Des Moines Most Expensive House In Foreclosure, Estate of the Day
The lavish home of West Des Moines developer Dave Walters price isn't just the most expensive resale home in the Des Moines area to ever hit the market at $3.9 million, it's also in foreclosure. The Walters family moved out last year and two banks have mortgages against the home totaling around $4.2 million. Waters was one of the top home builders in the area but became involved in projects that were never completed.
If a buyer is not found in a few months the home will go up for a sheriff's sale. The 14,000-square-foot home was finished less than two years ago. The ten-acre property includes a swimming pool, a 1,500-square-foot guest house, three garages, a quarter-mile walking path and its own football field complete with goal posts. The Des Moines Register says it is estimated that Walters spent about $5.2 million building the home after buying the 10 acres for $850,000 in 2005. It has a massive great room, media room, a huge 1,100-square-foot master bedroom and even a secret room hidden by a bookshelf. It is larger and more lavish than most homes in the area but at $3.9 million it may struggle to find a buyer before the deadline.
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