Todd and Sarah Davis are all about family, and their 13,000-square-foot custom home in Chandler reflects that sentiment.
“Family is most important,” said Todd Davis, the co-founder and former CEO of LifeLock Inc., the Tempe-based identity protection technology company. “I’ve lived in Chandler for 20 years and love the community feel of the city. My family lives nearby. It’s a great community.”
They’ve dubbed their home Casa Sueños because it’s their dream home.
The Davises spent a year working with Scottsdale architect Dale Gardon Design to design their home, and then Scottsdale builder Schultz Development Corp. spent 20 months building and perfecting the $5 million custom property.
Sarah worked closely with Scottsdale-based Ownby Design for the interior design work.
Although their first choice lot was sold to a professional baseball player that will remain nameless, their second choice was two combined lots, totaling 1.5 acres, right off the water in the Island at Fulton Ranch community in north Chandler.
“There’s not a lot of areas in Chandler where you can build custom homes,” said Sarah Davis, who has been married to Todd for six years. Sarah is an investor and partner with her friend, Melissa Malcolm, in the Board and Brush art and wine studio opening soon in Ahwatukee.
LifeLock sold to Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) in February 2017 for $2.3 billion. Todd, who took the company public in 2012, stepped down as the CEO in January 2016. He is now retired and invests in several local companies, including Persosa, a Phoenix-based online personalization software startup that recently raised a $550,000 seed round.
The Davises moved into their new home in January 2016, and have since held several parties for friends and family to show it off and test out the fun parts of their home, which features a 90,000-gallon pool and large basement with a movie theater/golf simulator. It has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Todd and Sarah live in their home with their 3-year-old daughter Emma, twin 14-year-old sons Sam and Jake and two, well-behaved Havanese dogs, Dixie and Maggie.
Pulling from Todd’s years at LifeLock, the home is very tech-friendly, featuring 17 TVs inside and outside the home and automated pocket doors to open the house up into the expansive backyard. An iPad and app system throughout the house allows easy access for security, lighting, TV and other controls in the home.
The kitchen is a favorite of Sarah’s, and features a large island, creative cabinetry options with pull-out cabinets for every use and a big, dual range oven. The kitchen also has a pot filler, a nook for the dogs to eat and drink and lots of sinks.
The Davis house is the latest in our ongoing monthly PBJ Cribs series, where Valley executives give an inside look into their homes.
PBJ Cribs runs monthly with a video, photo slideshow and Q&A.
Here are more details on the Davis home:
House size: 13,000 square feet
Lot size: 1.5 acres
Cost: Two lots combined were $600,000, $5 million custom home
Year built: 2015
Bedrooms/bathrooms: Seven bedrooms/11 bathrooms
The home’s conversation piece: For Todd Davis, it’s the golf simulator he loves to show off during entertaining in the basement, which is a few feet from the bar, he added. For Sarah Davis, it’s the kitchen, a giant family space that has everything needed for family meals and entertaining.
The most unique aspect of the home: The 90,000-gallon pool is much larger than most, equivalent to about two pools. It’s perfect for families of all ages, and entertaining. The pool has a shallow splash area on one side, leading into the deeper adult area where you can stand and play water volleyball or hang out at the bar and sit on the underwater bar stools. Then you can swim under the bridge or dive off the diving bar into the diving area for teenagers and fun adults.
What sold you on your home: They were sold on the lot, since they were able to combine two lots. It’s also right by the water/moat around the community.
Biggest renovation since you moved in: Since it’s a new, custom build, everything is new.
Why you chose the area: The Davis’ have lived in the area for years and both have family that live nearby. They both love the community and feel of Chandler and there’s not a lot of nearby communities where you can build custom homes. Todd Davis has lived in Chandler for 20 years.
Collections: Sports memorabilia and wine
Cool cars: 2017 Tesla P100D, 2016 Lexus SUV and 2018 Ford F-150 truck