Steven Seagal's $3.4 million bulletproof estate in Arizona – international property of the week
With a private cinema, spa and infinity pool overlooking the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, this four-bedroom fortress-like home is the perfect reflection of its action-star owner
It seems only fitting that Steven Seagal, B-grade action hero extraordinaire, would have encased his Arizona home in bulletproof glass.
For those with similarly paranoid tendencies, the property is currently on the market for $3.4 million.
The key details
Thick stone walls, copper finishes and rugged desert surrounds are among the property’s other fortress-like qualities.
Located on Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, the hacienda-style home looks out over the expansive Chiricahua Golf Course, as well as the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and the valley beyond.
For those who like to play golf, the home is also close to six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses and a new USGA-rated, par-54 course.
Measuring more than 8,000 square feet, the house was built in 2001, on a plot measuring almost five hectares within the gated and guarded Carefree Ranch Homesteads.
The Under Siege actor acquired the dramatic abode for $3.5m in 2010, after marrying his fourth wife, Erdenetuya Seagal. He first placed it on the market in 2019, for $3.7m. This time around the price has been lowered slightly.
What's the story?
Embedded into a hillside, the main house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Glass-fronted rooms are large, airy and brimming with Arizona sunlight, while staggering views are afforded from every part of the property.
In addition to the bedrooms, there are living, family and dining rooms, and an eat-in chef’s kitchen. Dedicated to downtime are an infinity pool and spa, while the home cinema is big enough to host your own private screenings of Fire Down Below.
A number of terraces – some open to the elements and others covered, and some home to dramatic life-sized statues of ancient Chinese warriors, a nod, no doubt, to Seagal’s martial arts expertise – make this an ideal home for entertaining, as do the three-car garage and additional guest parking spaces.
The estate, listed by Engel and Volkers and currently featured on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, is also home to a 600-square-foot guest house, where a bedroom suite is complemented by a living room and fully equipped kitchen.
Seagal is something of a property maven, having acquired homes in Tennessee, California and Oregon over the years. While the acquisition of this Arizona home led to rumours that the all-round tough guy might run for governor of the state, Seagal never reached the five-year residency threshold required for him to run for office.
What the brokers say
"Privacy exemplified," reads a statement on the Engel & Volkers website. "This one-of-a-kind 'Beringer Custom' home was thoughtfully built into a spectacular hillside lot.
"The contemporary-style home features a mix of naturalistic, traditional and modern design elements. Meandering patios and balconies provide access to unparalleled views.
"The interior is open and bright with the use of natural stone pillars and hewn copper accents."
Published: May 31, 2021 10:07 AM