Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jerry Rice's Atherton Home On The Market Again

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Jerry Rice, is arguably one of  the best American professional football players in history. Children - and adults - who grew up and lived in the Bay Area during the late 80s and 90s boasted Jerry Rice jerseys, t-shirts, and trading cards. Three Super Bowl Rings, and an Oakland Raiders AFC Championship, have made him a local hero. While all the childhood fantasies in the world can't make us become someone else, those who worshiped Rice throughout his decorated professional football career have a chance at moving into his recently re-listed luxury home - for the price of $10.5 million dollars.

Jerry Rice's Atherton Home For Sale


Rice's home has been on and off the real estate market a few times since 2009. Located in Atherton, California, this incredible luxury home was originally listed at closer to $22 million, and then again at $15 million, so the current pricing is actually a steal.

Notable features include:
  • 13,908 square foot home
  • 1.2 acres of pristine landscaped grounds
  • Large pool area with spa and cabana
  • Covered outdoor living space with a fireplace and built-in BBQ pit
  • Six bedroom suites
  • Seven full baths and three half-baths
  • Home theater room
  • Full bar and wine room
  • Game room
  • Library
  • State-of-the-art workout facility (more on that later!)
  • Detached guest house
His three-story home was built in 2001 and boasts French chateau-style architecture and design elements. It is a luxury property which manages to incorporate impressive design features, without sacrificing comfort and homeyness, which is an unusual and desirable combination.

A Home Gym Worth Envying
One of the most striking of the above features is Rice's home gym. Famous for his unfailing dedication to a grueling workout regimen throughout his professional career, Rice's dedication to physical fitness hasn't stopped. The gym is worth approximately half a million dollars. Not only does it include the latest and greatest workout machinery - often multiple versions of the same genre of equipment - Rice's Gym also includes a sauna, a steam-room, and a cold plunge. The football star has commented that outside of working out, it has provided a private space for him to unwind or work off excess energy on a sleepless night, without having to expose himself to the public.

Amazing Outdoor Living Space


For those who aren't as dedicated to working out as Mr. Rice, or who are a bit shy of the multi-million dollar price tag, you may want to see if you can make a deal on his backyard. It is stunning. The large covered eating, lounging, and cooking area is draped with exquisite wisteria vines and surrounded by a pool, hot-tub, and lush lawns. It adds additional living space which is in direct competition with the luxurious interior space.

While we can't all live in the lap of ultra-luxury, it's fun to fantasize every once in a while. In the meantime, the improving real estate market means you are only days away from finding a dream home that's meant for you, which could be the accessible luxury that is Pacific Place!

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