Seahawks’ Mike Iupati Sells Arizona Home With Pro Sports Pedigree


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.

Wrought-iron accents adorn the staircase.
Wrought-iron accents adorn the staircase.

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Greek columns add drama to the dining and living space.
Greek columns add drama to the dining and living space.

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The lush landscape gives the home the feel of a resort.
The lush landscape gives the home the feel of a resort.

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The backyard features a patio, pool, and boulder slide.
The backyard features a patio, pool, and boulder slide.

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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.



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Aaron Spelling Mansion Sells For Ungodly Sum, Even By Hollywood Standards



The house that “jiggle TV” built just rocked the real estate market of the entertainment capital.

A chateau originally owned by “Charlie’s Angels” producer Aaron Spelling in Los Angeles’ tony Holmby Hills has sold for a staggering $120 million, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday. That’s a record sale price for a home in Los Angeles County, according to the newspaper.

The Times noted that while the sale had yet to be recorded publicly as of Monday, it was a “done deal.”

The so-called Manor, or “Candyland,” nicknamed after the late TV mogul’s wife, Candy, was sold to Formula One racing heiress Petra Stunt for $85 million in 2011, then an LA record, according to The New York Times. The family had listed it in May for $160 million, People reported. It was listed for $200 million in 2016. The family’s decision not to return to LA prompted the sale, The Los Angeles Times wrote.

Spelling, who also produced “The Love Boat” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” which co-starred his daughter, Tori, built the mansion in 1991. He died in 2006 at age 83.

Even by show business standards, the 56,500-square-foot mansion with more than 100 rooms was a monument to excess. It featured a flower-cutting room, a bowling alley, a chamber devoted entirely to storing silver, and a French wine and cheese room, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton sold his Malibu beachfront home for $110 million in April, Variety reported.



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