Looks like Danica! has some new digs. AZCentral says she (well, specifically a trust run by her husband) bought the most expensive house sold this week here in the Valley of the Sun, and let me assure this is definitely NOT the going rate per square foot around these parts.
The Hospenthals probably have a bigger yard than my modest residence, although judging from the Ancala site I think it’s likely to be full of rocks and scorpions. (Hey, the My Name Is IRL World Headquarters has got these nice snap dragons and arborvitae that look pretty sharp out front – lined by bricks, of course.)
A trust controlled by the husband of race car driver Danica Patrick bought a house in the Ancala community in north Scottsdale. Paul E. Hospenthal bought the house as trustee of the Spirit Productions Trust. The trust's successor trustees are Patrick, Mark Hospenthal and Kurt Hospenthal. Paul Hospenthal is listed as the beneficiary of the trust. The 7,531-square-foot home with 600 square-foot pool was originally built in 2001. Paul Hospenthal is a physical therapist and personal trainer who runs the Desert Institute of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale. Patrick made Indianapolis 500 history by coming in fourth in 2005, the best finish for a woman in the history of the race. The home was sold by Douglas S. Kane of Scottsdale.Sold for a mere $4,065,000. Ch-ching!