Golfer Couples Sells House
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
By JULIET CHUNG
Fred Couples, the former No. 1 golfer who made 23 straight Masters cuts, has sold his 11,000-square-foot Montecito, Calif., home for $9.56 million, nearly 25% less than the asking price.
Mr. Couples, 50, bought the five-acre property in 1999 for $4 million. The six-bedroom colonial house has ocean and mountain views and a putting green. There's a three-bedroom guest house with two baths, a tennis court, pool and a nine-car garage. Montecito is near Santa Barbara. Mr. Couples moved in 2007 to another home, in La Quinta.
The buyers are Ben Trosky, who had a career in the financial industry, and his wife, Cheryl. The couple bought through a living trust. Sharon Fisher and Vickie Craig of Village Properties and Dan Encell of Prudential represented Mr. Couples. Colleen Beall of Village Properties represented the Troskys.