Sarah Palin is pulling up stakes in Scottsdale. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate has put her sprawling Valley estate on the market at a listing price of almost $2.5 million.
Boasting a six-car garage, six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, the Santa Barbara/Tuscan-style home encompasses nearly 8,000 square-feet. Richard Barker, a listing agent for Keller Williams Arizona Realty, describes the equestrian-zoned estate as offering “opulence at its finest.”
Situated on more than four acres of land, the home’s resort-themed backyard features basketball and bocce ball courts, a putting green, a swimming pool and a spa.
Built in 2001, Palin purchased the home in 2011 for almost $1.7 million through a limited liability company she formed with husband Todd Palin. The listing price of $2.49 million is almost a 50 percent markup in value after a number of upgrades to the property. Palin said at the time of purchase that the estate would not be a full-time residence. It was put back on the market in late December 2015.
Palin, 51, became a media sensation in 2008 when Arizona Sen. John McCain named her as his running mate during his presidential campaign run. She announced her resignation as governor of Alaska in 2009 and continues to maintain a public profile. In addition to providing political commentary for cable news networks when called upon, Palin has starred in two reality TV series, written a bestselling memoir and launched an online news network.
– Suzanne Wilson, Phoenix.org