Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Agent Laura Briggs represented the buyer in this extraordinary transaction, which went under contract in less than a month after being listed.
As reported by Arizona Republic, The Giampaolo Scottsdale Trust led by Christopher and Cristina Galifi of Ontario, Canada, paid cash for the 21,150-square-foot mansion with two glass elevators. Christopher Galifi is CEO of Giampaolo Group Inc., a metal processing company.
Named Altitude at Silverleaf, the house sits on 4.6 acres and has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. It has both a card and a game room. Outside the home, there are three fire pits and two built-in grills. The exercise room has a steam shower. The 12-car garage has a bathroom. The seller was MSL LLC.
Briggs said her clients have always expressed interest in owning the best view properties. After representing them in multiple transactions, she said this legacy estate, which is perched high above the Silverleaf community simply offered the best views.
“Silverleaf is continuing to attract the most discerning buyers in the world. Scottsdale has gained a reputation for being a mecca of international buyers looking for a place to invest in legacy properties. This particular sale involved an international buyer of mine who has transacted multiple transactions with me over the past several years. It’s an honor to be a part of the largest residential transaction in Arizona history and one of the smoothest transactions of my career,” said Briggs.
“While this may be a record-breaking sale for Arizona, it once again puts Scottsdale on the map as an international destination for our weather, golf courses, quality of life, and a safe harbor for taxes,” she said. “As my peers and I are actively engaging with buyers and sellers in this spectrum from across the world, we realize it’s only a matter of time before we see even more record-breaking sales just like this one in Silverleaf.”
Constructed by Mast Luxury Homes and designed by Dale Gardon in 2021, it is located on the most prominent peak in the prestigious Summit at Silverleaf community, with some of the best mountain and McDowell Sonoran Preserve views in all of Scottsdale to match.