By Ruth Doherty
If you had to imagine what an action star's home looks like, Steven Seagal's bulletproof desert property could well spring to mind. The long-time residence of US action film star, director, producer, musician and martial artist in Scottsdale, Arizona, is on the market for $3.395 million.
Julianna Eriksen, Real Estate Agent at Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, says: 'This sprawling property offers absolute privacy and sensational panoramic views over the vast Arizona desert.
'With its windows made from bulletproof glass and many exclusive features, the extravagant residence is like something out of an action movie in itself.'
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The vast 9,000sqft designer mansion has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an infinity pool and outdoor kitchen, a private spa, a home cinema, and guesthouse in the grounds.
The estate was built in 2001 to the north of the desert city of Scottsdale, in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Set amid awe-inspiring natural scenery, this is where the 'Wild West' meets vibrant city living, with 300 days of sunshine a year, an array of first-class spa hotels and outdoor recreational pursuits making this one of the most sought-after residential and holiday regions in the western USA.
Nestled on a beautiful hillside 1,000 metres above sea level, the 9,000 square foot property sits on a 12-acre private plot overlooking spectacular landscape that is itself movie location-worthy.
Its impressive façade blends in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. The contemporary design, with materials including natural stone, glass and copper, give the entire residence a relaxed country-chic aesthetic.
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Various terraces afford incredible vistas of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, one of the most biodiverse habitats in the USA. Besides its location, Steven Seagal’s home is also particularly impressive for its open plan interior layout. Rustic natural stone columns, copper detailing, vaulted ceilings, life-sized statues and the vast full-length windows, fully tinted and bulletproof, create a unique atmosphere.
The furnishings and layout have been custom-designed both for sumptuous living and lavish entertainment. In addition to five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a home cinema, private spa, infinity pool and two-storey atrium, the compound also boasts a separate guesthouse offering upscale amenities and comforts for friends and family.
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The property is located within the coveted gated community of Carefree Ranch Homesteads, it has excellent privacy and security, with 24-hour surveillance.
Bob Nathan, Real Estate Agent at Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, says: 'This outstanding mansion is a tranquil oasis that is also ideal for entertaining in unforgettable style. The new owners can not only looking forward to the joys of the property, but also to membership in the exclusive Desert Mountain Club, offering, among other things, the finest golf courses in Arizona.'
Indeed, with six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses plus a new USGA-rated, par-54 course nearby, golf fans are definitely well-catered for.
Steven Seagal's home in Arizona is listed with Engel & Völkers.
What is Steven Seagal famous for?
Steven Seagal was born in 1952 in the US state of Michigan. He spent 15 years in Japan, where he was trained in various martial arts including karate and judo. His breakthrough as an actor came in 1988 with his role in the action thriller Above the Law. He rose to global fame for his leading roles in martial arts films including Hard to Kill (1990) and Under Siege (1992). Besides his career as an actor, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. In 2004, he launched his career in the music industry.
Where will Steven Seagal live now?
As well as his action star-worthy retreat in Arizona, Steven also owns homes in Louisiana, the Mandeville Canyon area of LA, and a dude ranch in Colorado.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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