Launch Real Estate, the fastest-growing luxury real estate brokerage in Arizona, announced closing the second-largest single-family home sale year to date and the fifth-highest recorded sale price in 10 years. The 15,000 square foot Bramasole estate, situated on more than four acres in the heart of Paradise Valley, was listed and sold by Launch co-founder Chris Karas of The Karas Group, closing escrow on July 29 for $12.6 million. 

Built by Eagle Luxury Properties in 2009, the impressive Mediterranean home features seven bedrooms,12 bathrooms, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, a chef’s kitchen, a library, a high-tech media room, an exercise room and an over-sized nine-car garage. Rivaling any resort property, the estate’s lush outdoor oasis includes a saltwater pool and spa, a 150,000 gallon lazy river with a 30 foot waterslide, rope swing, splash pad, volleyball court, fire pits, putting green, an outdoor commercial kitchen, seating for 120 people, his and her locker rooms, a guest house and a caretaker’s cottage with an additional garage.

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“As a company, we are honored to be a part of this sale, but to us, it’s not about the sales price,” said Sean Zimmerman, president of Launch Real Estate. “The client experience is number one and we believe that price should never impact service. Whether we are working with a first time homebuyer or a record-breaking seller, our agents strive to provide the best experience with exceptional results.” 

Since its inception, Launch has listed and sold 40 percent of the Valley’s homes that have closed for more than $12 million and Launch has the number one market share of homes sold for more than $1 million in Paradise Valley and Arcadia. In fact, Launch agents on average sell more real estate than any of the top 10 offices in Maricopa County.