LOS ANGELES TIMES 7 JULY 2021 - STEVEN SEGAL STRIKES A DEAL FOR HIS BULLET PROOF ARIZONA COMPOUND
Steven Seagal accomplished his mission in the Arizona
desert, selling a 12-acre bulletproof compound outside Scottsdale for $3.55 million. That’s $150,000 more than he was asking.
The martial artist-turned-action star — whose credits include films such as “Above the Law,” “Hard to Kill,” “Driven to Kill” and “Today You Die” — owned the home for about a decade. Records show he shelled out $3.5 million for the property in 2010 and put it back on the market two years later, dangling it for sale every few years before finally finding a buyer.
Built into a hillside, the modern home is secured in the guard-gated community of Carefree Ranch Homesteads. For extra protection, the floor-to-ceiling windows are bulletproof with a clear vantage point of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
The house itself blends in with the barren desert landscape using a contemporary mix of stone, glass and copper. It covers about 9,000 square feet with five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a sky-lighted atrium, movie theater and living room with a built-in TV and fireplace.
Stone pillars line the two-story floor plan, leading to scenic decks and patios complete with lifelike statues. There’s also a
swimming pool, spa and guesthouse with its own kitchen and living room.
A native of Michigan, Seagal ran a martial arts dojo in Japan before moving to California and starring in films for the last three decades, most recently 2019’s “Beyond the Law.” The 69-year-old has also released two studio albums: “Songs From the Crystal Cave” and “Mojo Priest.”
ROBB REPORT 12 MAY 2021 - STEVEN SEGAL'S $3.4 MILLION FORTIFIED MANSION IN ARIZONA IS FITTED WITH BULLET PROOF GLASS
Because of Course If the impenetrable glass doesn't stop the bad guys, you can always become a martial arts expert like Seagal.
Maybe playing a role in all those action flicks allows reality to blend with fiction just a smidge. When Patriot actor Steven Seagal built his custom home in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2001, he didn’t just make the 12-acre property secure behind a gate: He added bulletproof glass, and lots of it. Nearly every room in the house has a glass wall or skylights, all impenetrable.
The place is now up for sale, listed for $3.395 million. It’s located in the guard-gated community of Carefree Ranch on Desert Mountain, surrounded by desert flora and golf greens. Closest is the Chiricahua course, but six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses sit nearby, as well as a new USGA-rated, par-54 course.
The estate includes a four-bedroom, five-bath main house as well as a 600-square-foot guest house with its own spacious bedroom suite, full kitchen and living area. All those glass walls allow the stunning desert views in from dawn to sunset, with the twinkling of stars and distant city lights of Phoenix appearing at night.
The nearly 9,000-square-foot main house’s airy rooms open onto terraces and balconies supported by stone pillars with copper accents. Inside, there’s a screening room (naturally), great room, family room and games room. The kitchen is meant for
entertaining - which has been a lucky thing for Seagal, as he has seven kids, according to
TopTenRealEstateDeals.com - so the several ovens, chef’s appliances and a walk-in pantry can help feed a crowd.
Two primary bedroom suites allow for plenty of sleeping room for the whole gang. Both have walk-in closets and spa-like bathrooms, with one also including a sitting room and a fireplace.
Outdoors, you’ll find covered stone terraces to stay out of the sun and an infinity-edge pool with views of the surrounding valley. The hot tub will beckon on cool desert nights. A built-in barbeque and outside kitchen complete the dining terrace. Three handsome garages and a spacious motorcourt allow for plenty of parking.
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