Quarterback Carson Palmer recently sold his waterview retreat in Del Mar, California, realizing $5.8 million in the sale. Palmer—who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals—had owned the home for about ten years, having purchased it soon after its completion in 2007. The house had been listed at $5.9 million prior to the sale, and was on the open market only days before being snapped up.
A quick look of the home’s exterior explains the appeal of the house. It’s a cottage style home with Craftsman overtones, with shingles, brick and white accents enhancing the effect. From streetside, two terraces and a covered porch are visible, as well as artful landscaping that packs in a great deal of charm with limited space. The front walk includes an arbor which looks very invitational indeed, indicating a relaxed climb to the home’s mahogany front door.
Inside, the 3,809 square-foot house is defined by an unassuming look: warm hardwood floors, built-ins, open-beam ceilings, granite, brick, a great deal of glass, and an open-concept layout for the living spaces. It’s warm but not overdone, managing to convey a great deal of relaxation and a nice sense of liberation.
The home’s 4 bedrooms and 4 baths include a master suite with a private terrace, fireplace, and ocean views. The property exterior includes a flagstone patio, brick fireplace, grill and dining area, spa, and fruit trees.
Heisman Award-winner Palmer had a lengthy tenure in Cincinnati, and a fairly short one in Oakland. He has played for Arizona for four seasons.