Inside Rob Gronkowski’s Million-Dollar Party Pads
Former New England Patriots tight end and legendary party bro Rob Gronkowski — aka Gronk — made headlines when he left retirement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside Tom Brady. It’s a dream pairing, and the football world got to see them win a Super Bowl together once again.
On the field, Gronk is a monster. He’s one of the best tight ends in history and a safety’s nightmare. Off the field, he’s a lovable goof with a history of buying party palaces. But unlike many athletes, Gronk doesn’t waste his millions on random, ostentatious properties. He buys what looks good, settles down, makes some protein shakes and busts out the beer pong table.
We’re taking a look at all the known real estate that Rob Gronkowski has owned, from a stylish condo in Boston to a chic modern masterpiece in Miami. It’s a real estate party, bro.
Gronk’s main compound is in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He’s owned this home since around 2014 when he was 24 years old.
That previous year, in 2013, he underwent forearm surgery and back surgery before returning to the field. He played in seven games before T.J. Ward, playing for the Cleveland Browns, took him out at the knee and tore his ACL and MCL.
Gronk owns two of these homes, and we imagine they call it Gronk Circle in the neighborhood.
Gronk custom-built his main home, which is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom Victorian-style house with 4,486 square feet of living space.
The other home is a 4,466-square-foot house for a combined living space of nearly 10,000 square feet. The two homes sit on an acre-and-half of land that’s just a quick car ride away from Gillette Stadium.
Sadly, there aren’t any photos of the home’s interior.
His Boston Loft
In September 2016, a month before breaking the Patriots’ franchise record with his 69th touchdown during the team’s winning game against the Buffalo Bills, Gronk plunked down $1.9 million for a corner loft penthouse at Fort Point Place in Boston.
A Kind of Rough Year
Despite breaking records, Gronk had a tough 2016. He missed his first two games of the season with an injured hamstring, but that was nothing.
In November, Gronk took a hard shot from Earl Thomas, which took him out of the game. He thought he had suffered a punctured lung.
"That was a big hit, probably one of the hardest I've got hit in my career, for sure," he said after the game.
Brick and Wood
The apartment is a spacious 2,063 square feet with two full bedrooms and bathrooms, and two parking spots.
The original brickwork has been preserved and the ceilings outfitted with exposed wood beams and industrial touches.
A 100-Year-Old Building
The building is 120 years old.
It used to be a two-building warehouse from 1900, which was converted into brick-and-beam lofts in 1999.
Today, the buildings house 125 apartments.
After his brief punctured lung scare (it was bruised, not punctured), Gronk returned to play against the New York Jets but was again injured, this time suffering a herniated disc.
He again underwent back surgery.
Bittersweet Super Bowl Win
The 2016 season was also the season that the Patriots won the Super Bowl (for the fifth time), but Gronk wasn’t in the game.
He had to watch from the sidelines as his team beat the Atlanta Falcons in a comeback victory after Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead.
A jersey belonging to Gronk’s brother, Dan Gronkowski, is framed above the kitchen sink.
Dan briefly played for the Patriots in 2011 and signed with the Cleveland Browns from 2012 to 2013.
A Huge Stove
The stove in this loft is impressive. It’s a restaurant-grade stainless steel Viking with double ovens.
To the right is a third stainless steel Mile oven.
The Breakfast Area
The loft has a small area for coffee and a quick breakfast, with loads of natural light emitting from the large windows nearby.
The loft comes with roof real estate, accessible via this windy, black steel staircase.
It’s a good use of space, although we imagine a 6-foot-6 Gronk didn’t exactly float up those stairs.
View From the Top
It’s not exactly a staircase you want to stumble down after going HAM the night before. That means Hard As a Mother****er, and it is one of Gronk’s favored acronyms.
The Rooftop Deck
The rooftop deck is an extra 340 square feet and features plants, a distressed wood cabinet and lounging furniture.
The views are fantastic, offering a sweeping look at Fort Point and downtown.
The Boston Convention Center is across the street, and the harbor is nearby.
Gronk owned this property for six years until August 2019, when he sold it for $2.3 million, making a tidy profit.
The Master Bedroom
Gronk’s bedroom features a very large bed with some sports memorabilia, including a trophy (which one is anybody’s guess) and a framed jersey (which we can’t quite make out).
A large photo mash-up of the Gronk family playing sports is mounted above the dresser, and there’s a flat-screen TV mounted on the wall in sports bar fashion.
The Master Closet
Adjacent to the bathroom is the master closet. We’re not sure how much use this was to Gronk, as he’s no fashionista. He’s more known for not really wearing many clothes at all.
According to GQ, for a five-week period of traveling, Gronk packed "[t]welve pairs of boxer briefs, a single suit, three pairs of shorts, a couple of tank tops. A couple, as in: two."
Poopin' Like Gronk
The master bathroom has a large, glassed-in walk-in shower, a half-gone roll of toilet paper and a Squatty Potty, because that is apparently how Gronk poops.
A sign above the toilet reads: "Home is wherever you are."
The Master Bathroom
In this other shot of the master bathroom, a large double vanity with wood cabinetry can be seen. Anyway, here’s a Gronk bathroom story, via Bleacher Report:
"Guys always follow me into the bathroom and ask for pictures and stuff. My brother Gordo said he had to jump up and block some dude who tried to take a picture of my ... you know ... while I was [peeing]. Gordo said my piece was just hangin’ out while I was talking to the guy."
The Second Bedroom
The loft only has one other bedroom, and it’s pretty simple. In fact, the entire loft is pretty simple, but very nice.
It’s just something that Gronk does — he doesn’t overspend or live lavishly. He just lives comfortably, and very below his means.
The Second Bathroom
No Squatty Potty in here, unfortunately. This black-and-white bathroom is much smaller than the master. But that’s to be expected. This is Boston.
This hallway connects the bedrooms and the main living area. There’s a bar window, which opens up to the kitchen, creating a more open feel.
The ductwork here and throughout the house gives the apartment a modern, industrial feel.
Gronk’s office includes a large closet, pendant lighting, and a standing desk converter on top of a standing desk to meet Gronk’s needs.
A signed jersey of New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is framed on the wall.
The lobby to Fort Point Place, which Gronk would undoubtedly bring countless women through.
His AIM screen name from the fourth grade was chickmagnet4life, after all.
His Luxury Miami Condo
Gronk’s newest home is a glamorous double-condo in Miami, located in the Marquis Miami condo building, a 670-foot high skyscraper.
The Master Bedroom
Now this is an amazing pad, bros.
Gronk sold off his industrial-style loft in Boston for this glass-walled beauty by Biscayne Bay.
He bought this very white, minimalist apartment for $1.7 million in July 2019.
One of the master bedroom’s walls is made completely out of glass, which looks out into another, bigger, completely glass wall. Which, in turn, shows the sparkling blue waters of the bay.
The Master Bathroom
The home has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.
The master is spacious, with a modern double-vanity and a walk-in shower featuring a ceiling-mounted showerhead.
A Smart Buy
While $1.7 million isn’t cheap, this does look like a solid investment. That’s pretty in line with Gronk. While he’s no property flipper, the man doesn’t waste money.
He hasn’t even touched the money brought in from the six-year, $54 million contract that he signed with the Patriots in 2012.
He just uses his endorsement money instead.
Lots of Room
The master bedroom is enormous and extends well past the bathroom area. It’s all so white and clean.
Gronk will not be able to keep it white and clean.
A Second Bedroom
Gronk is known for partying, but he also does lots of charity work.
In his book, inarguably titled "It’s Good to Be Gronk," he talks about raising $500,000 for pediatric cancer research by letting kids shave his head.
He also runs the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which provides grants to sports programs.
There’s more than enough room in this two-story apartment for all of Gronk’s brothers and friends, which he calls the Party Rockers after the LMFAO song.
Ties to Miami
Gronk has frequented Miami for quite a while, and would often stay in the apartment rented by his agent, Mike Katz.
Is it a glamorous apartment befitting of an agent whose client makes $9 million a year, just from the Patriots?
No. It’s "a two-bedroom, what looks like a thousand square feet, on a mid-level floor of a condo building in Miami Beach," according to Devin Friedman, who wrote a Gronk feature story for GQ.
Enough Space to Gronk
Gronk is also a verb. He likes to spike footballs, and he calls that Gronking.
With 20-foot ceilings, there's enough space here to Gronk a football like Gronk.
Although you may want to take more care for the windows than Gronk did with the Lombardi trophy (he dented it by using it as a baseball bat).
In his book, Gronk writes about having a "fun afternoon with the Miami-Dade police SWAT team."
He got to "shoot all kinds of cool weaponry" and was made an honorary police officer for a day, which culminated with him watching the SWAT team kick down a door, throw in some smoke grenades and make a drug bust.
Gronk didn’t get to Gronk any drug pushers that day. He stayed in the truck.
The bedrooms cantilever out over the first floor. With their walls of glass, they look like box seats.
Gronk’s double apartment, which is located in a corner lot, overlooks Maurice A. Ferre Park, several small islands and South Beach.
Who knows how many more Gronk Beach parties there will be in the days to come?
His first one, which occurred before Super Bowl LIV, took place in Miami Beach and attracted some 3,000 people.
Base-level general admission to Gronk Beach 2020 cost $150 (the price includes an open bar, food and music), while shared VIP tables cost $2,000. Other experiences cost even more.
Something called "Party Like a GRONK Star Cabana" cost $50,000. There was also a "Big Game Royalty" experience, which included a private jet ride for 10 people, a ride on Shaquille O’Neal’s shoulders, and access to a mansion for two days.
That cost $1 million, and apparently every ticket sold.
This kitchen is now a place for protein shakes and Gronk Monster Energy drinks.
In early 2020, Gronk told CNBC that he switched from eating anything he wanted to plant-based protein shakes, chicken and organic veggies.
He also does intermittent fasting, although all of that might change once football season kicks off.
Simple and Stylish
The kitchen is surprisingly simple, with just one electric stove in a large island, a big stainless steel fridge and a small countertop with sink.
It’s not a chef’s dream, but Gronk does not seem like the cooking type.
Somewhere in the Marquis Miami building, there’s a pool in between the floors, which is very luxe.
It’s also one more reason for Gronk to take his shirt off.
There’s at least one weight room and gym in the building.
A quote from Gronk about lifting weights, via GQ: "The importance of lifting weights is it kind of makes me who I am."
Gronk's Party Pad in Florida
Gronk owned this 4,781-square foot mansion in Tampa, Florida, for about a year, from early 2012 to early 2013.
He paid $1.6 million for it and sold it for $2.4 million.
Gronk bought this house when he was 23 years old, and 2012 was the same year that he signed that famous $54 million contract, which guaranteed him $18 million, even if he never played again.
In his book, he writes that he probably could have gotten more if he waited an additional two years until his rookie contract was up, but decided to take the guarantee.
"I didn’t think it was worth it to wait two or more years and risk serious injury for that. There was too much uncertainty. What was certain was that now if my back went out on me again and I could no longer play football, I would get $18 million no matter what. ... I would be financially set."
Young and Rich
The signing occurred two years after the Patriots drafted Gronk in the second round to a four-year contract worth over $6 million. Gronk didn’t graduate college and instead entered the draft as a junior.
It was a risk. Gronk’s back had already been injured. And since his father bought him disability insurance that would pay out a maximum of $4 million, Gronk could have retired at 19 and made $160,000 a year, just on interest, without even touching the $4 million principal.
But then he wouldn’t have been able to play football, nor would he have been able to buy this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house.
Hot Tub Dreams
What must have been a plus for this home was the spa. Gronk attended the University of Arizona and lived in a frat house. One of the first things they did was pool all their money together to buy a $1,500 hot tub for the backyard.
"I had like ten bucks left for college," Gronk told Conan. "It needed some maintenance on it after like one week. ... [W]e had 20 people in it after one night, it was a blast. It was a great, great investment."
There’s some less G-rated material about the hot tub in his book: "The price of admission for the ladies to get into Club G's hot tub was to throw their bra or bikini top into the tree. When my mom visited, she saw all the bras in the tree and was pissed," he writes.
Another thing that the Gronk house was known for was a slip and slide slicked down with soap and water, and the only rules were to "run full speed," he told Conan, which would send people sliding from the kitchen to out the back door.
Gronk probably didn’t use this kitchen for that, since there’s not enough room.
The Living Room
Gronk said they (presumably he and his frat brothers) bought the old frat house during his rookie year, possibly in lieu of paying for the countless damages, as he hinted at to Conan. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find where that house is.
The photos you see here are actually the same listing photos used from 2013. It’s certainly been cleaned up a bit.
We’re sure this place wasn’t left this orderly.
Gronk loves to party, but he does it in an innocent way. There’s no drugs, just booze and dancing. Lots of dancing.
"[W]hen we get started, we party harder than anybody. We are dancing high-energy, constant moves, jumping, gyrations — it is the best cardio workout ever. So actually, even when I am partying, I am working out," he writes in his book.
Gronk’s Last Fight
Of course, partying didn’t always go smoothly in college. In his book, he talks about a time when he and his frat bros fought other rival frat bros in the front lawn. It happened when the enemy bros threw a beer can into the head of one of Gronk’s friends. He says it was 20 of them versus 10 of Gronk’s party.
"I had seen the movie 'The Outsiders' with Matt Dillon, which had an awesome rumble scene, but this was even better. There was blood flying, bodies getting slammed, alcohol spilling, and women screaming everywhere."
Gronk describes how he went into "Hulk mode and smashed guys!" and threw people into cars. No one was seriously injured (at least on his team), and that was the last fight Gronk ever got into.
Although he’s been known to throw a late hit once in a blue moon. And he did participate in the brawl at Super Bowl XLIX, although the Seahawks started that one. Gronk was fined $8,268, for the brawl and $281,250 for the late hit, according to Spotrac.
The Master Bathroom
The soaking tub is big enough to fit Gronk’s frame. There’s tons of drawer space, dual vanities and interior shutters with a sunburst top.
The Outdoor Kitchen
Gronk isn’t really a fighter at heart, though. He’s happier hanging with his bros and cooking food completely naked. Another little excerpt from his book:
"I was always hungry by the time we came back for the after-party, so for whatever reason, one I really can't explain, every party night you could find me cooking scrambled eggs totally naked at 2 or 3 a.m. I made them for the whole crew as the designated egg maker."
It's Good to Be Gronk
Today, Gronk has it made. The 30-year-old has had sponsorship deals with a number of big-name brands, including Monster Energy, Dunkin’ Donuts, Oberto, Bodyarmor SuperDrink, JetBlue, Nike, Visa, Cheerios, DraftKings and made the cover of 'Madden NFL 17."
Provided he doesn’t incur any career-altering injuries, he and Brady will be a force to be reckoned with in the NFL yet again.
Maybe he'll pick up some more sweet real estate, too.
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