Former Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati recently unloaded his Tuscan-style resort home in Phoenix for $1.45 million, about $50,000 shy of his original asking price.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the hulking offensive lineman was the fourth professional athlete to own the home over the last decade or so. Given the number of pro athletes the home has attracted, chances are that the recent buyer is a baller of some sort.
The roster of owners of the 5,570-square-foot home includes former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart, NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, and former NFL guard Daryn Colledge.
Now playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Iupati purchased the home in 2015 for $1.365 million.
The five-bedroom home sits on an acre of land and is located about 30 miles from the stadium of the University of Phoenix. It features many custom finishes, including tile floors, dramatic pillars, a sweeping staircase, a two-story great room, wrought-iron accents, a dining room under a tray ceiling, and a family room with a fireplace.
The outside of the home resembles a luxe resort, with its lush landscaping, dining patio, and a pool with a spa, grotto, and boulder slide.
Iupati is from American Samoa, and his family had moved to California by the time he entered high school. He later attended the University of Idaho, where he was an All-American before being drafted by the 49ers in 2010. He played five seasons with the 49ers and four with the Arizona Cardinals, and has racked up four Pro Bowl appearances in 10 seasons.