SoldJune 8, 2021
7365 sqft sqm
1.47 acres hectares
It was one of the last remaining natural custom lots in the gated Biltmore Mountain Estates. Nestled on a hillside, steep and rocky, 1 1/3 acre and very difficult to visualize, let alone develop. The owner wanted a hillside lot with great city-light views in a gated community–something that didn’t exist in Paradise Valley. After importing 500,000 yards of dirt, the owner was able to achieve the objective of building a large flat lot w/unparalleled city light view. When the house was finalized in 2002, the design was inspired by a visit to Santa Barbara & resulted in a California interpretation of Spanish Colonial architecture. Turning to the 7000+ sq ft interior, the owner’s objective was to create a series of intimate indoor & outdoor living spaces, rather than large voluminous
rooms that are often seen in homes of this size. The original interior design style was very true to the Spanish Colonial style, and a true replica of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara with many of the same finishes, furniture, and fixtures. After 10 years living in the home, the owner was ready for a change. Under the skillful direction of interior designer Lauren Rautbord, a $1mm renovation was undertaken updating the house to a more modern, sleeker style while maintaining the original character. Among the renovations were a total rebuild of the 2nd floor, introducing metal and glass beveled doors, an enhanced patio, and one of the dreamiest Master Suites you’ll ever see. A stunning executive view office, gorgeous her closet and dressing room with mirrored glass doors and interior lighting to display your most coveted belongings. The whole 2nd floor feels like an ultimate spa retreat at a 5-star resort. The handsome wood paneled library, state of the art custom theater, magnificent wine closet and exquisite gourmet kitchen featured on HGTV cooking channel set this home apart from its competition and beyond. This home is truly for the most discriminating buyer looking for superior craftsmanship and the finest of finishes, married with breathtaking sunsets and sensational downtown city light views!
6539 N 31st Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Founder + Luxury Real Estate Agent
Phoenix, AZ, USA
As principal of WENDY WALKER FINE PROPERTIES, Wendy has established herself as one the top producers in the luxury real estate market and holds a lucrative position with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury as one of four ambassadors to the brand who instruct and teach the world-renowned program to outposts around the world. She is a powerful negotiator bringing innovative ideas and strategies to each transaction. Wendy’s market knowledge combined with her passion and indefatigable work ethic continues to exceed client’s expectations, proving that personal integrity does bring success.
Ranked in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents nationally and internationally, Wendy is a Certified Real Estate Commissioner and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including: #1 Team for Coldwell Banker Arizona 3 Years Running: 2017, 2016 & 2015, Coldwell Banker Hall of Fame Team 2017, #1 Individual Producer Company-Wide for Coldwell Banker in Arizona 2013, Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite & President’s Circle Awards (Multiple Years), Award of Distinction – Most Referred Real Estate Agent, NRT National Leadership Award 2013, Arizona Hall of Fame Award 2013 & 2014, Top Agent Magazine’s “Featured Cover Agent” for Phoenix, Residential Executive Magazine’s “Featured Cover Agent,” Coldwell Banker Customer Service Award & President’s Council, AZ Magazine’s Who’s Who in Business Top Ten Agent, and Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best Realtor in Phoenix 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Wendy is as sensitive to her client’s needs as she is to the subtleties and complexities of today’s transactions, consistently closing 98% of her listings year after year. Specializing in the Luxury Markets of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Biltmore, Arcadia and Phoenix, her expertise is proven and her client service unmatched. As a result, 93% of Wendy Walker Fine Properties’ business is referral-based.
Aside from working hard, Wendy somehow manages to spend time with those who mean the most in her life, her husband and three young children, and also give back to the community. She has held an Executive Board position for The Women of Charter 100 for three terms and was past President of Childhelp Wings Chapter. She also supports many charities and organizations such as Women for Women International, World Help and Bridge to Hope.