A Nearly 18,000-Square-Foot Arizona Villa Originally Home to a Retired NFL Player Seeks $16M

Football season may be over, but Arizona is always hot for those who want a sunny and dry getaway. In Paradise Valley, you can even find a residence with a slight NFL twist available to buy. Originally owned by Bob Daugherty, a player for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1966 season, the mansion is opulent at every turn. Influenced by the Getty Villa just outside of Rome, the property is priced at $16 million and certainly requires a buyer with pizzazz.

Spread across just over two acres, the 17,912-square-foot is a feat of bright geometric tiles, rich wood details, columns, and fountains. The 2009-built home was hand-crafted by artisans working with exquisite imported materials, all under the watchful eye of renowned designer Juan Sandoval.

A unique layout, the five-bedroom home’s floor plan centers around 20,000 square feet of courtyards with outdoor perks such as the romantic loggia, hand-tiled 150,000-gallon mosaic pool, and 300 rose bushes. One could pass through each of the home’s rooms to get to the bedrooms or take the scenic route and stroll the property’s grounds. Either way, you’ll eventually end up in the vast and wood-clad living and dining spaces, which instantly transport you to a storied home in Italy or Spain.

Who says Mediterranean style has to be laidback? Ornate moldings, chandeliers, and imposing fireplaces are just a few elements that continually elevate the grandeur. And, over-the-top perks are in high supply, including a 700-square-foot wine cellar and a 2,000-square-foot movie theater. Cheryl Anderson and Frank Aazmi of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.