By Samantha Goldberg, Associate Editor
Scottsdale, Ariz.—The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf, one of the largest residential projects in the Southwest, broke ground last week with the construction of the $350 million development led by Cypress Development Group.
Located in the 2,000-acre private Silverleaf neighborhood, which is part of the larger renowned DC Ranch area in Scottsdale, Ariz., the luxury condominium and penthouse community will include five, four-story buildings. The 170 units are a mix of two- to five-bedroom plans with the option to add a den, and range in size from 1,900 to 6,000 square feet. This condo community in the heart of the McDowell Mountains is the first of its kind in Silverleaf.
“Silverleaf has just been of the prominent developments on the luxury development side in the state of Arizona. When this site was identified, it was unique because it had the condo piece and there is very little condo product in the North Scottsdale area and more specifically in the DC Ranch or Silverleaf area,” Tanner Luster, president of Cypress, told MHN.
A unique feature of the Silverleaf will be its debut of robotic valet, which is a secure, state-of-the-art fully robotic parking garage valet system. Silverleaf is the first community on the West Coast to to use this system, which utilizes omni-directional, battery-powered robots and a robotics guidance system to carry vehicles parked on self-supporting steel trays to and from storage spaces. Residents can call up their vehicle with the touch of a button and robots and lifts will store and retrieve the vehicle within minutes.
“The robotic parking is really something we saw in the New York and Miami areas which have high density. As people look to park their cars, it’s definitely a great amenity to just be able to pull in like you would pull into your garage at home, get out, and then have your car taken away and you’re not worried about someone denting it or having access to it,” Luster said.
The community aspires to be LEED Silver certified, with sustainable building techniques and features such as electric vehicle charging stations in the parking garage, energy-efficient LED lighting, state-of-the-art variable refrigerant volume (VRV) HVAC system, dual pane low-e windows and low VOC paint.
Residents will have access to resort-style amenities such as fully furnished hospitality suites for guests, a resident lounge with demonstration kitchen, private dining, library, fireplace, wine storage, wine tasting rooms and conference rooms. They can also enjoy a proposed rooftop pool deck with an indoor-outdoor lounge, spa and private cabanas, and a 24-hour manned guard gate.
As part of its luxury appeal, residents have private elevators that open directly into each home—an amenity that Luster says other communities don’t offer in Arizona—and will also be invited to join one of the Southwest’s most elite members-only country club, The Silverleaf Club, which boasts a 50,000-square-foot rural Mediterranean-style clubhouse and spa and offers year-round events for members and their guests. Amenities of the club include spa services, resort and lap pools, locker rooms and fine and causal dining, as well as a Tom Weiskopf-designed, 18-hole championship golf course.
“Residents have the ability to join the Club, walk to restaurants and just have more of an urban feel that you can’t find anywhere else in Silverleaf,” Luster said. “We also have community spaces where we hold community events like wine tastings or foodie events that allow people to get to know their neighbors and better acquaint them with people in their community.”
The community will also offer an Effortless Ownership program, which will provide resort-like services including a dedicated onsite personal concierge, chauffeured car service, onsite resident manager, bicycle storage, as well as pre-arrival services such as grocery shopping, home cleaning, and pet-friendly services.
Luster added, “To be able to have this property, especially for buyers who are looking for the convenience of a condominium, out of the estate-style homes, and are looking for a little less maintenance that’s really why we decided on Silverleaf for this development.”
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