Sibbach went to see the property earlier this week and said a young man with Alaska license plates asked him to leave the area, but not before he saw jungle gym equipment being erected in the back of the home. Sibbach described the house, which is on a dirt road, as an 8,000-square-foot, 4.5-acre ranch property with billiard and theater rooms. Other photos posted online show a luxurious mansion with a large pool and renovated rooms.
The Arizona Republic, which broke the Palin property news, reported that Safari Investments LLC, a Delaware-based limited liability firm formed the day before the deal closed on May 12, paid $1.695 million cash for the home. Delaware doesn’t require names to be listed on the filing, allowing the owners to maintain privacy. Still, The Alaska Dispatch noted that the Palins’ vacation home in Alaska is on Safari Lake. Reached by The Daily Beast and asked whether the home belongs to the Palins, Phoenix-based attorney Alan Kierman, listed as the contact for Safari Investments, said he could not comment.