Everyone is always curious about athletes’ lifestyles. Who they date, how they train and where they live. CNBC thought it would be fun to put together a list of the “Coolest homes for athletes” Featured are Tiger Woods’ new bachelor pad, Venus & Serena Williams Florida compound, Carson Palmer’s for-sale home in Cincinnati and others :
Location: Carnation, Washington
Square footage: 10,630
This mansion in the Blakely Woods neighborhood is owned by Boston Celtics star Ray Allen, who once upon a time played for the now-decamped and renamed Seattle SuperSonics. Located on nearly 4.5+ acres, the estate features a grand vaulted entryway, six fireplaces, three family rooms, two laundry rooms, wood-paneled office and gourmet kitchen, a full-size basketball and tennis court, pool with kitchen cabana including all stainless steel appliances, a putting green, Jacuzzi, and a children’s play house.
Location: Bradbury, California
Square footage: 16,600
Former L.A. Dodgers and current Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre put his dazzling Mediterranean-style mansion on 4.16 acres on the market last year. The entryway has a 35-foot custom-painted ceiling, inlaid marble floors, a crystal chandelier and dual staircases. As for sporting features, there’s a rec room with batting cage, an infinity pool, golf greens, tennis and basketball courts.
Price: $12- $20 million to build
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Square footage: 28,000
One of the world’s foremost basketball players has built one of the world’s largest athlete’s mansion complexes. It’s located in the 55-estate luxury community developed by eminent golfer Jack Nicklaus, the Bears Club. The community is already very private, but Jordan’s grounds have a two-story guardhouse. Naturally, the sprawling estate also features an athletic wing with a basketball court and gym, a guest house, and a pool house.
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Square footage: 6,630
This ivy-covered Mediterranean waterfront home in Miami’s Sunset Islands belonging to tennis pro Anna Kournikova was put on the market last week. It has lots of outdoor space around the heated pool, including a coral rock pool deck and a covered outdoor dining area. Bedroom, bath and other rooms offer views of the water, and a two-story guest house with a kitchen downstairs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Square footage: 5,575
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
After eight seasons, “disgruntled” quarterback Carson Palmer is said to be retiring from the Cincinnati Bengals since he didn’t get traded as requested, and now he’s put his Indian Hill house on the market. Special features include high ceilings, a solarium, a gourmet wood-paneled kitchen, wood-paneled office, game room with bar, pool, spa, golf green, and pond.
Location: Lithonia, GeorgiaSquare footage: 7,694
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens sold this home on 5 acres, featuring parquet floors, a pool, high-ceilinged master bedroom with his and hers baths, and the ubiquitous celeb-home feature, the media room. But T.O.’s place stood out in that it also has a free-standing full-size basketball court gymnasium with stands for spectators.
Venus and Serena Williams
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Square footage: 11,000
Baths:5 full, 2 half
Tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams have lived in their shared mansion for a decade and recently added a 4,000 square foot training facility. This enormous estate in the triple-guarded Grand Key Estates features two master suites for the sisters, each in her own wing, and numerous circular rooms such as the foyer, library, and sitting rooms.
Price: $50- $60 million
Location: Jupiter Island, Florida
Square footage: 9,729
Tiger Woods’ barrier island bachelor pad allows for plenty of swingin’—of golf clubs, that is. It has a tennis court, an oxygen therapy room, a diving pool and lap pool, two boat docks a boat house, a large wine cellar, guest house, and a 6400 square foot gym. Golf-wise, there’s a separate golf-training center building, and a sizeable private putting green.
One thing for sure, if you’re playing a team sport, think long and hard about the home you’re buying in your team’s city if you don’t plan on that being your main residence. Trades, retirement whatever, it’s hard to get rid of the property. Sometimes it takes years.
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