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Just in:  Two TV stations and a major paper feature  Octave Mine listing!  Watch both stories below:
Fox10 at the Octave       CBS 5 Visits the Octave Mine
   Just in:  London's Daily Telegraph  Daily Telegraph Octave Story

Check out these three unique estate properties we have to offer.  All are incredible, unique properties!
On the left, the largest estate offered in the Phoenix area, a 10,000sq. ft. Tuscan residence on a 54-acre gated private mountain, offered for $7.5 million.  In the middle, the Wedding Cake House, a well-known Carefree landmark on exclusive Black Mountain with stunning views of the Boulders Resort and featuring a 24-ft. high entry rotunda!  Featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the Hottest Southwest homes and a Sotheby's "Listing of Distinction."  Offered for $4.5 million with solid construction and elegance in the desert. On the right, the Phoenix-area's highest available view property nestled in the mountains North of Cave Creek, complete with lap pool, trails and a racquetball court, on 12 gated acres. Offered for $1,996,000.  Views that will take your breath away!  And there's 28 acres contiguuous to the property available by separate purchase.  See details by clicking on the photos. Or check out our Best Listings button.   Be sure to watch the video tours as well!

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Cool House Broadcast:  Diane Ryan and Preston Westmoreland tour one of the Phoenix area's Best View Properties on Carefree's Black Mountain Look for the 7/15 show:  See it on Fox!
Diane Ryan and Preston
Diane Ryan isn't ready to swing at Preston....yet!  They toured one of the Phoenix area's best view properties on Black Mountain for a broadcast on July 17th, on Fox10's "Cool House"  Historic "Boulder View", built by Gerry Jones,  has incredible views of the Boulders Resort and city lights in the valley.  The home is currently not offered for sale,  but the view and architecture are interesting to see!  Call us about other Black Mountain view properties!
Look for the 7/15 show here: See it on Fox!
  Check out some of our Top Sales:      Best Sales!                           

Preston on Channel 3
Diane and Linda Williams

Preston Westmoreland was back on KTAR!  Diane Brennan, who hosts That Real Estate Show on KTAR 620, along with Fox 10s Linda Williams (photo, right) recently interviewed  Preston and covered some of the highlights from his Radio and Real Estate Career.  Click on any of the links below

To download a podcast of the on-air interview, check these out:
Preston Segment 1  Preston Segment 2  Preston Segment 3  Preston Segment 4 Please allow to load

Carefree's iconic "Wedding Cake House" touted by the Wall St. Journal as on of the "Hottest Homes in the Southwest US"  Also included in the list was Bob Hope's $24 million former Palm Springs home! Southwest's Hottest Homes

Just Sold! Historical Scottsdale Property. . .the legendary ranch of K.T. Palmer, co-developer of Carefree.  Back in the late 1930's, Elmer Palmer purchased a full section of land  (640 acres) around what is today, Scottsdale's best address,  at Estancia.  On all this land he owned, he picked out a stunning outcropping of Boulders in the shadow of Pinnacle Peak, as his rustic ranch, having to haul in water for years, until a well was dug. We are pleased to have concluded a sale of the last remaining parcel of his land, where Palmer had lived.  The land is so dramatic, it resembles a mini-park,  complete with a spring. In Palmer's book "For Land's Sake",  he described the scene as "the most saguaros he had every seen, counting 500 without even turning his head!"  See several site photos below, included Palmer's rustic hogan of railroad beams. The ranch borders the Western edge of Estancia.

SyFy's hit show "Ghost Mines" featured our Octave Mine property last season!  Featured in London's Daily Mail as well, numerous TV stories on Fox10, CBS5!
Learn more about this amazing 266 acre patented property with over 200,000 ounces in documented gold production, offered for sale for $4.9 million by Russ Lyon Sotheby agents Preston and Nancy Westmoreland here: Octave Mine Property 
Ghost Mines Octave mill Danny the guard

We find hideaways!  We're Preston and Nancy Westmoreland from Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in Carefree, and we've been fortunate to call this amazing area home for 30 years!   We'd love to help you find your special hideaway or use our expertise to help market your home for sale. Call us at 602-377-0060.  Quick bio: Preston was a sergeant in the Marines, and an a Marconi award-winning talkshow host before joining Russ Lyon Sotheby's. His wife of 42 years, Nancy, was a long-time escrow officer and branch manager with First American Title prior to joining Preston at Russ Lyon.  Get 2 Realtors working for you, for the price of one!
The distinctive desert of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree is the "Upper Sonoran" desert, described by National Geographic as "the most beautiful desert in the world," one of the most desirable living locations anywhere.  It's where the world-famous Boulders Resort is located, along with  some of the most unique residences in the world!  Check out the Carefree desert scene below!

Got landmark houses?  Absolutely!  Check out the house below left called BoulderReign, former home of Rusty Lyon.  Featured  in the movie Zabriskie Point, where a model of the home was blown-up for the climactic end of the movie (middle) and also used for Bob Hope's "Cancel my Reservations"  In a remote area of Cave Creek, a residence there was used in the movie "The Getaway" with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.  Click on the  two photos on the left, below, to find out more about BoulderReign. Check out more of the world-famous Boulders resort, photo lower right, by clicking on that picture!


CNN was in Town!!   Thanks to the crew and photographer Stevan Pope for visiting the historic 117-acre Gold Hill gold mine, Scottsdale's biggest land offering. This property has been reduced to $7.9 million!   Watch the story right now:    CNN Money's Feature on Gold Hill   Also:  London's Daily Mail features Gold Hill:  Daily Mail
CNN at Gold Hill CNN mine interview CNN on cliff

Check out this Top Listing-- Gold Hill,  the largest parcel of land left for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has a myriad of possible uses.  Historic Gold Hill, 117 acres of patented claims with elevations over 4,300 feet and scattered pines!  The land has been featured on TV and newspapers  and now competitively-priced at $ 7.9 million   Historical assays indicate a possibility of over 91,000 oz. of gold, and in addition, We have 16 other possible uses of the property! Check them out right here:.  16 Uses for this Land!
It's also zoned for Scottsdale residential hillside development for homes.  What potential would it have for you The property is just 3 miles off paved Cave Creek Road.  Complete links, TV and newspaper stories, assay reports and other info here:
  Gold Hill  The London publication "Daily Mail" has recently done a story on Gold Hill and the British connection!  Daily Mail  See more on CNN: CNN Money's Feature on Gold Hill
  Main tunnel Gold Hill mine aerial Preston the Miner

Top Land Value!  Family compound?  Vineyard?  Most private getaway?  A secret ranch and land property hidden in a geologic "cirque" or basin only 4 miles from the Bagdad, Arizona airport.  740 acres of incredible beauty with huge surface water rights and 6,700 acres of State leased land. Pine-covered land offered for $3.75 million.  One hour from Wickenburg, and just minutes from the Bagdad Airport. See the panorama below. And be amazed at what you've missed.  Hit "Best Listings" button for more information and details or click on the photo. . . .  Be sure to watch the new video tour on  right here:    Tour the Wild Horse Ranch

We've been fortunate to represent and sell some of the finest and most unusual properties in from Paradise Valley  and Scottsdale,  Carefree to  Cave Creek.  You'll see here, the unbelievable home built in a pile of boulders that we sold in 2005 for $ 4.8 million.  Click on the newspaper story to read coverage from the Arizona Republic of the Boulder House!.  Or, see a rare tour of the inside by clicking on the photo on the right.   Preston has taken Fox TV cameras in Phoenix through one of the largest homes in the Phoenix area-a 3-story $16 million dollar home on the top of a mountain with 75 acres of land.  See this astounding home by clicking on the TV Show button.  TV Shows
See a dramatic aerial tour of the Boulder house  Boulder House Aerial Tour

Just photographed!! The Boulder House rare equinox beam!  A slot in the rocks, twice a year, shoots a beam across the house to hit the wall on the other side.  We just set up our cameras this year to capture the beam at 5:45 pm on the Vernal Equinox.  Enjoy! An arrow, below left, points to the slot. The ancients used the site as an observatory/calendar

Fox News
  On occasion,  TV stations  have asked us  for comments on various real estate issues.  Once,  on Fox10, Preston Westmoreland vowed to sell a lender-owned home in Estancia in one week after it was listed. . . and he and Nancy actually sold  it in several days for $100,000 above the asking price!  Preston also took the Fox cameras also through the highest view property in Phoenix   and then led CNN and other TV stations deep inside the $12.9 million dollar  Gold Hill gold mine  in Scottsdale.  Here's a sample: CBS 5 Story  
Below, Preston discusses aircraft safety on CBS5.
During a  search for a lost hiker, he appeared from Piestewa Peak Park to talk about desert survival techniques, a topic he has taught to thousands of people.

   channel five interview pilot interview

Our company is the largest Sotheby franchisee in the world!!  We're located right next to the World-famous Boulders Resort, listed # 1 resort in the Hideaways Report 14 years in a row. The Boulders has a world-class spa, many different housing areas inside, from all-adobe homes to townhomes on the golf course.   The Boulders Resort is half in Carefree and the Southern side in Scottsdale  The Boulders Resort
 Got Lights? Panorama

skyranch aerial photoShort Sale airport properties, a lot on the runway, or hangars!  As long-time pilots in the Phoenix area, we can help your search for the perfect airport property.  Avoid Scottsdale Airport 20-year waits and Deer Valley Airport super congestion as one of the busiest General Aviation airports in the nation!    See more here: Airport Properties
Skyranch is perfect  for many of the Very Light Jets!   Call Preston at 602-377-0060 for your personal tour" Ask about our "best deal" at Swansboro Airport in California!


See some of the Phoenix area's most amazing homes on our "Best Listings" page.  Many of them have been separately featured by the Wall St. Journal as some of the Great Homes of America, written about in the Arizona Republic, and showcased on various television home tours!  See them all right here: Best Listings!

 Skyranch adobe home Spectacular lot
     True adobe home/hangar at Skyranch                    Stunning Carefree Home site                   Hidden Ranches loaded with water, trees!

preston on desert survival preston survival tips Preston with Rick and Andrea
Preston Westmoreland was asked to broadcast from Piestewa Peak Park July 3 morning  with Rick and Andrea on Fox10 News, to provide expertise in desert survival techniques while an ongoing search for a hiker continued in the Superstition Mountains.  He demonstrated an EPIRB device (above left) , which can send a pulse of encoded information on your ID and location to a satellite, within seconds of being activated. Sadly, the 55 year old hiker, Kenny Clark, was found dead five days later, only one mile from the trailhead where he had left.  Hundreds of searchers had combed over 265 sq. miles of territory, showing how elusive the desert can be. Clark was found under a tree.   Hiker's Body Found
Watch the broadcast:
Preston Westmoreland on Desert Survival

 Bonus site! Why is Marie Osmond giving Preston Westmoreland a back rub?  Find out more about his "other" life as one of the top radio talk show hosts in the nation, winner of the "Marconi" award, a member of the Arizona Broadcaster's Hall of Fame,  with 27,000 guests interviewed in a thirty-year radio career!  Radio Pages

Get insider real estate information and news stories on the North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek areas on our blog, The Carefree Times.  This month: Great photo of a bull snake trying to climb a kitchen window--featured on TV, Cave Creek's battle with Scottsdale over their motto, new home construction boom in Carefree, Carefree home honored by Sotheby's as a "Listing of Distinction", famous Octave Mine featured on the SyFy channel's Ghost Mines--what's the Carefree connection?, real estate stats,  and what local explosion is tied to a famous movie filmed in area?    Check it all out!
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