Phoenix historical homes are back in demand amid economic difficulties and higher new home building prices. Of course, if you know anything about the more luxurious parts of this market, then you know that many of these locations have never really fallen out of demand because of what they already bring to the table. While there are lower cost, more affordable parts of the historic market, many with higher incomes prefer to aim a bit higher. And there are plenty of stars to reach for! Here are some top Luxury Historical Homes for Sale. See if any of these meet your criteria for living in the lap of luxury.

5401 Lafayette

Casa Amable is a romantic Mexican colonial/territorial adobe style hacienda originally constructed around 1915. It was restored and renovated in 1990 as the Heard Museum Designer Home, then upgraded again in 1998, 2007, and 2013. This private, walled and gated one acre property includes landscaping and interiors as shown in local and national magazines and elite tours. Interiors were done by the renowned Nancy Kitchell with landscaping by Greg Trutza. The home features four bedrooms and four and a half baths, nine fireplaces, 200-year-old entry doors, antique viga beams, premium appliances, a cozy family room that opens to the kitchen, and canterra stone fountains as well as vegetable gardens, a guest house/casita, and swimming pool. Price: $2.665 million.

3006 Manor

This is one of the most beautifully remodeled homes in the gated Phoenix Country Club. This historic golf course property has been completely updated to meet today's lifestyles with an open great room concept and spectacular interior finishes that include granite counters, tumbled travertine flooring, and wainscoting, hardwood flooring, top-of-the-line appliances and custom cabinetry. The floor plan also includes three en-suite bedrooms, a grand foyer, formal living room and dining room, game room/bar, office/bedroom with a private 3/4 bathroom and guest quarters with a separate entrance. Multiple french doors both upstairs and down provide an abundance of natural light and spectacular views of the mature tree-scape and the private Phoenix Country Club golf course. This is truly historic living at it's finest! Price: $1.695 million.

3007 Manor

Warm and wonderful, the home at 3007 N. Manor Drive West was custom built circa 1938 by iconic home builder Del Webb for the President of Hayden Flour Mills. The original owner sold the home to Del and Hazel Webb in 1943. Webb hosted many elaborate parties attended by the Rat Pack and other celebrities in the 1940s and '50s. As co-owner of the New York Yankees, Webb held coaches meetings in the huge Family Room including training films from the projection room (Home Office). Tons of history and opulence for the price of just $1.185 million.