If you’ve spent your free time in the past year researching rare works of art, it might be time to acquire a new property with room for a budding collection. A newly listed home in Arizona promises to have plenty of wall space, as it was originally designed for a couple who collects. The deluxe digs can now be yours, if you have $ 9.5 million in reserve.
The house is located in Paradise Valley, a Phoenix suburb that is one of the most toned areas in the state. It ranked in the top 50 on PropertyShark’s annual list of the most expensive postcodes, no doubt in part because of affluent buyers who fled towns to more picturesque enclaves last year.
According to The The Wall Street Journal, the 9,000 square foot residence was originally designed for art collectors Bill and Ilene Smith. It was purchased by Matthew Boland, an interior designer, in 2019, who was drawn to this place to showcase his own personal gallery.
What makes it so great for the art ensemble? A wide hallway runs through the house which can serve as a spacious gallery, and Erco museum quality lighting has already been installed. The surrounding views of Camelback Mountain provide a serene backdrop.
The four bedroom home has plenty of outdoor spaces that also take full advantage of Arizona’s warm climate year-round. There is a 75 foot swimming pool on the property, as well as a smaller one at the opposite end of the lot. For entertainment, there are several living and dining areas as well as a fireplace. A fountain near the home office creates a tranquil environment for the WFH.
As an added bonus, Boland recently bought the land next door, so it’s included in the purchase. It’s about an acre in total, with a 3,000 square foot house. You can renovate it and use it as a guesthouse to visit friends and family or throw it all away and set up a tennis court or garage. Buyer’s choice.
Joan Levinson of Realty One Group owns the list.
Check out more photos from the Arizona digs below: