SOLD for the Asking Price! A Don Woods Mid-Century Modern Classic

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739


Check out the Aerial Video posted below this update.


This went on the market back on June 11th.  This is when the market started to soften.  However, I knew I positioned this property well.  Nothing else like it was on market.  Don Woods homes are highly sought after in Sedona. He has passed on, and like art, his home designs have become more valuable.

My seller is a foreign national, which made communication difficult due to the 8-hour time change. I also had to be there to "present" the home to prospective buyers.  This home has lots of detail that needed to be featured.


How Did I Meet The Seller?

About seven years ago, I was on floor and he came in to get another opinion of the valuel of this home he just purchased.  After doing comps, I told him he could rest assured he got a good deal.  We stayed in touch every year.  He would call me, and get my opinion on updates to the home.  He took my advice on most issues. 


When he decided to list, it was a marathon negotiation. After many, many in-person discussions before he left the country, I listed this luxury, one-of-a-kind Sedona property.  He told me that he never sought the advice of another REALTOR®. A very high compliment coming from this very precise individual.


Here is the video below...




40 Lewis Way, Sedona, AZ 86336


MLS# 530388


Little Horse - Under 5 Acres - View Property

Mid-Century Modern - Multi-Level


Short-term Rental Capability


3 Bedrooms   |   2942 SF   |   2.75 Baths


1.60 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Multi-Level w/Lockout


6 Decks  |   2400 SF - Decks   |  Outdoor Brick Kitchen

  RV Parking Available On Property



Find Pricing, Amenities, and 81 Pictures Here. 



Outstanding Unobstructed Views  


40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ For Sale - Don Woods Classic Mid Century Modern


There are views in all directions.  The back of the property looks directly on Margs Draw.  A breathtaking red rock formation is visible from all rear-facing decks and rooms. Other red rock formations visible from the back of the property include Ship Rock in Uptown, The Sphinx, Mittens, Coffeepot Rock, Thunder Mountain, and Capitol Butte.  The Airport Mesa is visible directly to the West. 


From the front of the house, the backside of Elephant Rock is visible, and you get a peek-a-boo view of Cathedral Rock.  


Twilight - Shows 5 Decks and Views to Cathedral & Elephant Rocks


Home With Charm and Character 


Clay Brick imported from Mexico - Front Entrance


This is an early Don Woods Classic Original home design. It was initially built in 1977, but tax records show an effective date of 1980.  Don Woods homes are a sought-after building design in Sedona.  This is truly a home with character and a one-of-a-kind property. 


Outdoors carry inside to through Front Entrance adding interest



The mid-century modern exterior showcases the front door with two glass panels on either side that bring the striking imported Mexican clay brick into the great room from the outside.  Enjoy the wood detailing and accents throughout, including solid red oak ceilings and floors, which have been refurbished and stained by hand, adding to the charm and character. 


Solid Red Oak Ceilings and Floors


Multi-levels Inside and Outside - Showcase These Views


Outdoor Kitchen & BBQ - 40 Lewis Way Sedona


On the outside…

The multi-level decks accentuate the landscape and views.  There are six decks with multiple access points to this home.  

The boundless deck has been shored up with recent maintenance & new aircraft cable wiring.  One level has an inset fire pit to enjoy gatherings and star gazing, while the main level off the great room has the BBQ area. As you step down, enter the largest deck, which could hold many people. This area has approx. 2400 SF of outdoor deck. You are limited only by your imagination on what you can do with the beautiful space. 


Large Party Deck 2400 - Views to Margs Draw




The interior…


Great Room Has Lots Of Character


View to Uptown Sedona from Great Room at 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


As you enter the home on the main level, lounge in the great room in front of the fireplace & gaze to the north and west, viewing the vast deck encompassing the back of the home with breathtaking views.  The mantle in the great room is Arizona Black Ash and is over 100 years old!  It is attached right to the frame of the house. 


Great Room to Front Foyer and Kitchen - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ




Updated Efficient Kitchen


Kitchen Gathering Area - Views to Margs Draw - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


The updated kitchen has subtle-vein white engineered quartz, contemporary cabinets, gas cooktop.  It is an efficient layout for any chef. 


Kitchen Bar and Eating Area to Arizona Room - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ



True Arizona Room


View to Arizona Room - Mexican Clay Brick Gas Fireplace - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


There is an Arizona room where you can grow your fresh herbs for gourmet cooking right off the eating area of the kitchen. The square footage is not included. 


All-Purpose Arizona Room - Herb Garden Planter - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


Den - Library - Office - Study


Den-Library-Office-Study - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


As you move toward the sleeping quarters, the first door off the great room is a den with southwest views, solid wood walls,  and a ceiling that adds to the charm of this room.  This room has the charm of an Old West mountain cabin. Notice the 'Life" magazine to bring you back to the 1980s! Notice the front-facing views in the picture below.


Den - Red Rock Views - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ



Guest Bedroom with Private Deck


Guest Bedroom with Deck Views


On the same level, The second bedroom looks out on Margs Draw and has a small private deck to enjoy those west and north views. Wake up to some stunning views to start your day. 


Guest Bedroom Private Deck - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


Large Primary Suite and Ensuite - An Owner’s Delight


Spacious Primary Suite - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


Continue down the small number of stairs to the large primary suite and ensuite.  There is a small private deck off the primary suite in the front of the property. 


Primary Suite Deck and Solar - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


The ensuite has been updated with a dual sink floating vanity and has a separate shower and tub. Notice the stacked stone wall. It also has a beautiful wrought iron door that opens to the deck area.  There is also a walk-in dressing room. 


Primary 5-pc Ensuite - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


Lower Level Short-term or Long-term Rental Capability 


Lower Level Lock Out - Can be used as a rental - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


 A third private guest quarter is downstairs with its own bath, lounge area, kitchenette & exit to the exterior deck for privacy.


Spacious lower level lock out suite - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ



It also has windows that peer out under the deck with direct views of Margs Draw.  It is an incredible view during Magic Time! This lower floor can be locked out from the main floor and accessed through the laundry room.  Notice the reconstruction of this deck in the picture below. 


Lower Level Views - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ




Landscaped Grounds On 1.6 acres - A Nature Enthusiast Delight!


Extensive Paths Landscaping Terracing - room for RV - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


The landscaped grounds on 1.6 acres back to a dry creek and have been painstakingly planted and cared for by the current owner over the last seven years.  Berms have been created to hold water and keep soil from washing away.  The number of impressive plantings will enthuse an astute nature lover.  Multiple paths and sitting areas have been carved out to enjoy the full use of the property. And, yes, there is room for RV Parking!


Twilight View - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ


Centrally Located 


There is easy access to the I-17 off of highway 179. This home is in between the Village and Uptown Sedona. 


Summer Sunset View - 40 Lewis Way Sedona AZ

This is a summer sunset view. In the silhouette are Airport Mesa, Capital Butte, Thunder Mtn, and Coffeepot Rock.





How is the Sedona Real Estate Market Doing?

Median List Price - $1,300,000 - No Change from June

Median Days on Market - 56 - 35 greater than June

Inventory -  67 - 14 greater than June

Market Action Index (MAI) - 36 = Slight Seller's Advantage - 31 points weaker than June 11th.

(Neutral MAI = 30)


Comments (21)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Congratulations on the sale of this marvelous home, Sheri.  I wish you continued success in the future.

Aug 16, 2022 11:34 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for sharing the information. Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Aug 16, 2022 11:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® congratulations on this sale.  That is an amazing deck on this home.

Aug 16, 2022 01:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, what a stunning home, and that location is stellar.  Congratulations on keeping this seller engaged, listing and selling it!

Aug 16, 2022 03:21 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - Thank you. If we position the home correctly, it will sell! 

Aug 16, 2022 04:27 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat - I loved taking clients on a tour of this home.  It shows well.

Aug 16, 2022 04:33 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto - You could throw some huge parties on that deck.  The sunset is outrageous.

Aug 16, 2022 04:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sheri- and congratulations to you and to your seller. And that's quite the testimonial that the seller continued to cont on you for advice!!!

Aug 16, 2022 06:02 PM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Congrats on the sale! Good luck keeping the momentum going.

Aug 17, 2022 12:55 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib,

Thank you. About once a year, my seller would ask me to come to tour the home and show me what he had done and bounce ideas off me for future remodel efforts. I enjoyed helping.

Aug 17, 2022 08:07 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Tanya Van Blake-Coleman - Thank you.  Have a great rest of your week.

Aug 17, 2022 08:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations, Sheri, on another successful transaction.

Best wishes to the lucky purchasers.

Aug 17, 2022 08:33 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Such a unique design Sheri and your photos are outstanding! Congratulations on another sale!

Aug 17, 2022 05:00 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this real charmer with us Sherri. Congratulations on yet another sale 🙂

Aug 17, 2022 09:04 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sheri - congratulations.  That is a high and well deserved compliment.  Between you and Ray your attention to detail is far and above.

Aug 18, 2022 05:14 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

The buyers are thrilled!  They plan on living here full-time in a couple of years.  This house is perfect for them!


Aug 19, 2022 03:41 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 -  Thank you ! This architect was well known for his designs.  This was one of his earlier works. But all of his residential homes have that cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.  I own a Don Woods design and I love it.

Aug 19, 2022 03:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - This is such a special home to me and I was honord to be part of its history.

Aug 19, 2022 03:45 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Grant Schneider.  I really enjoyed working on this project. Have a great weekend!

Aug 19, 2022 04:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

There are certainly some wonderful features in this home, inside and out. No wonder it was snatched up quickly. Congratulations to you and your client who can now move on with their lives.

Enjoy your weekend!


Aug 19, 2022 05:40 PM