After winning the Scottish Open and Open Championship in consecutive weeks, Phil Mickelson ceded about 61 percent of his earnings to Scottish, federal and California state taxes. So, paying a commission to a real-estate agent doesn't seem like that big of a deal.
In July 2013, Mickelson put his Racho Sante Fe, Calif., home back on the market again. The asking price: $6,995,000, as reported by Curbed.com. However, the house didn't sell. It's again on the market, with about another $1 million knocked off the price, now listed at $5.99 million.
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The Tuscan-style home sits on 4.55 acres. The main home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and features include a den, media room, wine cellar and exercise room. The backyard features a large pool, spa and the putting green Mickelson practiced on ahead of flying cross-country to play in the 2013 U.S. Open. There are also two guest houses.
Prepare to be amazed by the exquisite melding of Old World elegance and craftsmanship, with the comfort and ease of Southern California living. This single story monument to perfection is sited on 4.55 private, sunset view acres on the desirable Westside of the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Dazzling details include Baccarat crystal and sterling fixtures...Please see supplement ....Calcutta Oro marble floors & the mosaic tile on the shower walls was individually cut & placed by the master stone mason from the Bellagio. The mahogany doors & windows are by Albertini, hand carved walnut panels crown the office ceiling, Bersici glass tiles in the pool capture the sparkle of the sun and trompe l'oeil artwork graces the walls & ceiling throughout the home. There are not enough superlatives to describe the extraordinary elements of design & quality that continue throughout the main house, the detached guest house & the gentleman's billiard room.
Mickelson bought the home in 2001 for $5,950,000 and first put it up for sale in 2008 for $12.225 million. Since then, the house has been on the market several times for the same asking price of $7,095,000. Mickelson is paying $74,027 annually in property taxes.