If you’re buying or selling a home in Scottsdale, you have something in common with several celebrities who have called this city home over the years. Two famous athletes in particular have homes on the market right now.
Take a look at what buyers can expect from these luxury homes in Scottsdale, and then check out some similar options in DC Ranch. Even if you’re not interested in buying one of these houses, you can get some ideas for features you might want in your Scottsdale dream house.
Gerard Laird’s Home in the McDowell Mountains
The area around the McDowell Mountains has some amazing luxury homes, and one of these currently belongs to former Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gerard Laird. His nearly 6500-sq ft house is on the market for $1.85 million. Located near Via Linda and 136th Street in Sierra Hills, this house has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and even an attached guest casita.
Like many luxury homes in Scottsdale, this house also has a media room, office, and an amazing outdoor area. It also includes a pool, spa, a courtyard, and a large patio with a fireplace. There’s even an outdoor kitchen area that’s perfect for grilling in the summertime.
This Mediterranean-style home is filled with interesting architectural details, such as columns, arches, and coffered ceilings. Both the ceilings and floors feature beautiful wood, with gorgeous light fixtures in each room.
If you like this style of home and want one of your own near the McDowell Mountains, check out this custom DC Ranch home with mountain views. Like Gerard Laird’s house, it features over 6,500 sq ft and has its own guest quarters, in addition to a 5-car garage, 5 bedrooms, and amazing views.
Mark Teahen’s North Scottsdale Home
Mark Teahen is a retired baseball player who used to play for the Kansas City Royals and is now selling his luxury home in Scottsdale for $2.3 million. Located in the Los Gatos neighborhood near Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads, the home features a little over 5,000 square feet of interior space, along with 1.5 acres of space outside.
On the inside, the house has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, wood ceilings, and hardwood and travertine floors throughout. In the guest bathroom, you’ll find beautiful mosaic tiles, while the master bathroom has a jetted tub. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a large island, double ovens, gas cooktop, and a display wall for wine.
In true luxury home fashion, the outside of this Scottsdale house is just as impressive as the inside. It has the standard pool and spa, in addition to a wet bar, built-in BBQ, and a fire pit that’s perfect for the chilly desert nights in Arizona. Of course, no athlete’s house is complete without a small putting green, a half court for basketball, and a built-in trampoline.
If you’re in search of a similar Scottsdale luxury home with 4 bedrooms and about 5,000 sq ft, check out this custom home in DC Ranch. Much like Mark Teahen’s house, it has both hardwood and travertine floors, as well as a resort-like backyard that has a pool, spa, and built-in BBQ.
What features does your dream home have? Let The Matheson Team know what you’re looking for in a luxury home in Scottsdale, and we’ll help you find it in DC Ranch!
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