The Paradise Valley home of interior designer David Michael Miller has sold for a cool $4.4 million.
Situated along the edge of Mummy Mountain, the 4 bed, 4.5 bath hillside estate designed by architect Ned Sawyer features dramatic, panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak, providing a picturesque lookout over the Valley. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty represented both buyer and seller.
As an interior designer, Miller is known for his ability to make living spaces “quiet” to allow the architecture to speak for itself while eliminating unnecessary visual noise. In 2016, Miller completely remodeled the home, which features European Oak Hardwood and Portuguese Limestone flooring for a new-age and sophisticated feel that preserves a natural consistency.
“The Lein House, as it was named, was well designed by its original architect Ned Sawyer back in the mid 1980’s. Updating such a house was a worthy task and such a pleasure to do. The house is timeless in its siting and architectural style, and now that the glass systems, mechanical, millwork, flooring, and new pool and deck are in, the house will look great for the next forty years,” said Miller in a press release. “In my work on the house with architect Susan Biegner, I tried to add finishes that brought more warmth, while still respecting its architectural origins. The house needed to be updated, and I felt like I was the one to do it. It was difficult to let go of that desert sanctuary on the hill.”
Walk-out decks surround the property allowing amazing views overlooking the Valley. Private patios, custom steel railings and built-in awnings with new age sunscreens are included as well. The exclusive mountainside estate features an in-home gym, a game room, and a lavish guest house that sits separately from the main living quarters. A private infinity pool is located at the edge of the property giving guests the opportunity to lounge at the brink of Mummy Mountain. Special technological features of the house include motorized window shades, and Savant and Lutron house management systems allow the homeowners to customize the audio, video, lighting, security, and HVAC functions throughout the home.