Castle of Ancala in country club enclave lists for $5.75M

Castle of Ancala, an 11,548-square-foot estate within the Ancala Country Club Enclave in north Scottsdale, has hit the market for $5.75 million.

Emily Duarte, luxury Realtor and owner of Duarte Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty, said the home feels like a private Italian villa, with imported limestone floors, stone fireplaces, hand-painted ceilings and Venetian plaster walls.

The two-acre estate at 12913 N. 119th St. is a hillside property offering 240-degree panoramic views of the Valley, including an unobstructed view of Camelback Mountain. It boasts seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, private movie theater, billiard room, two wet bars and a wine cellar.

A fitness room has its own shower and sauna, while a seven-car garage accommodates a collection of vehicles, RV, boat or other large toys. The inner courtyard of the home features a two-tier pool fed by an expansive water feature.

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12913 N. 119th St., Scottsdale

The home was built in 2001 by local luxury builder Randy Cozens, owner of Scottsdale-based Cozens Designs.

“He really wanted it to feel like a private Italian villa,” said Duarte. “He was taking into account the topography of the lot. When he started the project, he wasn’t set on a floorplan or design. He said he wanted to let the land dictate what ended up coming.”

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Cozens said he built the home for his family, and even created a playroom with a built-in slide.

While the main part of the house is on the first level, the lower level includes entertainment areas, including the billiards room, wet bar and an exercise room. In the master suite, a glass elevator overlooking the pool leads straight down to the exercise room, Cozens said.

“French doors off the exercise room open to the pool area,” he said. “I build all my own pools and design them. The natural waterfall is a focal point as you come in, and the upper pool drops down to the lower pool.”

When the children were small, they would climb the rocks and jump into the pool, he said. His friend Randy Hedden painted the ceilings in the family and dining room area. Most memorable for Cozens were the panoramic views of the Valley. The property is at the base of a mountain near Lost Dog Wash Trailhead.

Cozens and his wife lived in the home until 2006, selling it to Chanel Holdings Nevis LLC for $6.2 million, according to public documents.

Records show the property reverted back to Harris Bank after the Great Recession, and Harris Bank sold the home to the current owners Steve and Donna Javinett for $3.06 million in 2012. Duarte said her clients didn’t want to be included in the story, except to say they are now empty nesters.

While the home is within the guard-gated community of the Ancala Country Club, memberships are not tied to home ownership, Duarte said.

“Ancala is one of the only country clubs in town not currently on a wait list,” Duarte said.


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