Michael Phelps strikes real estate gold in Scottsdale
Now that he's officially retired from the summer games, Michael Phelps is joining the snowbirds with a mansion of his own in Scottsdale, AZ, a place known more for its golf courses than its pools. The human fish had been training at nearby Arizona State University, TMZ reports, and plans to coach there.
Phelps paid a stroke over $2.5 million for the 6,000-square-foot home, which sits on nearly an acre and has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 4 fireplaces, including one in the master suite and one in the backyard loggia.
The home's pool is gorgeous, with views of Camelback Mountain. It's not big enough to fully show off your butterfly, but it's perfect for cooling off with the family, which Phelps has already posted photos of on Instagram.
Michael Phelps massive Arizona mansion:
Crafted with European stone and imported hardwood floors, the home boasts a kitchen the size of some bungalows, with an eat-in marble center island and coffered ceilings with skylights. If you'd rather lounge while you nosh, there's a cozy sitting area just a few feet away, with a fireplace for toasting up on a winter evening or following a long swim.
The formal dining room shares a chimney with the living room, all of which open onto a backyard built for entertainment. Alongside the pool is a hot tub, plus an outdoor shower and barbecue.
The listing agent was Walt Danley of Walt Danley Realty.