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Sold by Mike Lehman of Silverleaf Realty, this is one of the most remarkable and iconic homes at the Country Club at DC Ranch.  Perched on four acres high on a hillside with protected mountain preserve views to the north and south, this contemporary design harmonizes with the relaxed lifestyle of the desert Southwest.

Designed by R.J. Bacon, renowned for his broad vision and unsurpassed attention to detail, the home reflects the architect’s respect for the climate and cultural heritage of North Scottsdale. Featuring 7,441 square feet with three bedrooms, five baths, two offices, a media room and a full gym, the home is a perfect pairing of contemporary design with organic materials, indelible finishes and other modern elements. Interior design is by Turner Martin Design with studios in Arizona and California. The home was built by Tom Archer Custom Homes and Design of Scottsdale.

Contributing to the continuity and cohesion of the space are natural materials such as black slate and oak flooring, granite and leathered Cambrian black countertops, sustainable bamboo cabinets, a petrified wood sink and Brazilian tile in the showers. Organic art includes teak root cross-sections hung for dramatic effect in the foyer and dining room, and large, backlit Japanese Mitsumate ebonized branch art pieces prominently displayed in the hallway and home theater, where it is used for its acoustical properties.

There are three levels to the estate: main, upper and lower. The main floor features the great room with informal dining area, welcoming foyer and wine room. Coffered ceilings with LED perimeter lighting, sconces and stone column accents create a warm and comfortable environment. A covered patio off the great room has a gas fireplace with TV, an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue center and pizza oven, bar sink and stunning sunset and city light views.

A kitchen suite offers a center island, dining island and a clerestory skylight; butler’s pantry; a walk-in storage pantry and an adjacent outdoor covered dining courtyard.  Top-of-the-line appliance brands include Wolf, Viking, Sub-Zero, Miele, Scotsman and Asko.  Also, on the main floor is the master suite with a see-through fireplace, master patio with French door access, auto shades, a center island dresser, Japanese in-floor soaking tub, three-headed shower and easy access to the laundry facilities.

Two spacious casitas are situated on the upper level for total privacy and comfort. Each casita has bedroom space, kitchen facilities and full baths, and is connected to the main residence by a covered breezeway. The second office, also on the upper level, has outdoor patio access with dazzling city light views.




About Silverleaf Realty

Silverleaf Realty specializes in luxury real estate services for DC Ranch, North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Because of our team’s long-term involvement with homes and land for sale in these cities and communities, we are able to offer our clients – buyers, sellers and builders alike – a matchless level of knowledge, experience and expertise when it comes to the luxury real estate services they need in Arizona’s marketplace.

Mike Lehman joined Silverleaf Realty in late 2002 as a sales associate and has been personally involved in over $450 million in real estate transactions With yearly sales averaging over $30M in the past four years, Mike has been consistently ranked in the top 20 Residential Real Estate Agents by Phoenix Business Journal based on annual sales volume. His knowledge of the North Scottsdale market and expertise dealing with buyers and sellers over complex transactions is evidenced by his sustained results over his long career.


Sold by Mike Sweeney of Silverleaf Realty, this absolutely stunning new custom home is located on one of the most secluded and private homesites in Scottsdale, Arizona’s prestigious private community of Silverleaf in the Upper Canyon. The 3.98 acre estate boasts an expansive 44,400 sq. ft. building envelope takes in panoramic views of the McDowell Mountain Preserve and fantastic city light views of the Phoenix Valley below.  The exquisitely designed Modern Ranch masterpiece has been created by a collaboration between PHX Architecture and Sommer Custom Homes. The home’s architecture is infused with sleek clean lines, walls of glass, metal trusses and pergolas, light-filled rooms, and luxurious finishes.

The dramatic views are aligned with the front door and as you pass through the foyer into the expansive great room with a retractable wall of glass. When the doors are open the space expands and spills out onto the covered patio and overlooks the huge negative edge pool with water features and separate spa area with a fireplace. An inviting pool cabana awaits with a two-way fireplace and TV.

The home has a surplus of entertaining spaces; from the expansive rec room with a full wet bar downstairs with retractable glass walls on both sides of the room opening up to patios to an upper-level bonus room with a rear-view deck and fireplace. The large kitchen is filled with natural light and top-of-the-line appliances. A luxurious master suite is secluded on the far end of the home and opens to a private garden courtyard with an outdoor bathtub, shower, and fountain. The large dining room overlooks the grand backyard and boasts a glass-enclosed wine wall.  Additional unique features include a 6-car oversized garage space with storage cabinets and a hobby room, and a guest house with a private entrance and lockable access to the main house with a fireplace, coffee bar, and covered patios in the front and rear.

About Silverleaf

Silverleaf offers a premium level of privacy, elegance, and lifestyle, with ready access to the amenities of city life. Nestled into the surrounding McDowell Mountain Preserve, Silverleaf is one of the most prestigious addresses in the Phoenix Metro area with stunning views of city lights, golf and high desert canyons accompanying homes of all sizes in the 2,000‐acre community. All this adjacent to world‐class golf on a Tom Weiskopf‐designed 18‐ hole course.

Since joining Silverleaf Realty in 2004 Mike Sweeney has focused on the luxury sales and marketing of custom homes and homesites within Silverleaf, DC Ranch and the surrounding area. Leading the team, he is currently Designated Broker of Silverleaf Realty and one of the top producers on the Silverleaf Realty team. Mike has sold over 100 million dollars over the past three years and consistently remains one of the top-producing agents in all of north Scottsdale.

Specializing in the luxury home market in the most prestigious private communities of North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Silverleaf, Silverleaf Realty is one of the most respected firms in Arizona real estate.


Optima at Kierland


4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 4,116 SF


A rare opportunity in North Scottsdale awaits. Take advantage of the luxury lifestyle from this plush condominium in the new Optima at Kierland. As soon you ride the elevator up to the 11th floor and step inside you will be taken aback by the floor to ceiling of windows and breathtaking views. This 4,116 square foot, barely lived in a condominium offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an office, a spacious laundry room, and beautiful finishes. The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and sleek cabinetry.


The grand master bedroom features oversized his/her walk-in closets along with an oversized master bathroom equipped with a walk-in shower and built-in makeup vanity.


Optima at Kierland offers an array of upscale amenities, along with plenty to do in the North Scottsdale area. The rooftop pool and cabanas are perfect for springtime lounging and those hot summer days. If you are focused on a healthy lifestyle there is an extraordinary fitness room, basketball court, and squash courts. If you want to work on your golf swing, you can always use the golf simulator and putting green on the first floor of the building. Need a quiet place to work or meet with business associates? Optima also offers a meeting room and multiple outdoor gathering spaces.


Offered by Deborah Beardsley and Andrew Beardsley of Silverleaf Realty.


Specializing in the luxury home market in the most prestigious private communities of North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Silverleaf. Silverleaf Realty is one of the most respected firms in Arizona real estate.

The sales duo of Deborah Beardsley and Andrew Beardsley of Silverleaf Realty in Scottsdale, Ariz., has sold $34,032,935 of luxury residential real estate, comprised of resale homes, land and new construction located in the Scottsdale community of Silverleaf at DC Ranch, North Scottsdale, Arcadia in Phoenix and Paradise Valley, in the first quarter of 2019.

Twelve properties closed between January 1 and March 31 ranging from $1 million to more than $6.4 million:

  • A $6,450,000, 9,335-square-foot estate on the 17th hole of the Silverleaf golf course with seven bedrooms and eight baths on two levels and views of five golf holes from balcony and
  • Purchased for $5,625,000, a four-bedroom, five bath home in Silverleaf offering 6,190 square feet on one level, ranch hacienda architecture and expansive outdoor living
  • Sold for $3,487,935, a newly-constructed, ranch-style home in Arcadia offering 6,320 square feet of space, six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and a 700-square-foot guest
  • Purchased for $3,295,000 and located on the 10th fairway of the Silverleaf course, a 4,459-square-foot, single-level residence with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and captivating golf course and desert
  • Sold for $2,850,000, a 5,967-square-foot, recently updated home with five-bedrooms, five and one-half baths in Silverleaf with a heated pool and spa and lush backyard grassy
  • A $2,750,000, two-level, 5,154-square-foot Spanish-style home in Silverleaf offering five bedrooms and six baths, an open great room floor plan and a separate guest
  • Sold for $2.5 million, a 1.85-acre homesite in the exclusive and gated Judson neighborhood in Paradise Valley conveniently located near upscale restaurants, shopping and
  • Purchased for $1,875,000, a 4,864-square-foot Park Villa home in Silverleaf with a dual master floor plan on two levels on a large corner lot with views from every
  • A $1,750,000 Silverleaf home with five bedrooms and four and one-half baths measuring 4,421 square feet and located in a cul-de-sac in the Canyon Villas
  • Purchased for $1,250,000, a 4.4-acre homesite in north Scottsdale with expansive desert and city light views.
  • Sold for $1.2 million, a 3.16-acre homesite in Silverleaf situated to provide unobstructed views of the Valley’s city lights, spectacular sunsets and long views to the
  • A $1 million homesite on more than 2.5 gently rolling acres in North Scottsdale offering abundant high desert vegetation and magnificent views of metro Phoenix-Scottsdale.

Specializing in the luxury home market in the most prestigious private communities of North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Silverleaf, Silverleaf Realty is one of the most respected firms in Arizona real estate.

Deborah is a leader in the metro Phoenix-Scottsdale luxury real estate market having maintained the top producing position at Silverleaf Realty and the Silverleaf community. She has been named the #1 residential real estate agent by Phoenix Business Journal, ranked by total dollar volume.

Andrew joined Silverleaf Realty in partnership with Deborah in 2010, and the pair have been directly involved in more than $500 million in closed transactions, including resale, build-to-suit, spec homes and homesites.

For information about the firm, its team members and listings, visit or call 480-502- 6902.


19106 N 99th Street – 3668 | 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 5,810 SF | $2,849,000 

Recently built stunning transitional home with farmhouse style on the tree-lined streets of the exclusive Arcadia at Silverleaf neighborhood.  This well-maintained residence boasts privacy, function, and a fresh style. The interior finishes offer light neutral colors, clean textures, with use of brick and wood throughout.  A resort style backyard features a gazebo, generous grass lawn, outdoor masonry fireplaces, large pool and spa, and an outdoor cooking space all perfect for entertaining in the beautiful Arizona weather.


  • 5 acre Interior Cul-de-sac location
  • Large Central Courtyard
  • Spacious Guest Casita
  • Wolf and SubZero Appliances
  • 120 Bottle Wine Storage
  • Oversized Garage

Contact Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 and Natalie Palmer 602.488.2009 to schedule a private tour. Click here to view the full listing.


20723 North 112th Street – 1714 | 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 9,974 sq. ft.

Offered by Laura Lester 480.734.7273

Situated high up in the Upper Canyon of the Prestigious Silverleaf community sits a beautiful gated estate on four acres of land offering views of Camelback Mountain, city lights and extraordinary sunsets. As soon as you walk in the door the attention to detail in this estate is apparent in the grand foyer. From the dramatic checkered tile to the elegant staircase you are welcomed with a style that is elegant and timeless. As you move to the light and bright great room with soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the valley it is clear that this is the heart of the home.


This 9,974 sq. ft. property features an amazing limestone fireplace, unparalleled wood detailing, a gorgeous bar area with a zinc countertop and a generous glass wine cellar. The great room is surrounded by a detailed wrought iron upper balcony framing the room.  A casual dining area takes advantage of the views below and opens to the spacious chef’s kitchen featuring abundant cabinetry, a large island, a butcher block prep island and gourmet appliances.  Accordion doors in the great room open to the covered patio where you can enjoy the lush landscaping, a sparkling negative edge pool, detached spa, lawn area, and two fire pits perfect for entertaining family and friends on a cool desert evening. In addition to the outdoor living areas, there is an interior courtyard that can serve as a cozy spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or as a covered dog run perfect for your four-legged family members.


After a fun night with friends and family, you can head to your first-floor master retreat. With a private office, sitting area, and a cozy fireplace this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. The master bath is complete with a luxurious bath, expansive shower, soaking tub, detailed vanity areas, and two large walk-in closets with marble flooring and surrounds. If friends or family members are staying for the weekend you can walk them up to the second floor, or take the elevator to one of the three spacious guest suites. Along with a media room, library, a secondary office and an outside deck for sunset viewing or stargazing. A separate guesthouse is the perfect space for long term guests, featuring a complete kitchen and separate bed and bath with a generously sized living area.

The Best Address Just Keeps Getting Better

Highlights from the report:

• In 2018, exceptional sales totaling over $262 million in the Silverleaf

community accounted for the highest year for resale home sales ever

in the community.

• Home sales are up 160% from 2017 with 65 homes closing for a total of $203,462,601, at an average price of $3,130,194, and $510 per square foot

To read the full report click here.

Tucked into the gently rolling, panoramic landscape of Arizona’s Sonoran desert is The Village at Silverleaf, the newest enclave in the award-winning Silverleaf community offering comfort, style, luxury and convenience.

Inspired by the charm and elegance of a European village, the collection of 19 Rural Mediterranean-style homes is a short walk from the acclaimed 50,000-square-foot Silverleaf Clubhouse featuring private-club amenities including a spa, fitness area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, resort and lap pools and fine and casual dining.

Twelve semi-custom Villas and seven Club Cottages in The Village collection range from 2,733–6,000-plus square feet and reflect authentic architecture and attention to detail in every aspect of its design. Scottsdale architect Don Ziebell of Oz Architects designed and customizes the homes and Rod Cullum of Cullum Homes, also in Scottsdale, is the builder.

The Village at Silverleaf luxuriously defines the signature Arizona indoor/outdoor lifestyle with spacious backyards for pools, spas and outdoor kitchens and stunning mountain and city light views. Also, at your doorstep are the Tom Weiskopf–designed championship golf course as well as the club’s driving range.

In addition, the spectacular foothills, mountains and canyons of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve–the country’s largest municipal natural preserve—adjoins the community and provides direct access to neighborhoods. At 30,580 acres, it is the nation’s largest urban preserve, offering 130 miles of hiking and nature trails, recreation and exploration. It is home to 128 species of bird, 35 species of reptile and 25 species of mammal.

Just to the south are Scottsdale’s world class boutiques and shopping centers, sports, entertainment and cultural venues, award-winning restaurants and world-destination resorts.

“We love the easy lock-and-leave luxury lifestyle and the serenity and design of the community: like a European village, a charming location where you walk to golf, to dinner, the spa and then home,” says Lauren Rautbord, who enjoys a customized 6,924-square-foot Villa in The Village of Silverleaf with her partner.

“No traffic, no noise. Our home makes for elegant, serene indoor/outdoor space,” adds Rautbord, principal of Paul Lauren Design Consultants, a residential interior design firm which relocated from her native Chicago to Scottsdale. “We enjoy sunrises over the mountains and inspiring Alpenglow sunsets, with the city lights twinkling.”

While the homes embrace the comfortable, luxury lifestyle that Silverleaf is praised for, they are life-centering sanctuaries, too, with quiet courtyards and entertainment patios and loggias for enjoying the views while maintaining privacy. All the elements for a serene, yet vibrant lifestyle can be found here at The Villages.

“This is a perfect lifestyle home for us: low maintenance, security, quality, access to hiking trails, immediate access to the clubhouse for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and drinks) and walking access to the fitness and spa facilities,” says Peter Niederman, a seasonal resident who purchased and customized a Cottage with wife Linda. “Cullum Homes was extremely accommodating, making the lifestyle changes to our home that we requested.

“The location of The Village at Silverleaf was perfect for us, with close proximity to all amenities that are important to us: restaurants, shopping, hiking, biking, golf and friends,” adds Niederman, a Chicago native who attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and built his success with real estate brokerages.

The couple chose their home in The Village at Silverleaf because it feels like home. “Silverleaf as a community exudes similar qualities to the community we live in in Colorado,” he says. “We wanted a home and a community that our grown adult children felt welcomed when they visit us from Denver.”

A Gold-Medal Team for The Village at Silverleaf

Merging indoor/outdoor living that doesn’t compete with nature in The Village collection called for the distinguished design, construction and realty team of Ziebell, Cullum and Silverleaf Realty.

Ziebell invests his 30-plus years of design experience with site- and customer-sensitive projects into each home at The Village at Silverleaf. The designer of the Mediterranean-style Silverleaf Clubhouse, he has completed many custom homes in the West as well as resorts, golf clubs and spas such as the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Kukui’ula Plantation Clubhouse and Spa, Kauai, and Glenwild Golf Club, Park City, Utah.

“The homes at The Village at Silverleaf are a design vocabulary called Rural Mediterranean –– a mix of Mediterranean styles suitable for a hot sunny climate –– in a street-village concept that allows easy walking access to the Silverleaf Club amenities,” Ziebell explains. “The design allows for sufficient outdoor living space including courtyards, covered loggias and second-floor spaces that emphasize views, while not creating so much area that it becomes a maintenance burden.”

For Rautbord, Ziebell is an “extraordinary place- and style-maker and a master of materials” because of his skill in creating a community style and vibe as well as modifying the floorplan to accommodate their design goals and sourcing materials worldwide to meet these.

For example, he enhanced the original plan to bring more daylight into the lower level with an additional 30-foot wall of glass, extended the treads of their stairs and created an upstairs master bedroom suite with a walk-out loggia.

From France, he acquired an antique limestone fireplace hearth and an outdoor fountain; from Belgium reclaimed limestone for use on first-floor walls and lower-level window surrounds; from Chicago well-worn bricks; and reclaimed beams from structures in the western United States.

Cullum founded Cullum Homes 32 years ago. The multi-award-winning design/build/renovations company has built homes in Silverleaf and other luxury communities such as Mountain Shadows, Desert Mountain and the town of Paradise Valley.

The Villas and Cottages stylishly blend contemporary components, old world materials such as those in Rautbord’s home, and traditional craftsmanship, including maple cabinetry with dovetailed drawers and garage doors incorporating tongue-and-groove-fitted red cedar. As well as their elegant style, the homes also have energy-efficient components like insulated concrete form construction. “This provides for the best-insulated, air-tight home and a quiet house,” Cullum says.

In addition, Daikin VRV (variable refrigerant velocity) and VRT (variable refrigerant temperature) are the newest standards in air-conditioning, essential in the seasonally sultry Arizona desert. “This technology allows us to have a different temperature in every room and only condition the air in the rooms being used, thereby providing an extremely energy-efficient and quiet system,” he explains.

Also standard are Fine Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, clean-air filtration system and TruTankless hot water heaters.

Silverleaf Realty facilitates each sale. Serving the affluent buyer since 2002, the team of agents knows the luxury home market because its people live it.

“As residents in north Scottsdale and members of Silverleaf Club and Spa, we have a unique understanding of the lifestyle and experiences found in north Scottsdale,” explains Mike Sweeney, the designated broker. “And, our streamlined and efficient building process ensures that your home will be personalized to your requirements and every finely-crafted detail completed to your satisfaction in one of the Valley’s most desirable locations.

“Visit us and consider a move to The Village at Silverleaf. You’ll feel at home here –– so much you may not want to go home.”

David M. Brown

Homes at The Village at Silverleaf start at $2.4 million. For more information, call Silverleaf Realty, 480.502.6902, email, or visit