Tuesday, December 7

MLB Star Aaron Boone Puts Scottsdale Home on the Market

Former Major League Baseball player Aaron Boone has put his 5,850-square-foot Scottsdale home up for sale, with an asking price of just under $2.7 million.

Built in 2006, the house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as ample living space. “It’s a huge house,” Boone’s listing agent, Natasha Greenhalgh, told Realtor.com. “The house has a lot of spaces, so you have a lot of flexibility to make those spaces however you want.”

Design-wise, the home features wood-beamed ceilings, arched doorways and a neutral, desert-inspired palette.

The house, located in the exclusive Silverleaf village, is nestled at the base of the McDowell Mountains on a nearly half-acre lot offering unobstructed mountain views.

The gated community offers parks, a golf course, a pool and a spa. “It’s very much a family-type environment,” said Greenhalgh. More adult-friendly activities include regular wine dinners and yoga classes.

 

Celebrity Style

Even if you don’t have a few million to drop on a new house, you can still draw some inspiration from some celebrity homes like Boone’s.

Boone actually renovated his home, which was originally a Tuscan style, to have more modern fixtures in the interior. That includes funky bare-bulb lighting pieces and contrasting cabinetry in the kitchen. “They did a really good job of making the house contemporary but also doing things to keep the warmth, so it doesn’t have a cold, metal-type feel,” Greenhalgh said.

If you are hoping to give your home a celebrity feel, there’s no better place to start than the kitchen, which has been transformed from a purely functional space to an entertaining showpiece in most high-end homes. You can even browse some photos of celebrity kitchens recently posted on the Elle Decor site for inspiration.

Gorgeous built-in cabinetry (cabinets can either be freestanding or built-in — the latter are usually custom fitted and fixed into place) forms the centerpiece of most of these kitchens, but high-end appliances and unique accessories are what round out their luxurious appeal.

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