We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning Dancing Light home has new owners! This sale is special for several reasons. First, being able to see such a spectacular work of art be passed to a new owner who appreciates its greatness is incredibly satisfying. Second, the sale of $12.5 million has set a new record in Paradise Valley for the highest price per square foot at $2,017! Read more about our journey with Dancing Light on Nauni Valley Drive in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Dancing Light

The architectural wonder was a fulfillment of the original owner’s desire to create one of the most spectacular homes in Arizona. The former owner’s longtime friend and interior designer, David Michael Miller, enlisted architect Brent Kendle, builder Jerry Meeks – Desert Star Construction, custom lighting designer Walter Spitz – Creative Designs in Lighting, and landscape architecture firm Gbtwo, to construct the 3-bed, 3 ½ half bath main house and 1-bed, 1-bath guest house comprising 6,198 square feet on 2.8 acres with a stunning backdrop of the iconic Camelback Mountain. 

Award Winning

The internationally-celebrated desert estate is a triumph of contemporary residential architecture embodying the spirit of its natural surroundings, it’s striking features causing a stir within industry circles, leading to major accolades and recognition. The home has been mentioned in over 100 international design websites and blogs, including Dwell.com and Elledecor.com. It has been on the cover of Western Art and Architecture magazine, along with being highlighted in many others such as the French publication, Architecture Durable, and published books, Living in the Desert and Heaven in Earth. Multiple awards acknowledge both the architectural design and build: Professional Builder Design Awards: Project of the Year, National Association of Home Builders, Best in American Living: Home of the Year & Platinum Award, Luxe Magazine RED Awards: Winner, Contemporary Architecture, PCBC – Gold Nugget Award: Grand Award. The compound is powered by Savant, combining state-of-the-art technology with elevated contemporary design features.

What Everyone is Saying

The new owners are relishing in the home’s functional aesthetics such as the rising angled roof, the virtually seamless indoor-outdoor experience, a pool placed strategically for its cooling effects, rammed earth walls, and a lush courtyard in the center of the home. Libby Cohen from RETSY represented the buyers. “I am so pleased that I was able to assist the buyers of this truly exceptional home. This property is a timeless jewel and has gone to new owners who truly appreciate the home’s value.”

Our own Gretchen Baumgardner was equally gratified. “We are pleased to be welcoming the elated owners to their new oasis in the desert,” Baumgardner said. “Our seller feels fortunate to witness their appreciation for how truly special this property is, considering his own deep connection to the home.” 

Curious About Your Property?

We are honored to have been a part of Dancing Light’s story! And we’d be honore to be a part of your home’s story as well. If you’re wondering what your home could list for, let’s talk. We would be more than happy to take a brief look through your home to give you a quick value with absolutely no obligation on your part. And no need to straighten up your home just for us! We are Realtors, and we’re very used to viewing homes before they’re ready to show—really. Click over to set up a time to talk and/or a walk-through of your home today.

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Additional publications where Dancing Light is mentioned:

  • Wall Street Journal Mansion Global Experience Luxury
  • LA Times
  • SF Chronicle
  • NY Times
  • Life in Paradise Valley
  • Arcadia News
  • Scottsdale Independent