The Scottsdale luxury home market picked up in early 2016 after a slow couple of years. Now, million-dollar home sales are on the rise again. This past March, local luxury home sales rose more than 30% over the previous year according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps recently settled in Scottsdale, while other celebs such as Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano have put their homes on the market.
With all the recent activity in the Scottsdale luxury home market, what can buyers expect? Lush, plush and modern are this year’s buzzwords—at least, according to the lifestyle experts at Inman.com. HGTV predicts the continued popularity of neutral colors, while Country Living is keen on dark wood floors with light cabinets. Many of the Scottsdale homes available through Walt Danley Realty embody these modern trends while staying true to classic interior and exterior design.
Here are five of our favorite luxury home features in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Several of our favorite Scottsdale luxury properties have backyard views of the surrounding desert hills. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in loads of Arizona sunshine, while backyard patios and pergolas soften the incoming light. In this rustic and elegant North Scottsdale home, stationary square windows act as miniature “wall skylights,” welcoming additional light into this vaulted living area.
You want your luxury home to make a great first impression, and that starts with your driveway and entrance. The stonework entryway at this Pinnacle Peak property features massive, lodge-like pillars and charming greenery that ooze Old World charm. Doorways are large and open, allowing guests to see straight through to the mountain view at the back of the house upon first entry.
Valley of the Sun residents enjoy year-round sunshine and clear blue skies. Indoor-outdoor living is the norm, so homes like this Legend Vista Estates gem offer backyards with sparkling pools, plentiful seating and room for various types of entertainment. This stepped patio is large enough to incorporate game tables or fire pits, and the upper deck provides even more surface area to enjoy fair-weather days.
Flooring trends can vary from year to year. That’s why many luxury home buyers in Scottsdale prefer customized flooring options that can weather any change. The variegated slate flooring in this home’s dine-in kitchen beautifully complements the two-tone cabinets, but would work equally well with solid light or dark wood. It’s also durable, attractive and visually interesting.
Classic grey and beige (or “greige”) still top the charts as America’s most popular designer wall colors. Textured finishes like those found in this guest bedroom add depth to neutrals, while the warm wooden beams offer visual contrast and bring the outdoors in. This luxury home in the coveted Estancia community is a prime example of how European styling can work in a desert environment.
The house’s European style kitchen marries another neutral palette (this time in cottage beige) with A-frame wooden trusses. The result is a quaint, provincial room that looks like it could’ve been plucked from a villa in the French countryside.
These five design and architectural trends showcase the diversity and range of Scottsdale luxury homes. While stucco exteriors and desert xeriscaping harmonize with the natural surroundings, dozens of styles from rustic ranch to European villa are currently on the market. Homeowners are only limited by their imaginations when it comes to finding, or creating, the perfect luxury home. For information on these and other Scottsdale luxury homes, contact us today.