In keeping with the grand NFL tradition of living in over-the-top mansions, Sean Payton has just moved his family into a 7,700-square-foot home in the posh Dallas community of Vaquero. According to the Dallas real estate blog Candy's Dirt, the New Orleans Saints head coach (who's no stranger to luxury living in the Lone Star State thanks to his short tenure as assistant coach to the Dallas Cowboys) has stopped leasing fellow sports guy Mark Teixeira's $15K/month home—also in Vaquero—in favor of buying a permanent place in town. Payton's decently decorated five-bedroom Med-style mansion, which was built in 2006 and originally hit the market for $3.2M, has a century-old front door, some nice energy-conserving features (SIP foam construction), and enough diversions to keep a whole football franchise occupied: an outdoor kitchen, a saltwater pool, a media room, a gym, and a tricked-out game room replete with a neon-lighted floor, '70s-style disco ball, laser lights, and a fog machine. Maybe if these meetings with the League over the shady dealings of former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams don't go well, Payton can de-stress the old-fashioned way: with a dance-off.
· NFL Stars Hope For Hail Mary Sale With Over-the-Top Digs [Curbed National]
· Sean Payton Now OWNS Texas Dirt: New $3.4 Vaquero House Includes Disco With Lighted Floors, Mirrored Ball, Laser Lights, FOG [Candy's Dirt via Zillow Blog]