By now many folk have read the stories speculating Sarah and Todd Palin have bought a new home in Scottsdale, Arizona. This of course, is seen as yet another sign that Sarah Palin is close to announcing her White House bid.
Now we have a photo of what appears to be Todd and Sarah at the home.
What we know for sure is a company know as Safari Investments LLC closed on the home on May 13. Safari Investments is a Delaware limited liability firm formed May 12, the day before the deal closed. Delaware does not require the name of individuals connected to limited liability companies to be disclosed, and LLCs [limited liability corporations] are often used as a tool for high-profile people to purchase homes under the radar.
The nearly 8,000-square-foot dark-brown stucco home is secluded with a guard gate for privacy. It’s got six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a six-car garage. There's also a swimming pool, spa, and a basement with a home theater, billiards room and wine cellar.
From ABC15 News:
"It's the best place you could buy a second home in the entire United States," said realtor Jeff Sibbach, who sells high end homes for John Hall & Associates.
Sibbach, who has worked with several celebrity clients said it's normal for high profile people to use an LLC.
He said this property, which has views of Pinnacle Peak, would be ideal for Palin. He also noticed there's a new jungle gym set up in the back.
"It's definitely a low key area, but a little bit of a compound," he said. "You got four and half acres, you got almost 8,000 square feet. A place to move around and be private."
The head of Arizona's Republican Party. Tom Morrissey and his wife Kris said they have open arms for the Palins.
"Her daughter lives here, she was John McCain's running mate," said Kris Morrissey. "I think it's going to stimulate the economy, she offers job opportunities to people."
The Morrisseys said the Valley is exactly the place where Palin, who's nicknamed "Mama Grizzly" should launch her 2012 bid for presidency.
"I think it would be great for the state, great for the party and ultimately great for our country," Morrissey said.
Real Estalker points out that the Palins own lake cottages near Safari Lake in Petersville, Alaska. Hmmm.
Obviously Scottsdale would make a great place to base a presidential campaign out of. Phoenix is close by, and the airport has direct flights to Alaska and every major American city. And let's face it, Alaska is just too far from the lower 48 to base a presidential campaign out of there.
This is a nice home, and has some land with it, which will make it more private and easy to secure, thus making it an ideal Western White House for President Palin and her family.
Here are some photos of the home:
The real estate site Trulia has a lot more photos here.