At $1.28 million, the home in this short-sale deal on 3324 E. Kachina St. was a bargain.

Four Ahwatukee homes – two within a few blocks of each other – sold for more than $1 million last month, according to new data.

The priciest was a 6,000-square-foot home at 337 E Windmere Drive that sold for $1.85 million.

A 6,200-square-foot home at 3616 E. Kachina Drive went for $1.45 million while down the street at 3324 E. Kachina, a 10,300-square foot house sold for $1,180,000. The fourth, at 16807 S. 32nd Lane, sold for $1.29 million and was the smallest of the four at 5,421 square feet.

Despite their seven-figure prices, three of the four luxury homes were sold at bargain prices: The sold price for each was significantly lower than it was the last time they were on the market, data show.

The 32nd Lane house was sold in 2009 for $1.7 million – nearly $500,000 more than it sold for last month. Likewise, the $1.45-million price tag on the home at 3616 E. Kachina was about $450,000 lower than its original $1.9-million price when it was built in 2003. It also went for about $200,000 less than its listed price this year.

The $1.18 million paid for the home at 3324 E. Kachina was the biggest bargain among the three: It was a short sale and had been priced at $2.7 million only three years ago, records show.

All four houses boast numerous amenities and touches that set them apart from homes most people can afford. Here’s a rundown on their features and selling points.


The two-story, five-bedroom, 5.5-bath house was built in 2002 by Pridemark and had been priced to sell, according to its listing.

This home at 3616 E. Kachina Drive is set against the South Mountain Preserve and sold for 1.45 million.

It features the “best entertaining backyard” – set against the South Mountain Preserve – and includes a heated pool, spa, large gazebo, new oversized barbecue, a spacious patio and a sport court.

Modeled in the style of an Italian villa, the interior sported hand-carved Cantera Stone archways, fireplaces and crown moldings. The home had been voted by real estate agents as the best on a recent tour they took of luxury houses in Ahwatukee.

It also offered some high-tech touches, with a fully equipped media room and a phone-controlled Savant Smart Home system controlled by your phone.

Besides fireplaces in the family room and master bedroom, a third had been built on the patio.

“I personally think this is the BEST Preserve lot in Ahwatukee Custom

Estates – feels like miles of open space in your own backyard,” an unidentified agent said on, a real-estate website. “The quality and pristine condition of the property along with being turn-key with the high-end furnishings being available for sale makes this home a ‘10’”

Robb & Stuckey furnishings were offered for sale separately, but there was no indication if they eventually were included in the deal.


This home has six bedrooms and eight baths, although information on indicated that at least four other rooms could be used for bedrooms.

Its over-sized “cook’s kitchen” included a large, functional island and extended breakfast bar, along with high-end appliances and ample storage.

Along with soaring ceilings and large picture windows in the family room, the home features a loft, craft room/library, media room, a “bonus room that has been used as a commercial-style gym” and even a dedicated tanning room.

I you get tired of enjoying mountain views from the balconies, you can retreat to a separate office that includes its own entrance to the four-car garage and a full bath.

The master bedroom sports a two-way fireplace – one of three in the house – a personal balcony, his and hers walk-in closets, jetted tub and steam shower. A guest suite with private entrance also is included. And there’s a full, finished basement to boot.

Along with an ample patio, the backyard has a pool with multiple water features and a built-in slide.

16807 S. 32ND LANE

This single-level, five-bedroom, 5.5-bath Forte’ home in the Calabria subdivision is built around a courtyard that includes a fireplace, a large ironwood tree and travertine pavers. It offers a retreat for those who get tired of the 1,400-square-foot patio.

This home on S. 32nd Lane includes a tranquill courtyard with a fireplace.

Inside, there’s a climate-controlled 900-bottle wine cellar, Cantera Stone columns and floors that are stone and engineered wood – along with a gourmet kitchen that includes a Wolf and Sub-Zero appliance package.

The master bedroom suite includes a sitting room, fire place a bathroom with a spa-like tub and custom walk-in shower, and oversized walk-in closet and the same custom stone and cabinetry found throughout the rest of the home.

337 E. Windmere Drive

This five-bedroom home on E. Windmere Drive was the top seller among the four million-dollar deals closed last month.

The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath single-level home in the gated Eagle Ridge subdivision includes a gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry and built-in designer appliances, formal living and dining rooms, family room, game room, large inside laundry room and what called a “resort-style backyard.”

Custom-built features include cabinetry, stone floors and the iron front door with waterfall glass. The turret foyer leads to sunken living room with custom columns highly upgraded carpet and stunning views.

The master bedroom is located on its own wing of the house and comes with a custom gas fire place with stone mantle and hearth, views of South Mountain Range and a private patio. The walk-in closet is large enough to include a laundry center with washer and dryer.

The waterfall, negative-edge pool and 8-person spa are part of a backyard that includes a massive covered patio.

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