Sheela Giraudo: Palatial Mansion in Paradise Valley

Located at 5837 North Palo Cristi Road in the lovely desert oasis of Paradise Valley, the lavish 12,251 square foot majestic estate spanning 4.73 private acres is listed at $13,690,000. This palatial retreat reveals charming style melding European inspiration with stunning architecture, created and designed by the award-winning Phoenix Design Group. Featuring a custom-crafted mansion and guest casita, the opulent estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring inlaid marble flooring, made to measure Honduran kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, an Italian staircase, custom solid marble columns throughout, carved stone columns, and ornate travertine fireplaces.

The expansive park-like setting of the lavish estate showcases flowing entertainment spaces within and without beginning with the welcoming entrance offering artistically carved columns, an inlaid tile portico, and craftsman-hewn doors. Inside, an opulent chandelier hangs majestically above an intricate starburst design marble tile mosaic flanking the curved Italian staircase and Corinthian columns. Vaulted ceilings are fashioned to adjoin the grand living space, swathed in natural light, and highlight the stately artisan carved fireplace.

In similar European style and elegance, the generous dining room follows with its own vaulted ceilings and inlaid marble tile designs which are glowing in the incoming sunlight. A lovely hand-carved bar area and coordinating cabinetry complete this chic entertaining area. Also featured is a spacious climate controlled wine cellar complete with custom wine storage racks equipped to hold more than 600 bottles.

The gourmet kitchen is a dream for entertaining guests with its hand-crafted made to measure Honduran kitchen cabinetry and granite countertops. Dual ovens, an over-sized island, and ample storage are among the many plentiful features included in the space that offers its own dining area and opens to a lovely veranda leading to the sprawling outdoor spaces of the estate. Also, off the kitchen is an extension of entertaining space with an impressive family room which includes custom built-ins, a unique tray ceiling, and its own ornately carved fireplace.

The mansion features a multitude of amenities including a classic library with custom built cabinetry and cases, a large private office coordinating with the library, and a spacious game room, a billiard room, a well-equipped media viewing room, as well as an exercise room, and a relaxing sauna.


The first-floor master is a lavish and beautiful space boasting its own artisan hand-carved fireplace and a generous sitting room perfect for relaxing. The striking architecture elements of the master bedroom offers an artistic tray ceiling as well as a classical arch and custom built-ins. Off the master are the opulent his and her master baths which carry through with the panache of the superb marble inlaid flooring and columns and complement it with exquisite tile features. A step-up soaking tub is enveloped in natural light from the dramatic window alongside while a private sauna offers an additional respite from daily life. Expansive his and her closets complete the luxurious downstairs master.

The upper level of the magnificent mansion features four striking bedrooms with sumptuous ensuite baths as well as luxurious second-floor master bedroom on its own wing. Each bedroom offers unrivaled balcony views of beautiful Camelback mountain and Piestewa Peak in the sunshine and stunning star-filled and city lights nights in the moonlight.

The balconies with their winding staircases as well as the main level porticos offer wonderful views of the grand estate’s landscape grandeur as the entertaining spaces continue the flow outside to the immense custom designed outdoor kitchen featuring a hand carved travertine bar area, multiple sinks, barbecue grills, and more.

Just past the large outdoor kitchen lies a sparkling resort-style pool and spa surrounded by its immense lounge area and a second step-down outdoor kitchen offering additional cooking area as well as a covered eating area, all featuring the same beautifully carved travertine designs. Outside the pool, gates open into the picturesque European gardens with ornate hand-crafted travertine fountains and reflecting pools among immaculate landscaping with comfortable conversation benches and superb gazebos.

The outdoor spaces beyond feature a multitude of activity areas designed for amusement, enjoyment, fitness, and fun including a professional tennis court, a sports court, a putting green, a children’s play area, a sand volleyball court, and more.

Additionally, the estate features detached covered garage parking for up to eight cars. The connected parcel included in the sale features an additional 2,220-square foot guest house.

The grand and lavish estate offers an ideal setting for privacy and relaxation or entertaining family, friends, and colleagues – expansive enough to find a quiet respite, offer up a luxurious soiree, enjoy a wine tasting with friends, or host a warm family gathering.

Paradise Valley is known and valued for its beautiful wide open spaces, peaceful tranquility, quiet picturesque backdrops, and charming privacy. With its scenic surroundings – Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and McDowell Mountains – and nearly year-round sunshine – 294 days on average – this spectacular estate is the perfect home for the most discriminating owner.

What is important to Sheela Giraudo:  Honesty, integrity, trust, open communication, working hard, and making my clients’ happy. As an Elite Member of the Pro Athlete & Business Network (PACC), a qualified member of the Luxury Home Tour of Arizona, and your local MD Preferred Affiliated Professional, she is your Athlete & VIP Client Specialist in Arizona.  She is committed to going the extra mile to earn your business and she looks forward to helping you buy, sell, or lease a luxury home.

Along with athlete and VIP relocation, she also specializes in the relocation of physicians within the medical community.

Whether relocating to Arizona or already here, let her represent you in the purchase of your dream home. By listening carefully to your wishes, she will work hard to find your perfect home, while providing a VIP experience throughout.

She will strive to be of great value to you so that you will be successful in purchasing or selling your home.

Sheela Giraudo | Realty Executives Phoenix 480-788-1347 | [email protected]    415-578-8427 |

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