Spreckels Mansion where Scottsdale woman was found dead listed for $17.5 million

The historic Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, Calif., which is in the news again because of the trial involving the mysterious death of a Scottsdale woman there, is listed for sale again.

The asking price for the 10-bedroom beach house, where Rebecca Zahau was found tied up and hanged nude in July 2011, is now $17.5 million.

The current owners, a Utah group, have tried to sell the historic house several times over the past five years. The house has been renovated and was last priced at $15.9 million.

Zahau’s then-boyfriend Valley pharmaceutical firm executive Jonah Shacknai owned the home when she died there. A few days before Zahau died, Shacknai’s 6-year-old son, Max, fell down the stairs at the mansion and later died.

Mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau

A trial is underway in San Diego County Superior Court over whether Zahau committed suicide or was killed by someone else.

Shacknai sold the mansion to an investment group for about $9 million in 2012.

The mansion was built in 1908 by John D. Spreckels when he owned the island. The 10,500-square-foot oceanfront house now has 11 bathrooms, a guest house and caretakers quarters.

“The beach house has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that has totally modernized the home while maintaining its historical architectural integrity," according to the listing.

Jason Whitmore of Smart Realty Group has the listing and confirmed the home is for sale, but declined to comment further.

2011 photo of the Spreckels Mansion, former home of Jonah Shacknai on Coronado Island, San Diego.

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