Phil Knight’s House – Nike Founder (sold)

81681 Baffin Ave., Lot 114B, La Quinta, California

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Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike recently purchased this retirement home according to the LA Times, a California celebrity mansion on Madison Club’s golf course in La Quinta California, which is east of LA near Palm Springs. Phil Knight and his wife, Penelope, previously lived in La Quinta’s Santa Rosa Cove, adjacent to the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course, public records show according to the Desert Sun. Knight, 76, announced in July of 2015 he planned to step down as Nike’s chairman. He served as president and CEO beginning in 2006. The couple has primarily resided near Nike’s headquarters in Oregon since 1996, but property records show they purchased their home in Santa Rosa Cove in 1998. This is probably his retirement home, which is rather modest considering he is a multi-billionaire. However, I’m sure a 30,000 square foot mega mansion is plenty for anyone.

A native of Oregon, Phil Knight is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as CEO of the company. In November 2015, Forbes named Knight the 15th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$28.1 billion. He is also the owner of the stop motion film production company Laika.

From the listing: “Beautiful South facing custom home at the prestigious Madison Club – Overlooking the 14th fairway of the Tom Fazio golf course with unbelievable Santa Rosa Mountain views. The courtyard entry showcases a custom water feature, outdoor fireplace and sitting area. The great room showcases a cozy fireplace, iron chandeliers and pocket doors that open up to the expansive outdoor living area. This remarkable home features 5 bedroom suites that includes a second floor guest suite with bar and private balcony along with 5.5 bathrooms. The exceptional custom finishes and architectural details reflect the sophistication found at The Madison. Offered furnished as per inventory.

The luxury courtyard entry showcases a custom water feature, outdoor fireplace and sitting area. The great room showcases a cozy fireplace, iron chandeliers and pocket doors that open up to the expansive outdoor living area.

This remarkable home features 5 bedroom suites that includes a second floor guest suite with bar and private balcony along with 5.5 bathrooms. The exceptional custom finishes and architectural details reflect the sophistication found at The Madison. Offered furnished as per inventory.”

  • Bed: 5
  • Bath: 5.5
  • Sq.Ft.: 5,426
  • Lot Sq.Ft.: 27,070
  • Garage: 2 car + golf cart
  • Built: 2013
  • Builder: Discovery Builders
  • Architect: Eric Peterson

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Estimated value

$4,700,000 (for sale status unknown)

Address

81681 Baffin Ave., Lot 114B, La Quinta, California

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