Though he hasn’t professionally set foot on a basketball court since July — due to a torn ACL the forward-center suffered during Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals — Phoenix Suns star baller Dario Šarić still boasts an impressive salary. That means the native Croatian, 27, naturally has plenty of cash to dole out on a lavish home. His residence of choice: some strikingly Scandinavian-influenced digs in the sought-after Bartlett Estates neighborhood of Phoenix.
Property records show that Šarić paid the exact asking price of nearly $3.5 million for the all-new home, which rests on more than an acre of desert land and offers breathtaking mountain views. Built by K2 Signature Homes, the structure is securely gated and features what the developer calls “Sonoran-Scandi” architecture, with a façade mixing black metal, white stucco and natural wood tones. Inside, five ensuite bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms are spread across 4,600 square feet of single-level living space. Chicly minimalist and flooded with natural light, the interiors are defined by their high ceilings, and massive sliding glass doors that open to a spacious courtyard ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.
A perforated steel canopy leads to the steel-and-glass front door, which pivots into a great room centered around a floor-to-ceiling linear fireplace. Standing out in the lineup here is a voluminous living room abutting a dining area, plus a sleek gourmet kitchen outfitted with granite countertops, an eat-in island, stainless appliances, a wine cooler and an adjoining butler’s pantry.
Other highlights include the sumptuous master retreat, which has a sitting area and walk-in closet, plus a luxe bath sporting dual vanities, an oval soaking tub and open shower. Elsewhere in the house is a separate family room; and there are enticingly bucolic grounds, which include a grassy lawn with a large pool flanked by a semi-detached poolhouse that — per the listing — would make an ideal home gym.