I received word today from the great folks at Concierge Auctions that Deion Sander’s former spread on almost 6 acres up in Prosper — you know it — is going to auction on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. There is no reserve. The home went to auction previously, and almost sold for just under $4 million, but the deal fell through. Happens. It was sold shortly after. Naturally, the owners want to see bids starting in the one or two millions, the higher, the better, as they will be selling the aforementioned property to the highest bidder. The home at 1400 Copper Point Drive, has been on the market for $12.75 million, is now asking $14,500,000.
I mean, you do understand, right? The famed Sanders home with that turn-table in the master, huge round bed, a closet bigger than Rhode Island and a barber shop, basketball court and bowling alley, 14 car garage, screening room and 12 acre lake, could be picked up for $2 million or less in time for Christmas!
“Starting this Thursday, November 15th, we will be holding the open house every day from 1-4 p.m,” says Concierge project sales manager Jodi Fillmore, who came to Dallas all the way from Ketchum, Idaho, to sell the famous sprawling palace. She is working with Ebby Halliday agent David Gloria, one of the best agents around. You know what’s proof of a good agent? When he does everything possible to sell a property. EVERYTHING. Now, after three years, David thinks an auction may bring out a buyer.
To be perfectly clear, Deion no longer owns the 29,000 square foot pink stucco Prosper spread. Built in 1999, Deion sold the entire estate in 2014.
The man is definitely shedding property. As I told you in August, he recently sold his Azure penthouse to Clifford Fischer. Fear not, there is another: I bet Greg Brady would LOVE to sell you his unit on the same floor. Last I heard Deion was building happily in DeSoto.
1400 Copper Point is pretty much the same as it was when I last toured it, updated, painted, carpeted, re-freshed, and that fabulous chandelier created from three Dallas Statler Hilton chandeliers is now hanging in the foyer. It was a gift from Mehrdad Moayedi, who just opened the Statler Hilton in downtown Dallas after YEARS of renovation, and whose company has developed 22 acres surrounding the mansion called Montclair.
A little background: in 2014, most of Deion’s property was scooped up in a deal arranged by Dallas developer Don Silverman. The plan was to develop most of the Sanders property with upscale Prosper homes. And that is exactly what happened around the once blue, now sand-pink stucco mansion. There is also a shopping center, and Prosper’s first Kroger, at the intersection of Preston Road and Prosper Trail Road.
Once upon a time, Neon Deion’s mansion sat on 109 acres at that intersection, and was all you could see when driving north at that intersection.
The home had a football field and tennis court, still has pools (lagoon-style, regular, and indoor), a 12-acre lake now part of the development. There is a basketball court, gym, barber shop, arcade, bowling alley, a guest house, and a huge theater/screening room, and sauna. There’s also an awards gallery. The 29,000-square-foot home contains 10 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, a commercial-grade kitchen, and soaring two-story foyer. The master closet is the size of most people’s homes at 3,000 square feet, and there is a sunken sauna tub in the master bath. Don’t forget the turn-table floor in the foyer to the master bedroom, now covered with beautiful carpet.
You may recall that the home was auctioned by Concierge Auctions in November of 2014. There was no reserve. It came close to getting under $4 million, and there were eight registered bidders. But the house did not sell, and a private sale deal was made later.
Originally Deion asked $21 million for the house plus 84 acres. Sources tell me that number didn’t happen.
If you are up in Frisco or Prosper, do swing by. I cannot believe how much the Sander’s old neighborhood has changed, a far cry from what we might call an “estate pioneer”. Which Sanders certainly was: Deion built in the boonies, where there was nothing around.
Didn’t take long for the landscape to fill out.