Michael Phelps Dropped $2.5 Mil On New Scottsdale Home


    Olympics legend Michael Phelps splashed a whopping $2.5million on a sprawling Arizona mansion he purchased late last year.

    The U.S. swimmer – who in Rio underlined his status as the King of the Olympic Games, winning five more gold medals to bring his total to 23 – purchased the home right after construction was completed on it, according to TMZ.

    The 6,010-square-foot Scottsdale home, that of course comes complete with a resort-style pool, also boasts views of Camelback Mountain from the backyard.

    Phelps, 31, and his fiancee Nicole Johnson moved into the very private home located in the ritzy suburb of Paradise Valley two days before the new year.

    At the time, the couple was expecting their son Boomer, who was born in May.

    The property boasts five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, along with four fireplaces, a back outdoor living area and a hot tub.

    Among its features include European stone and imported hardwood floors, custom lighting and top-of-the-line appliances, according to the listing.

    The patio is handset with imported Concha Stone quarried from an ancient seabed and is finished off with lush landscaping that includes fruit trees.

    The 2015 home is the mastermind of Henry Mohrschladt, the award-winning builder of world-class sailboats and yachts, and Craig Banner of American Tradition Builders.

    Phelps has previously owned residences before, including one in Baltimore that he reportedly sold.

    ‘Our backyard looks right at Camelback Mountain,’ said in an interview back in January right after he purchased the Arizona mansion.

    ‘You go outside in our backyard and we have orange and tangerine and lemon and lime and peach and apple — all these different fruit trees growing in our backyard.’

    At the time, he was excited to talk about decorating the nursery for his son.

    ‘We have kind of a grayish theme,’ Phelps said of the decor inside the home.

    ‘We may do like a global theme, like a world map, something like that.

    ‘Or we want to do a water theme. We have a couple of things in mind.’

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752469/Michael-Phelps-splashes-2-5million-sprawling-Arizona-mansion.html