Russ Lyon Sotheby’s lists ‘Crown Jewel’ of Biltmore Estates

Crown Jewel 1Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has listed some of the most historic and breathtaking homes in the Valley since the firm was first established in 1947.

That trend continues almost seven decades later.

Crown Jewel 2Russ Lyon Sotheby’s is listing a property known locally as “The Crown Jewel” of the Biltmore Estates, an historic mansion once owned by the wife of the owner of Smitty’s Grocery Stores.

Resembling a European 0asis, the mansion features various finishes imported from around the world.

Listed at $8.9 million, the 7-bedroom, 11-bath home offers unique qualities throughout the entire estate. Located on 24th Street and Camelback, the mansion sits on 10,000 square feet right in the heart of The Biltmore.

Fit for royalty, the estate can easily host more than 300 people.

“There are some incredible finishes from around the world, including a time capsule from 1984 in the front entrance,” said Mark Moskowitz, listing agent for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

“The estate is one of the most meticulously cared-for homes. The rich and unparalleled elegance throughout the mansion reclaim the Bel Air feel.”

The recently renovated kitchen now includes a Wolf range cooktop, and top-of-the-line granite countertops, warming drawers, and more. The property has many key features, including a three-car garage, three fireplaces throughout the home, and even an elevator.
The Crown Jewel mansion also features a separate detached 2-bedroom, 2-bath, full kitchen and family room guest house.

To set up a personal tour of the mansion or get more information about the property, call 602-499-0740 or email

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