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Sarah Palin's desert home in Scottsdale, Ariz., sells for $2.275 million

Sarah Palin's desert home in Scottsdale, Ariz., sells for $2.275 million
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sold her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $2.275 million. She had asked as much as $2.499 million for the nearly 8,000-square-foot residence. (Premier Lister | Inset: Associated Press)

Onetime Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sold her gated estate in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $2.275 million.

Built in 2001, the approximately 8,000-square-foot house came to market last December for $2.499 million and was more recently listed at $2.375 million, records show. Palin bought the house in 2011 for $1.695 million.

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Designed for outdoor entertaining, the property includes such backyard features as fireplaces off the covered patio and veranda, a built-in grill station and a swimming pool and spa. A water-saving synthetic lawn, a lighted sports court and a putting green are also within nearly five acres of grounds.

Inside, living areas have a contemporary vibe with subdued hues, vaulted ceilings and wrought ironwork throughout. Formal living and dining rooms, a media/room theater, an oversized kitchen and a wine cellar are among the common areas.

Six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms include two master suites, one of which has a rooftop deck.

Richard Barker of Keller Williams Arizona Realty in Fountain Hills is the listing agent. Kevin Nelson of HomeSmart represented the buyer.

The 52-year-old Palin was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008 and served as Alaska's governor from 2006 to 2009.

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