Retired MLB player Mark Ellis is hoping to catch the right buyer for his Scottsdale, Arizona, home; that is, one with at least $8 million to spend on his sprawling Spanish contemporary.
The property is located in the Horseshoe Canyon Estates community. It’s a 10,000 square-footer that dates to 2012 and holds six bedrooms and 8.5 baths. The exterior hits many of the right cues for a Spanish Colonial-style, with abundant rusticated stone, beige-toned stucco, a clay tile roof, lantern sconces, and wrought iron.
The interiors are bright, modern, and warm. Designer Nate Berkus’ influence is fully on display: light walls, rich hardwood floors, and warm accents result in a sophisticated style that merges contemporary, barn-style, cottage, and urban sensibilities.
The main great room provides a seamless flow from the living room to the bright white kitchen and the nearby breakfast nook. A formal dining room features French doors opening onto the property exterior. In the basement, a batting cage and a climbing wall provide athletic recreation; outside the trend continues with a basketball court.
The property measures about one acre, and is filled out by a swimming pool with cabana and summer kitchen, a putting green, a landscaped privacy buffer, and an artificial lawn.