Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky just sold his Scottsdale, AZ retreat for $2.875 million, which is $520,000 less than what he was asking for when he listed it on June 28. Looks like the buyer was able to negotiate down! Gretzky has owned the estate since 2003, when he purchased it for $1,737,450.
The Mediterranean-style home sits on more than an acre in the secluded, gated community of Arcadia. It has stunning views of Camelback Mountain, a popular destination for hiking and rock climbing. It’s close to restaurants and shopping in Scottsdale, which is known as the Beverly Hills of Arizona.
The home is a desert oasis, with a large pool and outdoor entertaining area that includes a built-in barbecue, fire pit, and covered patio. The main residence comes with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and there’s a separate guest house with one bedroom and one bath. Gretzky’s office has soaring, wood-beamed ceilings, and the kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances. The master bedroom has a sitting area, walk-in closet, and an accompanying bath with a giant, two-person bathtub with jets.
Gretzky and his wife, Janet Jones, used the property as a vacation home, but have been spending a lot of time in Southern California, which may be the reason they put the home on the market. Other professional athletes with homes in Scottsdale include NBA players Raja Bell and Steve Nash.
For additional photos of the home, check out the listing on Redfin.com.