Drewett, lead architect on the project. “Community is an essential part of our lives, and creating spaces for that community is a priority.”
Along with its impressive space for entertainment and living, the Silverleaf home is elegantly designed, drawing inspiration from the surrounding desert prairie views while incorporating the work of Frank Lloyd Wright through designs drawing from the Roaring ’20s. “The broad overhangs and large hip roof, both signature features of Prairie style, communicate well with our desert climate while simultaneously relating uniquely to the era when art deco emerged,” says Drewett. The estate incorporates a palette of ledgestone, limestone, hemlock and clay, and a monochromatic mix of bronze and beige colors nod to The Great Gatsby elegance.
The noteworthy home on lot 1707 in Silverleaf—the last remaining lot to be purchased in the community—will include a 16-car gated showroom and four garage spaces. A potential owner will also have easy access to the heart of North Scottsdale, where shopping and dining experiences await along with Silverleaf’s private club, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse featuring a luxurious spa and resort-level pool.