The first month of the year apparently saw no luxury homes in Ahwatukee going into the hands of a new owner.

Confirming predictions by some experts that the market for homes priced at $1 million or more might be sluggish for at least a while, data on mls.com indicate that the highest sold price for an Ahwatukee home in January apparently was $699,000 for a house at 11815 S. Tuzigott St.

The nearly 4,500-square foot, five-bedroom and five-bath home last sold less than four years ago for $910,000, according to mls.com. That sold price was more than 40 percent higher than the $640,000 it sold for in 2002, data show.

With fireplaces in the living room, family room and master bedroom, the two-story home also is located on a large cul de sac lot with mountain views and a patio, garden, pool and full outdoor kitchen.

Besides attached guest quarters with a kitchen and secluded patio of its own, the house also is equipped with a temperature-controlled wine room and bar.

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