Back in 2006, Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, sold their nine-bedroom, 2-acre estate in Phoenix, Arizona for $3.75 million. After a hard sell, the couple downsized and moved into a condo. Now, the home is once again up for grabs at more than four times its selling price two years ago. At an asking price of $12 million dollars, the 14,000-square-foot estate includes an exquisite wine room, gourmet kitchen, theatre, his/hers cabanas, and a four+ car garage.
The old-world style estate was once the childhood home of Cindy McCain, born Cindy Lou Hensley, daughter of James Hensley, founder of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the nation. In the ’80s, the house was rebuilt by Sheiner Day & Assoc. from brick-and-shake into stucco and tile. When the McCains inherited the home, Cindy decorated the interior in southwestern style using blond woods, light colors, and their seven children’s artwork and pictures as an integral part of the décor.
Now, darker colors have replaced the bright interior of the home. Dramatic cherry woods, black granite countertops, a black piano, and animal print upholsteries are in place where the cheery, family artwork and pictures once were. However, no matter the difference of opinion between the McCains and the new homeowners, the beauty of the grand home remains unchanged.