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10040 Happy Valley Road

Fitness Rooms To Inspire & Motivate You Daily

When people think Scottsdale or Paradise Valley, they naturally think of sparkling pools and verdant, ideally manicured fairways. And why wouldn’t they, greater Scottsdale is home to several world-class golf courses and some of the finest pool-centered luxury real estate in the country. 

But with its beautiful vistas, immaculate weather, sensational flora, and vibrant fauna—including coyotes and road runners—greater Scottsdale is so much more than golf and swimming…

…it is an indisputable paradise for hikers, bikers, and general outdoor enthusiasts as well. 

From Pinnacle Peak to Camelback Mountain to the McDowell Sonoran Reserve Gateway, this region is absolutely mapped with trails and non-motorized escapes just begging for exploration. 

But exercise need not be limited to off-property pursuits.

Plenty of home’s in greater Scottsdale come with their own fitness facilities in-house. 


The house at 9701 E Happy Valley is for the serious athlete who understand health and wellness are more than choices, they are perspectives that translate to more than physical fitness. From sit-ups and pullups to weighted rows and squats, this workout room offers everything you need to get a deep burn. Set your favorite workout tunes and enjoy Pinnacle Peak mountain view as backdrop. 

Just off the his in the his and hers offices are the exercise spaces of 6151 Caballo. 

The first, an air-conditioned solarium. A unique but versatile space, this room is currently outfitted to suit cycling enthusiasts though it could quickly and easily be repurposed for any other athletic endeavor. 

Floor to ceiling glass bring the verdant outdoors in, and allow the perfect amount of Arizona light to fill the room at all times of day. It is a man-meets-nature environment that’s truly second to none.

The second, a mirror-clad exercise studio that feels both personal and professional. Whether your preferred form of fitness is weight-based, cardio-based, yoga-based, or some combination thereof, this bright, spacious room can adapt to any exercise-specific need. 

Nestled in the perfect community amidst an elite enclave of homes, the fitness center at 15883 N 107th of Castle Chase at McDowell Mountain Ranch is the ideal place for homeowners to get a workout. 

With ellipticals, stationary bikes, and machines for weights, there’s something for everyone. 

Not interested in staying inside the state of the art fitness center to exercise?

Then get outside for a tennis match or a game of pick-up basketball. Go for a swim in McDowell Mountain Ranch community pool, or take advantage of the property’s numerous hiking trails and walking paths.  

Whatever you want to do in the way of fitness, this property provides.

Set inside the guard-gated community of Desert Highlands, 10040 E Happy Valley Road #635 owns exercise amenities of an uncommon distinction. 

Desert Highlands Club features a sensational pool and large spacious workout facility with state of the art machines for every conceivable use. Additionally, Desert Highlands maintains numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as expertly manicured lawns for tennis, on-par with those of the All-England Club. 

Having said all that, the favorite form of fitness at Desert Highlands is—without question—golf, played on the property’s Jack Nicholas Signature course. 

Walk from fairway to fairway encumbered only by the stillness of the Sonoran Desert and the striking majesty of Pinnacle Peak.

Indoor Dining Experiences

The most expensive meals almost always take place amidst the glitz and glam of high-society, be it a charity gala at the Ritz-Carlton, or an executive dinner hosted at some Michelin-starred restaurant.

But the most memorable meals (and quite frankly, the most important) are the ones that take place amidst the residual comforts of home…Your home. 

The place you spend irreplaceable hours with children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers, and sisters. 

If the home is where the heart is, the dining room table is where its rhythmic beat originates from. 

From intimate breakfast nooks, to grand Mahogany tables, indoor dining spaces are those that bring us closer together with friends, family, and the people we care most dearly about.

If you’re looking to see what it really means to dine in both comfort and style while at home, step inside the indoor dining experiences of these luminous Arizona properties


9701 E Happy Valley Road

With nearly 4.5 acres and more than 9,000 square feet, 9701 E Happy Valley Road isn’t short on elbow room, least of all in the main dining area. While other luxury dining rooms struggle to subdue their ostentatious airs, this one is intentionally muted akin to an upscale Italian farmhouse. It is simultaneously rustic and refined, casual and ceremonial, with rich exposed wood and carefully crafted wrought-iron features. Open glass views from the hallways allow the decorative outdoor grounds to be a part of every meal. Like all the other rooms in this home, the dining room is accented with patio access in case guests would like to congregate outdoors before dinner is served. 

10040 Happy Valley

Kitchen is more than just a place to prepare and cook food, it is a statement piece that brings out the home decor and multi-purpose islands that will allow you to cook away as you enjoy company of your friends with a glass of wine while tossing a salad with champagne vinaigrette. A great example of a luxury kitchen with purpose is the kitchen found in the this home. The dining room easily provides an elegant setting for a family dinner any day of the week, a dinner party to celebrate occasions, or a house filled holiday dinner with all of the fixings.


4635 E Ocotillo

Why settle for one indoor dining space, when two is twice as nice? Two not quite enough?—might as well add a third. For elegant affairs, the main meal must be served in the formal dining room, where expansive glass doors allow natural light and jaw-dropping views of Camelback Mountain to pour in. When the diners number five or less make it an intimate seating beneath a flowering wrought-iron chandelier and domed brick boveda ceiling. And when the meal looks to be highly casual—think bowls of cereal before that round of golf at the country club—the kitchen island with high-back barstools is the perfect venue. 

6448 El Sendero

Admittedly, it’s difficult to dine indoors at 6448 El Sendero, but that difficulty has nothing to do with the construction of the house. Kingly views of the acacia-speckled valley floor far below coupled with idyllic year-round weather make outdoor dining the preferred option at this particular residence. But when the occasion calls for it, El Sendero is as well suited to play the role of indoor host as any house in Careefree. Besides, the extensive use of floor to ceiling glass throughout the house makes inside feel like out, anyways. 

6151 Caballo

Deliciously prepared, all-natural meals aren’t meant to be enjoyed under the intense glare of artificial lighting. They are meant to be enjoyed amidst the backdrop of an early morning sunrise, or early evening sunset. Most luxury architects overlook this reality in the design of residential indoor dining spaces, but 6151 Caballo Drive architect Clay Scrivner did not. Pane upon pane of classically cut glass adorns mullioned French doors, skylights, and windows to ensure the perfection of nature’s illumination brings out the perfection of your meal. 

Outdoor Dining Experiences

In Arizona, the art of outdoor dining is not one to overlook. It is an integral element of Southwestern culture, and an indispensable part of the privilege of living in seasonal serenity.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall—the weather is always right for an al fresco dining experience. 

So, what’s on the menu tonight? 


4635 E Ocotillo

When visitors arrive at 4635 E Ocotillo, they tend to be speechless—the signature views of Camelback have that effect on people. Eventually, your guests will stop gazing at the imposing aura of the mountains in the distance, giving you the opportunity to walk them towards the open-air dining area just off the kitchen. Here they can enjoy the fragrances of rosemary and white rose while sipping the cocktail of their choice. In the springtime, it’s the perfume of orange and pear blossoms that enhance the dinnertime air. 

9701 E Happy Valley

At 9701 E Happy Valley, no one ever dines al fresco alone—Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain join the table during every meal. As you sit beneath a gazebo entwined with the vines of honeysuckle, allow the rich aromas of the desert to consume your olfactory senses—there’s acacia, prickly-pear, and jasmine in the air. When the meal is through, take a measured pace as you make your way barefoot through carpeted lawn en-route to the house…or maybe the pool? 

15883 N 107th Place

Walking into 15883 N 107th Place, it might be hard to see the outdoor dining potential at first glance. The home owns a decidedly chic interior design that suggests to occupants a life lived indoors is a life lived best. But that suggestion slips silently away as soon as the backdoor swings open, revealing a quietly enclosed patio space, perfectly suited for an early-evening, fireside meal. Dine in peace knowing the only interruption to the conversation will be the silent departure of the setting sun.  

6448 E EL Sendero

An elevated home should offer an elevated outdoor dining experience, and where some of the homes in Carefree might miss, 6448 E El Sendero Road delivers without equivocation. Transition from inside to out with irreplaceable ease. Retractable wall of glass in the great room make walking out to the barbecue an effortless venture. When the cooking on the grill is complete, sit down with friends and family to enjoy the fruits of your labor. From the table, enjoy an oasis-like immersion as your eyes transition from the glittering water of the infinity pool, to the rust-clad earth of the desert valley far below.  

More interested in a casual cocktail than a full-meal? Pull back the glass sliding doors, open the wall of windows, and take a seat with that special someone at the wet bar. Even though you’re technically inside, it won’t feel like it. This is, without question, the best bar in Carefree

10040 Happy Valley

An outdoor dining experience adds a special touch to any course. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains and golf courses from this privacy filled home, strategically located in an exclusively guard-gated community of Desert Highlands. This home caters to the ideal Scottsdale indoor-outdoor lifestyle and offers all the right features designed to entertain with expansive living areas.

6151 Caballo

With 1.4 acres of privately-gated property—there’s more than enough room at 6151 Caballo to throw a lavish outdoor party or host an intimate dinner for two. Step through the stately arches of glass French-doors to the backyard where the stainless-steel barbeque awaits your master griller’s touch. Rather see the stars whilst sharing conversation and sipping an aperitif? Do so amidst the privacy of the sprawling lawns, backlit by Mummy Mountain Views and accented with the scents of lavender, rose, and orange blossom.

Signature Swimming Pools

In the sphere of high-end Arizona living, nothing makes more of a profound statement than the pool—it is a feature no desert property should be without. Be it spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the pool is a main attraction in Arizona—a place for kids to play, houseguests to gawk, and owners to unwind with wine and setting sun. 

In Arizona, the pool is more than a place to sneak away for a dip—it Is an escape in the truest sense of the word. An avenue for the imagination to travel anywhere it wants to be—from the white sand beaches French Riviera to the aqua-marine waters of Santorini—simply by stepping outside. 

No homes better capture the significance a pool brings to a southwestern property than the three fantastic examples featured below. 


When Architect Clay Scrivner, and designer Terese Messin sat down to sketch out the future of 6151 Caballo, they left nothing to chance. Every element of the home has been meticulously planned, including the pristine turquoise waters of the pool. Just steps from both the guesthouse and main house, this is less swimming pool and more swimming experience, equally suited to accommodate early morning laps or late-night parties. Pay special note to the tower water feature—the perfect place to momentarily escape the summer sun without having to abandon the tranquility of the water. 

An exclusive and enviable amenity, the pool at 10040 Happy Valley offers a spalike level of recreation that transforms a residence from the spectacular to the sublime. Today’s residential indoor pools are far from ordinary. Whatever the weather forecast, a pool at this prestigious North Scottsdale location ensures year-round enjoyment, a world away from nature’s mercurial elements.

As North Scottsdale properties go, 9701 E Happy Valley's pool checks every box—scenic views of Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain from every angle, a generous spa ideally suited for entertainment, and the acoustics of falling water to set a decidedly relaxed mood. Designed by the well-renowned Gary Gietz, this isn’t just another swimming hole—it is a Sapphire in liquid form. An idyllic example of what all luxury homeowners should aspire for when considering a pool for their home. 

At 4635 E Ocotillo Road you will find an utterly inviting water-filled oasis enveloped in verdant lawn. A place to lean back with a frigid glass of lemon-infused Perrier and take-in the stunning landscape, a landscape highlighted by imposing views of Camelback Mountain. If traditional relaxation isn’t in the itinerary, simply use this emerald-cut masterpiece for some exercise by churning out lap after lap during the early morning hours.  

Wine Cellars. Appreciation for the Finer Things.

When it comes to comfortable living, some items are optional while others are not, and the wine cellar is the latter of the two. Whether storing a priceless bottle of 1852 Le Fiet Rothchild, or a leftover magnum of Moet from a friend’s wedding shower, a well-stocked wine cellar is an absolute essential—an unmistakable signature of any home worthy of the designation luxury. The wine cellar is a statement feature. An amenity that says as much about the wine it houses as it says about the property as a whole.

The native ambiance of a truly elite wine cellar automatically elevates the tasting experience. From uncorking and decanting, to sampling and evaluating, the right cellar can transform even the most mediocre wines into vinicultural masterpieces that are merely a single degree south of divine.

Yet few wine enthusiasts and even fewer luxury home owners actually have a wine cellar they can call their own. To grasp with complete clarity what it means to own an impressive wine cellar, look no further than the featured Arizona property below.

When walking into the wine cellar of 6151 Caballo, only one word comes to mind—special—because that’s exactly what the cellar is. Also known as The Bistro, this cellar is as much about storage as it is luxury entertaining. When friends and family enter, their eyes will naturally jump to the carefully-cut blue agate bar before relaxing to take in the overall grandeur of the space—candelabra-styled, iron chandeliers, earthy limestone walls, and the signature fixture—a sleek, climate-controlled, custom glass wine cellar decorated with refreshing whites and full-bodied reds. 

Rustic yet elegantly refined, the cellar of 9701 East Happy Valley Road was built to meet the needs of both amateur collectors and aspiring sommeliers. Wines are securely kept on finished oak racks not unlike the storage houses of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and wrought-iron gating offers a decidedly artisanal finish. A single lantern illuminates the space to create a nostalgic glow that transports one back to the cellars of old. For a home designed to cater to those with discerning tastes through and through, no wine cellar could be more appropriate. 

Efficient and convenient space is demonstrated here at 10040 Happy Valley home where display of a few decorative wine racks and a wine cooler will keep all your favorite labels under perfect temperature control and easily accessible.

Work Hard. Spaces That are Dynamic and Engaging

Rather than endure the inconvenience of converting the family room or kitchen counter into a portable office every weekend, consider creating a space where the sole purpose is promotion and cultivation of deep, uninterrupted work. 

These spaces need not be boring, blasé venues that commonly come to mind at the behest of the word “office”—they can be dynamic and engaging, built for both high-function and high-aesthetic. For insight into what such a space might look like, examine the four magnificently-made studies below.

With a commanding view of the primary entrance—a courtyard complete with wedding-white roses and stone-clad greenery—the primary study of 6151 Caballo is a space for truly inspiring work. Featuring custom millwork and meticulous stylings, everything about this home’s unique character is personified within the study. Just off the primary study, an air condition solarium. When pressing pause on the workday becomes necessary, the solarium is an ideal place to recharge. The secondary study is equally inspiring but decidedly different than its main counterpart. Airy wood walls with a captivating grain make it an easy environment to sit and work, while a garden-view greenhouse window offers the mind a place to wander in search of much needed inspiration. 

With 1.14 acres of courtyards, antique water features, and sensational gardens, 4635 E Ocotillo is a property where the temptation to escape outside can overwhelm even the most focused workers. To account for this, architects designed this home with two studies—one for deep, reclusive work and another for tasks that require less-than-complete attention. The former is a classic space where richly finished wood is the unapologetic theme. Warm, walnut flooring meshes masterfully with paneled walls and custom-designed bookshelves. The latter space is conveniently located in the very heart of the home, simultaneously open to the kitchen, family room, and guest wing. Its signature?—an unobstructed view of the main courtyard . Open the window to enjoy the soothing sounds of the main water feature or to bask in the perfume of fragrant blooms.

At first glance, the grounds of 9701 East Happy Valley Road seem built exclusively with play in-mind, but a closer examination reveals a delicately hidden reality—it is ideally suited for the contempletive life. Should anything else be expected from the brillaint mind of builder Gary Gietz? The flagship of this quiet contemplation is of course the study. Academically designed and artfully assembled, the study offers hand-carved wood finishes, black walnut floors, and signature views of the desert beyond. Read or work with ease as the soothing sounds from the terraced fountain outside flutter through the window with ease. 

Those who can afford to live in North Scottsdale know exactly what it takes to get to the top—a lot of hard work. But it’s not always realistic to keep that work confined to the boundaries of the office downtown, and that’s why having an at-home study like the one at 10040 Happy Valley Road is absolutely essential. Let no work go undone in this masterfully designed fortress of solitude. When the work for the day is done and it’s finally time to play, sneak outside for a quick 18 along the Jack Nicklaus signature desert golf course.  

Great Golf and Classic Cars | Defining Pillars of Greater Phoenix

THE GOLF

When it comes to identifying locales for truly world class golf, few—if any—can compare to Greater Phoenix. Arizona’s poshest urban community offers world-class and sensational golf courses. Everywhere you turn, there are fairways and greens worthy of some of the most prestigious signatures in the history of the game; Nicklaus, Palmer, Faldo.

What makes Greater Phoenix such a sensational option? 

  • 300+ days of sunshine
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Proximity to a large international airport
  • Extensive access to luxury amenities

And those are just the BIG reasons—there are lots of little reasons Greater Phoenix doubles as a fantastic golfing getaway. But not all who come to Greater Phoenix for golf do so with the intent of making it a temporary stay. Many seek permanent residence in America’s golfing mecca. And for those who do, a pair of properties deserve thoughtful consideration.

The first, 10040 Happy Valley Road, is positioned in the exclusive Desert Highlands community, and perched next to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, an 18-hole Gary Panks putting course, and the prestigious Highlands Racquet Club with its 13 courts, and 7,000 square foot Wellness Center. This is a cleanly lined, custom-built home that owns striking views of Pinnacle Peak.

The second, 19790 N 84th Way, is built into the master plan community of The Retreat at Grayhawk, and is just a stone’s throw from the Grayhawk Golf Club. Future owners will be able to go for casual strolls across miles and miles of walking trails, intermittently stopping to tee off on any one of Grayhawk’s 36 holes. Unlike other homes in the area that place an emphasis on desert flora, this home caters to those interested in lush, resort-styled grounds.


But a move to Greater Phoenix offers golfing aficionados more than a chance to live on or near immaculate courses—it also offers then an opportunity to observe some of the best professional golfers in the world at The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale (January 30 - February 5, 2017).

Considered by many to be the most exciting golf event of the year due to the unconventional amount of interaction spectators can have with the players, the Phoenix Open is a golf lover’s dream. Watch the likes of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Hunter Mahan, and Bubba Watson stroll up and down the fairways of TPC Scottsdale competing to win one of the PGA Tour’s most beloved events.


THE CARS

When it comes to cars, not all metropolitan areas were created equal, and the crisp, clean, moisture-free desert air make Greater Phoenix the ideal environment for luxury car ownership. The region is well-known for being inundated with luxury car enthusiasts keen on testing their mettle and metal on the area’s long, flat stretches of open road. 

And while Mercedes, Land Rovers, and BMWs might be more common, Ferraris, Bentley’s, and Lamborghini’s are far from an unusual sight along Greater Phoenix’s posher streets. The point is, if luxury cars were diamonds, Greater Phoenix would be flush with them.

But what good are diamonds without the rings that house them? Which is why Greater Phoenix owns some of the finest private garages in the world.

Case and point, examine this six-car masterpiece at 6448 E El Sendero Road. Iron-clad glass-paneled garage doors create a living, breathing showroom for the prized mobile possessions of any car collectors or connoisseurs.

Consider the magnificent open plan of the garage at 4635 E Ocotillo.

Or the racing-inspired hot-rod red garage of 9701 E Happy Valley Road—the perfect place to show a priceless collectable or custom-built classic. Garage created by Garage Mahals.

With cars and amenities like these, is it any wonder why Barret-Jackson—collector car auctioneer extraordinaire—chooses to invite automotive enthusiasts from all over the world to Greater Phoenix every winter for a seasonal extravaganza?

Widely regarded as the flagship event for collector car enthusiasts, the Barret-Jackson show (January 14 - 22, 2017) is an elite experience unlike any other. What started as an auction has transformed into an end-to-end automotive lifestyle event that caters to both aficionados and novices alike. Literally thousands of the world’s most desired cars—both expensive and rare—enjoy unparalleled exposure at this signature Greater Phoenix event.