We love athlete houses with killer pools. Love 'em. Would buy one if this blog ever gets snapped up by a giant media company. Sure, Coed Media Group is cool and all, but our asses aren't going to be sitting next to one of these pools until Coed is snapped up. When that day comes, my ass is relocating to Southlake, TX where BC HQ will be at LaMarcus Aldridge's pad. Look at that pool. LOOK AT IT! So pretty.
In the market for a multi-million dollar house that is currently owned by a professional athlete and the house must have a cool pool? Sure you aren't, but it's not a crime to look. Maybe you work at Facebook and need a house near San Francisco? Barry Zito is trying to sell a mountainside retreat with what has to be the best pool view in athlete houses currently on the market: $11.45M. Looking for a grotto? You can buy Devin Harris' house: $2.1M. More - JUMP!
Have you been in the market for a giant house on three acres in the Louisville zip code and just can't find that perfect house? Rick Pitino has a house to sell that might be the perfect fit. Ignore the gaudy furniture and weird draperies. Focus on the pool with insane stonework and the man cave where you can impress your friends with tales of buying Rick Pitino's house. JUMP!
We'd nearly forgotten about Hunter Mahan until yesterday when he beat Rory McIlroy at the Accenture Matchplay and his wife, former Cowboys cheerleader, Kandi came running onto the green. Of course she's one of our all-time favorites. One thing led to another and we were digging into what Mahan has been up to. Um, not much. Just selling his million-dollar mansion and replacing it with a 19,000 sq. ft. mega-mansion. Ho-hum. JUMP!
The fine folks at Realtor.com have been updating some of the athlete houses that are on the market, or STILL on the market and besides Joe Montana's $35,000,000 pad, Jake Plummer's place sticks out. The Snake has been trying to unload this dump since 2009 and has dropped the price by $1.6mm since. Nope, no luck. Not even Baby Jesus is splurging on this place with the comma-shaped pool. Take a peak & buy it. JUMP!
Back in 2009, Joe Montana made big news when he put his 500-acre Northern California spread on the housing market with an asking price of $49,000,000. Unique price, eh? Flash-forward to 2012 and Montana is still trying to sell that house. New price: $35,000,000. What changed with the house in three years to drop the price $14mm? Gophers? Bad olive crop? Windstorm took out trees? None of those, from what we can tell. JUMP!
In case you didn't notice this winter, Jonathon Papelbon has no use for his Boston brownstone. He signed a free-agent deal with Philly and must not plan on making Boston his permanent home because the 2,500 sq. ft. Beacon Street pad on the market. What do you get in this $3,100,000 deal? Location. Want to stumble home drunk after Red Sox games? This place is less than two miles from Fenway. Want that sweet rug? Paps will probably throw it into a deal. JUMP!