Fresh from paycheck negotiations that left him expecting $55 million from the Arizona Cardinals, NFL player DeAndre Hopkins wasted little time in plunking down $5.1 million for this 12,000 sq. ft. concrete-and-glass modern in Paradise Valley.
The house sits on a 1.72-acre lot. A substantial whack of the available space is occupied by the home’s courtyard, which features a refreshing centerpiece: a 75-foot lap pool that’s as much architectural installation as recreational/athletic amenity.
The home’s more compelling features include the recessed entry, a sculpture-like beginning to the living style that’s slightly portentous, and the L-shaped embellishment that brings drama to living room conversations. Polished floors, a masonry accent wall housing a two-sided gas fireplace, and a marvelous array of pivoting glass doors are other highlights of the Spartan interiors.