After going on and off the market since 2011, a six-bedroom, 14-bathroom house in Scottsdale, Arizona, has sold for $17.5 million.
The sale marks the priciest single-family home sale in Arizona’s history, according to market data from Redfin. (However, there are two houses currently listed in the nearby town of Paradise Valley at a higher price.)
Until the sale went through on Feb. 27, the home had been owned by Keith Knight, former chief operating officer and co-founder of Knight Transportation, a Phoenix-based truckload shipping company, and his wife, Fawna, according to public records. Knight Transportation did not immediately return request for comment.
The house was originally listed at $24.5 million and went through a series of price reductions and brokerage changes, according to Realtor.com. It was most recently listed for $17.995 million in June 2017 by the Mike Domer Group of RE/MAX Excalibur. According to Rick Flores, client support manager at the Mike Domer Group, “the market was unable to support the initial asking price.”
The buyer is listed on the deed as Nummus Properties Ltd., a corporation based in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mr. Flores said the principal of the company will use the house as a second home. A contact for Nummus could not be identified.
The mansion, located in the private gated enclave of Silverleaf in the DC Ranch neighborhood of Scottsdale, has 20,000 square feet of space. Located on a nearly four-acre plot in the upper portion of the canyon, it has extensive mountain and city views.
What sets this house apart, Mr. Flores said, is the access all the entertaining rooms have to the outdoors. The house is situated next to Silverleaf’s golf course and McDowell Mountain’s hiking trails, according to the listing.
The home has a number of recreation facilities, including an infinity-edge pool, a rock-climbing wall, a golf simulator, a basketball court, a volleyball court and a fitness center equipped with a steam room.
The house also features five kitchens, both indoor and outdoor, two elevators, a detached guest house with a private driveway, a game room and a home theater.
The sale was first reported by The Arizona Republic.
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