Onetime GOP vice presidential candidate and former Alaska guv Sarah Palin is selling the posh home she owns in Scottsdale, Ariz. The spread, offered at $2.49 million, comes complete with a theater, a wine cellar, an outdoor pool and sports court — but buyers better hope the drama surrounding the property doesn’t convey.
When news reports revealed that Palin was behind the mysterious LLC that bought the home for $1.7 million in 2011, rumors about her motivation flew. Many speculated she might be setting up a bid to run for the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat held by Republican Jon Kyl (that didn’t happen; Jeff Flake was his successor) or planning to use the Grand Canyon State as the home base for a possible presidential bid in the state where her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, lives (again, didn’t happen).
There’s not much to be gleaned from the online tour of the house, which is your typical oversized, generic, new-build mansion, since it’s relatively empty, save for a few furnishings. Our favorite touches? A coffee table shaped like dice, a sign in the bathroom that reads “FOOTBALL” and another wall plaque off the kitchen that spells out “GRIT.”