NY Rangers GM Glen Sather Selling Desert Retreat for $2.7M:
When you’re involved in professional ice hockey for a living, it’s nice to have an offseason home in a warm climate. For example, Glen Sather, New York Rangers president and general manager, has kept a house for years in the desert in La Quinta, CA.
Sather’s even held offseason meetings in his home, which likely required extra air conditioning, considering the average high temperature in the resort town outside of Palm Springs tops 100 degrees from June through September.
Now Sather is ready to move on from the luxury home, and he’s enlisted agent Kay Bastasini to sell it. He’s asking for $2.7 million.
With its palm trees, pool, mountain scenery, and a stream that runs through the backyard, the compound feels like an oasis. The house has views of the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south and the San Jacinto Mountains to the west. The Joshua Tree National Park is only an hour northeast, and the Salton Sea is 30 miles southeast.
The 4,750-square-foot home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms has an open floor plan, which makes it ideal for entertaining. The living room has a high ceiling and a full bar—the bar is near a wall of windows so you can enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the view of the pool and the landscaping in the background.
The living room leads to a dining room and a kitchen with a center island. There’s also a breakfast nook that sits next to a seating area that can be used as a small family room.
As part of the Enclave Mountain Estates gated community, residents have access to several amenities at La Quinta Resort & Club, including a fitness center, spa, 41 pools, golf, tennis, and a lot more. Alas, there is no ice rink.
In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Sather was head coach of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. He won four Stanley Cup championships as coach of the team led by Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. Sather eventually transitioned to a front office role and was the general manager of the Oilers from 1989 to 2000. In 1997, Sather was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has been the GM and president of the New York Rangers since 2000 but has yet to bring the Stanley Cup back to NYC.