Engel & Völkers is currently marketing the long-time residence of US action film star, director, producer, musician and martial artist Steven Seagal in Scottsdale, in the US state of Arizona, for approximately 3.4 million US dollars (approx. 2.9 million euros). „This truly exceptional property offers absolute privacy and sensational panoramic views over the vast Arizona desert. With its windows made from bulletproof glass and many exclusive features, the extravagant residence is like something out of an action movie in itself,” says Julianna Eriksen, Real Estate Agent at Engel & Völkers Scottsdale.
The estate was built in 2001 to the north of the desert city of Scottsdale, in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Set amid awe-inspiring natural scenery, this is where the “Wild West” meets vibrant city living, with 300 days of sunshine a year, a multitude of first-class spa hotels and outdoor recreational pursuits making this one of the most sought-after residential and holiday regions in the western USA. Ensconced on a beautiful hillside 1,000 metres above sea level, the 9,000 square foot (approx. 834 square metre) property faces south on a 12-acre private plot. Its impressive façade blends in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. The contemporary design, with materials including natural stone, glass and copper, give the entire residence a carefree country chic. Various terraces afford incredible vistas of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, one of the most biodiverse habitats in the USA. Besides its location, Steven Seagal’s home is also particularly impressive for its open plan interior layout. Rustic natural stone columns, copper detailing, vaulted ceilings, life-sized statues and the vast full-length windows, fully tinted and bulletproof, create a truly unique atmosphere within. The furnishings and layout have been custom-designed both for sumptuous living and lavish entertainment. In addition to five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a home cinema, private spa, infinity pool and two-storey atrium, the compound also boasts a separate guesthouse offering upscale amenities and comforts for friends and family. All located within the coveted gated community of “Carefree Ranch Homesteads”, ensuring the utmost privacy and security, with 24-hour surveillance. „This outstanding mansion is a tranquil oasis that is also ideal for entertaining in unforgettable style. The new owners can not only looking forward to the joys of the property, but also to membership in the exclusive Desert Mountain Club, offering, among other things, the finest golf courses in Arizona,” says Bob Nathan, Real Estate Agent at Engel & Völkers Scottsdale.
Steven Seagal was born in 1952 in the US state of Michigan. He spent 15 years in Japan, where he was trained in various martial arts including karate and judo. His breakthrough as an actor came in 1988 with his role in the action thriller “Above the Law”. He rose to global fame for his leading roles in martial arts films including “Hard to Kill” (1990) and “Under Siege” (1992). Besides his career as an actor, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. In 2004, he launched his career in the music industry. Steven Seagal ranks to this day among the most important action film actors of his time, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. More information can be found at: http://stevenseagal.com/