Phoenix (Arizona), May 23 (ANI): For months, rumors have circulated in Arizona political circles that former Alaska governor and possible 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin either was shopping for homes in Scottsdale or had already bought one.
A just-closed deal on a secluded luxury home in far north Scottsdale might fit the bill, and talk has begun that this may be the one, the Arizona Republic daily reports.
According to the paper, Palin has gone in for an 8,000-square-foot, dark-brown stucco home with a guard gate that can keep unwanted visitors away.
It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a six-car garage, a swimming pool and spa, and a full basement with a home theater, billiards room and wine cellar.
Safari Investments LLC paid 1.695 million dollars in cash for the home in a deal that appears designed to cloak the identity of a high-profile buyer.
Safari Investments is a Delaware limited liability firm formed May 12, the day before the deal for the Scottsdale home closed.
No officers are listed on the Delaware filing, and that state doesn't require the names of individual associated with limited liability companies to be disclosed.
High-profile people often buy homes through LLCs to maintain their privacy.
Alan Kierman, an attorney with the Phoenix law firm of Mack Drucker and Watson, is listed on property records as the contact for Safari Investments.
Asked point blank by The Arizona Republic if Palin and her husband Todd Palin bought the north Scottsdale house through the company, Kierman said he had no comment.
Requests seeking comment from Palin or her aides made Friday and Saturday through her political action committee, SarahPAC, were also not successful. (ANI)