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 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
   Also in  London's Daily Telegraph  Daily Telegraph Octave Story

Extraordinary Property now available  "The most original home in America"-author Stanley Marcus. One of the few Arizona homes to ever grace the cover of the legendary Architectural Digest,  The Boulder House, on almost 9 acres of prime North Scottsdale land, offered for $4.2 million.  Featured on press, TV, books, magazines worldwide. Click here to see the exclusive page of photos and info on this remarkable residence, shown below.    The Boulder House 

 The World renowned Boulder House-one of Arizona's only Architectural Digest Cover Homes, designed by noted architect Charles Johnson and featured in over 30 publications, books and international TV. This astonishing residence, on almost 9 acres on undisturbed desert, is integrated into a massive outcropping of granite boulders that make up over 60% of the structure. It's also a horse property. The land's ancient petroglyphs chiseled into the home's exterior, earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places. There is no residence like this in the world, and has a multitude of potential uses. Surrounded by natural and pristine desert and bordered by the Whisper Rock golf course. You will never forget seeing this!  MLS 5263197. Be sure to watch the High Definition video tour on  Video Tour of the Boulder House
A sample of the incredible media coverage the home has attracted:  Fox10 Story Zillow House of the Week
Number One for unique homes, trending, on ABC's "The List" program!  NBC in Phoenix, Channel 12 Story

Check out this unique estate properties we have to offer exclusively. On the left, and also pictured below,  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.  This is an exclusive listing not in MLS  Watch it featured on Fox 10: Mansion on the Mountain  See details by clicking on the photo. Or check out our Best Listings button.   Be sure to watch the video tour as well!

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Cool House Broadcast:  Diane Ryan and Preston Westmoreland tour a home with dramatic lofts and super views on Carefree's Black Mountain Look for the 7/15/13 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
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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

About Us-Preston and Nancy Westmoreland
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  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! 

Fox10's "Cool House" with host Kristen Anderson, features one of the Phoenix area's most amazing homes, perched on a private mountain of 54 acres in Cave Creek.  Check it out:  Mansion on the Mountain This home, over the years, has actually been featured on "Cool House" twice! Thanks for watching the tour!

This area has an abundance of landmark homes!  The house below left called BoulderReign,  the former home of Rusty Lyon, was 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. Some of the world's most elite, have homes at the world-famous Boulders resort, photo lower right.   See more off the Boulders Resort by clicking on the 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 historic property is offered for $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
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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!   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

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, and now available again, for $4.2 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

Recently 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.

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 Got Lights? Panorama

skyranch aerial photoShort Sale airport properties, 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" We have made four recent sales at Skyranch!


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!  The adobe home and hangar at Skyranch (below left) was recently sold for $1.25 million

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

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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 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:    Check it all out:
What famous mobster's house sold in Carefree this year? Go inside the amazing Boulder House, an historic rock house in North Scottsdale, check real estate sales, is it a buyer's or seller's market? what's on tap for improvements to the already-dazzling Carefree Desert Gardens, our quiz-is the Carefre Sundial really the world's largest sundial? That and more right now in our new edition

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