Sarah Palin has sold her lavish Arizona compound for $2.275 million, slightly less than what she was looking for

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Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has finally sold her Scottsdale, Arizona, home after 8 months on the market. Though originally listed for $2.4 million, the house has recently sold for $2.275 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The nearly five-acre gated compound includes an enormous 8,000-square-foot main house flanked by a full-size lighted basketball court, a pool and spa house, and a hot tub.

The home last changed hands in 2011 for $1.695 million, according to public records obtained by the LA Times. Richard F. Barker of Keller Williams Arizona Realty had the listing.

Take a look at the beautiful home below:

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The compound's main residence includes 8,000 square feet of space.

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Sarah Palin's gigantic Arizona ranch has a new owner.

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It's a gated estate with room for six cars in its huge garage.

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As you walk the wrap-around driveway, you get a sense of just how large the estate is.

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The Tuscan style is very apparent from the outside.

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Inside, wrought-iron banisters and stucco-style lofts give the space an airy feel.

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The nearly 8,000 square feet affords plenty of space for living rooms and sitting areas.

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The fireplaces are works of art, and they've been attached to many of the sitting areas.

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The kitchen is so large it's slightly intimidating.

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There's a maze of countertops and islands throughout the room.

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There are two side-by-side ovens and a bread warmer ...

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... plus an eight-burner stove top ...

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... and no less than two full-size refrigerators.

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There's plenty of space for a study.

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Downstairs, a bar area complements the family room.

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There's also a purpose-built media room (screen not included).

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As for bedrooms, there are six.

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A Jacuzzi tub stands in the center of the master bath.

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Or you can opt for a rainfall shower head.

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The laundry room is a haven of cleanliness.

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The estate's outdoors are just as luxurious as the indoors.

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There's a built-in grill among the appliances of the outdoor kitchen.

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There's plenty of room for a BBQ.

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A full-size indoor swimming pool is the centerpiece of the outdoor attractions.

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There's even a putting green and a bocce ball court. The lawn is synthetic to save water.

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And right next to that, you'll find a full-size basketball and volleyball court.

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A veranda overlooks all the action.

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