When engaged couple Scott Henderson and Donna Kent decided to move in together, they wanted a home they could blend their families together to make everyone feel at home.
Kent, the chief operating officer of NewLAWu.s., has an adult son and daughter. Henderson, the founder and managing attorney with NewLAWu.s. and CEO of New Law Technologies, has three adult daughters and a son.
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Henderson and Kent, who have been dating for four years, found a Paradise Valley home near Camelback Mountain owned by a good friend of Henderson’s that would work perfectly. They moved in two and a half years ago.
“We wanted a large home to blend our families together,” said Kent, who has been a senior vice president at both Tallwave and Televerde and is the former CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “It was important to start someplace new. The location was perfect, because we can get anywhere in 20 minutes.”
The couple love being close to the mountain and the nearby hiking and biking trails.
“The sunset reflection off Camelback Mountain is nothing short of spectacular,” Henderson said. “It’s really breathtaking.”
The couple live in their home with their two tri-color Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Luke and Lily, who are 11 years old and brother and sister.
Their 23-year-old son, Sam Henderson, also lives at the home, while the couple’s two college-aged children stay at the home when not in school.
Henderson and Kent are the third executives to share their home for the Phoenix Business Journal’s monthly PBJ Cribs feature, an homage to the popular “MTV Cribs” that took viewers inside the homes of celebrities, athletes and musicians.
The idea is to feature local business leaders’ homes in a fun way, with that person or couple giving a personal tour of their unique home, fun backyard, cool cars and one-of-a-kind collections and memorabilia.
Click through the slideshow below to see more of the Henderson and Kent home, and watch the video to hear what makes their home so unique and special to the family.
Here’s more on the Henderson and Kent home:
House size: 4,800 square feet
Size of lot: One acre
Cost: Lease is $5,000 a month
Year built: 1987
Bedrooms/bathrooms: 4 bedroom, two and a half bathrooms, with a two bedroom and one bathroom guest house
Your home’s conversation piece: The trophy room holds more than 20 Kachina trophies received by Henderson, a lifetime Thunderbirds member/volunteer after serving in the non-profit organization for 24 years. The Thunderbirds started and have run the annual Phoenix Open since 1934, the largest golf tournament in the world. The Kachinas are given out for various performance and successes within the Thunderbirds organization. The home also features golf memorabilia from the Phoenix Open. Henderson was a former Thunderbirds chairman and Kent is an avid golfer.
The most unique aspect of your home: An opportunity to blend the two families together. The eclectic pieces showcase both families.
What sold you on the home: The location at the base of Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon trailhead.
Biggest renovation since you moved in: They haven’t done any renovations since moving in, other than painting inside. The house was renovated in 2004, including a new kitchen, new master bathroom, filling in the backyard pool and adding an above-ground hot tub, and new landscaping. The guest house was also added, which serves as the couple’s office.
Why you chose the area: You can drive anywhere in about 20 minutes. Arcadia High School is nearby.
Cool cars: Kent has a 2013 black Mercedes Benz E class convertible. Henderson has a 2017 blue Genesis G80.
Coolest thing about your backyard: The shade trees and the quiet of being outside in nature. Henderson often sits outside in the morning while drinking his coffee.
Collections: Kachina trophies and golf memorabilia, along with original art found during their travels.