Twenty-eight Olympic medals can take up a lot of space. If you're Michael Phelps, it's easy to use that stockpile of precious metals as justification for upgrading to a larger house.
Turns out, Phelps was planning ahead -- last summer, he bought an Arizona home valued at $2.5 million. As the swimmer floats off into retirement, it's as good a time as any to take a peek at the place he'll be calling home for the foreseeable future.
Phelps' new home, built in the Santa Barbara style, was a new construction when he purchased it last year.
Room To Swim Laps In
Phelps' house features more than 6,000 square feet, more than enough to adequately house himself, his fiancee and their baby boy, Boomer.
Of course an Olympic swimmer buys his own swimming pool -- and not a small one, either.
There's also a hot tub and an outdoor grilling/BBQ area, for all of those awesome parties Phelps plans to throw. No word on whether Ryan Lochte will make an appearance.
Inside And Out
An indoor rec room is built just off the patio, creating a multifunctional space that takes advantage of that great Arizona weather.
According to The Arizona Republic, the outdoor patio is made from Concha Stone quarried from an ancient seabed.
Not pictured: Excellent views of Camelback Mountain, which is visible from Phelps' new property.
The house has also been wired for smart technology, making it a fully automated smart home.
Fit For An Olympian
Phelps' sprawling master bedroom features a fireplace and quick access to the outdoors.
Eat Your Heart Out
Vaulted ceilings make for an absolutely stunning gourmet kitchen, where the pool still commands the attention of diners, as you might have expected.
The open concept layout makes Phelps' home feel even bigger than it is -- and that's saying something.
Phelps lives in Arizona in part due to his current role as an assistant swimming coach at Arizona State University.
The backyard is also ripe with fruit plants: Orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach and apple trees line the perimeter of the backyard.
Room To Grow
Only one thing can fill out the considerable space in this house: More siblings for Boomer.
Hostest With The Mostest
With incredible entertaining rooms like this one, how could Phelps keep it all to himself? A house party is in order. A theme suggestion: Gold.