Golfer Geoff Ogilvy Sells Del Mar Home for $6 Million
Geoff Ogilvy, the former U.S. Open golf champion, has reportedly sold his luxurious home in Del Mar, Calif., for $6 million.
Ogilvy listed the home in March, this year, for $6.75 million. Failing to sell it over a few months, the price was brought down to $6.45 million in June. The house went under escrow in July and closed transaction Aug. 22, according to property records.
Ogilvy and his wife Juli purchased the residence in 2009 for $4.15 million. Last summer, Juli and their three children moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., the Associated Press reported.
Ogilvy and Juli wanted to keep the home - which is just a few miles from Whisper Rock Golf Club where he went to practice regularly - as a vacation house. In an earlier interview with AP, he said:
"Whisper Rock is a special place. This is less about Arizona and more about Whisper Rock. It was a hard decision because we love it over here so much. But as soon as we got back, I realized it was the right thing. I get up in the morning, take the kids to school and go to the golf course."
Nevertheless, the home came up on the market and Brett Combs of Pacific Shore Platinum was marketing the property.
The place is a 4,633-square-feet single-family house that has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
Interiors of the home feature paneled hardwood flooring, extra-large French glass windows and high ceilings.The multi-wing residence has a formal living area, a dining space and a modern kitchen with granite counter-tops and a mid-rise island.
Outside, the home has a swimming pool with a spa and waterfall features. A large tennis court, ample lounging area and a detached garage are also part of the property.
The listing describes the home as a "Stunning Old Del Mar estate on over a half acre lot with white water ocean views complete with pool and tennis court" adding that it "exudes privacy with its gated entrance and set back from the street."
You can take a virtual tour of the home here.