Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is putting her equestrian estate up for sale. The Scottsdale, Arizona property is a far cry from the Alaskan wilderness she governed.Located in the Pinnacle Peak area, the nearly five-acre gated property includes equestrian facilities and all the amenities of a five-star resort. Listed for $2.5 million, the contemporary/Tuscan-style main house features nearly 8,000 square feet of luxury.The six bedrooms and seven bathrooms all show off mountain views, with one master suite even garnering its own rooftop deck. High-end details abound, from superior craftsmanship to the ornate fireplaces, Jacuzzi bathtubs, chef’s appliances in the kitchen, chandeliers and wrought-iron staircases. There is even a wine cellar and a media room with tiered seating.Outside, there’s a lighted sports court, putting green, pool and spa. The outdoor entertaining area features a built-in grill, fireplace and several comfortable dining areas.The water-saving synthetic lawn is a unique attribute that is well appreciated in the climate. A six-car garage and long circular driveway complete the property.Palin bought the home in 2011 for $1.7 million, two years after her term as governor ended. Her daughter Bristol was big into the real estate market in 2011 herself, having bought a half-million dollar home in Alaska the same year — but she has already let that go, as well as an Arizona home near her mother.
Palin’s estate is currently listed by Richard F. Barker of Keller Williams Arizona Realty.
“Sarah listed her simple abode for sale today. Maybe its too hard to see Russia from her front porch. Or maybe its just not modern enough. Oh well. Luxury has its price. I hope she can still afford to feed her children.” -AlaskaRealEstateGuy