Let’s dive into this double-dose of extravagant athlete homes. One top-ranked golfer, two Colorado homes on the market for millions less than he paid for them.
David Duval and his wife Susie are placing two mega-properties on the market in an attempt to “simplify” their lives, as they explained to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported this news.
David Duval was once the number one ranked golfer in the world, and in 2005, he and his wife paid $12,400,000 for a 7.5 acre, 14,200 square foot mansion they used as their primary property. They picked up a second home in the area for $7,400,000 in 2007. The two homes in the Cherry Hills Village area of Denver are now on the market for $9 million and $5 million, respectively. For those who aren’t mathmatically inclined, that’s a staggering loss of $5,800,000. And that’s even if they get the full asking price for both.
But let’s think optimistically, because these two properties are quite the stunners. The larger, main property is described as a “Mediterranean masterpiece with a classic Italian villa exterior and opulent interior.” It’s gated, boasts a circle driveway, fountains and is a great equestrian property for those who want to keep horses.
The second property is a rare gem hidden in the pines with a spectacular lake view and putting green, salt water pool and separate guest apartment. The home also houses a 1500+ bottle wine cellar, is complete with fabulous finishes like a media room and a patio with an outdoor fireplace. The $5,000,000 listing price includes the home plus an additional 4.4 acres. A 2.25 acre building site (where the putting green currently is) can be sold separately for $1.1 million.