Phil Mickelson, 38-time PGA Tour winner, calls this massive custom built mansion that he and his wife Amy built ‘home sweet home’. The couple purchased the 4.55 acre lot in Rancho Santa Fe, CA back in June of 1999 for $1.5M, and from there began building their dream home. However, since June of 2007 Mickelson and his wife have actually been trying to sell their home and throughout the process have had some significant price cuts. In 2008 it was listed for $12.225M, it was then reduced to $8.995M in 2010, and in March of 2011 it was reduced again to $7.199M.
Mickelson’s Mediterranean style home is 7,078 sq-ft with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and has 2 guest homes. It includes magnificent features such as a720 sq-ft formal living room with distressed walnut flooring, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, a hand-carved Cantera-stone fireplace, & wood-framed French doors. The 600 sq-ft kitchen includes commercial grade appliances, slab granite counter tops and custom cabinetry with hardware imported from Romania and France.
The home also comes complete with a cathedral style library that has a hand-carved wooden ceiling, custom-made leaded windows, built-in glass-fronted cabinets, and an adjacent bathroom with imported tile from Morocco. The custom wood beamed ceilings carry into the Master Suite with sitting area, wood burning fireplace, fitness room, two custom-fitted closets, and a steam & sauna room, and Master bath with Calcutta marble flooring and custom mosaics.
If that’s not enough, Mickelson’s home also has a secretly situated safe room in case of intruder, den, media room, wine cellar, exercise space, several other hand carved fireplaces, an outdoor infinity edged swimming pool, large outdoor spa, putting green, an outdoor fireplace that sits next to a hand-carved stone fountain with hand-glazed tile imported from Portugal, and two detached guest homes.
Amid the salacious reports of Tiger Woods' many affairs and unconfirmed whispers of love children, there has been much speculation about what will happen to the very contemporary and nearly completed compound he and his soon-to-be wildy wealthy ex-wife Elin Nordegren had been building in Jupiter Island, FL. Sadly, Tiger Woods is not the only professional golfer having to contend with rumors of affairs, unsubstantiated claims of extra marital babies and the fate of high-priced real estate.
Phil Mickelson, the 38-time PGA Tour winner who reportedly earned a staggering $51M in 2007, has recently had to cope with dubious and unproven rumors of fathering a child with an Ohio stripper and has also been trying to unload his ritzy real estate in Rancho Santa Fe, CA since June of 2007. By the summer of 2008, the property was listed with an asking price between $10.75 and $12M and now, two years later, the swanky estate remains unsold and on the market with a much lower asking price of $8.9M.
Property records reveal that in June of 1999, Mickelson and his wife Amy paid $1.15M for a 4.55 acre lot in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, one of the most expensive residential enclaves in all of the country. It took years and many millions for the couple to build their dream house from the ground up. Perfectly and privately situated down a long, gated driveway, current listing information shows the sprawling, single story Mediterranean-style mansion measures 7,078 sq. ft. and includes five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.
A stacked-stone wall opens from the motor court into a covered walkway that leads to a quiet courtyard. There, guests are greeted by a hand-carved stone fountain with hand-glazed tile imported from Portugal and a small flagstone patio lit by star-shaped lanterns hanging from trees. An outdoor fireplace keeps everybody warm.
The Mickelson mansion features grand and theatrical living spaces, including a 720 sq. ft. formal living room with distressed walnut flooring, dramatically vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, a gleaming, white, hand-carved Cantera-stone fireplace and wood-framed French doors that open into the backyard's central courtyard.
The Mickelson's colossal kitchen measures 600 sq. ft. and includes commercial grade appliances, slab granite counter tops and custom cabinetry with hardware imported from Romania and France.
The family room area is open to the kitchen for informal entertaining and cozy family gatherings. There's a vaulted wood beamed ceiling with heavy exposed trusses, distressed walnut flooring, a hand-carved fireplace of white Cantera stone and an entertainment area fitted with custom cabinetry and multiple televisions.
The cathedral-like library does triple duty as an office and trophy room. There is an ornate, hand-carved wooden ceiling, custom-made leaded windows and built-in glass-fronted cabinets for showing off Mickelson's many trophies and professional accolades. An adjacent bathroom has been worked over with tile imported from Morocco.
The über-deluxe master wing includes a behemoth bedroom with wood-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. Other amenities? A sitting area, fitness room, two custom-fitted closets and steam and sauna facilities. In the unlikely event that the estate is breached by an unwanted intruder, the house is outfitted with a secretly situated state-of-the-art safe room.
The master bathroom, larger than most studio apartments, has white Calcutta marble flooring and custom mosaics created over a six month period by the same artisan responsible for the mosaics at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. The bathtub and shower are contained in a large, curved glass enclosure and the custom carved vanities have fixtures of Baccarat crystal and sterling silver.
A wide covered veranda and vast stone courtyard at the back of the house lead down to the backyard that is bisected by a raised water channel that spills waters down into the gently arched infinity-edged swimming pool. On the other side of the raised water channel, a large spa overlooks a putting green where Mickelson perfected his prodigious golf skills. There are, according to listing information, also two detached guest cottages on the property. Judging by these gallery, we think it's safe to say they're swankier than the average guest room.