Walt Danley Realty Presents
Welcome to the 30th issue of Portfolio Magazine. It’s springtime: the skies are blue, the sun is out, and the buzz
in the air signals the onset of a certain Sonoran paradise. There is an undeniable vitality to an Arizona spring,
a certain freedom emanating from every bloom, vibrating in every pool. It beckons us to our patios, to our
convertibles, to our rooftop hotspots. In fact, I like to think that this seasonal sense of freedom permeates every
page of this issue… No one does Spring Fever quite like the Walt Danley team.
In this issue, we’ll explore the ways the freedom of Spring has infected us all. We’ll explore a stunning estate
built on a fabulous lot in Clearwater Hills with unobstructed views of Camelback, Mummy Mountain, and
the Phoenix Mountain Preserve; a concrete and steel beam construction home offsets the organic beauty of the
surroundings. Walls of glass keep the unique custom property from feeling industrial. Every room reflects the
sunny, breezy beauty of the desert in bloom. Why feel contained when you could feel inspired? Learn more on
page 10 in Structurally Speaking: A Masterpiece in Clearwater Hills.
We’ll continue our celebration of spatial liberation by highlighting a home that epitomizes Arizona living:
a masterpiece of transitional architecture, a Los Gatos estate with large rooms and tall ceilings promises the
openness of the desert lifestyle, its large windows framing both sweeping mountain views and true domestic
tranquility. Breath easy when you take refuge in North Scottsdale in High Sonoran Harmony (p.20). If you find
yourself more in the mood for a sleek take on a Santa Barbara mansion, head towards the foothills of Mummy
Mountain and explore a privately gated estate designed by Mark Candelaria. Find Magic on the Mountain on
Speaking of Spring, it feels like the local luxury markets are breeding like rabbits…Make sure to take advantage
of all the new development around town without ever being taken advantage of with our very own Jarrod Smith
and his more than twenty years specializing in new home sales representation. Learn more about the intricacies
of the new home versus resale transaction processes and how our team can help on page 16.
And of course, nothing screams freedom quite like a really, really, really fast car. Enjoy a breakdown of the best
new high-performance vehicles in Shifting Gears. As Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös asserts, “the
super-luxury lifestyle is evolving, our customers expect to go everywhere effortlessly and without compromise.”
Learn how these companies are accommodating this shift on page 40. More active in the community? Acquaint
yourself with the incredible OTTO Car Club, a new kind of membership-based, auto social club is reshaping
the Valley’s landscape for luxury car and motorcycle collectors and enthusiasts. Enjoy 24/7 access, dedicated
garage storage and care in your own climate-controlled structure, and true social club amenities in Every Car
Lovers Dream Come True (p.26).
As usual you’ll find our quarterly report, where we take a closer look at the status of the luxury home market
and what it means for you (p. 30).
We close the issue with a collection of Arizona’s finest properties; listings that are active in the MLS, as well as
private listings that can only be seen on these pages, on WaltDanley.com and through our carefully curated
Thank you for reading.
Until next time,