Live Like a Sports God: 11 Pro Athletes' Homes for Sale
If you made it big in the world of sports, what kind of home would you buy?
A waterfront estate? A house with a private theater that looks like it was ripped out of a movie set? Or maybe you’d like to head to greener pastures and own a big plot of land and a soul-soothing ranch.
From the MLB to the NBA to the NFL, these 12 professional athletes own some very luxurious homes — and they are all up for sale, right now.
So even if you didn’t go pro, you can still live like some of the greats… provided you have enough money for it.
Mike Piazza’s Mediterranean Escape
Legendary New York Mets catcher and Hall of Famer Mike Piazza recently put his waterfront property in Miami Beach, Florida, on the market.
Listed for $18.5 million, the 49-year-old retired player’s home is a paradise that overlooks Biscayne Bay, replete with eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, boatlift, heated pool and Jerusalem stone flooring.
Florida Gator’s Coach Selling in Mississippi
After nine seasons with Mississippi State, football coach Dan Mullen is swapping his Magnolia State residence for more reptilian pastures.
Recently appointed as the new head coach for Florida, Mullen is leaving this 9,417 square-foot mansion behind and getting back to his Gator roots, where he helped win two national championships in 2006 and 2008 for the Florida Gators.
The $1.35 million property is located in the affluent area of Belmont Park, and boasts a huge kitchen with a gigantic island, two living areas with fireplaces, and a media area with a second, separate kitchen.
Corey Dillion’s Gated California Home
Former running back and four-time pro-bowler, Corey Dillon, is selling a gated Mediterranean estate in Calabasas, Calif., for $1.95 million. The home has been listed since August, the sale a consequence of divorce which he and his ex-wife Desiree Antoine will split down the middle.
Since August, the house has seen a $350,000 price reduction. It’s a rather traditional and stately home of 5,024-square feet, with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an open-floorplan main area, basketball court and a really cool pool.
Deion Sanders’ ‘Primetime’ Real Estate
Two-time Super Bowl champ Deion Sanders is auctioning off his Mediterranean estate, known as ‘Chateau Montclair,’ in Prosper, Texas, for $14.5 million—but there’s no reserve. That means the winning bidder could pay significantly less than what the Hall of Famer is hoping to net.
The sprawling 29,122 square-foot property has nine bedrooms, an indoor basketball court, fitness room and a nightclub-like lower level with a two lane bowling alley.
Shawn Marion’s “Pride and Joy”
Four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion is ready to let go of his beloved mansion in Dallas, Texas. Up for sale at $5.95 million, Marion once considered this home his “pride and joy.”
It’s been up for sale since August, but the price is still holding strong. Probably because the home is rather impressive.
In addition to the six bedrooms and seven full bathroom, there are four living areas, two dining areas, an upstairs game room, home theatre, gym and two wet bars. Marion’s master bedroom comes with its own fireplace and a huge master bath.
Charlie Villanueva’s Brand New Build in Florida
Former Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva has had his modern Mediterranean house on the market since July.
Villanueva, who is currently a free agent, hasn’t played ball since the 2016 season, is looking to sell this $2.45 million pad located in Davie, Florida.
It’s a sizable 7,648 square feet and has a huge walk in closet that is absolutely stocked with sneakers (although those probably don’t come with the house).
Paul Krueger’s Sprawling Ranch
If the wide open country is more your thing, consider NFL free agent Paul Krueger’s beautiful 32-acre estate near the mountains in Evergreen, Colorado.
Krueger, a defensive end who last played for the New Orleans Saints, is selling his calming property, aptly nicknamed Serenity Falls, for $7.995 million.
The property has a huge water feature which spills downhill into a pool by the patio, sending a soothing water noise which can be heard in the main house, according to the listing—and that’s probably why it’s called ‘Serenity Falls.’ The total square footage of living area, which includes a guest house, clocks in at 17,291 square feet.
Adrian Peterson’s Modest (Comparatively) Pad
While Peterson’s main digs might have been that huge Texas castle, the 32-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler owns another, smaller home in Eden Prairie, Minn., that he’s also looking to sell.
Peterson purchased the property in 2007 and put the home on the market in October for $615,000.
He’s changed the price twice since then, down to its current asking price of $539,000. Maybe he’s a motivated seller?
Randy Johnson’s Mansion with a Ridiculous Theater
Retired Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher and 10-time MLB All-Star Randy Johnson has had this palatial paradise in Paradise Valley, Ariz., up for sale for three years.
It’s certainly not because the property isn’t nice enough; the home is awesome. Included in the expansive custom-built Mediterranean are a seven-bedroom detached guest house, a separate 1,800 square-foot gym, tennis court, recording studio, music room with pro lighting, and a bonkers home theater.
At 25,416 it’s certainly a big unit from “The Big Unit” himself. Perhaps it hasn’t sold because the price tag is equally huge at $19.9 million.
Tim Salmon’s Rustic Log Resort
Career Los Angeles Angels outfielder Tim Salmon has been trying to sell his log cabin retreat in Flagstaff, Ariz., for close to three years.
Originally listed for $4 million in February 2015, the 6,453-square-foot property is now up for sale at $3.25 million. The place is literally loaded with logs and wood, from the interior paneling to the custom trunks framing the interior walkway.
Six bedrooms, rockwork fireplaces, a loft sitting area and custom log staircases are some of the retired MLBer’s home highlights.
RG III’s Virginia Mansion
NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is looking to pass his mansion in Leesburg, Virginia, off to another buyer.
The 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year put the 6,188-square-foot farm house up for sale in October for $2.7 million, about a year after he left the Washington Redskins for the Cleveland Browns, although the Browns released him in March.
The home has a Habersham plantation kitchen, hand-scraped hardwood floors, a wine cellar, personal theater room, and even a tenant: According to the listing, there’s someone renting somewhere on the property — perhaps the pool house? — and has a five-year lease. Who might it be?