The area’s most expensive house sold in 2013 was a $2.8 million home north of Clovis near the foothills.
The six-acre property with a nearly 7,000-square-foot home on Reno Avenue sold in July after receiving multiple offers, said Joe Sciarrone of London Properties, who sold four of the five most expensive homes last year.
A luxury home typically costs more than $1 million, but it’s as much about the quality and custom features as it is the price, Sciarrone said.
Last year, 27 high-end homes sold in the Fresno and Clovis area for a total of $40 million compared to 2012 when 19 luxury homes sold for close to $19 million.
“During the recession, it was extremely difficult to sell luxury homes,” Sciarrone said. “As the market began to turn around, the buyers started buying in the lower end first and it has just worked its way up to the more expensive homes.”
The Reno house, bought by a Fresno businessman, was built in 2008. It has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. There is a gourmet kitchen with heated floors, a 147 bottle wine fridge, a media room and game room, a pool, a parking garage for five vehicles and a stable that fits three horses.
The second most expensive house sold is located on the Copper River Golf Course, east of Friant Avenue, in Fresno.
The 7,400-square-foot North Queensberry Avenue house sold in September, after less than one week on the market, for $2.35 million. The four bedroom, four bathroom house has a huge media and game room, Sciarrone said.
“Buyers are more than willing to spend their hard earned money on a home,” he said. “It just has to have certain finishes and upgrades that they are looking for.”
Other top selling luxury homes include:
- $2.3 million 7,800-square-foot North Queensberry Avenue, across the street from the second most expensive home sold, at the Copper River Country Club.
- $1.93 million 8,800-square-foot North Friant Road, south of Birkhead Avenue.
- $1.56 million 5,800-square-foot North Knotting Hill in the Villa Alicante community at the Copper River Country Club.