The Prendergast’s new, custom modern home in north Scottsdale features a backyard oasis, a movie theater and special places for each member of the family of five to have fun, relax and entertain.
Jim Prendergast, the CEO of Scottsdale-based venture capital firm 317 Ventures, and his wife Julie Prendergast, moved in to their new $3 million home in May after a two-year build by Toll Brothers.
The couple, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month, share the home with their three children and 2-year-old dog, Herbie.
“We wanted a traditional and modern look, known as transitional style,” said Jim Prendergast, the founder and former CEO of Phoenix telehealth startup HealthiestYou, which sold to New York-based Teladoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) for $162 million in 2016. “We also like touches of rustic looks.”
Circular pieces of artwork can be found throughout the home, along with the color orange for HealthiestYou, and blue for a blue agate piece they love.
“We wanted to keep it bright and modern,” said Julie Prendergast, who helped design and stage their home.
Julie volunteers at her kids’ school and church, and considers herself the project manager and shopper for their family.
For Jim, their new home needed to have a large garage, a home gym and a nice office.
Julie wanted a wine room, a movie theater, a big laundry room and a library.
“I think it’s beautiful,” Julie said about her new home.
The kids’ wing gives each of the three kids their own bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet, along with a room in between where they can hang out, do their homework and read.
The eight-seat movie theater is also in the kids’ wing, behind a hidden movie poster door.
It features eight reclining seats, a bar to seat four more, a 112-inch screen, and of course, a candy area and popcorn machine.
Their large 2.3 acre-corner lot gives them a long driveway and a huge, resort-style backyard, with turf grass, infinity pool with a hot tub, water features, a jumbo TV screen made of four TVs and a “Jesus steps” walkway across the pool leading to a swim-up bar, swinging day bed and outdoor dining area and barbecue.
The expansive backyard also features a multi-use court for basketball, volleyball and tennis, a batting cage, a putting green and a bocce ball court.
Next for the backyard is a planned clubhouse/man cave with a golf simulator, game room and bar. The theme will be Huskers memorabilia since Jim is a die-hard fan.
A sauna, workout room and a one-bedroom/one-bathroom casita for friends and family round out the houses’ many amenities.