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4 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 partial bathroom, 5,619 square feet, pool.
Hockey’s “Great One” Wayne Gretzky is selling his Scottsdale, Arizona home for $3,395,000. Located at 6436 East Gainsborough Road in an exclusive gated community with only 12 other homes, Gretzky’s desert oasis would make the perfect escape for anyone seeking luxurious amenities and solitude.
According to property records we peeped and previous media reports, Wayne and his wife Janet bought the newly-built home in 2003 for about $2 million.
Now for sale for the first time in a decade, the Gretzky’s home is a beautiful Mediterranean-style mansion with incredible views of Camelback Mountain. Secluded and very private, the home is beautifully finished and perfect for entertaining large parties or intimate gatherings. The main house includes 3 bedrooms with bathrooms in each, an elegant separate guest bath, a wood-beamed office and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances.
The property also includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached, separate casita located near the property’s glistening pool.
In other Gretzky property news, in 2007, he sold his Thousand Oaks, CA home to Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million. Dykstra had a personal life crisis of epic proportions that included a brush with the law, and he eventually lost the home to foreclosure. Once considered the “crown jewel” of Thousand Oaks, the home has a $14.5 million-dollar price tag and is still currently seeking a buyer.
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6'10 NBA baller who plays power forward and center for the New York Knicks
2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet
NBA baller Amar’e Stoudamire is selling his 8th floor Phoenix condo. Like the NBA lockout, the sale of this particular property has been difficult to sort out for the 6’10 New York Knicks star. The Real Estalker has the full run-down of Stoudamire’s full real estate portfolio drama, but this particular Phoenix property has it’s own interesting backstory.
The condo was first listed on the open market in February 2008, and was subsequently placed on and pulled off the market multiple times in the succeeding years. Not one to give up, Stoudamire put the property back on the market in June of this year, with an asking price of $1,375,000. The NBA player paid $1,775,000 for the condo, so even if he can get a slam-dunk buyer for the entire listing price, he still stands to lose $400,000.
For a buyer that wants to take the condo off Stoudamire’s hands, they’ll be getting a luxury 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 3,000 square feet unit on the 8th floor of the Esplanade Place. Built in 2003 and purchased by Stoudamire in 2004, the unit is upgraded with top-of-the-line finishes. It has a large, open great room and flowing floor plan. A gourmet, eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and granite countertops. The huge master bedroom has a sitting room and mountain views. A guest suite has a separate entrance for complete privacy. Esplanade Place is a full-service, luxury building that features a roof-top swimming pool, a clubroom/party room with catering kitchen to host large parties, a conference room and round-the-clock security.
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Paradise Valley, AZ
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A 12-year career and known as as one of the greatest stories in NFL history
11,000+ square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms
Retired NFL quarterback and All-Star Kurt Warner is selling a one-of-a-kind contemporary showplace in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The home is readying for its moment in the spotlight – it will be featured on HGTV next month in a show featuring homes with elaborate Christmas and holiday lights.
Listed on the open market for $4,998,500, the home is the perfect blend of modern style, family living and stylish entertaining. Commanding over 11,000 square feet, the dramatic 24-foot-high entry foyer with grand circular staircase and elevator lead to 2 master suites with private patios overlooking a diving pool, unique water features, connecting 62 lap pool and spa. A gourmet granite kitchen blends into expansive family entertaining areas, butlers kitchen and a spectacular dining room. Light, open exercise room and a large billiards/game room with wet bar both open to backyard mountain views. A spacious guesthouse with separate entry can double as a large office. Other amenities include a gated entry, piano room, formal living, theater room, outdoor Ramada with a TV and much more.
Before Kurt Warner had stunning $5,000,000 estates, he had one of the most magical stories in the NFL. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1994 after playing college football at Northern Iowa. After being cut by the Packers, Warner worked the night shift as a grocery store stock boy, making minimum wage. Never giving up hope in his football career, Warner persevered and would go on to be considered one of the best undrafted players of all time, following a 12-year career regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history.
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Once held the largest contract in the history of sports, and ultimately went on to have an underwhelming career
9,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, batting cage, basketball court
MLB pitcher Mike Hampton is hoping a buyer will step up to the plate and take his rocking Paradise Valley, Arizona home off his hands. First reported by the Business Insider, Hampton is hoping for a speedy sale of his 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home. Listed for a cool $4,000,000, the 9,000 square-foot home is the unique combination of chic and playful.
The home features a resort-like pool and water slide, batting cage, basketball court and the ultimate Man Cave that features a card table, full bar, state-of-the-art electronics, and sports memorabilia that appears to rival even the most serious collector. While Hampton spent his whole career in professional baseball, the jerseys on the walls suggest he’s quite the football buff.
The outdoor living area features big screen TVs and couches for relaxing in the warm Arizona heat. Other home amenities include a large office, wine cellar and indoor home gym.
When Hampton signed with Colorado Rockies in 2000, his $121,000,000 contract was the largest in sports history. Plagued with frequent injuries and disappointing seasons, Hampton is now retired.
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