AZ Central – The Valley’s priciest home sales in Sept 2009

Sept. 2, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

A real-estate investor, a naturopathic physician, a cardiologist, a retired NBA basketball star and an attorney are among the buyers and sellers in this week’s priciest home sales.


John and Deborah Lyon of Houston purchased a four bedroom, 4½ bath, 6,103-square-foot home with pool originally built in 2008 on the Desert Mountain-Chiricahua Golf Course in Scottsdale. It features vaulted ceilings, wet bar, fire sprinklers, separate guest house and covered patio. The home was sold by Robert M. Kivlighn


Elizabeth LeTendre bought a five bedroom, six bath, 7,500-square-foot home with pool originally built in 2003 on the northeastern side of Troon Country Club in Scottsdale. Finishes include curves, arches and domes, hickory and alderwood cabinets, doors and floors, and Hualapai chocolate flagstone. The home was sold by Albert Burke and Brona Lewis, as trustees of the Albert Burke Family Trust. Albert Burke, a real-estate investor, has been buying and selling luxury homes in the Valley for a number of years.


Samuel C. Walker and his wife, Catherine, purchased a new home in the Saguaro Estates subdivision in Scottsdale. Samuel Walker is a naturopathic physician practicing in Phoenix. The home was sold by Kevin D. Duesmit, as president of Toll AZ GP Corp., sole general partner of Toll Brothers Arizona in Scottsdale.


Kumar and Jyotsna Ravi bought a five bedroom, seven bath, 7,750-square-foot home with 750 square-foot pool originally built in 1995 southwest of the Paradise Valley Country Club in Paradise Valley. Dr. Kumar Ravi is a cardiologist practicing in Arizona. The home was sold by Brian and Gina Grant. Brian Grant played in the NBA for 12 years.


John M. Pons and his wife, Natalie, purchased a four bedroom, six-bath, 7,303-square-foot home originally built in 2008 east of the Ancala Country Club in Scottsdale. It features skylights, vaulted ceilings, central vacuum, wet bar and fire sprinklers. John Pons is executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Cole Real Estate Investments in Phoenix. The home was sold by Morgan AZ Financial in Phoenix.

Researched by John McLean and the Information Market.