Modern Living Goes High Style In The Urban Core Of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

front exterior of the home at 6921 E 1st Street Scottsdale, AZ
A 36-foot tall foyer connects the various levels of the Scottsdale, Arizona, home. (RETSY)

This contemporary dwelling in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, has a lengthy list of attributes:

It’s zoned mixed-use residential and/or commercial. The live/work space offers room to expand or could be reconfigured to condominiums or apartments.

The two-story living room takes in treetop and city views.

The two-story living room takes in treetop and city views. (RETSY)

It’s striking. Visually arresting, the architectural house features open-plan areas, high ceilings and indoor-outdoor room flow.

It’s urban. Set in flourishing Old Town Scottsdale, the residence is near shopping, entertainment and dining.

A steel, concrete and glass façade sets the ultra-modern tone for the 8,200 square feet of space in the single-family house. Windows run the length of the 36-foot-tall foyer.

Triple-stacked glass steps allow light into center of the house.

Triple-stacked glass steps allow light into center of the house. (RETSY)

Triple-stacked glass steps with metal railings allow natural light into the stairwell, which spans three levels also accessible by elevator.

A bedroom balcony overlooks the main living room, which spans two stories. A central fireplace is framed by a wall of glass that opens to a terrace with another fireplace and a spot for al fresco dining.

An indoor, more formal dining space with a teak wood accent wall sits off the living room and connects to the kitchen, where a waterfall edge marble island offers additional prep space and seating. Wood grain, frosted glass and stainless finishes pop against the kitchen’s two dark walls.

Walls provide privacy in the swimming pool area.

Walls ensure privacy in the swimming pool area. (RETSY)

Tray ceilings top the dining room and kitchen, which features Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

Patio space sits off some of the rooms, which include a media room, an office and a gym. Another room opens to a swimming pool with a waterfall feature. Walls enclose the pool and maintain privacy.

With a touch on an IPad, the 22 motorized shades with blackout capabilities can be adjusted to filter sunlight.

There are a total of four fireplaces, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms in the house, which was built in 2007.

One bedroom has a balcony overlooking the living room.

One bedroom has a balcony overlooking the living room. (RETSY)

Josh Peters of RETSY is the listing agent for 6921 East 1st St., Scottsdale, Arizona. The property, priced at US $6.25 million, is less than seven miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Old Town Scottsdale is made up of nine neighborhoods that mix Old West heritage with modern urban living. Historic sites from the late 1880s rub elbows with restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs and other hotspots.

The pedestrian friendly area features an abundance of public art, the city’s oldest bar and a free trolley, among other attractions.

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.