Anyone who has hiked around Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak will recognize this long-vacant home that just sold for $3.2 million.
The 4,200-square-foot house at the edge of the preserve, near 36th Street and Lincoln Drive, is right off several popular trails. It has been a curiosity among many hikers, who have peered through its fence trying to figure out if anyone lived there.
No one has lived in the home next to Paradise Valley for almost two decades, but the new buyer could be moving in.
A group called Circle V LLC paid the full asking price for the home earlier this week, according to public real-estate records. But records don’t show who is behind that group.
In 1999, the Carl W. Howell Trust paid $1.4 million for the house built in the 1960s, according to public records. A Delaware LLC called X-Ray owned the home before that.
It doesn’t appear the home has been renovated since it was built and the past owner of the house never lived there, though he did keep the swimming pool filled and maintained.